RF Wedding of the Week: A French Medieval Wedding, Photographed by Franck Boutonnet

By // November 13, 2013 // Posted in Photography, Wedding of the Week

Sometimes a wedding shoot comes through our inboxes that is so unique and fun, we can’t keep it to ourselves. This is one of those times; photographed by Franck Boutonnet in Pontcarré, France with all the accoutrement to make it somewhat authentic, Delphine and Sylvain’s medieval-themed wedding is replete with Game of Thrones-worthy costumes, a pagan officiant and wooden lutes. (We can only imagine the wedding party feasted on giant turkey legs. But I digress.)

Boutonnet4I asked Boutonnet if this type of wedding was a trend in France. “The full medieval weddings like this one are pretty rare, but there are more weddings with medieval spiritual ceremonies,” he says. “Sylvain, the groom, has been really passionate about the Viking period for a long time. They both share the values and spirit of this period and were deeply touched by the spiritual ceremony. It is becoming more popular, because people are looking for original weddings.”

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To capture the ceremony—which was planned by Aurélie of  L’ENLUMINEUR  (the only wedding planner in France specialized in medieval weddings)—Boutonnet used a Canon 5D Mark III with a 24-70mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8, 20mm 2.8 and 70-200mm 2.8 lenses. “I use the 50mm more and more, specially for the ceremonies,” the photographer says. Second-shooting with Boutonnet was Fred Bruneau.

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Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.

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  1. Hey ! I played for this wedding. That was just a memorable one ! And Franck Boutonnet is a very talented photographer in the way that there is as much emotion in his photos than we had in the reality !