I was thrilled recently to be asked to take part in a wedding inspiration shoot to showcase some fantastic suppliers, including myself! The location was a beautiful barn in the Cotswolds, which is an amazing venue for any wedding. Merriscourt is a picturesque Cotswold stone barn near Chipping Norton & is located in some lovely rolling countryside. The barn was charmingly styled for the day by Rachel from Serendipity Weddings who gave the barn a whimsical feel. Cammie, our model, was dressed by Sally Lacock who is a London based designer of bohemian, vintage-inspired wedding dresses & had beautiful hair & make up applied by Katie Reay Scott. Stunning flowers were designed by Flowers 4 Weddings who are based in Finchampstead in Berkshire. I was delighted with the images I captured on the day & please see a sneak peek of Cammie & her ‘groom’ below. There will be lots more to come so do keep an eye out!
Last Saturday, what a day.
Firstly I awoke to lovely weather. The 1st June – ‘Is this the start of Summer’ I asked myself?
On Saturday Sarah (one of my assistants) and I photographed the wedding of Kathryn and David at Christ Church, Henley on Thames and then onto one of my favourite Buckinghamshire wedding venues, the magnificent Hedsor House. When I initially got an enquiry from Kathryn for wedding photography and was told it was a Hedsor House I was thrilled. You only have to look at the Hedsor House website to realise how fabulous it is with all of the awards and accolades awarded within the wedding industry.
“Vogue’s Dream Wedding Venue”
“Wedding Venue of the Year”
The Wedding Industry Awards Shortlist
“UK’s Prettiest Summer Wedding Venue”
Wedding Day Venues
“Top 100 Wedding Venues in the UK”
“No.2. Royal Wedding Venue in the UK”
“No.1 Wedding Venue in Buckinghamshire”
“Marie Claire’s Top Wedding Venue”
“Top 10 UK Film Locations”
“Event Venue of the Year”
If you have got this far then you may wish to take a closer look at what Hedsor
can offer for your wedding day.
Kathryn got ready at Hotel Du Vin
in Henley on Thames with her bridesmaids whilst David travelled up to Henley from Winchester on the morning of the big day. The service was a very special occasion at Christ Church, Henley on Thames as the church was very personal to Kathryn’s family. Her parents got married in the church and her grandfather was very involved in the church and even made the weather vane that adorns the church spire!
After a lovely service, the bride and groom went in a beautiful Bentley supplied by Christophers
whilst the guests were all taken to the venue by coach.
On arrival at Hedsor House
I heard comments such as ‘Its like something from a fairytale’ as the entrance to Hedsor House
is so grand, long sweeping driveway, through the beautiful gardens and parkland before passing the highland cattle and finally seeing this magnificent house in front of you. With a beautiful blue sky it really was like something from a fairytale.
Entertainment was provided for the guests in the form of a Dixieland Jazz
band playing in front of the house and a very popular Ice cream trike on the terrace provided by Benecci Ice Cream Bikes
The beautiful flowers were all supplied by Hot Flowers and Art at nearby Wooburn Green, and the sensationally delicious catering by Caper and Berry
The whole operation was meticulously organised by Kathryn with the help of Rachael from Serendipity Wedding Planning
who did a fantastic job at keeping proceedings going as well as organising some gigantic balloons!
So without further ado here is Kathryn and David’s sneeky peek. I will be working on their images over the next few weeks and hope to show you all some more soon.
Ohh…. and the dress…… A beautiful Ian Stewart
– one of my favourite wedding dress designers.
What a day – hey?