June seems to have flown by in a haze of weddings, sunshine and Wimbledon! If you picture the perfect day for a summer wedding it could have been last weekend, when I had a lovely time on Saturday photographing Anne and Angus’ wedding at Maunsel House in Somerset.
I headed down to Maunsel House quite early to catch up with up with Angus and Anne who were greeting guests and trying to get their children Orla and Leilah to have a bit of a nap before the day got going.
Maunsel has a really nice atmosphere with beautiful decor yet with a really welcoming and homely feel and this was reflected in the lunch laid on for guests arriving and some very welcome cold drinks which were disappearing quickly!
Angus and his best man Bernard were getting ready right at the top of the house so I popped up to see them briefly before heading down to where Anne and her bridesmaids were getting ready. With 7 bridesmaids there were quite a lot of dresses hanging up and some really pretty flower hoops for the little ones.
During the ceremony, Anne and Angus both looked really happy and there were readings from some of Angus and Anne’s friends and family including a very cute poem read by Anne’s little nieces Daisy and Summer.
After the ceremony everyone enjoyed Pimms and Lemonade on the lawn and for the children (and quite a few of the adults!) giant garden games. A note to anyone organising a big wedding with lots of children – if you want to keep all your guests happy – garden games are a real winner!
Anne and Angus had decided to cut their cake and serve it with afternoon tea which was a great idea as everyone tucked in to sandwiches and cake in the shade of the pergola. Angus made a great speech with a few really nice touches including a birthday cake for Anne’s sister Catherine.
After tea, there was a break for parents to put their children to bed before I took a few shots of Anne and Angus in the grounds. Maunsel has such a lot of nice areas for photographs so we did a little walk around the gardens to take in the best bits and the gorgeous early evening light.
It was soon time for dinner and the rest of the speeches which were extremely funny – particularly Bernard’s best man speech. I was laughing so much at one point I had to hold my camera steady!
Here are a few of my favourite images: