Birtsmorton Court Wedding Photography
Deborah & KevanDeb and Kevan had their amazing Birtsmorton Court wedding in the middle of summer. Birtsmorton Court is a stunning privately owned country estate with an original house that dates back to the 15th century. It even has it’s own church, at which this lovely couple got married.
Deb and her bridal party got ready in the Garden House, which is a huge house buried within the venue, large enough to house a bride, bridesmaids and as many make-up artists and hair-dressers as are necessary! The house itself is the ideal location for bridal prep, with the large overhead beams being perfect to hang wedding gowns from, which makes for some beautiful photos as you can see below.
Deborah’s dad came to visit mid-morning, and he took this opportunity to run through his speech with his daughter. I think the expression on her face says it all!
With hair and make-up complete, it was time for the bridal party to get dressed. For this, they moved from the Garden House to a beautifully appointed bedroom in the main house itself. This secluded hideaway features an ornate four-poster bed and a vintage mirror. The room also has a stunning view over the terrace and gardens below, but more about that later…
I absolutely love these black and white images of Deb having her wedding dress tied. She has a look of serenity that’s seldom seen in brides this close to their wedding! With Deb dressed and the bridesmaids ready to go, I took the opportunity to head to the church and take a few photos of groom with the best man, as well as some candid photos of the guests arriving.
Deb walked the 200 metres to the church escorted by her father, with the bridesmaids following close behind. One of my favourite moments from the day was when the bride met her young flower-girl on the way.
The terrace was used for the drinks reception, and I took the opportunity to take some of the smaller group photos here. After 45 minutes or so, the entire wedding party moved to the White Garden in order to continue the festivities there. The White Garden is a well maintained formal garden with a fountain as the centrepiece. The fountain contained colourful rubber ducks and fishing rods were provided to keep the kids (and some adults) entertained.
With the guests being seated for dinner, the bride, groom and myself walked from the White Garden to the far end of one of the lakes at Birtsmorton Court. There’s a small white bridge over the stream that feeds the pool, and this was the focal point for many photos. A storm was brewing overhead, and the dark cloud combined with the late evening sun to give a stunning golden colour to the top of the trees.
The wedding reception was held in Birtsmorton Court’s marquee, and was dressed beautifully with flowers on each table, as well as hand-cuffs; The groom is a police officer, and the bride also works for the police. The tables were each named after memorable places that the bride and groom had travelled to in their time together.
If you would like to see Deborah & Kevan’s wedding album design, please click here.