Hexton Manor wedding, Hertfordshire: Sarah & Phil's wedding bake off

Congratulations to Sarah and Philip, who celebrated their wedding at Hexton Manor in Hertfordshire last weekend.  Hexton Manor is an 18th century house set in beautiful parkland, with a walled garden and a gorgeous lake, and huge amounts of space to spread out and explore. Sarah and Phil had their ceremony inside the house, then enjoyed drinks by the lake afterwards in the sunshine. The guests then wandered round to the walled garden to sit down for the wedding breakfast in the lovely marquee there. Guests were invited to bring a cake to enter for The Great Wedding Bake Off - the cakes were displayed and tested by a row of willing volunteer guests, before being shortlisted, and judged by the bride and groom in their hilarious (and somehow slightly scary!) Mary and Paul masks. The cakes were all then served up as the wedding pudding - what a brilliant idea!

It is pretty impressive that Sarah and Phil managed to pull together such a beautiful wedding - with three year old twins, I can't imagine they have an awful lot of time left in the day. However, they did create something really wonderful, and it was a gorgeous day to photograph. I'm looking forward to editing the rest of their images - in the meantime, here is a preview of their wedding:

Lovely suppliers involved in this wedding:

Venue is Hexton Manor, Hertfordshire
Sarah's dress designed by Cymbeline, fitted by Mirror Mirror, Islington
Sarah's shoes by Rachel Simpson
Flowers by Stephanie Rose
Hair and make up by Charlie Pearcy
Stationery by Wren and Meadow

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A woodland wedding ceremony: Christine & Dan under the beech tree

One of the most beautiful places I can imagine to get married: standing beneath a huge, old Cornish beech tree, with bluebells carpeting the ground around you... Congratulations Christine and Dan!  I'll be posting some more of your wedding images soon!

Flete Estate, South Devon: Francesca & Andy's wedding

Congratulations to Francesca and Andy, who got married in South Devon yesterday.  The ceremony was at Ermington church, with the celebrations afterwards at Pamflete House on the Flete Estate.  Faced with gale force winds and a succession of showers throughout the day, we had to do a fair bit of dodging around to avoid the worst of the weather.  Luckily we had some really lovely sunshine in between and were able to explore a bit of the beautiful Flete Estate.  Fran and Andy have spent many happy times together walking around the estate, so it was great to be able to visit some of their favourite spots on their wedding day.  Despite her wedding car breaking down halfway to the ceremony, Francesca still arrived at the church with a huge smile on her face, looking absolutely beautiful.  Andy took one look at his bride walking up the aisle and started crying... made me more than a bit tearful behind the camera too!  They were a wonderful couple to work with and a pleasure to photograph.  Here is a little preview of their day.

Lovely suppliers involved in this wedding:

Make-up by Eve Ashby
Hair by Jodie Lywood
Flowers by Emma Vowles
Dress by Maggie Sottero, from Allison Jayne Bridal, Bristol
Shoes by Emmy Shoes
Groomswear from Marc Wallace
Catering by Wild Garlic
Evening entertainment from Dr Oz
Marquee from Hatch Marquees

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