I knew Deborah & Grant's wedding was going to unique from the moment I met them. Not only was it at the stunning grade I listed mansion hotel Warbrook House, but the bride is from the Canary Islands - something that would be subtly woven into the style of the day.
Whilst only there from the ceremony onwards, we did manage to capture a few shots of the last moments of prep and bridal party's walk to the ceremony room. It's a real roller coaster of emotions and I love capturing the interaction between the bride and bridesmaids - unique and genuine moments before the big event.
The ceremony was flawlessly delivered by the registrars and there were even some tears - from the groom! Of all the must have shoots for a wedding, the groom's initial reaction to seeing the bride for the first time has got to be up there. It's so unpredictable!
Following days of extremely warm and sunny weather, the weather had threatened to take a turn for the worse later in the day, however, Warbrook House is full of traditionally furnished and decorated rooms and a grand stair case, ideal for indoor shots just in case. But they weren't needed. The weather stayed dry and we eve got a glimmer of the evening sun. The grounds of Warbrook House are listed like the house itself, and it even has its own Versailles-style canal; a beautiful location for portraits, encapsulating the gardens and the house all at once. We even got to ride in a golf buggy.
They style of the wedding centred around the sea and the beach - the link to the Canary Islands. The table names were places, the dresses and flowers were a tropical sea like blue shade and the cake was adorned with edible sand and sea shells.
My favourite part of the day, as it almost always is, was the time we spent creating images of the married couple. It's such an important thing to do on what can be a very hectic day that can go by in a flash. Allow a good amount of time to spend with your photographer and each other to capture intimate moments that you'll cherish forever.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Bailey-Rodriguez!