It was back to the beautiful Chippenham Park for Anna and Martin’s wedding day. It’s always great working here. The grounds are flawless, with massive scope for creativity, just what I like.
Anna and the bridal party were buzzing with excitement and the prosecco was flowing nice and early. The mood soon changed when the gifts were handed out, lovely to see such raw emotion from all the girls, there were more than a few tears.
I left the ladies to finish hair and make up to capture the intimate details of the venue and there was plenty of that; so much effort had gone into planning the day. I found Martin and the boys wondering the grounds so it was good to snap a few shots of the lads.
Dress time. One of my favourite parts of the day is witnessing the bride’s realisation that she is now in her dress and will soon be walking down the aisle. The reaction always varies but you can guarantee a nice deep breath to compose herself at some point.
After a few shots of all the bridal party, I got into position for the long awaited walk down the aisle. And what a lovely aisle it is, one of the best around, the setting is just perfect.
After a touching ceremony it was time for everyone to let their hair down and enjoy the day. The grounds of Chippenham park really lends itself to a relaxed, informal wedding, the canapés and drinks seamlessly just keep coming.
Being one of the hottest days of the year I didn’t waste any time in getting all the group photos ticked off, then we had some spare time to have a wonder around the bridge and river before heading into the marquee.
The speeches went down well and mum got the biggest cheer of the day, such a wonderfully touching moment.
The best thing about this summer is you are more than likely going to get a sunset, so I made the most of the fading light to take Anna & Martin out for some intimate, quite time. I find this is the most rewarding part of the day, both bride and groom are so much more relaxed, this really shines through in the photos.
They headed back to the dance floor to bust out some moves and mingle with friends, but just before I left I wanted to try one last image, safe to say I think it was worth it.
Fantastic day, and a happy future to you both.
For more information on Chippenham Park weddings visit their website http://www.chippenhamparkevents.co.uk