Last week I met up with Rich and Caitriona in historic Winchester for their pre-wedding photos. The cathedral is a great backdrop for portraits, I love the textures of the walls and the archways of the flying buttresses. It was a fresh Spring day, with lovely warm sun and a first hint of the new season. They are getting married at one of my favourite venues, the Longhouse in Bruton Somerset in a few weeks, and I’m really looking forward to their (hopefully) sunny Spring wedding in the Countryside.
Winchester Wedding Photographer- Amy Wass- firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding photography is a pretty solitary occupation, so sometimes it’s good to go and work with other photographers and see how someone else does things. I worked with David McNeil at Victoria & Dave’s colourful wedding at the Longhouse in Bruton Somerset. Set looking across the village and countryside, the venue was decorated with fantastic summer fete style details in a mix of purples, oranges and greens, with an amazing croquembouche profiterole cake, and a tiered cheese ‘cake’.
The couple chose to see each other in the morning and did a ‘first look’ before going off around Bruton for a good long portrait session before the wedding. I really love David’s contemporary fashion style portraiture, and Victoria and Dave really gave us the time to visit lots of different locations and get creative.
Then it was time for the main event. They did things a little differently, with the groom walking down the aisle on his mothers arm, then the bridesmaids and other parents, and finally Victoria and her brother. After the ceremony everyone enjoyed a selection of drinks and nibbles in the sunshine before finding their bag of sweets denoting their table number and sitting down for the meal. I just loved the way they served the main course. A carver was selected on each table and given a chefs hat and apron and a large hunk of roast beef to serve to their table. A great way to make an event during the meal. After the speeches and a few silly pics in the photobooth everyone partied into the night to the band.
Here are a selection of my shots from the day. Thanks to David and of course Victoria & Dave for having me along!
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I knew when I met Jenny and Adam (and the caterpillars) that this was going to be a unique and fun wedding. A ‘Green’ venue, vegetarian food, and dresses hand made by the bride, they ensured that their wedding day was special and personal to them.
Overlooking the stunning Somerset countryside, the Longhouse at the Mill-on-the-Brue was a perfect setting for the wedding on such a beautiful Spring day. After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed champagne out in the sunshine, before sitting down to a vegetarian wedding breakfast and cupcakes (homemade again)and then dancing the night away to the band. The day was chilled out and full of laughter and Jennifer and Adam seemed blissfully happy together.
Here are a few sneak previews of their photos from the day. The full gallery will be online for friends and family when the happy couple are back from honeymoon.
Many congratulations Mr & Mrs Devine!
More to come soon…
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