Heather & Justin’s Somerset Wedding
Somerset Wedding Photographer
If ever there was a quintessential English wedding – this had to be it!
The scene was set in the tiny hamlet of aptly named Lovington, Somerset where on one side of the road was the grooms parents farm, on the opposite side the beautiful little church where the ceremony would be held, and behind it the couples new home where the reception would take place.
I only met Heather at the farm a month before on a very wet day and it was little more than a building site/work in progress. You needed to use your imagination to see how this was soon to be a setting for a wedding! The couples many friends and family really worked hard to finish the farm house and prepare the grounds for the reception. It was quite clear to see that the brides mother had spent many days away from the family home in Surrey preparing the gardens – just lovely!
Anyway on with what was to be a fun filled day with much amusement, especially from the groom who apparently hated having his photo taken but seemed to posing for the camera at every opportunity with a little jig from Austin Powers and flying across 5 bar gates!
The dresses were all made by the brides sister and were just gorgeous! I noticed that Heather had prepared a pair of wedding wellies alongside her shoes just in case of the inclement weather that threatened but managed to stay away, they’ll no doubt be used for mucking out the pigs!
I don’t think I have ever seen quite so many flowers outside and inside the church. The vicar today was not too keen on photo’s but allowed me to stand up front to photograph the brides arrival. I took a chance during the hymns to get a few sneaky photos because the vicar (and groom) were singing so loudly, I figured no one would hear my cameras – I was right!
After the ceremony the guests all headed over to the reception to be entertained and enjoy some refreshments and delicious canapes. We slipped off and went a few fields away to the spot where Justin proposed to Heather and got some really nice portraits of them spending a few moments alone. After the portraits we headed back to the reception, pausing briefly for Justin to do one of his poses and trademark leap across a gate.
The reception was in full flow with guests enjoying the warm, sunny afternoon. When the time came the couple were piped into the huge marquee to enjoy a feast of local produce, but not before the speeches and cake cutting.
Here are a few photographs from the day…
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