This weekend saw me down in Somerset to shoot Brian and Teresa’s country wedding at Crowcombe Court, a gorgeous venue nestled in the countryside beneath the Quantock Hills. I arrived on the Friday afternoon to scout the venue and to make sure I was down there in time for the wedding and this also allowed me to have a meal and a few drinks with the wedding couple on the evening before the big day. I was really hoping for a some autumn sunshine that would bring out the colours in the autumn trees but despite the beginnings of a glorious sunrise, the day remained cloudy and dull but nevertheless, great for photography.
There were around 60 of Brian and Teresa’s friends and family at the wedding which was just the right amount to fill the venue and make everyone feel part of the big day. It was very much a country wedding with a hunting theme which reflects Teresa’s passion and skill as a countryside wildlife artist. Teresa had made so much of the decorations and details herself, including the cake, and her talents really shone through with everything blending into the setting beautifully. After the ceremony, the couple walked out through an archway of stag’s antlers and while the guests enjoyed canapes and mulled cider, we set about the photos. Star of the show was Brian’s son and best man Alex, who rocked the house with a fabulous speech that he had written completely himself and, for an 11 year old, it was amazing and on par with many of the best man’s speeches that I’ve heard.
Crowcombe Court was a great setting for this wedding and I hope I did it justice with the photos. The wedding flowers were beautifully done by Flowers by Wendy. Here are a few as a sneak preview and for those wanting to see Teresa’s work, head on over to www.teresadavis.co.uk .