Daniel and Clare's Wedding at Athelhampton House in Dorset was no exception. We started off the day with Clare where she was getting ready with her bridesmaids at Kingston Maurward Manor House, a stunning Elizabethan 'E' plan manor house, not far from their wedding venue at Athelhampton. Such a gorgeous location for any bride to spend the morning of her wedding :) I wore an extra hat and used my background as a make up artist to skillfully do Clare's make up. Soft and elegant was the order of the day. David stayed a bit to photograph some of the make up process before visiting Daniel and the guys getting ready at the White House across the road from the manor.
The ceremony was held in the Great Hall inside main house, a Dorset manor house with a rich and interesting history. Athelhampton gardens and the house itself are open to the public and well worth a visit. We knew the gardens were going to be a feature of the day, and we kept an eagle eye on the sky to make much use of it before any showers. We encouraged Dan and Clare to just take a stroll around the gardens, enjoying their first stunned moments as a married couple and David and I photographed as they explored the grounds.
The day could not have been more perfect, an adorable couple, great families, warm friends and a great band to end the evening with.
Best Wishes to Dan and Clare!
Quick shouts, another amazing cake creation from www.cakesbylisanotley.co.uk and the beautiful wedding car provided by Christine and Reg of www.barnesweddings.co.uk :)