Two weeks ago I had another double wedding weekend – on Saturday a drive down to the Quantocks and Sunday, a bit closer to home at Priston. The weather stayed dry on both days which was great – as Penny and Steve on Saturday had their hearts set on an open air ceremony, so it was a good job it was dry!
I arrived at their venue; Coombe Manor Hotel, a wedding venue I haven’t shot at before, and met up with Steve who was having a pint to steady his nerves with Best Man Stuart and looking after little Ellis – who looked very cute in his wedding outfit. Little boys don’t stay pristine for very long though and in no time he was sitting in and playing with the gravel unaware he was in his smart outfit! I left the boys having a drink and a chat on the lawn and went to catch up with Penny.
The hotel has a little beauty/spa area in the grounds which was a great place for Penny to get ready with bridesmaids Hayley, Vicky, Cat and Natalie. The hotel’s own make up people had just started doing Penny’s make up so I spent some time with her and the rest of the girls before heading back outside as guests were arriving.
The ceremony was in a little gazebo off the garden and looked really nice laid up with the chair covers and flowers – I definately think chair covers make even more of a difference to outdoor ceremonies as they just look really nice all white.
Penny and Steve looked really delighted all the way through the ceremony – I don’t think I took one shot of them when they weren’t smiling – particularly as Ellis decided half way through he wanted to be part of the action and toddled over to join in!
Afterwards guests enjoyed the lovely grounds and I took Penny and Steve off briefly for a few shots of them together. They had a relaxed BBQ wedding breakfast with some very nice Cumberland Sausage (a favourite of mine!) and then speeches before having a little break outside and then into the evening dancing.
Here are a few favourite images from the first part of their day: