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Heather & Justin’s Somerset Wedding

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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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Sarah & Jonathan’s Marquee Wedding in Devon

A really chilled out wedding (I keep getting these :-)) for a Devon Wedding Photographers today in sunny Payhembury and Ottery St Mary.

I started the day at Sarah’s parents house where Sarah and her bridesmaids were busy getting themselves ready for the wedding ceremony. The reception was also taking place here later in the day and a huge marquee had been erected in the beautiful gardens.

The ceremony took place at Payhembury Church, which happens to be the same church that Sarah’s parents got married in too – a very special ceremony in front of 65 close friends and family. I’ve been fortunate to do a few weddings for this group of friends and knew to expect some antics when Sarah & Jonathan left the church. As expected there was a Guard of Honour (well sort of) but not of swords, more like old car parts and exhaust pipes hanging off poles (Sarah & Jonathan are both in the motor trade)!!

After the formal photographs and a little trip into the pub for a pint, we headed back to the farm for the reception. While the guests enjoyed the hospitality laid on, we went across the fields to a favourite spot of the couple to get some portrait photographs. Back at the reception the party was in full swing, everything looked amazing. About 300 metres of bunting had been hand made, loads of sweet peas carefully reared in the months leading upto the wedding, even the cake was a real collaboration, made by Sarah & Jonathan and decorated by Sheila & Lauren.

The guests were treated to a fabulous buffet wedding breakfast – it really was very good! Later in the day more guests arrived swelling the numbers to 150. A cream tea was served with vintage cups and saucers that had been collected from charity shops across the West Country. During the evening there was a pig roast which was home reared at Jonathan’s parents farm. Dancing took place well into the small hours on the huge dance floor and I’m pretty sure everyone had a great time!

Here are a few from the day:

 

If you were a guest at the wedding and would like to see the complete gallery with all the photographs, they are available by clicking ‘Client Galleries’ at the top of this screen. You will need to use the passcode given to you by the couple.

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