10 March 2016
If you imagined an English country house winter wedding, you would want it to be this one. I met the lovely French bride during my show at Claridge’s and I knew when she booked me to be her wedding photographer that her wedding would be understatedly elegant in a way only the French can do. She even loves black & white as much as I do! The wedding was on a bitterly cold Sunday in February and I can’t actually convey just how cold it was, but let me just say that after a few minutes outside my fingers could barely press the camera shutter. Thankfully no one in England gets married outside in February, so we were all very toasty inside Bradley House, country seat of the Duke of Somerset.
A & B were a dreamy couple and possibly the most relaxed bride I’ve ever met, taking a break from helping the florist make table arrangements and greeting my assistant and I with offers of champagne as soon as we arrived in the morning and she had by the time organised and already laid out the details to be photographed. I was impressed. The ceremony was held in the little village church directly next door to the house and afterwards everyone crowded into the hallway for champagne and to warm up, followed by afternoon tea, callissons and possibly the most romantic first dance ever.