Symondsbury Wedding Photography in Dorset
Symondsbury Estate could well be one of the finest venues to be a wedding photographer at! It was my first time photographing at the Tithe Barn. Nestled amongst the Dorset hills in Symondsbury, the setting and sheer variety of the estate just kept presenting more and more possibilities for wonderful Symondsbury Wedding Photography. Despite the almost continuous drizzle after the ceremony.
A Church Ceremony
But before I got to the delightful St John the Baptist church, I joined the guys in high spirits at the Manor House. Alex was rehearsing his speech surrounded by his many ushers. There was loads to photograph here. But I could only stay for a short time before heading across the road to Jane and her similarly large contingent of bridesmaids. Parked outside was Jeff’s stunning Morgan. Jeff was keeping one eye on the heavens, expected to open at some point later that day.
Toddler at the Bridal Prep
Jane’s one year old daughter Evie was also in good spirits. She discovered her Mum in a wedding dress after waking from a quick nap. Then eagerly eyed up grandma’s hat!
Over at the church, guests were being welcomed by a bagpiper. I set about documenting the guests arriving for the ceremony. Unfortunately, despite the fact I’m a documentary photographer, and am very unobtrusive during the ceremony, I was banished to the rear of the church. Probably paying penance for another photographers noisy methods at an earlier wedding.
After the ceremony we waved the newly-weds off in the Morgan before a short walk to the Tithe Barn. Unfortunately the anticipated rain had arrived. So the canapés and group photos were under cover indoors. Later in the reception, the rain held off long enough for some quick portraits outside. Then back for some superb speeches and the wedding breakfast of roast pork.
After the First Dance, the Scot contingent could show off their skills with the start of the ceilidh by The Guilty Pleasures.
My coverage came to an end as the second ceilidh set began and I bid a fond farewell to the delightful Symondsbury estate. Why not check out my work as a Wasing Park wedding photographer, if you’re interested in barn locations for your wedding?