Sherborne Castle Wedding Photographs in Dorset

Simon and Louise are another couple who seem so wonderfully suited for each other. We can’t believe there was ever a time before they met each other. Upon meeting them for their first consult it was clear that these two were perfect soul mates. The Sherborne Castle wedding  photographs would document a day they had planned that would tug at all of their guest’s (and our) heartstrings.

We visited their Sherborne Castle wedding venue in Dorset a couple of days before the wedding. We were completely blown away and couldn’t wait to get to creating Simon and Louise’s Stunning Sherborne Castle wedding photographs. The 16th Century home of Sir Walter Raleigh. More recently extended into its castle state it stands high up above beautiful grounds. The outbuildings and the rolling Dorset countryside. The view across Capability Brown’s lake of the older ruined castle took my breath away.

wedding at Sherborne castle

If it looks this good using an iphone…!

On her Sherborne Castle wedding morning we found Louise and the girls having their hair and makeup styled in Enzo’s Hairdressers in Sturminster Newton. As the salon filled with laughter and hairspray the sun beamed in through the windows.  The bridal party were illuminated with shafts of glorious morning light.

The wedding morning champagne was popped. I noticed Laura (one of the beautiful bridesmaids) reading the obituaries section of the local paper. “That’s a bit of an odd thing to do on a wedding morning” I commented.

As it turns out she was reading the lovely message for Simon and Louise submitted by some family members in the Celebrations section. I removed my size 12 from my mouth as the Enzo’s staff added finishing touches.

Enzos wedding hairdressers

Meanwhile the chaps were finishing their English breakfasts at The Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne. The best man was given the job of tying the groom’s party’s Winsor knots.

Once suited and booted the chaps headed down to the castle to perform a very important job. Greeting family and guests as they arrived came second in the order of things to do. Table decorations, cakes, flowers etc were also checked and organised.

The stunning wedding flowers were supplied by the very talented Kyla from Bright Blooms.

Louise and the girls were now running early. Something I have never seen at a wedding before!

They even had time for a snack and a cup of tea before the wedding flowers arrived. The wedding dress was donned and the wedding car arrived.

I found it strange that they seemed to be betting on how long it would be before Simon cried. Perhaps he was suffering with hay fever? Louise looked incredibly beautiful. The strong sunlight let me to capture her either in silhouette or  bright light beams.

The girls arrived at the Sherborne Castle wedding, Dorset in a huge Chrysler. They were greeted by their Master of Ceremonies.His red jacket literally glowing in the bright storm light.

The moment that Simon arrived at his Sherborne Castle wedding and saw his bride to be his entire face lit up. The tears emerged and I knew what the girls had meant. The only problem now was that I seemed to have caught the same ‘hay fever’. I was having to wipe my eyes behind the lens. The ceremony room was incredible. Packed full of antique detail, wedding flowers and a huge marble fireplace.

The Sherborne Castle wedding drinks reception took place in the Orangery. My rainbow golfing umbrellas came in useful at keeping the guests dry. We popped out for group shots whenever the changing weather allowed. The Sherborne Castle wedding MC organised the greeting line. Guests went into the stunning, huge wedding marquee, overlooking the lake.

Now I can’t write about this Sherborne Castle wedding without mentioning the cake and table names.

The wedding cake looked and smelt absolutely amazing. Three tiers of different flavoured wedding cake, covered in white chocolate shavings and green iced roses. It had my mouth watering whenever I got too close. The children at the Sherborne Castle wedding were definitely interested in it. They seemed to mysteriously gravitate towards the cake table at random times throughout the day.

All of the wedding tables were named after absent friends and family members no longer with us. A truly personal and heart warming touch to the Sherborne Castle wedding day.

The speeches had it all, tears, laughter, gifts, embarrassing photos and stories from the past. Again I had to wipe my eyes dry behind the lens. This ‘hay fever’ was really quite something.

After the Sherborne Castle wedding breakfast the guests milled about and the band set up. We took Simon and Louise off for a much needed relaxing walk in the grounds. It turns out Simon has a range of catalogue poses he likes to pull out in front of the camera. Much to Louise’s amusement! These guys were a truly happy couple and loving their Sherborne Castle wedding day.

The sunset dipped behind the lake as Louise and Simon danced their first dance. Lone Star’s ‘amazed’ had vocal accompaniment from the bridesmaids and friends. The wedding band took over and the wedding party hit the dance floor.

This late into the evening the Sherborne Castle wedding looked stunning. I coaxed the bride and groom out for some shots on the wooden jetty and beside the marquee. We departed with the satisfied feeling of a Sherborne Castle wedding well photographed.

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