Botleys Mansion weddings are up there with my favourites, every time I drive up to the house I feel a huge sense of excitement. I knew I was in for a treat with Zoe and Harry after meeting them earlier in the year for their engagement shoot in St. James’ Park in London. They were so easy going and so relaxed I just knew their wedding day was going to be amazing.
The morning kicked off with Zoe and her maids in the Botleys Mansion bridal suite. The atmosphere was lovely – the perfect combination of fun and anticipation. When Zoe finally stepped into her stunning Alice Temperley gown the excitement levels reached a new high and there were smiles all round as the girls headed down to the ceremony.
Harry looked the absolute part in his Buckleigh’s of London suit, the perfect match for beautiful Zoe. As he stood at the top of the atrium and looked back to see Zoe walk the (particularly long!) aisle I’m not sure there was a dry eye in the house. The ceremony was absolutely jam packed with laughter and was a wonderful celebration of their marriage. Lovely reading, funny stories and plenty of giggles ensued and as the celebrant announced that they were now husband and wife a huge cheer erupted.
A lovely drinks reception followed (as we dodged the rain showers!) at which point I was lucky enough to spend some time with Zoe and Harry outside for their portraits. The day continued with a rather excellent set of speeches and a beautiful first dance for our newlyweds.
Zoe and Harry thank you so much for allowing me to record your incredible day. Your friends and family were so welcoming and it was a real pleasure to be there. I wish you many years of happiness.
Venue – Botleys Mansion
Bridal Gown – Alice Temperley
Groom’s Outfit – Buckleigh’s of London
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Debenhams
Hair and Make Up Artist – Jo Penford
Cake – Choccy Woccy Doh Dah
Florist – Dandini Flowers