I was so inspired by Verity and Rob’s gorgeous Christmas wedding at The Dairy, Waddesdon. The attention to detail throughout was superb, and I just adored their rich colour scheme. Verity and Rob chose a red and gold theme, echoed in their striking floral arrangements and all of their wedding details. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous gold and red dresses, which tied in perfectly with Verity’s vibrant, colourful vision for the day.
Verity and Rob were blessed with a lovely sunny day for their wedding, although as to be expected for this time of year it was pretty cold. Amazingly not one guest complained as they waited outside the church to shower the newlyweds in their confetti aisle after the ceremony, and the resulting fun images were really worth the effort.
The Dairy is about as magical as it gets for a romantic winter wedding venue! Many of the guests braved the chilly conditions to explore the wonderful lakeside gardens on the day, and who can blame them – there’s just so much to see!
I’ll never forget the guests’ fun packed surprise sing-a-long the couple had planned for after the speeches, there was certainly no time for anyone to shy away from the challenge that was coming their way! Each table in turn had to jump up on numerous occasions and belt out their allotted words from twelve days of Christmas. This was fabulous to witness and photograph, the sight of everyone jumping up from their seats, plus the sound of singing and constant laughter was unbelievable! The resulting images are some of my favourites from the day – when guests are having this much fun, most people become oblivious to my camera.
The fabulous huge illuminated personalised letters were made by Verity’s father. They took centre stage in the winter garden and looked stunning. I also loved the huge illuminated Christmas tree that The Dairy had installed in their main courtyard; it looked so majestic as the guests arrived through the venue’s dramatic vaulted entrance.
I hope you enjoy my favourite pictures selection. Here is the message I received from Verity and Rob.
We’ve now received our wedding photographs and we’re emailing to thank you very much indeed.
From the beginning of the process you put us at such ease. Your expert advice regarding the number of formal shots to consider, the timings for the day and the spots for photos at the Dairy were totally invaluable. You’ve been really communicative and efficient – we didn’t expect our pictures to be ready as soon as we were back from honeymoon!
The quality of the pictures is really excellent – the colours are so vibrant and you managed to get a shot of every single guest! The family photographs are exactly what we had envisaged – we love the informality. We really feel that you captured the spirit of the day – looking at the pictures has brought back so many lovely memories.
It’s going to be hard to choose our favourites as they’re all really great!
Verity & Rob