Intimate Wedding at Bastide du Roy | French Riviera

September 9, 2021
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Ooh it feels so good to be back photographing weddings! I am thrilled to start off with this gorgeous intimate wedding on the French Riviera at the breathtaking Bastide du Roy! #obsessed

When Afooma showed me pictures of the venue, I may have drooled a little! It literally is my Pinterest dream come through. And of course that meant, the pressure was on even more to perform but I'm pretty happy with what we came up with. #winning

One of my favourite things about photographing weddings for over a decade now is that I have a very clear idea of who my #wopcouple is. Fun, stylish, laid back, very much into each other & with excellent taste (ahem, #obviously). But most importantly, no stress, no drama, no bridezillas - just people who want to have a good time with their loved ones. And Afooma & Chukky are perfectly on brand! #weloveyou Thank you to #wopfave Gozie for the introduction! #wopbridesarethebestest

Afooma & Chukky's day was a complete love fest! There was laughter and a LOT of joyful tears! It was clear that Afooma and Chukky are 2 people who have made an indelible mark on people's hearts. I'm so honoured to have been able to document this part of their love story.

Afooma is a rockstar!!! She pretty much single handedly planned this wedding herself and we all know the stress of being a C-word bride! Her attention to detail & spreadsheets made my heart smile! #Iloveagoodspreadsheet #Afoomarocks

Chukky, on the other hand, is extremely laid back. He's such a good natured and relaxed guy. I love how they complement each other beautifully. #yingandyang

Good people have good friends and #CopperXGold was no different. Not only are the bridal party a good looking crew, they were really lovely when I had a little accident mid wedding. It's heartwarming to know that I get to work with such kind human beings. #luckygal

And the venue, ooh the venue. Honestly I felt like a kid in the candy store. So many places to photograph and I wanted to capture it all for Afooma (& Chukky)...but mostly Afooma. Sorry Chukky but I do have a soft spot for my #wopbrides.

A big shout out to my second shooter Beatrice who was a champ during the day. Lagos style weddings are much longer than UK weddings but she was the consummate professional all through. I couldn't have done it without her.

Also I have to mention Apolline, the wedding co-ordinator at Bastide du Roy. She ran a tight ship and all with a smile. Definitely recommend chatting with her if you love the idea of an intimate French Riviera wedding.

Afooma & Chukky - thank you so much for choosing WOP. I had an incredible time working with the both of you. You've been together a long time and I'm glad this day finally happened for you. May you continue to always be each other's rock and happy place. Wishing you all the happiness in the world on the next part of your journey together.

So finally the pictures. This was supposed to be a short sneak peek but like I said, I'm obsessed with this wedding. So you're welcome - lol!

Wedding Vendors (aka the Dream team):
Ceremony & Reception | Bastide du Roy
Wedding Planner | Bride
Wedding Co-ordinator | Apolline, Bastide du Roy
Decor | Laly Rose Decoration
Wedding Cake | Les filles du sud
Wedding Dress | Louvienne, Lovely Bride NYC
Brides's Second Dress | Crystal Design, Viero Bridal NY
Bridesmaids' Dresses | Jarlo London
Groom's Suit | The Bespoke Room
Bride's Makeup | GB Beats
Bride’s Hair | Jennifhairbeauty
Videographer | Axel Lanier
UK Wedding Photographer | Wani O. & Beatrice L. for Wani Olatunde Photography

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