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Naomi and Lewis’ wedding
{Athelhampton House, Dorchester}

Naomi and Lewis’ wedding day at Athelhampton House was full of sunshine on the first day of September.  The whole area was buzzing with countryside shows, the Bournemouth Air Show and the Paralympics in Weymouth but the focus of everything around us was with Naomi and Lewis enjoying their day with family and friends which completely encompassed their love of the countryside.

Lewis and Earle met up at the family home in Corfe Mullen while I was with Naomi and some of her family at River Cottage in the grounds of Athelhampton House, a very quaint cottage in totally tranquil surroundings ideal on such a beautiful morning.  Earle arrived with Lewis and his party in plenty of time for the 2.00 pm ceremony, Naomi was ready in good time so once the registrars had popped in to check all the relevant details with Naomi the moment had come to walk across up the driveway to the house and be married!  Everyone enjoyed a beautiful ceremony with the pre wedding nerves melting away as the bride and groom stood together making their vows.  Jack (Lewis’ much loved cocker spaniel) was present, a very special guest in the front row, suitably dressed with a pink bow in his collar and behaving perfectly:-)

Back outside in the warmth of the afternoon sun a drinks reception was enjoyed as we completed the formal family group photographs before the wedding party retired for the wedding breakfast and speeches.  The evening light was soon upon us and at this time Naomi and Lewis were ready to take a walk around the grounds of Athelhampton for some photographs of just the two of them.  The band and DJ were all set up and the party kicked off as soon as Naomi and Lewis returned for their first dance and from that moment on the dance floor was full for the rest of the night!

It has been a wonderful day, Laura and her team at Athelhampton House were lovely to work with as always.  Earle and I send our warmest congratulations to Naomi and Lewis, wishing you many years of happiness together.

Naomi and Lewis’ wedding professionals

Photography     Concept Photographic
Venue     Athelhampton House
Hair    Laura from Maddison Hair

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Sam and Bill’s wedding
{Athelhampton House, Dorset}

What a joy to be in the heart of Dorset in June for Sam and Bill’s wedding day.   They had found Athelhampton House after much searching from their home in Weston Super Mare where all their family and friends travelled from to join in a perfectly wonderful day.  We met Sam and Bill at The Old Manor at Kingston Maurward for their preparations, I stayed with Sam in her room with her bridesmaids and mum while Bill and the boys spent the morning with Earle, who enjoyed the opportunity of this wonderful environment to capture some very special photographs of Bill and his party before leaving for Athelhampton House.

At Athelhampton the ceremony room was full and the atmosphere equally full of anticipation as Sam arrived and walked up the aisle with her father.   Amid many highly emotional moments Sam and Bill were married in a beautiful ceremony and emerged from the house into the sunshine as Mr and Mrs with everyone eager to offer their congratulations.

The formal family photographs were completed and everyone was soon free to completely relax and enjoy the drinks reception fully while we popped back inside the house for one or two photographs of Sam which were specifically requested.  We were able to take Sam and Bill outside after the wedding breakfast in the evening light and spend some time with them alone for some wonderful photographs around the glorious grounds of Athelhampton House before they needed to return to their guests for the first dance and evening party.

We wish Sam and Bill all they wish for themselves in their marriage, it has been a magical day filled with their love for each other.  Earle and I also thank Sam and Bill for their extraordinary hospitality to us, we look forward to seeing you both again for your post wedding shoot…Wedding Diva roll on!!!!.  We have enjoyed selecting a few of our favourite images from the day for your enjoyment while we complete the proofing. Please leave a comment if you wish, just click on the box below.

Sam and Bill’s wedding professionals
Photography:     Concept Photographic
Venue:    The Old Manor
Wedding Venue:  Athelhampton House
Hair Stylist:     Elke Everton
Flowers:    The Poundbury Florist

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Laura and Duncan’s wedding
(Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset)

We have known Laura and her lovely family for many years now and were particularly touched they wanted us to photograph Laura and Duncan’s wedding last Saturday at Athelhampton House.   Both Laura and Duncan were getting ready for their day at Greenwood Grange so it was here Earle and I headed off to in the brilliant sunshine which promised to last all day.  The cottage Laura was in with her family and all her bridesmaids was already a hive of activity upon our arrival, Earle was ready to greet the boys at their cottage after their swim and once they were all dressed in their wedding gear they all took their leave for Athelhampton.   There was a steady stream of visitors all excited to see Laura and her family during the morning  but she was still ready to leave in good time and looking wonderful.

The ceremony room at Athelhampton House was full to capacity with the registrar conducting the ceremony being a close family friend Laura and Duncan’s marriage ceremony was a particularly emotional occasion.  Everyone was able to enjoy the drinks reception out in the grounds soaking up the warm afternoon sunshine while we organised the formal family photographs before the receiving line and wedding breakfast. 

With all the food enjoyed and speeches delivered Earle and I took Laura and Duncan out into the grounds again for some photographs of just the two of them together, this time was very important to them both and we had to work through our planned locations quickly to catch the last of the daylight and enable them to return to their guests, the party and first dance!

A perfectly wonderful day in a beautiful location, thank you for having us part of your team Laura and Duncan.  Earle and I have selected a few images from your wedding for you all to enjoy while we prepare the proofs. 

We always welcome comments from everyone, do feel free to add yours.

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