My first wedding of the year, Saturday dawned a bright, crisp day for Vicky and Duncan’s wedding in Axebridge. I had kept my fingers crossed that the promised snow wouldn’t arrive and fortunately it didn’t!

Axebridge is a lovely setting for a wedding as the church sits on the hillside above the old market square. It was a great spot to meet up with Duncan, his best man and ushers for some photographs while we were waiting for the guests to arrive.

The ceremony was a real highlight for me – the church has beautiful lighting and a gorgeous archway, which was a natural frame for many of the images I took during the service. Weddings can be emotional (even for photographers!) and there wasn’t dry in the church when Duncan’s Grandfather sang to the congregation, while Vicky and Duncan signed the registers.

Afterwards we travelled down to Lympsham for the reception at the Batch Country Hotel. Vicky and Duncan had used a lovely deep red theme throughout the day, which was a great choice for this time of year. They carried the scheme through from the bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers and other details at the church to the stationary and table details at the reception. It was obvious that the wedding planners, Nicky and Robbie at Amazing Events, had been hard at work as the hotel looked spectacular (

Here are a few shots from the day: