Lawrie & Helen were married back in August and I was delighted when they asked me to provide their Dodmoor House Wedding Photography.
This has always been one of my favourite venues to work at, as it has a lovely rustic feel and the staff are just brilliant. So I knew the day would run perfectly.
I arrived around mid morning and joined Helen and her bridesmaids, who were getting ready in the honeymoon suite. Everybody was in great spirits and any sign of nerves appeared to be well under control.
My style of wedding photography is what I term as ‘documentary’, whereby I try to blend into the background, not move anything (unless absolutely necessary) and just capture the flow of the day as it happens. Apart from the handful of formal group shots, that I’m happy to do at every wedding, I’m looking for the more natural, unposed moments that tell the story of the day.
The ceremony was due to start at 1.00pm, so with that time getting close their invited guests were starting arrive. The girls were just about ready and Helen looked absolutely stunning in her dress. As you will see below, the detail on the back of the dress was really special.
The ceremony was beautiful and there was lots of laughter, which is great, as it probably allowed Lawrie and Helen to relax a little more throughout the vows.
We were blessed with lovely weather throughout the day (apart from a very brief shower), so everyone was able to sit outside in the courtyard and enjoy drinks. Following the wedding breakfast and speeches, guests sat around drinking and chatting, or played boule or croquet on the top lawn.
Oncer a number of evening guests had arrived, Lawrie and Helen cut their cake and proceeded with their first dance. With the party now in full swing, I stayed long enough to get some dancing shots and bid my farewells.
Below is a selection of images (and a slideshow at the bottom of the page) from the day and I hope you enjoy looking at them:
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