Wiltshire Wedding Photographer
One of the many perks of this wonderful job is that we get to travel across the UK and abroad to capture couple’s perfect days. It is something that we just love to do; exploring new places and visiting new towns and cities so when Ben and Clare asked us to be their Wiltshire Wedding Photographer honestly we couldn’t have been more excited! We travelled down the day before so we could meet the lovely couple in person and we found them half way through designing their amazing huge fabric marquee with maypole centre pieces at their family home of Copes Cottage. The next day we travelled to The Castle and Ball in the local town of Marlborough where we found Ben and his best man James putting the final touches to their outfits and polishing those shiny black shoes! Then it was a quick detour to The Swan pub to meet the rest of the groomsmen before their Usher’s lunch. Then, boutonnieres pinned and glasses flowing we said our goodbyes to go and meet our beautiful bride to be. A relaxed atmosphere greeted us at Copes Cottage (the girls invited us to join them for breakfast!) and we quietly set about documenting the bridal preparations whilst she and her ladies and the most gorgeous flower girls you could imagine (with floral crowns on their heads!) prepared for the big moment ahead. Clare looked stunning with her tight dark curls and lace dress with a beautiful silk belt that she pinned additional vintage broaches too along with her bouquet of flowers that looked like they had been handpicked from one of the many lush fields that surround the area.
The ceremony at St Peter, The Street at Milton Lilbourne was heartfelt and emotional and I’m not sure there was a dry eye in the house as Ben and Clare stepped out to a mass of rice confetti and tremendous cheers! Once back at Copes Cottage, the party really did swing in to gear, with emotional and hilarious speeches in equal measures and a party that went on to the very early hours as we watched in great joy as each guest threw themselves into every last dance number. Our ever thoughtful newly married couple had supplied a box full of crazy hats for the guests, adults and children alike and it was quite a sight to see a chicken hat dancing with Sherlock Holmes and a clown! Not a sight we will forget in a hurry but one that really gave the party another level of fun that we hadn’t seen before, well worth considering for your wedding!
Thank you so much Ben and Clare for allowing us to be a part of your fantastic day, we enjoyed every last second.
Wiltshire wedding photographers, Dominique Shaw and Liam Shaw are the creative partnership behind York Place Studios and strive to create emotional, storytelling photography that captures the real moments of your wedding day. Based near York and Leeds, the destination wedding photographers travel across their home county of Yorkshire, the UK, Europe and worldwide to capture your special moments.