Wedding in Varennes-Jarcy
Sylvana and Jeremy had their wedding in Varennes-Jarcy, a curious little commune located about an hour’s drive from the centre of Paris, France. It served as the perfect location for a weekend where they celebrated their commitment to each other, whilst being surrounded by their closest and dearest.
When we first met almost 3 years ago at Isabelle & Florent’s wedding where Sylvana was a bridesmaid, they had just returned from Australia. I listened to stories of their time over there and how they “could easily go for a swim at 11pm at night”; I shared a few of my travel experiences too, it’s safe to say that we warmed to each other fairly quickly. However, I do believe the time that Jeremy and I spent stuck at a car park for over 30 minutes whilst waiting on a simple fast food order had something to do with it as well. What should have taken no more than 5 minutes took a further 25 as the waiter who took the order forgot to process it before she finished her shift, closed the till and went home. That gave us plenty of time to shoot the breeze. We kept in touch afterwards and met up a few times whenever I was in Paris – we even celebrated Bastille Day together one summer. So when they decided to get married and asked me to be their wedding photographer, I said yes with no hesitation.
I am thrilled that I got to be a part of their wedding day. There were two different ceremonies – mariage à la mairie which took place at the city hall, followed by ceremonie laïque in a basement. Afterwards, we ate and partied until 3am ; Chinese lanterns were lit and so were some good cigars. A quality bottle of cognac was also opened, but my favourite moment from the day happened during their portrait session. A young boy who had nothing to do with the wedding picked a flower, walked towards us, gave it Sylvana and then jumped with excitement and ran away.