I really enjoy working at Ufton Court. It is a fairly local venue to me and this is where Jennifer and Phil chose to have their wedding day. It all started at Jen’s house, not too far from both locations. I like it when brides get ready at their childhood homes. Jen was getting ready in her “old” room and I tried to create some images that include this. One of the images featured here shows a reflection of her getting ready with a portrait of her as child in one corner. In the other corner is a poem that was mentioned during the speeches and was from when she was born. These images are meaningful to me and I enjoy capturing them. The mood was joyful and shortly after the bride made her way to the church. Douai Abbey is a stunning church in the middle of the countryside. It is beautiful, grand, elegant and bright. The priest was welcoming and did a lovely service. After the ceremony, the bride and groom took some time to say hello to their guests. We also took the formal family photos outside the church.
Ufton court is venue that has that ability for everything to feel relaxed and not rushed. The guests enjoying canapés and drinks outside. They were serenaded by a guitar player. Some games were also around for the younger (and adults) to play with. The meal was served inside the barn and was followed by speeches. I have heard many speeches in my life as a wedding photographer. The best one’s are the one’s that come from the heart. Ones that are original and more importantly that are meaningful. These speeches were certainly excellent, fun at times and emotional at others. After the meal, guests enjoyed some more “free” time before the first dance.
Below is a short selection of my favourite images from their wedding day. Phil and Jen are a really lovely couple. They made sure that I was fed and watered (which is important for me) and were genuinely interested in the people around them. They made sure that everyone was happy and comfortably and ehoyed their wedding day. Wedding photography at Ufton Court is fun, there are so many different places to use and photograph. If you are considering getting married there, I certainly recommend a visit.