Oooh Saturday at Pennyhill Park is Surrey was an absolute corker of a wedding! One of the things I love most about summer weddings is the potential to get married outside at some venues, so I was delighted when Helen & Yorrick told me they hoped to get married in the great outdoors. The Pavilion at Pennyhill Park is just gorgeous, and made even more so when absolutely covered in summer flowers. And what a view!
Helen began the day in fabulously full and multi layered white wedding dress before changing into a shorter red dress which is not only the traditional Vietnamese wedding dress colour but also easier to dance in! Yorrick & Helen spent the afternoon chatting to friends and family and taking photos in the pretty gardens before treating their guests to a 4 course meal and several lovely speeches. After her & Yorrick’s first dance, Helen and her dance troop surprised everyone with a dance routine which had everyone cheering and having the best time. What a fantastic day!
It’s been so lovely to meet you both, thank you so much for having me along (and including me in the delicious dinner!) Wishing you so much love and happiness for the future, here are you highlights below.
I would love to shoot at this beautiful venue again so if anyone reading this is also getting married at Pennyhill Park and would like to get in touch, please do!
Lauren & Alex’s wedding at The Old Vicarage in Dorset was one of those weddings where I just wished I’d been a guest! Everything was just so damned cool AND beautiful, which is an unusual and winning combination in my eyes. The bride wore a blue, yes BLUE wedding dress, with delicate pink flowers sewn in and possibly the sparkliest pair of heals I’ve ever seen.
Lauren and her gals got ready at The Kings Arms Hotel in Christchurch before arriving in style to The Old Vicarage in some cool vintage cars, generously loaned by some friends. Although it rained most of the day, this gorgeous pair didn’t let it dampen their spirits, even when it meant they couldn’t get married outside like they’d hoped. The best thing about The Old Vicarage is that, even if you are unlucky with the weather, the ceremony room with it’s huge stag head it just as wonderful as the great outdoors, so nothing was really lost. And with Willow & Wisps‘ glorious fauna, it looked as if the outside was inside anyway.
After the ceremony the rain suddenly stopped so we ran outside like crazy people to take some couples shots and the family photos, enjoying the lush and colourful gardens. A delicious BBQ and speeches followed, before the evening party kicked off with a hilarious dancing game, which made for some absolutely awesome photos!
Thank you so much lovelies, I had a blast!! Thank you for having Holly and I along – some of these photos are hers.
If you’d like to speak to me about photographing your wedding at The Old Vicarage, feel free to email me here.
I’d love to be your Dorset wedding photographer! Drop me an email here and we’ll chat.
Venues I regularly shoot at can sometimes feel a little bit like my babies, so I know you’re not supposed to have favourites…but I kinda do a little bit with Ashley Wood Farm! This venue is O so flippin’ gorgeous, with it’s duck egg blue barn doors and sand coloured walls, plus I LOVE the fact you can opt to get married outside in the garden if you choose to. Not only that but it has the loveliest little cottage on site to get ready in in the morning and to stay in the night of the wedding… so I may even be so daring to say it’s pretty much PERFECT.
So when Emily & Jim asked me to be the photographer for their September wedding at Ashley Wood Farm, you can imagine I was delighted! Everything about their wedding was absolutely-knock your socks off-gorgeous, and the barn was styled impeccably. All the tables were given brightly coloured flowers in cute jars, with gold and hessian touches and multi-coloured ribbons hanging from the ceiling. They even had botanical information cards up-cycled as bunting, O my!
After a week of threatened rain, we were lucky and Emily and Jim were able to wed outside in the garden exactly as they had wanted to. Afterwards, they were met with a shower of confetti instead of rain, before guests mingled, chatted and enjoyed the canapes.
Before the meal we wondered around the grounds capturing their couple shots, before the evening party kicked off with an awesome Ceilidh band which got almost everyone up on their feet.
I LOVED this wedding, thank you so much for having Dan and I along; some of these photos are his <3
If you’re getting married at Ashley Wood farm and would like to chat to me about photographing your wedding there, feel free to email me here.