105 | Wedding: Pascale & Gilles | Chateau de Bourglingster, Luxembourg

February 27, 2014  •  3 Comments

I’ve promised to return and publish some weddings from last year. It looks that my biggest problem was to decide which one to start with so I closed my eyes and… here we are! Pascale and Gilles. Great! Flashlights in my memory say – beautiful charismatic bride, happy groom, first look, wonderful sunny summer day, scouts, balloons, chateau (or a small castle if you wish), DJ, relax and perfect organisation… but let’s go back to the beginning. I’ll try to be your guide :)

It’s the middle of July. Hot, beautiful and a sunny day as brides are used to dreaming of. I’m driving my car to Pascale’s parents’ house located in Steinsel hills surrounded with a well maintained rose garden and a beautiful view over the valley… I show up on time and Pascale is arriving with her hair and make-up perfectly done. Although we’ve met several times before (engagement session) I didn’t expect such a huge change. Everything is nailed perfectly so it’s up to us to create memories…

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The story continues below but let me show here the vendor list. They’ve all got 5 stars rating from the bride. For their amazing work they deserve it for sure!

Hairdresser: Monique&Louisa Hair Design | Luxembourg | 22 11 75
Make-up artist: Paris 8 | Luxembourg | 46 40 20 07 01
DJ: Gilles Heinesch | Luxembourg
Catering: Château de Bourglinster | Bourglingster | 78 78 78-50
Flowers: Flower Sensation | Esch sur Alzette | 26 55 09 28
Car decoration: Fleurs Kill | Luxembourg-Howald | 48 15 35
Dress: Maison Felgen | Esch sur Alzette | 53 12 85
Rings: Bijouterie Baulesch | Luxembourg | 22 82 59
Ceremony: Administration communale de Luxembourg
Reception: Château de Bourglinster | Bourglingster | 78 78 78-50
Photographer: Marian Majik | Luxembourg | 621 513 104
Assistant: Gerard

As I’ve mentioned the engagement session already happened. Small surprise for me there is a Guest book- the one in ladies hands.  As you can see it is worth to invest some time to do it. Not all couples have a book full of nice pictures with warm wishes from their best friends at the end…

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Are you familiar with ‘First Look’ sessions?
Maybe not, so I’ll explain it a bit deeper. Honestly, the most interesting part of the day are couple portraits for many of us. The truth is that many times we are hired just because of them and ‘the magic’ we can do… but… many times, a wedding schedule is so tight and we end up with a few minutes to work with. Pity, sure. Fortunately there are some solutions. And one of them are portraits taken before the ceremony – ‘First Look’ sessions.

 

Why are they my preferred way of work?  There is no pressure no other witnesses just the couple full of love in an almost private space and then… emotions can fly. The groom is waiting (isn’t it a good training for life ;) his imagination works at its maximum, the bride is coming from behind, she is smiling, she wants to see his first reaction, she was waiting so long for it and now it’s here. Finally… and at the same time memory cards save these beautiful memories. Is it worth to create them, what’s your opinion?

 
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…on a way across the square of Abbey a lady stopped the bride and asked her something. In a following minutes we walked in a gallery and had that beautiful space just for us. Thank you again madam!

 
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Meantime… guests in front of city hall…

 
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Done… lifetime party can start now.
From Luxembourg city hall we moved 20km to the east-west. There is a small village named Bourlingster with it’s picturesque chateau. And this chateau hosted the cocktail and the wedding party… It sounds simple but not everything is so easy to access. Imagine some young scouts made their camp exactly on a castle’s bridge. We need to pass… Sorry, what?! We have to pay? And drink? What a life! :)

 

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Done… so let’s go in and have some fun. Btw Gilles is member of a Scout’s club (LGS Miersch) and he survives everywhere – he has one amazing helper comparable to MacGyver. Pascale. As a member of a Karate club she keeps them secure during their journeys… don’t touch. Explosive!

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do you find the ten differences?

 
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Friends from both clubs prepared several difficult tasks. This one was a bit smelling: Can you prepare tramp’s Pop-Corn?  Another were: fitting into a sleeping bag, famous karate kid – break the wood, climb and catch a flag, and more…

 
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During the cocktail  each guest wrote a message on a card and balloons took them to the world. I have to as how many responses they’ve got back…

 
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…a few balloons unloaded with several cards couldn’t fly…

 
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THE MEAL – if you plan your event and you’re looking for some really EXCELLENT kitchen… this one was really really WAW!!! They completely dominated my favorite list in each category. At the moment they’re still no.1 …I hope it says a lot – if not check other locations where I shoot this year you’ll see with whom I compare.

 
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Two Chefs.

 
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DJ Gilles Heinesch falls into same category – ask him.

 
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Good moment… :)  Guess what she is doing?!…….. first dance is starting guys: RUN FORREST RUN! :DDD
With the time remaining we went to take the last guest portraits and… changes keep life fresh ;)

 
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Comments

Christophe(non-registered)
Great story and pics.
marian majik - documentary wedding & lifestyle photographer
thanks - It was beautiful :)
Shree Vella Photography(non-registered)
It all looks so beautiful! :)
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