Maunsel House wedding, Somerset: Sophie & Tom

Bride and groom kissing by barn


It is such a pleasure to look back at some of the weddings that I haven't yet blogged from last year.  Sophie and Tom's beautiful day took place last August at Maunsel House in Somerset.  I clearly remember how genuinely lovely Sophie and Tom were and how enjoyable it was to photograph their wedding at North Curry church and Maunsel House.  What I'd forgotten about was how ridiculously beautiful the pergola looked for their reception, and also just how emotional their speeches were.  There are so many really lovely moments in their photos.  I really enjoyed going back through the images again for this blog post, and remembering just how special their wedding day was.

Sophie got ready for the wedding in the Mill Farmhouse, one of the various cottages in Maunsel House's grounds.  Meanwhile, Tom was enjoying a beer in the wonderful bar in the main house, so I was able to stroll between the two of them and capture a little of what they were both doing.  I love seeing all the various birds around site on my wanderings, so I may have also stopped to photograph them a little as well...

North Curry church has a really spectacular location, with views for miles and miles across the Somerset Levels.  I loved Sophie's arrival in the rain under a canopy of umbrellas!  It was particularly nice that the biggest showers happened during the service, leaving us with some brighter weather afterwards, so that everyone could enjoy the location before heading back to Maunsel House for the reception.

Sophie and Tom used their love of cider as a theme for the wedding decorations, with mulled cider served to their guests on arrival at Maunsel House and the reception tables named after their favourites.  The hessian table runners were decorated with the bride and grooms' initials, and the beautiful and delicate flowers from The Rose Shed looked so pretty throughout the pergola. There was, of course, an 'I love cider' speech bubble as part of the props for their photobooth later in the day!  I loved seeing the peacocks strutting around the tables while the guests enjoyed their wedding breakfast in the brilliantly weather proofed pergola.  It was just so pretty and a real pleasure to photograph.  The wonderful cake of different cheeses was crowned by the most fantastic cake topper - a bride and groom knitted by Sophie, complete with bouquet and bunting overhead, matching the lovely bunting used over the tables.

Sophie and Tom, I hope that you are both well and thoroughly enjoying your first year of marriage together.  Here is a look back at your fabulous wedding day:

13th Century Manor House with antique canons
Birds pecking on the ground
wedding sign by the door of Maunsel House
Doves sitting outside the barn
Bride getting ready at Mill Cottages
Wedding dress hanging up
Bridal shoes, heels and Toms

Bridesmaids' dresses on hangers
Beautiful hand tied bouquet of summer flowers
Bride and bridesmaids getting ready at the Mill Cottage
Bridal preparations
Bridal preparations and gifts for bridesmaids
Eclectic ornaments around a 13th Century Manor House
Eclectic ornaments
Photo Booth props
Groom before ceremony in the bar at Maunsel House
Groom having a pint of beer
Groom before wedding ceremony
Groom and best men
Bride putting on her dress
Mother of bride and bridesmaid emotion
Bridal portraits
Bridal portrait by window
St Peter and St Paul church
Wedding flowers in church
Guests arriving at church with umbrellas
Guests arriving
Bride and bridesmaids arriving
Groom waiting for bride to enter
Bride entering church at North Curry
Bride walking up aisle in North Curry church
Bride walking up aisle at North Curry church
Bride and groom meet at altar
Bride and groom say their vows
Bride and groom say wedding vows
Bride and groom walk down aisle together
Bride and groom leave church after ceremony
Wedding car driving up driveway
13th Century Manor House
Arrival drinks for bride and groom
Bride and groom arriving
Arrival drinks for wedding guests
Peacock outside library window
Bride and groom portraits
Bride and groom by barn
Bride and groom kissing
Wedding guests relaxing on sofas
Wedding guests eat ice creams
Children at wedding with ice cream
Doves at Maunsel House
Bridal party group photo
Bridal party walking and laughing
Children on swings
Pergola decorated for wedding reception
Pergola decorated for reception
Reception tables and flowers
Wedding reception tables
Pergola decorated for reception with bunting
Reception tables
Wedding reception in pergola
Outdoor reception
Reception speeches
Reception groom's speech
Bride and groom laughing at speeches
Bride and groom walk up driveway
Wedding cake made of cheese
Night time photograph of manor house in Somerset


Lovely suppliers involved in this wedding:

Venues Maunsel House and St Peter and St Paul's church, North Curry
Delicious catering by Posh Nosh
Sophie's dress designed by Justin Alexander and fitted by Alison Jayne, Bristol
Beautiful flowers by Rachel at The Rose Shed
Gorgeous hair and make up by Luci Foreman
Wedding cake made of cheese from The Cheese Shed
Wedding car from Age of Elegance
Ice-cream bike from Cafe Bon Bon
Afternoon band: Swing From Paris
Evening DJ: Geoff Ryder


You might also like to have a look at these other posts on my blog:

Somerset engagement photography: Sophie and Tom on the Quantock Hills
A Christmas wedding at Maunsel House: Hannah-Marie and Matt
A tipi wedding in a Somerset orchard: Phaedra and George


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