Rosie and Peter booked me at least 18 months ago to take photographs of their wedding at the beautiful Coombe Lodge in Blagdon.
Coombe Lodge is a dream venue, just like a fairytale castle over-looking a beautiful lake. I've had the pleasure of photographing at this venue a number of times now and it never fails to impress. I had visited with Rosie and Peter last year for their pre-wed shoot and on both days we were blessed with some of the most amazing weather, so much so that Pete even remarked that it felt like we were somewhere in the Mediterranean!
The wedding day itself was full of so many special moments. There were tears of joy, emotional speeches, raucous sing alongs and some pretty spectacular piano and fiddle playing. They even had an Owl ring-bearer (yes, an Owl - take a look below!). And of course, we just had to revisit the bath (take a look at their pre-wed shoot to see what I mean)!
We weren't to know it when they booked me but Rosie and Pete's celebration actually turned out to be the 100th wedding that I had photographed! Without meaning to do so, emotionally I pretty much threw everything I had at this wedding! Every wedding takes it out of me (both physically and mentally) but wedding #100 was always going to be that extra bit special and I found myself driving home at the end of the night in floods of (happy) tears!
Below are a few of my favourite photos from the day. The full set of images can be found here (the password can be obtained from Rosie or Peter).
Ceremony - St Andrews, Blagdon
Reception - Coombe Lodge
Pianist - Joe Pike
Cake - Anna Cake Couture
Flowers - Alexandra Sylvester
Hair and Makeup - Harriet Gallon
DJ - Midlands Wedding Disco
Owl & Kestral - Apollo Falconry
Car - Chauffer Travel Bath
Selfie Mirror - Picture Blast
Table Centre Artwork - Jennifer Routh