IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT 1000 PAPER CRANES AT YOUR WEDDING THEN WHO EVEN ARE YOU?

Bryony and Tom got married on my 40th birthday (I know I know, I don’t look a day over 39) at incredibly beautiful Athelhampton House, which is a stunning Tudor visitor attraction in Dorset with the most gorgeous gardens. It was such a happy day and the sun even made an appearance after a very dubious rainy start!

Bridal prep

Bryony got ready at the little cottage in the grounds with all her girls and her Mum, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. Bryony had had her heart set on an outdoor ceremony and when the day came it was pouring with rain. Although visibly devastated, she trooped on and when the sun came out I was so happy for her. Seeing her walk around the corner and realise that it was exactly how she wanted it was lovely. Tom got ready at home with a couple of friends and their gorgeous pup Oscar who looked very dapper in his little bow tie. 

The ceremony

The ceremony was a beautiful service in front of the main house. During the ceremony Bryony’s mum and Tom’s sister both did readings which were just lovely and so personal. Oscar was a bit put out at not being asked to do a reading and joined in in his best voice!

After the ceremony

The reception was out in the garden at the venue. I love shooting garden weddings because the colours of flowers are ever changing and there’s always so much choice for photo opportunities!  Me and Rach my second shooter were in our element!

They had lawn games in the afternoon, and a photobooth and DJ in the evening who had a really cool slideshow of piccies of B&T going on the front of his set up.

It was such a lovely day, really chilled and lots of happy faces. They decorated the venue with 1000 homemade paper cranes that Bryony’s dad had made and it was really breathtaking seeing them all up in the conservatory because they were so beautifully done. To be honest, I loved it so much that if I ever get married I am DEFINITELY jumping on that bandwagon!

The details

Bryony wore a Diane Le Grand dress and Tom wore a suit from Minster Designs in Wimborne and they looked beautiful. Bryony’s flowers were from the fabulous Laura at Sweetpea in Blandford and the incredible cake was from Sugarmouse Bakery in Bournemouth.

Bryony and Tom’s wedding was just the happiest occasion and everything I love about weddings. Here’s their gorgeous wedding!

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