Wedding anniversary in Provence:
Manuele contacted me on 10 June to photograph his family on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary with Elisabetta. I loved his email from the start, because he asked me to be the photographic witness to two of my specialities: wedding photography and family photography. After a few exchanges, his request for a ‘surprise 25th wedding anniversary’ turned into something not so easy to organise in 10 days. Manuele would have liked a secular ceremony to exchange their wedding rings again. I did a quick search on Instagram and Carole joined me to write this couple’s beautiful story and celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
Let me tell you about Manuele & Elisabetta’s ceremony, from Tuscany to Provence, on the 20th of June.
My name is Sylvia Calmet. I am a wedding and family photographer in the South of France. Welcome to this website! Please enjoy your visit here. I would love to chat with you, get to know you and hear about your story.
From Tuscany to Provence for their wedding anniversary:
When Manuele and Elisabetta decided to celebrate their wedding anniversary, they chose to spend a week with their family and two children at the Résidence les Petitons. A charming holiday rental, Résidence les Petitons is located in Oppède, in the heart of the Lubéron. 10 luxury flats are available for your stays, holidays, seminars or events. Between Lacoste, Gordes, Bonnieux and Avignon, your stay will be filled with tastefully decorated rooms in Provencal style, a swimming pool and a relaxation area. Many activities such as Provencal markets and visits to neighbouring villages can also be arranged. Between Roussillon, Les Baux de Provence and Saint Rémy de Provence, you’ll be treated to a real picture postcard of Provence when you stay in this heavenly haven of peace.
Their wedding ceremony in the shade of the residence’s trees:
After announcing ourselves to the couple, Carole and I set up the ceremony area where their wedding anniversary celebration will take place.
Elisabetta goes from discovery to discovery. First our arrival, Carole, me and my cameras, then the unfolding of the ceremony – lots of handkerchiefs are needed to make sure their magical moments go as smoothly as possible.
Carole wrote a ceremony telling the couple’s story. To do this, she needed Manuele to tell her a few secrets. In fact, a questionnaire was needed so that she could draft and write the most personalised ceremony possible.
Manuele chose a theme based on the elements. He also wrote a few words for his sweetheart. Their children also shared their family values.
The ceremony was conducted in French and English for Carole and myself, and in English and Italian for the sweet words exchanged by this family.
Their wedding anniversary in a lavender field in Provence:
Once the ceremony was over, we head off to a field of lavender near the residence.
Oppède le Vieux, where the residence Les Petitons is located, is one of the most charming villages in Provence and the starting point for many walks. Popular all year round, the Lubéron is renowned for its landscapes, forests and lavender fields in summer. Manuele and the children involved also wanted to surprise Elisabetta by taking family portraits in a lavender field.
If you follow me on this website, you won’t have missed my passion for this time of year. The Valensole plateau holds no secrets for me and it’s with pleasure, happiness and joy that I photograph you every year in these wonderful fields.
Manuele’s words were the perfect ending to this ceremony in honour of their 25th wedding anniversary: « A fantastic afternoon! Thanks for this preview, it’s amazing!!! Many thanks again «
Your elopement in Provence:
Aa a wedding photographer in Provence, I’ve been accompanying couples and families since 2018. They entrust me with this role that I love so much: being the photographic witness to their beautiful events.
Celebrating your wedding or renewing your vows is obviously one of my photographic specialities.
Whether you’re organising an elopement or a small group wedding, my team of professionals will be delighted to offer you a ceremony based on your desires, wishes and wildest dreams.
A wedding anniversary is a milestone in a couple’s life: what better way to celebrate than in Provence?
My name is Sylvia Calmet and I would love to follow you wherever your desires take you.
Photographer since 2018 in Aix en Provence, Marseille and Provence, I would be delighted to accompany you to realize your wedding project in Provence or elsewhere.