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Sunday 10 July - Gaynes Park

Amy and Neil

I've known Neil for a few years now as used to work with his dad! I've subsquently photographed for several members of the family and it's always such a great opportunity to catch up with everyone. My brother got married at Gaynes so it's also nice to see the venue develop and change with the seasons and wedding trends.

venue sign

dress

groomsmen

If you want to make a big entrance then Gaynes is perfect with it's long outdoor aisle and the fact that you can decorate the trees. Everytime I've photographed here to date the weather has been kind, without need for the bride to be sheltered under a brollie. However there's still a good chance you'll pick up a few leaves and twigs in your dress along the way.

bride entrance

bride and dad

ceremony

exchange rings

ceremony

In the walled garden drinks and canapes were served whilst I got on with the photos. The couple's young daugher had slept through the entire ceremony so I was just hoping she'd wake up ready to smile for me. The only problem at Gaynes is a lack of a high vantage point for big group photos so I had to resort to my trusty step ladder.

all guests

guest drinks

guest drinks

guest drinks

family group

family group

Now I hope she won't mind me saying, but Amy is one of the least 'bridey' girls I've ever met, as is much happier in running gear and trainers. Neither her or Neil were that fussed about photos of themselves but I managed to pursude them that just a few would be ok! Their honeymoon was in fact a trip to Copenhagen where Neil was competing in an Ironman competition.

bride in gardens

bride and groom

The barn is a great space for the wedding breakfast and if you decide to invite more guests then you can even seat them upstairs. Unfortunately in all the preparations, little Olivia's freshly sterilized bottles had been left back at the hotel so whilst everyone was eating I dashed off site to go retrieve them. To be honest, no one needs photos of them eating anyhow.

barn set up for wedding breakfast

barn set up for wedding breakfast

wedding cake

Under the 'pretence' of fresh air and seeing the resisdent sheep, I trapsed the bride and groom through the fields ... followed by a final trip to the pagoda when the moon and twinkly lights lit up the gardens.

bride and groom in fields

bride and groom in fields

first dance

night

 
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