St Clere Estate is quite simply magnificent. It’s a private, family run working country estate which opens it’s doors every summer to a handful of brides and grooms. It’s just fabulous and perfect for a grand country marquee wedding.
I first met Emily a year ago at The National Wedding show. Since then we have been keeping in touch with emails and a few weeks ago we decided to meet up at St Clere’s to talk over timings and take some engagement photos. It’s so lovely to then see a wedding venue come to life with the couple’s personal details on the wedding day itself.
I started my morning with Emily, her maids and her family at Emily’s parents home. Lots of giggles, lots of presents (well done Rich), a few tears and lots of bubbles. I also got a first glimpse at the two pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes that Emily would wear. One pair of which was designed personally for her and engraved with the date. Emily, looking radiant, arrived at the church with her father. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and it was the perfect day for an English country wedding.
The ceremony was lovely and the church was full of music. Afterwards we all headed to beautiful St Clere’s. Emily, Rich and I headed straight for the lake and temple, a beautiful spot for wedding photos. Meanwhile back at the house the drinks were flowing and guests were taking advantage of the coconut shy, the photo booth and the croquet.
Following some hilarious and emotional speeches, Emily tossed her bouquet to an eager gaggle of girls and then Mr and Mrs Barnes took to the floor to show off the result of their dancing lessons.
Thank you for letting me witness your magical day, it was perfect in every way. I hope I’ll have the honour of shooting more St Clere Estate wedding in the future, fingers crossed they will be as perfect as yours x