Caitriona & Rich got married at one of my favourite wedding venues, the Eco-friendly Longhouse in Somerset. It was early April and a beautiful Spring day in the countryside. With a relaxed day planned they chose to have their portraits before the wedding ceremony and met in the garden for a romantic ‘first look’ before heading off around Bruton for some photos. Seeing each other before the wedding is a break from tradition, but by arranging a set up First Look, you can share a moment much more intimate than at the altar in front of everyone. You can then do your portraits without missing the party and spend more time with your guests during the reception. Its something I would encourage all my brides and grooms to consider and I hope these photos show what a nice idea it is.
Anyway, back to the wedding, and the morning’s non-traditional meeting did not take any of the magic away from the lovely ceremony. After the marriage everyone went out into the gardens for Pimms and canapes. During the drinks reception the happy couple stepped away from the party and took a private moment together to sip champagne. Meanwhile the room was set up for the wedding breakfast, with handmade daffodil and grass table centres and chocolate brownie wedding cake. Caitriona put loads of hard work into making things for the wedding, growing the daffs for the table centres and stringing up bright felt bunting and even knitting the bouquets and buttonholes.
Into the evening and guests danced to the Ceilidh band and when darkness fell a small group ventured into the field and released chinese lanterns which was a beautiful end to my day. Here is a selection of photos from their beautiful wedding day. Congratulations Rich & Caitriona!
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I spent a great day in Somerset yesterday shooting Rich & Caitriona’s Spring wedding at the Longhouse in Bruton. They chose to do a ‘first look’ where they met before the ceremony, which was pretty special, and made for a very relaxed day, having done the portraits before the wedding. During the afternoon drinks reception the newly weds took 5 minutes away from everyone else for some champagne and a moment together. This is one of my favourite shots, ‘papped’ from behind the daffodils.
More photos, including that ‘first look’ when they are back from Honeymoon…
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