It was my first time on the Isle of Wight and I was looking forward to being a Northcourt House wedding photographer for the wedding of Sarah and Jonathan. Â I enjoyed everything about this wedding. I enjoyed getting there, it was a lovely sunny day and the conditions were perfect for the crossing and as I arrived a day earlier, I went to visit the needles, a lovely spot! On the eve of their wedding day, Jonathan and Sarah had prepared a lovely meal for the guests that had already arrived and I was invited to join them. Northcourt House is a beautiful house that also works as a B&B / guest accommodation so there was plenty of rooms for most guests to stay over and there were also a couple of kitchens and living areas that make the venue very comfortable. Everything felt very intimate, withÂ everyone helping out in the preparations and most things were done by Jonathan and Sarah and their families, including some of the food and drinks on both days!
On the wedding day, the celebrationsÂ started with guests gathering for a few drinks and nibbles before the ceremony. ItÂ took place outdoors by a lovely lake with guests sitting on hay bales. It was a lovely humanist ceremony, in a gorgeousÂ spot with great weather! The weather in fact was variable throughout the day with some showers. After the ceremony and the drinks reception, guests were invited for afternoon tea. The whole day was very relaxed and there were no speeches and very few “traditional” elements. The day was about having fun and enjoying each other’s company and the lovely grounds. Some afternoon games took place which included croquet, jenga, a treasure hunt, bowls and roulette. In the evening, the first dance took place just before sunset.
Sarah and Jonathan’s wedding was really beautiful and focused on those special moments that were important to them. I was amazed by how calm and patient they both were, considering that in addition to getting married they organised everything for everyone. They made sure that everyone had plenty to eat the night before (they cooked themselves lasagna (both meat and vegetarian)) and they were both running around on the day of the wedding ensuring everyone had breakfast and had everything they needed. I felt incredibly happy to witness such a meaningful day.
Below are some of my favourite images from the day. I hope that you like them! Please feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear from you. If you are looking for a Northcourt House wedding photographer, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for reading!