Janina and Jason’s St Audries Park Wedding, Somerset

Janina and Jason’s wedding day followed an unfortunate recent theme of rain, rain and more rain featured in the last few weddings on here, so prepare to expect a few more brollies in this blog entry!

The couple chose the wonderful Somerset hideaway venue of St Audries Park for their reception, with the moving ceremony taking place at the estates church, St Etheldredas.

Janina and Jason met while travelling and they had opted for a purple and turquoise tropical theme with lots of driftwood, cocktails, tables named after islands they travelled to, and Nina’s beautiful orchid bouquet. They had also added a lovely touch of a steel drum band for the drinks reception which made everyone feel summery and completely forget the state of the real weather outside.

Jason had a surprise for Nina who loves the video for ‘Paradise’ by Coldplay (which if you havent seen it features a man in an elephant suit who escapes from London zoo and heads to South Africa to join the rest of the band, who are also in elephant suits) an unbeknown to her he had got a replica elephant costume and appeared wearing it as the DJ played the song for her.

These two are such a lovely and very much in love couple,  it was a real honour to share and capture the love and emotion of their special day.

- Laura


Lace wedding dress hangs from an ornate light in St Audries Park A reader at a wedding ceremony reads his speech with a pint of beer wedding shoes are seen hanging over a photo of a bride at St Audries Park Groom and his ushers stand beneath white umbrellas as they walk to church for his wedding a bride checks her reflection in a mirror before leaving for her wedding A wedding guest smiles and looks on as a groom hugs his friend at the church Groom helps his nan up the steps to the church for his wedding bride looks at her reflection as her veil is pulled over her Usher hands wedding order of service to a guest who has just come in the church with an umbrella Bridesmaids in the church entrance look out to see their friend the bride arrive The bride is helped out of her wedding car by the ushers and a sea of brollies Ushers help the bride to the church under their white wedding umbrellas Bride has her eyes shut deep in thought as she walks down the aisle on the arm of her father Bride stands at the church alter linking arms with the father and also holding hands with her groom Bridesmaid smiles on at her friends as they say their wedding vows at St Audries Park Bride smiles at her guests as she holds hands with her husband at the front of the church Bride and groom smile and are photographed and congratulated by their guests as they walk down the aisle Wedding guests form a line as they leave St etheldredas church at St Audries in Minehead Steel drummer plays A wedding guest writes a card to go on the wedding wish tree Guests enjoy champagne and canapes inside St Audries park while guests can also be seen outside with umbrellas Bride laughs as her father does his wedding speech Bride holds hands with her groom as he does his wedding speech A wedding head table can be seen laughing at a joke during the best mans wedding speech Groom smiles as he enjoys his first dance with his new wife Bride laughs as she does her first dance with her new husband at St Audries Park Wedding guests sit on a sofa drink beer and watch the other guests dance Bride and groom embrace as they dance with each other Wedding guests dance with each other at The Great Hall in St Audries Bride drinks a shot of tequila during her wedding reception Groom is dressed in elephant suit to surprise his wife Groom lifts the head off his elephant suit and has a kiss with his wife

wedding couple photo in the bushes at St Audries park

Martin Hemsley - August 6, 2012 - 10:53 am

Stunning looking day, despite the weather. Sounded like a fun day. I especially love the image of the Bridesmaids waiting at the door archway looking out, perfect moment with sopt exposure. Plus I love the image of the bride walking down the aisle from the side, lovely capture. Thanks again for the inspiration and many congrats to the couple as well.

Ian and Charlotte get married at Manor 64 in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

We attended Ian and Charlottes wedding as photographers and then evening guests (Ian  is my cousin), so it was lovely to see the wedding from the perspective of a photographer and also a guest. It was lovely to be able to spend time with and photograph the family altogether as we all live all over the country and its very rare to get everyone together in the same place.

The ceremony was held in Charlottes home parish of Carlton at the beautiful rustic St Peters Church and then headed off to Manor 64 just outside of Newmarket for the reception.

There was rain all day, but apparently that is a good omen, and thanks to the galliant efforts of the ushers and their brollies, I don’t think Charlotte or Ian particularly noticed it!

