It has been a very long time since I did my other St Audries Park wedding. There was an almost 300 wedding gap between the two and I am really hoping that it won’t be another 300 before I am back at this gorgeous venue. The wedding was at the beginning of June in 2018 and it was the wedding of Angharad and Ian who met 6 years before at a cider festival in Bristol – which sounds pretty great to me. They had got engaged the previous year when Ian proposed to Angharad in a shepherds hut outside Salisbury and Ian, who was on crutches, got down on one knee and had to be helped up by a tearful Angharad! (Love this added detail!)
I had another wedding the previous day and driving down on a glorious Sunday morning I knew that it was going to be a great day – which as you can see from the photos – it was! When I got there I was able to wander around between the bride and groom (whilst getting lost) and got lots of photos of them both getting ready. The venue was massive so I needed to be very organised so that I could capture all the key moments. The ceremony took place in the church up the road and this was just a walk away and so close that Angharad and Ian were able to be driven back to the venue after the ceremony sitting in the boot of a car adorned with ‘just married’ signs! The ceremony was lovely and the inside of the church was a lovely cool place to be after the heat of the day and running around madly.
Angharad looked gorgeous coming down the aisle in her Enzoani dress from Special Day in Keynsham. The bridesmaids were in dresses from TFNC in London. Ian was sporting a suit from Moss Bros. The flowers were by Jane at Eden Wedding Florist.
After the ceremony, we did a quick confetti tunnel and then headed back to the venue for a few photos of Angharad and Ian in the gardens. As is usual for me I did not spend lots of time doing this as I wanted them to have plenty of time with their guests. We also had a few quick photos to do with family groups in the sun. It was also a
The wedding breakfast was very nice (I had some in a side room) and was catered by the venue. Once all that deliciousness was digested it was time for speeches and another chance to hear their story and get loads of photos of guests laughing! There was a small amount of downtime before the evening fun so time for more photos in the sun of guests and of the couple. I always like a session in the evening with a lower sun and it can make for some really special photos that will look amazing mounted on the wall.
There was just time for cutting of the cake (made by Irene a family friend) in a sunny bay window before an al fresco first dance in the sun of the gardens. The band playing the song were Flash Harry – a band that Ian’s Dad plays bass in and has done since before Ian was born. It was certainly a very special first dance and my first to take place outside! As I left I knew I had a bit of editing to do before a well earned holiday for me and my girls the following week. It probbaly was not quite as amzing as Angharad and Ian’s honeymoon to New York to see the sights – althgouh I think they wewre going to miss Ernie – mtheir Labrador.