Loseley Park Wedding
Ok, so for a late July weekend, we were absolutely not hoping for the deluge that ensued…rain is never the best fun on a wedding day, and it certainly wasn’t what Sofia & Robert had planned for. Despite this, it was still one of my favourite ever Loseley weddings, and that’s down to the two people in the centre. Planning a Summer wedding in this country always has its risks, and we know that it ‘could’ rain, but we don’t expect it to be so unrelenting. My heart was hurting because I know Sofia had planned the day so meticulously and to lose out on images you’d conjured in your mind can be disheartening, yet still they took it in their stride. The light was still beautiful, and some of the photos of Sofia arriving at the church will be favourites for a long time to come.
We started the day in the stunning Bridal room at Loseley Park, where Sofia had the best girls around her getting ready, and her sister helping to get her stunning dress on. At one stage I remarked how Sofia looked like an elegant ballerina, and to no real surprise she announced she was one, once! I knew Robert was going to be blown away! It was lovely to be greeted at the church by an usher I recognised, the best man from the wonderful Laura & Arwyn‘s wedding a few years ago, who were also guests in attendance. It’s one of the great delights of this job, catching up with previous couples, we even had a giggle about the fact it also poured on their wedding day, yet it mattered not, as it was still beautiful. The ceremony at St Nicholas’ Church in Compton was simply lovely. So romantic, and full of the best of hymns! (I love church weddings for this reason alone). As always, confetti in the rain is still a fabulous shot to capture, so don’t ever convince yourself to just head straight to the car!
From here we headed to the stunning gardens at Loseley Park. With year round interest, we made the most of grounds by capturing some portraits on the way to meet their guests, who were serenaded by String Infusion who played in the white garden. Drinks were flowing and everyone had a brilliant time. The rest of their day served up some absolutely hilarious speeches, Sofia’s Dad the most notable, but also some truly joyous and tearful moments from Robert too. Sadly the clouds didn’t allow for the golden hour we so craved but I begged the couple to go outdoors anyway for some quiet time and I’m so glad we did. I said my goodbyes after an amazing first dance and some great party moves. It was and will remain a truly special wedding, because of the utterly lovely people I got to witness getting married. Thanks must also go to Catherine Luther, who was my videographer sidekick who was a great support during lots of quickly made decisions. I highly recommend checking her out if you are looking for someone incredibly lovely with super laid back style. Enough waffle from me, as usual, here are the previews from Sofia & Robert’s day, I hope you enjoy!
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