Poonam & Alastair’s Wedding at Chaffeymoor Grange

We headed over to Chaffeymoor Grange recently to join Poonam and Alastair for one of our Short & Sweet days – taking in everything from getting ready to their meal sit down.

They and some of their close family and friends had full run of the house, staying over for a few days with the Oak Room transformed for their ceremony and wedding breakfast with gold shimmering voiles and floral decorations put together by Alastair’s mum.

Poonam was dressed in a beautiful coral and mint Sari which, as well as being extremely heavy, took a bit of expertise to get in to (especially keeping the headdress up!).

Sadly, although we arrived under blue skies, the rain swept in shortly after the ceremony meaning we weren’t able to make too much use of Chaffeymoor’s beautiful gardens. But we did manage to get out in short bursts when the rain eased for photos and for Poonam and Alastair to exchange garlands (which they weren’t allowed to do during the ceremony).

After the drinks reception we left the Bride and Groom to enjoy their day after all the guests sat down for their wedding breakfast.

Read Full Post

Family Shoot at Chaffeymoor Grange

A couple of weeks ago Lindsay at Chaffeymoor Grange asked us to pop over to take some portraits shots of her family. Her Mum had a very special birthday coming up and to celebrate her family were joining in on a big party. Making the most of everyone being together we helped them out with some group shots as a momento.

We are lucky enough to have worked at Chaffeymoor Grange a lot of the years and Lindsay and Rik have worked hard to make it one of the most welcoming and special venues. We have shot plenty of different styles of wedding there including an evening wedding. The beautiful Oak Room is always a pleasure to shoot in and as a special treat it was sparkling with Christmas decorations by the very talented florist, Sabine Darrall.

Here are just a few photos from our short evening shoot.

Read Full Post

Tia and Phil’s Wedding at Chaffeymoor Grange

It was a bit of a whirlwind week for Phil and Tia. They flew in from their home city of Jakarta after their Indonesian ceremony to stay with relatives in Dorset before embarking on their UK ceremony.

In the short time they were here we met up with them for a prep shoot on the beach in Sandbanks before joining them over in Bourton for their second wedding ceremony at Chaffeymoor Grange.

The day was a small and intimate affair with many staying over at the house for the weekend. In that time though, we were treated to two wedding dresses by Tia (both of which travelled as hand luggage over from Indonesia).

Here are some photos from their day…

Read Full Post

Lydia and Andy’s Wedding at St Stephen’s and Chaffeymoor Grange

Lydia and Andy pulled out all the stops for their Hollywood-themed wedding which took place at St Stephen’s Church in Wincanton and Chaffeymoor Grange in Bourton. Guests were instructed to dress for the red carpet in the hope of winning one of the coveted “Best Dressed” awards (as voted via ballot during the drinks reception).

Andy, the Groom went for a Big Screen look complete with Spats and cane whilst Lydia glammed it up with poster red lips and a slinky low-back dress. Frank Sinatra made an appearance and popcorn was available for the interval.

Here are some photos from their blockbuster day…

Read Full Post