30 Aug Wimborne Wedding Photography
Wimborne Wedding // Debbie & Ian
Just outside the quaint village of Wimborne in Dorset, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, is Debbie’s mum’s sprawling red brick house. Surrounded by fields, with a couple of horses sunning themselves, with the family dogs laying in the midday sun, and with more butterflies in the air than I have ever seen, I arrived to meet Debbie for the first time to document hers and Ian’s wedding. The couple had flown half way around the world for their wedding day, both having lived in New Zealand for a good number of years, but deciding to tie the knot back in the UK. An amazingly chilled out and happy bride, Debbie was joined at the house by her sister, mum and close friends from home, NZ and Copenhagen. Once everyone was in their wedding day finest, we drove to the church where Ian and all their guests were waiting. The ceremony was performed by a family friend, and was very special. It was a blisteringly hot day, with bright blue skies, and no time was wasted getting back to the house for chilled champagne and canapés. A relaxing afternoon passed; the garden was ablaze with gorgeous flowers, and those beautiful butterflies: a perfect summer day. Into the marquee for dinner and speeches, as always one of my favourite parts of the day with all manner of emotions going on; always a joy to listen to and to photograph. Champagne flowed, kegs of beer were put onto tables for people to help themselves and as the sun set, Debbie and Ian took to the dance floor for their first dance, quickly followed by the guests. A great day down in Dorset, with lovely people; thanks Debbie and Ian and here’s to you two!