I remember doing a little jig when Katheryn and Jonny booked me for their Longhouse Wedding . It’s a day I’d been looking forward to for a long time as they were getting married at Stourhead in Wiltshire. If you haven’t heard of it, Stourhead is a world famous 18th century landscaped garden and National Trust property. It is (in my humble opinion!) one of the most beautiful places in the country and we find ourselves there at least once or twice a year.
The Longhouse in Bruton is really beautiful too, nestled on a hillside overlooking the gardens, tree tops and river Brue. It has a contemporary yet slightly quirky feel, and because it occupies the same site as an outdoor activity centre it’s actually got loads of nice locations surrounding it for your photos. I love it!
I’ve included a few extra scene setting photos than I normally would so you can see for yourself. Anyway, on to the wedding!
I met Katheryn and the girls in the morning getting ready in a lovely converted church. It was nice and relaxed, the light was great and the building offered loads of space to try different angles. From there it was off to Stourhead to meet the guests squeezing in a pre ceremony drink at the Spread Eagle. Shortly before the service I joined Jonny at St Peter’s church just down the road. There was a lovely vibe from all the guests and Katheryn was all smiles when she arrived. A big high five goes out to the vicar for being so cool on the photography front!
After the ceremony and some group photos outside the church, I stayed back with Katheryn and Jonny to get some portraits around the lake. If only we had the time to venture further!
The wedding reception at the Longhouse had everyone enjoying themselves outside. From a photographic standpoint I love the fact it takes place over split levels. The speeches were brilliantly put together and great fun to shoot. For their Longhouse wedding photos we took a nice stroll around the fields and along the river.
Probably my favourite part of the day was the evening party. Katheryn had mentioned earlier how much they were looking forward to the band and how everyone was into music. It pretty much went off from the first dance and didn’t let up!
A few shouts out should really go to Emma Remington for the gorgeous flowers. The Little Sanctuary for hair and Beth Cox for makeup. Dorset Delights catering for the fabulous food and Katheryn wore a Phase Eight dress – doesn’t she look stunning?!
Stourhead & Longhouse Wedding Photography