08 Oct Sherborne Castle Wedding Photography
Sherborne Castle Wedding // Sarah & Andrew
Sarah and Andrew had a beautiful wedding; celebrated by just their closest family and friends, the ceremony took place in the quaintest thatched church I have ever had the pleasure or visiting, and the reception in the small but perfectly formed Orangery at Sherborne Castle. The day started at Sarah’s mum’s house, with the bride and her flower girls getting ready. After a nerve settling glass of Krug, Sarah was ready to walk the two minutes down the lane to the gorgeous church where Andrew and their guests were waiting. Attention to detail is clearly Sarah’s thing, and she had arranged for candles to be lit in the church well before the wedding, so the wonderful smell of Jo Malone’s ‘Red Roses’ filed the air; a smell which will now always remind them of their wedding day. Their vicar was most accommodating, and my question on where I could and could not go during the ceremony was met with ‘please do whatever you need to capture good photos for the couple, you have free rein’. If only all vicars had this attitude! The ceremony was both funny and moving in equal measures, and afterwards, the couple were showered in confetti from paper cones before speeding off to the reception in a gorgeous silver Rolls Royce. En route, the black skies turned blacker and the heavens opened. The downpour threatened to ruin the surprise Sarah had planned for Andrew, a troupe of Morris dancers. Amazingly though, the storm passed, the skies brightened and the merriment began. Dinner was served in the Orangery and followed by speeches; tears, laughter and a letter from the manager of Portsmouth FC featured. It was an early finish to this wedding, with no dancing or evening entertainment, but spirits were high and there was a lot of love in the room when I said my goodbyes to this lovely couple. Some favourites from Sarah and Andrew’s Sherborne castle wedding are below.