Athelhampton House Wedding with Sam & Giulia
If I had the time, I’d love to plot out, all the places I’ve captured a wedding, on a map. Having been a wedding photographer for a decade now, it’s not every day I’m visiting somewhere for the first time. But today I’m sharing (what I think is) my first ever Dorset Wedding! And what a wedding to introduce me to the area.
On my drive down to Dorchester the evening before the wedding. I was greeted by rolling views over the countryside, stretching out for miles. I drove through so many lovely little villages. And passed an old red phone box that had been turned into a book exchange <3
When Sam & Giulia first booked me to photograph their wedding, we instantly bonded over our love for the natural world. A passion you can see inspired so many aspects and details of their wedding day. Including the beautiful flowers and foliage that created the bouquets, hair pieces, and decorations for the church and reception venue.
Sam & Giulia’s ceremony took place in the village where they first met and in the Church where Sam’s Dad lies. It can be really tricky to know how to remember and honor lost loved ones on a wedding day. I loved how Sam had a buttonhole made up for his Dad. I was really glad I managed to grab a sneaky photo of him laying it down for him from where I was hiding behind a tree. Moments like that are so special and not something I would want to interrupt. That said, I really wanted to capture Sam’s Dad’s presence somehow. Because those we love are such a big part of our lives and we definitely carry them with us, especially on those important days. So that’s where those subtle photo ninja skills come in handy.
After the church ceremony, we headed over to Athelhampton House to celebrate. What an incredible venue! Their gardens are vast and absolutely stunning. Inevitably, there wasn’t enough time to use all of the wonderful photo locations so I’d love to photograph another Athelhampton House wedding so I can explore the rest.
Athelhampton House is a Tudor house, nestled in the heart of Dorset, that is over 500 years old. The wedding guests really enjoyed exploring the old house and gardens during the reception. And there is plenty of space for you to take five minutes to yourselves on what can be a really lovely but overwhelming day.
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S & G’s Wedding Supplier Credits
Credit where credit is due. If you’d like to find out who any of the talented folk are that worked on Sam & Giulia’s wedding day you can find them here.