- Laura

Groom and ushers look at phone Usher checks his tie in hotel foyer mirror at Manor 64 Mother of the bride and grandmother of the bride are seen having their make up done prior to wedding Mother of the bride does up the tie of the father of the bride before the wedding ceremony Bridesmaids and flower girls look on as the bride gets her dress laced up in the lounge Bridesmaids and grandmother of the bride smile at the bride Groom looks up at an umbrella and the rain as he enters St Peters Church in Carlton Father of the bride hugs his daughter and looks emotional before she heads off to get married Locals look on as the flowergirls and bridesmaids are helped out of the wedding car by ushers with umbrellas The wedding car with the bride is seen approaching the church from underneath an umbrella The bride and her father are escorted round the church to the entrance under a sea of umbrellas held by the ushers A flowergirl looks deep in thought as she looks at the bride moments before she heads down the aisle to get married The groom looks round and the guests start to stand as the bride and her father make their way down the church aisle The back fo the bride and groom are seen as the best man claps and cheers as they are pronounced husband and wife Guests are seen exiting the church under a sea of umbrellas A local is seen taking a photo as the bridal party head away from the church after the wedding ceremony under lots of umbrellas The bride is seen in the wedding car from underneath the ushers umbrellas Rain on the wingmirror of a Rolls Royce wedding car is seen in the foreground while the bride and groom are seen under an umbrella in the background A violinist is seen partially reflected in a piano at the wedding champagne reception at Manor 64 Bride smiles at her new husband as her father does his speech at the wedding reception Granddad waves as everyone applauds him Bride looks lovingly at her husband during the wedding speeches Mother of the bride looks on as her new son in law does his wedding speech Bride and a flowergirl dance as a swing band play in the background Bride and groom smile at guests as they cut their wedding cake

Henley - July 16, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Haha, thanks Martin. With the weather this ‘summer’ brollys seem to be playing a big part in a lot of weddings. Luckily we love them (I think you may have noticed), expect more very soon.

Martin Hemsley - July 12, 2012 - 8:53 am

Looks like everyone has recently attended the ‘School of Brolly Usage at Weddings’, and passed with distinction.

Helen - July 10, 2012 - 11:18 pm

I love the emotion on the photos, especially the bride and her Dad. Great work!

Lucy and Lee’s Wedding at Heddon Hall, Parracombe

We met Lucy and Lee in Exeter and our conversation quickly turned to camper vans from wedding plans. They’re both very down to earth and chilled people, in to their surfing and of course camper vans so it seemed only right they would get married on the north coast of Devon near Ilfracombe. Their day was relaxed and fun-filled and their relationship came across as one not only of husband and wife but also best friends.

I photographed their wedding alone but Laura joined me at the end of the day for their speeches.

- Henley

Bride and her sister tie flowers while the bridesmaid is seen holding her bouquet out in the background Bride is seen in the background looking at her pale pink bridal bouquet of flowers Young boy puts his tongue against the window of a coach en route to a wedding The beach at Croyde is seen with people milling on the beach Heddon House in Parracombe Bride and groom laugh as their friend does a reading at their wedding Bride and groom smile at each other as their friend does a reading at their wedding Bride and groom look emotional as they say their wedding vows at Heddon Hall Guests look on as the wedding couple say their vows Bride and groom look on deep in thought as their friend does a reading during their wedding Seen from the back of the ceremony room, the bride and groom hold hands and are just about to walk down the aisle as man and wife Bride and groom smile at their guests as they walk down the aisle at Heddon Hall after getting married A private moment of the groom approving of the brides dress choice is seen in a mirror at Heddon Hall after their wedding Guests laugh and chat as they carry chairs from the wedding ceremony through to the marquee for the wedding breakfast Young children are seen eating the wedding canapes A flowergirl cries and is tried to be soothed by the bridal party as they have their photographs taken Hairclips are seen in the brides hair on her wedding day The groom and his best man strike a pose for the wedding photographer The band at a wedding reception are seen reflected in the window of Heddon Hall Guests look on smiling and laughing as the newly married couple get showered with confetti Bride and groom are seen sharing a kiss in the doorway of their wedding marquee as they get announced in as husband and wife rain is seen on a window with the wedding marquee and the rolling hills of Parracombe in the background Bride and groom laugh during their wedding speeches as a young boys claps and laughs Groom does his speech as guests laugh and look on Wedding guests toast with champagne at the reception Young boy laughs and claps Groom is given flowers to present to his mum at the wedding breakfast Bride smiles at her husband as he addresses her during his speech Bride and groom laugh and look on as the best man does his speech Groom laughs and puts his head in his hand as his best man does his wedding speech Guest having a cigarette under an umbrella gives a thumbs up to another wedding guest under an umbrella at Heddon Hall

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