In April 2012, we travelled down to the Cotswolds area for the wedding of Dom and Rebekah, who booked us around eighteen months ago. Although very bright for much of the day, the temperature was definitely on the chilly side and we had some great dramatic skies later in the day.
The day began in Tewkesbury, where Dom was getting ready at his best man’s house. After dropping Sarah off, I then made my way over to the couple’s home just outside Evesham where Rebekah and her bridesmaids where preparing for the day. This was a lovely, relaxed morning and the girls had made sure they had plenty of time.
The wedding itself was held at St Eadburgha’s church in the quintessential Cotswolds village of Broadway. Although at the time of the service the weather outside was bright and fairly warm, the inside of the church was quite the opposite. With no internal heating, it was cold enough to see your breath! St Eadburgha’s really was a lovely church though and the vicar was quite happy for us to work with very little in the way of restrictions. Rebekah is a music teacher and during the service, two of her sixth-form students were there to play guitar and flute.
Following the service everyone made their way to nearby Dumbleton Hall. This was a new venue to us but we’d done Dom and Bekah’s pre-wedding shoot here a few weeks prior, so we knew where we wanted to take photographs. The estate has a long driveway approaching the main house, so I dropped Sarah off part-way along so she could get the shots of the car approaching while I parked up and covered the actual arrival. This is one of those situations where having two photographers really helps!
Once people had settled into the drinks reception we got started on the formal group photos. Thanks to help from Dom’s ushers – who assisted in gathering the required people up – these were done in no time at all so we then took the couple for a quick tour around the gardens for the all-important ‘couple’ photos.
The room for the wedding breakfast was laid out beautifully and each table was named after a different type of cake – but the cakes were also the favours, so each table had different flavour cakes! Following the speeches, we took the opportunity to take Dom and Bekah outside again into the early evening light before the first dance kicked off the evening party.
We’d like to thank Dom and Bekah for looking after us on the day – the bangers and mash were excellent, by the way (the same meal as the wedding breakfast). This was a really lovely day to work on and we hope our pictures do it justice.