With every wedding I photograph, I always like get to know a little bit about the couple before the actual event. For me, it’s great to know what interests the couple have and what they like doing for fun and in their free time, just to get a feel for the type of people they are. All this normally happens quite naturally during initial emails or at meetings in the run up to the big day. However, in Bryony and Tom’s case, it wasn’t possible to meet in person. Instead, we set up a few meetings over Skype. That worked really well. From the off it felt like I was chatting to old friends!
It was very clear from their venue choices and throughout our conversations that Bry and Tom had a love for the great outdoors and in particular the countryside. They were keen to get a few relaxed portraits of the two of them between the ceremony and their wedding breakfast, so they did their own research beforehand – spending time before the wedding day walking in and around the area to pinpoint a few spots that they particularly liked. They even sent me photos of the locations! This was a great idea. It’s really nice that they chose those scenes themselves. I think it means much more when ideas like this come directly from the couple. I’m always happy to be creative with suggestions and I do my best to work out how to achieve the best shots in the desired locations.
The wedding day itself was held at another new venue to me, Pengenna Manor, just north of Wadebridge.
Everything happened here, from getting ready beforehand, to the fireworks and dancing later on that evening. We were super lucky with the weather as Bry and Tom were brave enough to have planned the wedding ceremony outside overlooking the beautiful countryside that surrounds Pengenna. Great choice!
This was such a sweet wedding to photograph. You can read Bry and Tom’s comments below, but I just want to say myself that I really did feel like one of the family, and I feel very privileged to have been part of this wonderful day.
Bry and Tom, best wishes for the future, guys, and I hope to see you again soon!