Larmer Tree Gardens
Yesterday a copy of the latest Wedding Magazine popped through the letterbox! I was so excited to see Catherine & James' wedding at The Larmer Tree Gardens, which we photographed last Summer inside.
It's a good start to the new year and after all the hard work Catherine put in to planning their day & making their wedding stationary it is a lovely memento to see their wedding in print!
We are thrilled to see Sarah & Adrian's fun fifties wedding at The Larmer Tree Gardens featured in issue 3 of the new Unique Bride Magazine. If you are planning an alternative wedding, we recommend you get your hands on a copy!
You may remember Catherine & James from their engagement session at Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, this is where we first met; From this moment I knew their wedding was going to be beautiful!
I began the day with Catherine, her family & bridesmaids at Launceston Farm, whilst Scott photographed James and his brother getting ready at The King John Inn. Catherine had some gorgeous customised Emmy Shoes with a bird detail and feather, along with her elegant Stephanie Allin wedding dress and pastel coloured wedding stationary. I couldn't wait to see her in her dress! Meanwhile James was just putting the finishing touches to his speech...
Catherine & James' wedding ceremony took place at St Lawrence in Stratford-sub-Castle, a beautiful church in the Wiltshire countryside. Following their ceremony everyone made their way to The Larmer Tree Gardens. Dixieland Jazz Band, the Stour Valley Stompers played on the Singing Theatre, whilst everyone sipped champagne, ate canapés, bounced on the space hoppers and enjoyed a game of croquet.
The Larmer Tree Gardens is such a great setting for a garden wedding and I love how everyone makes the most of the garden games, come rain or shine!
The Peacocks always play a part in the celebrations and this time there were new additions to the Peacock family. Thank you to Catherine & James, their family & friends for making us feel welcome, it was a pleasure to photograph your day!
We first met Kate & Jonathan for their pre wedding shoot at The King John Inn in Tollard Royal to find out more about their plans and we took a wander around the beautiful countryside that surrounds the Larmer Tree Gardens. They had chosen the venue after visiting the Larmer Tree Festival, which is held there every year and which we went to for the first time just yesterday! I can recommend it.
On the morning of Kate & Jonathan's wedding, Scott and I arrived at The Beckford Arms, a boutique hotel in the Wiltshire countryside. Here preparations were underway and Kate and her Bridesmaids were busy getting their hair and make-up done by the talented girls at Bridal Treats.
I caught a glimpse of sequins through Kate's dress cover and knew that it had to be a Jenny Packham number. I was right and it was beautiful! A 1920's style embellished dress over a silver slip. Kate also had a pair of gorgeous 1920's styled shoes and a sparkly Jenny Packham hair comb to compliment her finger wave hairdo.
We arrived at the Larmer Tree Gardens where as always we were greeted by the resident peacocks first as they keep watch on guests arriving (they are very nosey!) we then met Jonathan looking dapper in his grey suit, whist greeting guests. Guests were making their way through the gardens to the Pavilion, where the ceremony was taking place.
Following the ceremony the couple took a spin in their wedding car whist everyone made their way onto the lawn for drinks & canapés and of course to play garden games! Kate & Jonathan pulled up outside the Singing Theatre before we took a stroll with them around the gardens, where they kept breaking into dance as their favourite songs played.
Following their wedding breakfast their friends made their way onto the stage outside to perform their set, which included 90's classic love ballads & as the rain came out their very own rendition of Umbrella by Rhianna. The boys improvisational skills had everyone laughing and had Kate & Jonathan in hysterics! Despite the rain more guests gathered under umbrellas for the evening entertainment, which turned into a mini festival of their own! We hope you enjoy the photos!
Kerry & Jean-Pierre held their wedding at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Their day was relaxed and full of fun. I think Kerry has to be one of the most laid back Brides I have ever met & both Kerry & JP always had a huge smile on their faces throughout the day. Kerry designed and made her own lace wedding dress with only weeks to go before their day.
Kerry & Jean-Pierre shared their day with their two little boys, who really were a part of the celebrations. There were lots of children at this wedding and the Larmer Tree Gardens was the perfect setting, the children had a ball running around the gardens, playing giant jenga, bouncing on space hoppers & dancing to the Barber Shop Quartet.
Throughout the drinks reception Kerry & JP were serenaded by the Barber Shop Quartet. Following the speeches everyone made their way to the field beside the gardens to watch a hot air balloon setting off and to take a peek at Kerry & JP's Bell Tent from Honeybells, where they were glamping in that night! We were really impressed with their tent, which was decked out with a double bed, mirror, chest of drawers and champagne and strawberries were at the ready!
Kerry & Jean-Pierre were joined by their son for the first dance, which was such a sweet moment. I would just like to say thanks for a wonderful day and good luck with the move down South.