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:
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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