Katie & Antony had a relaxed wedding in their home village in Dorset. You could see the church where they got married from their gorgeous cottage. In the morning Katie showed me her ruffled Ian Stewart dress; I couldn't wait to see her in it!
The ceremony was full of laughter and following their ceremony guests made their way to Bishops Court manor house by the river in Shapwick. Everyone enjoyed drinks by the river, whilst looking out over the water meadows. The speeches took place outside, under the trees and come the evening the sun set over the water.
In the evening a magician entertained guests, Katie & Antony danced with family & friends and handmade wood fired pizzas were served from Jalopy Pizza vintage van.
We met with Anna & Johnny the day before their wedding to see their venue. We arrived as they were setting up their marquee in the grounds of Gilbert White's House, home of the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White. Anna and her mum had been busy making bunting, flags, napkins and sewing the names for their table plan, which decorated the marquee. Johnny and Anna were busy decking the tables with flowers & herbs, whilst Johnny's mum was decorating the village church with ornamental trees and beautiful flower arrangements ready for the wedding the following day.
Anna & Johnny planned a relaxed, rustic festival style wedding. In true Glastonbury style it rained on the day and in true festival spirit everybody had fun regardless with their wellies at the ready. Guests dressed up, danced the night away, played games and gathered on the hay bails chatting by candlelight.
We have to give a special mention to Vanilla Catering, who served a delicious three course meal of sugar cured beef carpaccio with Hampshire watercress, guinea fowl and a nougat parfait with seasonal berries for dessert, the food was outstanding! Anna & her friends are queens of baking and cooked up a table of sweet treats, including lavender hearts, florentines, rose & marshmallow cupcakes as well as the biggest Rice Krispie cake I've ever seen!
The fact the rain didn't dampen anyones spirits is a true reflection on this couple, their friends and family and as you can see everyone had so much fun it was a truly wonderful day! Everyone made us feel so very welcome and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved!
Following Katie & James' ceremony in Part I everyone made their way to the wedding reception, which was held at James' Grandparents farm in Wellington, Somerset.
As the sun was setting we took a walk with the couple around the Farmhouse gardens. It was the pefect Summer's evening. Below you can see the details of Katie's beautiful Sassi Holford wedding dress, I love the big bows at the back and the delicate lace.
Katrina & James got married on the 9th July at All Saints Church in Culmstock, Somerset. I met Katie and her bridesmaids at James' Grandparents farm in the village of Nicholashayne in the morning. As I arrived Katie was still putting the finishing touches to the marquee ready for their Reception.
The wedding parquee was decked out with English country garden flowers, lanterns and fresh herbs.
Here's Part I of their wedding day...
To see more of Katie's beautiful Sassi Holford Dress and the first dance, head over to Part II
Following Part I. The guests arrived at Kim's parents house in the village of Witchampton, which is surrounded by beautiful countryside. We explored the country lanes with Kim and Tim as we made our way on the search for a nearby field.
Kim's father spent the morning of the wedding day polishing a 1907 Napier 60 hp, which belonged to Kim's late Grandfather. Kim & Tim had hoped to use this Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of a car as their wedding car but unforunately they couldn't get it running in time. It took pride of place and we were sure to take some shots of Kim & Tim in the car, it was also a great spectacle for guests to see.
Can you spot Mouse during the First Dance...? Now that is true love!