Cassie and Benjie met through work and had a whirlwind romance. They have a great sense of fun and absolutely love each others company, partying together as well as building a life together and supporting each other. Benjie used to be a ski instructor and this sense of fun and adventure is at the heart of their relationship, and it’s a joy to witness. True to their adventurous spirit the couple even went heli-skiing in Santiago on their honeymoon.
“When Benjie and I first talked about what we wanted our wedding to be like the answer was always “it’s got to be one huge party with the people we love most in the world.”
The couple fell in love with Chateau La Durantie in Lanouaille in the Dordogne region of France. It offered them the opportunity to host a house party style wedding, with their close friends and family staying in the Chateau or nearby for the whole weekend. A traditional ceremony took place in the local church in the village before a drive through the beautiful countryside to the Chateau, with summer cocktails served on the terrace and lawns accompanied by a local jazz band. Rumour has it the night before the wedding was *almost* as much fun as the wedding itself!
“Looking back through Polly’s photos never fails make me smile. I can almost hear the jazz band playing as we sipped cocktails on the lawn and feel the warmth of the sun as it started to set across the rolling French landscape. We are blessed to have had the happiest day of our lives captured so perfectly, I hope you enjoy looking!”
To Cassie & Benjie: I wish you both a very Happy 1st Anniversary and a long and fun life together, full of adventures!
You can read more about Cassie and Benjie’s celebration on Style Me Pretty where it was featured this week. Credits: Brides Dress by Lazaro Perez; Ceremony: St Pierre es Liens; Reception Venue: Chateau la Durantie; Florist: Liza Gatenby at French Flower Style; Band: Chris Southgate