Kirsten & Duncan’s Back Garden Wedding near Glastonbury, Somerset

Kirsten & Duncan’s Back Garden Wedding was a spectacularly thoughtful day, with so many beautiful DIY touches and a real festival feel.

A paddock next to the Groom’s Mums house was cleared to play host to an impressive marquee. Being extra resourceful this grass was transformed into hay bales for guests to sit and enjoy the warm Summer’s Day under the shade of an apple tree.

Kirsten & Duncan’s Back Garden Wedding was a spectacularly thoughtful day, with so many beautiful DIY touches and a real festival feel. A paddock next to the Groom’s Mums house was cleared to play host to an impressive marquee. Being extra resourceful this grass was transformed into hay bales for guests to sit and enjoy the warm Summer’s Day under the shade of an apple tree.

The day started with Kirsten and her bridal party getting ready at their home in Somerton before heading towards Glastonbury for a wedding at St Mary’s and All Saint’s Church in Meare. The very church Kirsten’s Mum and Dad also got married in.

They definitely didn’t have the same vicar though as Kirsten and Duncan’s Wedding was his first!

After a spot of confetti guests then made the drive over to Low Ham near Langport to spend the rest of the day eating ice creams, playing ping pong, darts and dancing.

At one point in the day we headed off to a nearby Orchard which Kirsten and Duncan had asked permission for us to take some photos in.

The marquee was really something special – bright but cosy, helped along by good honest grub provided by Pieminister.… Read Full Post

Katie and Andrew’s Wedding: Day One – Kingston Lacy

Katie and Andrew recently had a 4-day wedding celebration spanning two countries, numerous venues and settings and a blue sky to compliment each and every day.

Before heading out to the South of France for their wedding in Provence, a church ceremony took place nearer home in the pretty church of St Stephen’s on the Kingston Lacy estate. This was a small and intimate wedding which was held on a Monday morning in the presence of close family.

After the service, Katie’s Mum worked some magic getting us permission to take some time away from the wedding party for some shots in the grounds of Kingston Lacy. Meanwhile, Andrew’s parents played host to a marvellous garden party reception before the bride and groom headed off to the Continent that very evening.

Here are some photos from their UK wedding. Jump on to Part Two to see their Rehearsal Dinner in France.

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Hannah and Tom’s Wedding at Manor Farm, Somerset

Hannah and Tom’s wedding took place on their family Dairy farm in Emborough, Somerset. Well, technically, their wedding was held in the (now retired) The Blessed Virgin Mary church, but you could be forgiven for thinking this was in the farm. It’s so close to the farm house you could invite the vicar in for tea by shouting out of the window.

Having sought special permission to hold their ceremony in the church, the marquee was set up at the front of the farm house, packed full of beautiful flowers and was carefully put together by the co-ordinator for the day, Steph from Sweet and Pretty.

We had worked closely with Tom and Hannah before the wedding as Ian (with his Swash and Fold hat on) designed the Invitations, Orders of Service, Menus and Table Settings stationery. I also spent some time hand-lettering the table names and other titles, which Ian then incorporated into the design. It was lovely to be able to see it all being used and photograph it on the day.

There was a fun, country fete feel to this wedding with an energetic Ceilidh for evening entertainment and hay bales to lounge on in the evening whilst guests tucked into Pulled Pork Rolls from Hannah and Tom’s very own Good Life Pork Co.… Read Full Post

Emma and Carl’s Back Garden Wedding in Swanage, Dorset

Taking place in Swanage, Emma got ready at the cute Millpond Cottage, literally a stone’s throw from where the ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church (you could stand in the back garden and watch all of the guests arriving).

Meanwhile, the boys got ready back at Carl’s parents’ house where the party was going to take place later that day.

After a lovely ceremony in the church everyone made their way up to the house where two marquees had been set up; one in the front garden and one in the back.

We loved Emma and Carl’s mode of transport – kind of a mix between a Tuk Tuk and a buggy. After the bride and groom had their ride around Swanage, and up to the house, a few guests were treated to a little tour in it. Their faces were a picture when they got back – it was obviously loads of fun. Needless to say, I’ve now added an Ape Calessino to my wish list.

After the meal we whisked off in our car down to the seafront for a few photo before making our way back for a bit of the evening party. Here, the guests (and the neighbours) danced the night away to the excellent band, VIDA and their new dancers – The Flowergirls.… Read Full Post