Scott and I went to Barcelona at the end of August. We have both always wanted to see Gaudi's architecture and of course try some authentic Tapas. It was good to have a break after the peak wedding season (we still have a couple of weddings left this year) and soak up the sun! I have only just got round to editing some of our snaps, which were shot on our Lumix GF1.
It was our first time visiting the City and it seems like a city that never sleeps; it is buzzing and colourful! We packed a lot into our short stay and only stopped to soak up the sun on the sands of Barcelona beach.
Places we visited include:
Gaudi Parc Guell
Gaudi Cathedral- La Sagrada Familia
Maremagnum Shopping Centre
Gothic Quarter-Barri Gotic
Our highlights were Gaudi Parc Guell, going inside one of Gaudi's buildings, Casa Batllo up to the rooftop and swimming in the sea on Barcelona Beach-the waves were huge! We also found a Cafe just down the road from our hotel were we went every morning for a breakfast of focaccia and espresso!
Justine & Ricky got married on the morning of the 18th October at Sherborne Registry Office. They then had their Wedding Blessing at St. Michaels church in Over Compton later that day. We arrived at Compton House, a beautiful Stately Home just outside Sherborne for the preparations.
Compton House is an amazing venue with a mix of classical and contemporary interiors and was the perfect venue for Justine and Ricky's Intimate wedding with their children, family and closest friends.
St Michaels Church, where their blessing took place is within the grounds and right nextdoor to the Manor House.
I photographed Justine getting ready in the bridal suite and took some details of her stunning beaded wedding dress, whilst guests were making their way to the church. We could take a peek at the guests arriving from the bedroom window and the children enjoyed spotting their relatives.
There was a really cosy party atmosphere inside the house as the cold night drew in. We left the party just after the cutting of the cake!
Justine & Ricky got married on the 18th October with their wedding at Sherborne Registry Office. They then held their wedding blessing at The Church of St Michaels with the rest of the celebration at Compton House in the village of Over Compton, just outside Sherborne.
More photographs from Justine and Ricky are on their way and will be up on the Blog soon!
Following their wedding ceremony in Part I here's Part II of Karen & Dougie's rustic country wedding was held in the medieval barn at Lower Stockbridge Farm. This venue was perfect for the knees up they had planned in the evening, which began with a drink receptionin the Autumn sun.
We wondered through a nearby field with Karen and Dougie to make the most of the Golden Hour before the sun set and the Wedding Banquet began.
The medieval barn had been decorated with many homemade details including colourful bunting, springs of wheat tied up in each napkin, fur cone place name holders and homemade chutney wedding favours, even the cake stand had been made from the branch of a tree.
As soon as the band were set everyine took to the dance floor and danced the night away!
Karen and Dougie got married on the 15th October in Bradford Abbas, a village just outside Sherborne. I joined the girls at Karen's parents Farmhouse for the bridal preparations whilst Scott headed over to the boys in Sherborne town centre.
Karen and Dougie's wedding was full of rustic details perfect for an Autumn wedding and the weather was sunny all day.
Dougie is Scottish and the couple met whilst living in New Zealand so there were many guests travelling a great distance to celebrate because of this many of the guests were also going back to Karen's parents Farmhouse for more celebrations the following day.
Once the boys were ready they headed off to the pub next door to the church for some drinks before the ceremony began.
Mary the virgin church is said to be one of Dorset's prettiest church, set in the picturesque village of Bradford Abbas just outside Sherborne. Once the ceremony was complete guests left to the sound of Bagpipes as they made their way outside before heading off to Lower Stockbridge Farm Barn, where a banquet awaited in Part II.