Wedding photography at a Larmer Tree Garden Wedding …
Wow, where has this year gone!? Crazy that it’s October already and moreover, when I started looking through my folders from earlier on in the year, I’m gutted that these weddings have passed!…I really miss my couples!!
This was my first time shooting a Larmer Tree Garden Wedding, and it did not disappoint! On a side note, don’t feel as a couple, if you’re looking for a photographer for your day, that you need to just stick to people on a supplier list. I do get asked a lot, if I’m unavailable, if I can recommend a photographer that’s shot at a venue already and really, I always think you’re limiting your options. Professional photographers that I know, get a total kick out of working somewhere totally unknown! The endless possibilities! like, what does the light do here!?! It’s just great, so don’t be afraid, trust their style and know they can do it anywhere 😉
Luke and Abi were just great. I was slightly gutted that Abi hadn’t incorporated her ariel hoop antics that we’d chatted on the phone about but I guess it just wasn’t appropriate. Boo. The whole day really relaxed. They didn’t stop start, for a series of tasks they needed to complete and it just flowed. Gail from Larmer Tree needs a shout out and is probably a massive reason why it felt so smooth throughout. The venue is one of the first Victorian Pleasure Gardens, that oozes opulence and extravagance from that time. On the Wiltshire/Dorset boarder (with a slightly dubious postcode for my untrustworthy sat nav), it’s just beautiful, with lots of little areas to escape to and on a bright sunny day, which L&A’s was, against the Roman Temple, where they got married, you could have been somewhere exotic.
Flowers supplied by the fantastic Claire from Wilde Bunch in Bristol. I had to hold back the tears when I saw her as she was our florist too! and it just transported me back to when she brought the flowers for us in the morning and I shed my first tear (of many!) *sniffsniff . I do wonder if she thinks I’m a bit emotionally available from our brief encounters but TBH I am what I am.
Beautiful dress from Essense of Australia with a slight ‘tape’ panic in the morning, gallantly fixed by the MUA. Top tip for brides to be, keep a box aside for a week and check, check again. And then check again. Then again. Or probably what I would do. Delegate. Then you can blame someone else 🙂
Elsie the cocktail caravan brought a very cool edge to a fab warm Spring evening and got everyone suitable ready for the nights dancing.
Oh and let me quickly mention the food. BBQ. delicious. I could go on but I’ve included some images instead.
A big thank you for reading the blog and if you’re planning your wedding anywhere at all and have liked what you have seen, I would love to hear from you. Thank you to Abi & Luke for having me as part of their wonderful day and a massive shout out and big up to the lovely Emily, from Emily Rose Photography, for being my second shooter for part of the day. It was lovely having you there 🙂