Somerset Wedding Photography
Katherine & John, Wellington
Katherine and John had no problem choosing the venues for their stunning August wedding. They held their ceremony in the same church that Katherine’s parents got married in and both she and her brother were christened in. As for the reception, well, it was absolute no-brainer for Katherine with her Grandfather’s farm being the stable family home for her whole life whilst her parents moved regularly for work. Apart from spending every summer and lots of weekends there, the bride’s parents were also married there and Katherine describes it as ‘the most magical and special place’ - nothing short of perfect then! To make things even easier, John used to work in the marquee business so so a good friend, Ed from DP Marquees, worked his magic on a bit of a bumpy field!
Katherine’s beautiful dress was created by the in-house designer at The Wedding Dress Shop in Wimbledon Park, and was coupled with a custom-made lace bolero. Her diamond and sapphire drop earrings were a wedding present from her parents. However, the pièce de résistance to Katherine’s already special outfit were her two (yes two!) veils. The exquisite lace veil seen in the pictures of the bride’s preparations has been in the family for years and has some serious history to it, having been given to her mother by her godmother but originally given to her great-grandmother by Queen Victoria as a wedding present! For the ceremony, Katherine chose to wear her mother’s veil as her something borrowed and Dren from Hair and Make-up With Dren did both her hair and make-up.
Katherine’s bridesmaids wore dresses from Debenhams, finished off by beautiful pearl drop earrings from Dower and Hall, a gift from the bride. John and his ushers wore morning suits and the groom had a surprise addition to his outfit on the morning of the wedding in the form of a watch from Katherine, who wanted him to have a ‘forever’ thing which she hopes can be passed on to their children in the future. With it, she sent a letter containing the speech she would have given.
For the all-important finishing touches, Katherine and John used local suppliers where possible. Flowers were done by the amazing Sharon from Interiors and Flowers by Design in Wellington. They chose a ‘naked’ vanilla sponge cake with fresh cream and raspberry filling made by Katharine Cunningham as neither of them are icing fans. The rest of the delicious food was provided by Posh Nosh, who did my own wedding some years ago, and the wine was selected from Justerini and Brooks in London. The couple entrusted the task of getting the party started to The Cheers who learnt their first dance, ‘Gold to Me’ by Ben Harper, specially for the occasion and this had the desired of effect of getting literally everyone on the dance floor! Enjoy this taster of their special day…
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