Jen & Tom’s Chateau la Durantie wedding
Jen and Tom’s Chateau la Durantie wedding wedding was my second second trip to this stunning wedding venue near Limoges in the Dordogne. Chateau la Durantie is a privately owned chateau that is lived in by its owners but hired out exclusively for weddings of up to 150 people. Built by the Duke d’Isly around 1840, it is a unique combination of chateau chic with the relaxed ambience typified by the Dordogne.
Jen and Tom’s chateau la Durantie wedding took place on a beautiful summer’s day in June. It’s a lovely time of year in the Dordogne, as the weather is reliably sunny without hitting the highs of the temperatures in July or August. It’s also a wonderful time for year for lavender as it’s really starting to come into its own. There’s a wonderful avenue of lavender at chateau la Durantie that served as the aisle for Jen, who chose to walk from the main house to the sunny outdoor ceremony area. I always really enjoy outdoor ceremonies, as there’s an informality and inclusiveness to the proceedings that make them a very special moment for couples getting married. I also get the feeling that couples find them very relaxing and they take the edge of what can be quite nerve wracking occasions.
Jen and Tom’s Chateau la Durantie wedding made full use of the house and gardens. The chateau itself was recently refurbished and provides luxury accommodation for anyone lucky enough to get married there. It oozes elegance and is decorated with antiques and works of art and will live long in the memory for wedding guests. The surrounding grounds are just as beautiful with a stunning swimming pool for guests to relax in as well as extensive gardens where couples can hold their ceremony or just enjoy the Dordogne countryside.
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“The pictures are absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much.” – Jen & Tom.