I have been looking forward to blogging this wedding ever since I shot it back in October. Wasing Park is such a wonderful venue and with details provided by the wonderful Paula at Paula Rooney weddings, the day promised to be something really special. The only thing that could put a dampener on it was the weather, so when it was cold and dry with the most amazing clouds I was positively chuckling with glee on the drive across!
Juliette and her bridesmaids got ready in the magnificent honeymoon suite at Wasing Park, which is such a fantastic room with a bathroom as big as an average bedroom (I kid you not!)
I love a good reaction when the girls see the bride in her dress for the first time, and this one did not disappoint….
Juliette kept it together beautifully until her Dad saw her for the first time. Dad on the other hand assured me that he would be grinning like a Cheshire cat all day and he was true to his word.
One of the delights of Wasing Park is that the church is on site, so the bridal party can walk from their preparations to the ceremony then on to the reception.
And what a beautiful little church it is and remember I mentioned those clouds……
Those last few moments before the bride and her father enter the church are often very precious ones
I love the way that Juliette and Matt stood for the readings. They had been instructed to face the lectern, but the embrace is entirely their own…
FIrst kiss shots are always special, but even more so when Dad is in the background, still grinning like a Cheshire cat!
Paula Rooney creates the most amazing floral displays and wedding decor, I really love working with her because I know there is going to be plenty of stunning detail for me to capture….
Flowers in a marmite jar – guess you either love it or hate it….
What I really loved was that Juliette personalised every place setting with a description of their guests…
and every table was named after a favourite band, with a suitably embarrassing photo of the bride or groom to keep the guests chuckling (and in some cases guessing who it actually was)
I leave you for now with this shot of Matt and Juliette enjoying the first few moments of married life, and trying to stay warm!
Let me know what you think – flowers in a marmite jar, love it or hate it? Which is your favourite image? Come back soon for part 2 of this stunningly beautiful day…