Taking wedding photos at Brympton is always a pleasure – the venue is just so perfect, with historic buildings and the lake and parkland to use as well.
Felicity and Mike were married there early in September – and the weather was just right, a few clouds around to provide shade but also plenty of warm sunshine – especially just when we needed it for the family photos and the private photo-session with the bride and groom.
A country house wedding at Brympton D’Evercy
Getting married at an amazing stately home like Brympton really gives you the best of both worlds – you are transported back in time to a more elegant age by the surroundings, yet you have the modern facilities and catering and entertainment to make your special day even more memorable.
Felicity and Mike’s civil ceremony took place in the Castle House, which dates from 1350 and stands on the site of the original manor house that was built by the D’Evercy family shortly after the Norman Conquest. Amazing to think that their wedding took place at a venue that’s been inhabited for nearly a thousand years.
After the wedding everybody assembled on the South Terrace for drinks, canapés, and (of course!) photographs
Photos in the grounds
I always try and get the family group photos done as swiftly as possible, so as to allow the couple time to mingle with their guests. And then a little later, I take the couple off to a secluded spot for about 20 minutes to get some photos of just the two of them.
On this occasion we started at the entrance to the Walled Garden, and then wandered around the grounds to the lake, allowing me to use the fabulous panorama of the back of the main house as a backdrop.
The wedding breakfast – and a party in the Orangery
The wedding breakfast was held in the ballroom, upstairs in the main house, and after speeches and cake the bride and groom and their guests move to the Orangery for dancing and more partying!
Here is my first selection of favourite images from the wedding – as always, click any thumbnail to see a bigger version in a pop-up window. And please leave a comment for the bride and groom if you’d like to.
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