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Denitsa & Maxime

Domaine de la Ruisselière in Lacenas, Rhône

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Domaine de la Ruisselière: summary of the day's events

A very special time for weddings with this COVID-19 pandemic. Many couples have postponed their weddings until next year, but there are some die-hards who are celebrating their union surrounded by their nearest and dearest.

Denitsa and Maxime gathered their family and friends at the Domaine de la Ruisselière in Lacenas, not far from Lyon. A magnificent estate for a wedding surrounded by vineyards, and well out of the way so as not to disturb the neighbors when their friends go crazy on the dance floor all night long!

It was my first time at this reception venue. I loved the way the bride and groom arrived at the estate, running hand in hand past their guests who formed a guard of honor. We did the couple's session in the vineyards right next to the estate.

Domaine de la Ruisselière: the preparations

The bride

Denitsa prepared for the domain surrounded by her family and friends from Romania. Originally from Romania, she studied in France. And the handsome Maxime made her stay (for life).

Dad was overwhelmed with emotion when he saw his daughter in her wedding dress. It was very touching.

She waited until everyone had left the Ruisselière estate before heading for the church, accompanied by her dad.

The groom

The groom, Maxime, dressed simply in another room. Fortunately, for us men, this is much quicker. That way, he can greet the first guests before heading off together for the religious ceremony.

The ceremony

At the masked ball

It's a special time, because we're in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. All guests are masked in front of the church. Despite this inconvenience, it doesn't stop us from enjoying this beautiful day, even if people would like to hug each other.

The church

The priest celebrated the union of the newlyweds in the church at Cogny, not far from Lyon. 

At the end of the ceremony, the couple, accompanied by the priest, went to pray before the Virgin Mary. A moment of meditation appreciated by the bride and groom.

After leaving the church, the bride and groom headed for the Domaine de la Ruisselière in a magnificent convertible. 

Domaine de la Ruisselière: the evening

Wedding meals and entertainment

After the church, guests made their way to the Domaine de la Ruisselière. Everyone was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bride and groom. The videographer and I knew what was going to happen: the bride and groom appeared running hand in hand at the entrance. Guests formed a guard of honor and cheered the newlyweds. Filmed with a drone in the sky, the rendering is magnificent.

Afterwards, we took the group photos. It was all over fairly quickly. At the same time as the cocktail party, guests enjoyed bowling and other craft games in the grounds.

In the estate's magnificent courtyard, we took a few couple photos. 

Slide shows were shown at the same time as the meal. The bride and groom were very touched by these images.

We also played the Elle & Lui game. It was a lot of fun. Maxime still remembers it!

The first dance and the evening

The Swiss entertainment team was a real plus for this wedding. The musicians were very talented, and set the mood perfectly.

Guests danced the night away, and had an unforgettable time.

The entertainment was a key element in the success of this wedding. It gave the guests a moment of joy and celebration, and helped create unforgettable memories.

Needless to say, after such a long day and such a festive atmosphere, no one was wearing a mask anymore. Except for me, who absolutely had to be in shape for the following weddings.

Domaine de la Ruisselière is located in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, 40 minutes north of Lyon. It lies exactly between Macon and Lyon, in the midst of vineyards. It's the perfect place for private events.

This 17th-century building is ideal for photographing your wedding. With its tree-lined exterior, it will add a romantic touch to your couple's session.

A few guests will also be able to sleep at the estate, which has a dozen rooms, including an apartment. The setting of the Beaujolais vineyards will be a major asset for your big day, and will make a big impression on your guests from all over France.

As a professional photographer in Lyon, I was delighted to discover this place for the first time. The Lyon region boasts a vast array of estates and châteaux, each with its own regional flair.

I had the opportunity to meet the owner on the day of the wedding. Very friendly, he knew how to arrange and help the bride and groom when they needed it.

If you too are getting married on the estate, and are looking for a wedding photographer, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Finally, I'd like to thank Denitsa and Maxime for their trust and hospitality. The day was simply magnificent at the Domaine de La Ruisselière. Despite the special weather (COVID-19), the day went off perfectly. Congratulations to both of you.

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Emilie & Jérôme

We wanted to sincerely thank you, beyond your magnificent, passionate and extremely professional artistic work, we, the bride and groom, as well as all the guests and suppliers, appreciated your kindness.

You were very accessible and approachable, understanding and pleasant. Throughout, you guided us, relaxed us and adapted to us all, with a lot of patience and kindness, always with a smile, understanding and complicity.

It was with great emotion that we discovered the first photos today, surrounded by our parents, and we are extremely touched by your blog entry, which is a beautiful memory for us, a wonderful gift that you are giving us.

We never doubted your professional qualities and the result, which was bound to please us, but the result goes beyond our expectations, and for us, we were very lucky to have you to mark these unique moments forever... so simply and with great emotion.

Thank you.