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Friday 20 May - Savill Court Hotel

Olivia and Adam

It feels like I've known Olivia and Adam for years ... well actually I have because we first met at Ascot wedding fair back in 2014! However they've not been lazy as in that time they planned their wedding, moved house and became parents to baby Archie. On the big day itself it was clear just how important their friends and family are as everyone pitched in to help and made everything run smoothly.

dress, shoes and jewellery

I do on shoes

brides hair

bouquet

bride makeup

With everything taking place in the one location, I was able to dart between rooms to capture the boys preparations too. We tried to let Archie sleep as long as possible, so that he wasn't grumpy for the photos later, but he woke up smiling and beaming and was more than happy to be put into his little matching suit.

groom and tie

page boy waistcoat

groom and son

groomsmen

wedding rings

The Orangery was set up for the ceremony which has a great dome in the ceiling. Tissue were on standby as we were all expecting the couple to get properly emotional throughout their vows but they both held it together remarkably well. I had more trouble trying to shoot through the large pedestal flower arrangements!

orangery set up for ceremony

ceremony details

entrances

entrances

ceremony

hold hands

ceremony

exchange rings

exchange rings

kiss

Thankfully, with not even a hint of rain to be had, drinks and photos could all take place out on the terrace and in the gardens. It's nice when I get a couple who actively look forward to having their photos taken away from all the guests so they didn't need much encouragement to drag them away!

guest drinks

guest drinks

bridal party

bride and groom

hands and rings

bride and groom kiss

at front of hotel

With the Orangery now ready for the wedding breakfast it just shows how useful it is to have a creative family as the table decorations were all made by a family member as was the cake. The emotions definately flowed during the speeches especially when Olivia also stood up and said her own thank yous.

tableplan

table details

wedding cake

speeches

speeches

The element of the day that will forever stick in my memory though is the hassle it took to gain permission to take photos on the bridal suite balcony. Ok, we got there eventually but that did have to including agreeing that none of us were to jump off.

The evening party proved a real eye opener as I've never seen Northern Soul dancing (with talc on the floor of course) in person before, or a groom who'll get up and start singing if you pass him a mic!

balcony

balcony

cutting cake

dancing

groom singing

 
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