Jon & Katie’s Wedding at Maunsel House, Somerset – Photographs by Ian Lewis
Jon and Katie’s wedding at Maunsel House near Taunton was beautiful. Despite the light shower, the venue, as always, looked stunning. Thankfully the rain stayed away for the rest of the day and the wedding guests were treated to fairly mild temperatures, blue skies and a fair bit of wind!
From Jon and Katie’s Engagement Shoot I knew that they preferred the more candid style of photography and didn’t want to have to pose too much for shots during the day. With this in mind it was easy to plan the kind of images that I wanted to get from the wedding. It’s so much easier as a wedding photographer, to know what the happy couple like, and what they are not so keen on, to make sure that they absolutely love all of their wedding photos.
As I arrived the Bridal Party were getting ready in the house’s fantastic Kings Room
Downstairs the boys were getting themselves ready in the bar…with a little help from Jon’s Mum
Once everything was in place downstairs and everyone was seated, the bride perfected the finishing touches before making her big arrival
Lianne Ardren did a great job of the girls hair for the day
During the ceremony I was able to capture the precious moments as they made their vows to each other
After the wedding breakfast and the speeches were over, the brighter sunlight had passed and I was able to spend some time in the grounds of the house with Jon and Katie. The softer light later on in the day lends itself well to couple shots and gives a more romantic intimate feel
I really hope the photos help them relive some of the fantastic memories of their big day. Thanks very much to them for letting me play a part in their day and I wish them the very best for the future.