A September wedding of dreamy weather, venue and people. I can’t help but fall in love with Pauntley House every time I drive down the little lane with fields welcoming me on either side, ready to be part of yet another beautiful Gloucestershire wedding.
My first time at Pauntley Court was actually before Pauntley became a wedding venue. One of my wedding clients was getting married in the church, with a marquee on her parent’s farm for the wedding breakfast. In need of somewhere to take their family for wedding photographs, Melissa was approached about using her beautiful gardens; and Melissa being Melissa said “absolutely!”
People are often nervous at the thought of a marquee wedding in case it rains. Considering this year’s weather seems too good to be true, you can feel like you’re taking a chance on turning your perfect day into a mud bath with lace and high heals!
When it is your turn to plan your wedding, the magazines come out, your evening entertainment turns into copious amounts of research on finding the perfect venue, photographer and most importantly evening entertainment (guys I got your back!)
Every day you meet people that cross your path. It may be a small smile, or thank you, please or just a simple hello that generates a nobody into a somebody special. I was really lucky to meet Bex through my sister in law and on the day I met Bex for the first time, I felt like I had known her for yonks. Her spirit is tenacious and it is so easy to see how Tom and Bex become Mr and Mrs.
As a wedding photographer, I get to see lots of different ideas come together based on a couple’s likes and hobbies, and this wedding really hit close to home. My idea of a marquee in a field, with horses, loads of flowers and true party animal guests is right up my alley.
Bex and Tom put all their loves in life into a pot and with a magic wand (and friends to help) magically created the most spectacular wedding day. The tiniest detail went into making this wedding perfect.
I started at the beautiful little church where I was greeted by the most glorious entrance way. Tom had created for Bex a stunning horseshoe arch which was lovingly decorated with wild flowers and roses to welcome the newly weds and their guests. The best part is you could detach it and move it to the marquee. (I think we will see Tom’s idea go viral all over Pinterest very soon.)
I believe the true moment of the day was the surprise entrance of Bex’s beloved horse. She was desperate to have her horse at the wedding and didn’t think it was possible. But Tom and some friends tidied up her beauty and as it made its’ entrance Bex was lost for words (well done Tom -brownie points to you!)
The day continued to get better and better with a live band, a crazy surprise Father/Daughter dance, and of course let’s not forget the best man’s speech(es), or Bex’s dad’s… or the cake smash…. or the bouncy castle… Darn there is too much to remember!
BEX AND TOM!
It was an honour to spend the day with you two and meet your beautiful family and friends. Thank you for letting me capture your love and special day. I wish you all the best and hope these pictures share light on your beautiful day.
It may have been the wettest day of the week, but that did not dampen the spirits of Will and Aimee. A wedding planned to perfection; every detail you could possibly think of was taken care of. From the bespoke gifts for the groomsmen to the carefully designed sunflowers and maize dancing around the marquee as if they were embracing it in an all mighty bright sunny hug.
I know lately it seems like the big yellow fire ball in the universe know as the sun has forsaken us, but this time last year we were melting from the shear heat of it. As Emma and Sam prepped for their wedding at Warner’s Court, in Charfield, South Gloucestershire, putting up the marquee and prepping the barns, they continued to fill their friends with cold drinks and laughter in order to keep them working hard – very hard. Read more …
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