Let me take you back to April 19th when I had the pleasure of being Hannah and Alex’s Wotton House wedding photographer. This wedding was about making this wonderful little family ‘official’. Hannah and Alex celebrated in the stunning surroundings of Wotton House with their families and friends. Their two sons were page boys and I think they enjoyed the day just as much as their Mum and Dad. There was Easter Egg Hunts, endless running about on the huge sweeping lawns and tents in the evening. The weather was glorious and everyone enjoyed wandering the gardens and soaking up the sun at this grand country house.
Enzoani for a Country House Wedding
Hannah got ready with her best friend and maid of honour Katie. I loved their close bond, they obviously know each other so well, more like sisters than friends. Hannah wore Enzoani with a hand-stitched veil by my super talented friend Andrea Elsby. Andrea is a wonderful hair and makeup artist and made sure Hannah and Katie were looking perfect. The flower girls carefully scattered petals down the aisle and after a moment of slight nerves, it was time for Hannah to make her way down the grand staircase at Wotton House.
The ceremony took place in the Old Library which is a beautiful pillared room. Hannah was given away by her slightly tearful brother to the beautiful sounds of Nike Jemiyo who played through the ceremony and cocktail hour. Nike Jemiyo is completely amazing, go have a listen on her site! There was a super sweet moment during the ceremony. Hannah and Alex’s son crept up behind them and couldn’t resist the feel of his Mum’s veil. He touched it to his face with such a look of adoration. I watched him throughout the day holding up his Mum’s dress and taking care of his smaller brother. Such a sweet boy, I hope he always remembers the feel of his Mum’s veil on her wedding day.
Wotton House Wedding Photographer
The day was beautifully warm for April and everyone moved out onto the terrace and lawns for drinks after the ceremony. We spent quite a bit of time roaring like dinosaurs to get some family photographs with the boys. The Italian gardens were then perfect for portraits. After that, we moved to the front of the house to photograph Hannah’s brothers vintage Mustang car which just had to be taken for a quick spin.
The wedding breakfast and speeches took place back in the Old Library and then there was plenty of time to enjoy more sunshine before the evening reception. I love the light at this time of day and the gardens at Wotton House looked magical. I particularly love the Tortoise House which sits in its own secluded walled garden and we got some lovely portraits there. It wasn’t hard with these two who are so totally into each other!
The Tricks supplied the evening entertainment and they are always amazing. I last saw them at a wedding in Wales (you can see that here). The first dance was a super cute family affair and the boys thoroughly enjoyed the band. They danced with everyone! They were all still going when it was time for me to leave and I’m sure the party went on long into the night. It was a fantastic celebration and it was an honour to be there with this wonderful family. I wish them all the success and happiness for their future together.
It was a pleasure to work with these wonderful suppliers for this wedding:
Hair, makeup and veil: Andrea Elsby
Video: Hawaiian Shirt Photography
Florist: Flowers by Elaine
Cake: The Cheese Shed
Band: The Tricks
Music: Nike Jemiyo