Over the last year I have been keeping a list of venues that I haven't had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at just yet. It's an ever-changing list, one that keeps being updated as I discover new venues and get booked to shoot weddings at venues that are on the list. Brympton House immediately made it on to the list as soon as Charlie and Stephen made an enquiry with me! From that very first moment I had my fingers firmly crossed that they would book me - of course it also helped that they were such a lovely couple and I would have been so sad to see them book another photographer! So you can imagine my excitement when they came back to me to confirm their booking!
Brympton House is a dream venue - a luxury country house with a chapel in the grounds, huge gardens to explore and even a lake! I could have spent days and days there and still find pretty little corners to photograph! I was so happy that the weather was kind to them - we even had a glimpse of blue sky (obviously not a guarantee in this country in October!). It meant that their guests were able to sip Pimms outside whilst watching the big kids (i.e. adults!), play giant jenga and race space-hoppers across the lawn!
After sneaking Charlie and Stephen away for 15 minutes to take some portraits of the two of them (and believe me, I could have spent HOURS finding backdrops for their pictures), it was time for the guests to take their seats for the wedding breakfast.
I was so happy to see that Charlie and Stephen had decided to forego many of the wedding traditions - they walked hand in hand together down the aisle at the start of the ceremony, Charlie gave her own speech and Stephen not only had a "Best Man" but also a "Best Lady" who also stood up to give a speech after the wedding breakfast. I do so adore it when couples put their own stamp and personality on their special day - this is the 21st century after all so there is no reason not to do things your own way!
The evening was rounded off by drinks and dancing over in the Stables by which point the Autumn weather had caught up with us. The rain, however, did very little to dampen the party atmosphere and I left Charlie and Stephen dancing the night away and celebrating with all of their friends and family.
Below are just a few of my favourite photos from the day. To view the full set of images, please contact Charlie or Stephen.