When Jack and Rachel first got in touch with me about their garden wedding in Wimborne, I was so excited – they were planning a laid back outdoor wedding with a woodland ceremony, lawn games and even a saxophonist. Jack and Rachel seemed like the most fun people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!
I began the morning at the cottage in Deans Court grounds, where the bride and her friends were getting ready together, and it was really chilled, because everyone was in a good mood and excited about the day ahead. Jack wore a Moss Bros suit and Rachel wore a beautiful lace Whistles dress and (INCREDIBLE) shoes and they looked so gorgeous.
The wedding took place in the woodland in Dean’s Court grounds with the River Allen and a beautiful flower wall by Kintala Flowers as a backdrop, and was a quirky woodland ceremony. They had personal vows they wrote themselves, which everyone enjoyed and one of their good friends was the officiant. After the ceremony the couple danced back down the aisle together, and then the party began.
The wedding reception took place round by the marquee, which was adorned with flowers, eucalyptus and a selection of cakes. It was stunning.
It was a beautifully sunny day, which was what the couple had hoped for. While the guests enjoyed GnTs, we wandered around the venue doing fun and creative portraits.
My favourite photo from our couples session is this hilarious one of the moment Rachel’s garter decided it was time to take centre stage.
During the reception they had live music from a saxophonist, which gave the afternoon a really chilled vibe. Before the meal they had some very funny speeches, followed by a slap up meal, and I was incredibly grateful to be given a delicious beetroot risotto and it was absolutely delicious.
Then the party got started and everyone migrated to the bar. They had some friends manning the DJ booth and while evening guests arrived, there was marshmallow toasting over a firepit, some hilarious japes involving a rowing boat (I was convinced someone was going in) and jaegerbombs – even mum took part!
Jack and Rachel were deliriously happy on their wedding day and long may it continue – here’s their gorgeous Dean’s Court garden wedding!
The photos are amazing, we love them and can’t stop looking through them. Brings back such amazing memories and you really captured the energy and emotions of the day – lots of laughter which is exactly how I remember it!! We will be recommending you for sure to anyone we know who gets hitched or needs a photographer.