Bride and groom in front of barn door

A Vintage Tea Party Wedding in Somerset

Bride and groom in front of barn door

Today we are sharing more beautiful pictures from Stephanie and Gareth’s wedding in Somerset, our May Wedding of the Month. Stephanie and Gareth created a vintage tea party themed wedding which included lots of handmade details, and they entertained their guests with croquet and a conker tournament. Every gorgeous detail of this wedding has been captured perfectly by How Photography

“We are both from the Liverpool area but had a holiday in Somerset and fell in love with Combe House Hotel in Holford. When we got engaged, after looking at a couple of venues around the city we both felt that nothing compared to Combe House and it would be an ideal wedding venue for the style of wedding we wanted. We decided to make a weekend of it and asked all our friends and family to join us on the Friday in Somerset and stay for a couple of nights.

“From the outset we wanted a vintage tea party themed wedding, and the marquee in the grounds of the hotel was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. To achieve the look we had tables set with vintage china, cake stands decorated with flowers for the centrepieces, alongside teapots and decorated jam jars. To complement this theme we had hessian and lace table runners and table numbers. Our favourite part of the decoration was the bunting, all 120 metres of it, which was handmade by my step mum and friend.

“We handmade a lot of things, including our save the dates and invites, chalkboard signs for around the grounds of the venue, and jam jars decorated with hessian and lace. The wedding favours were little jars of homemade jam, made by my step mum, and decorated by ourselves in hessian with printed labels.

“I found my dress in a local bridal shop. It was designed by Justin Alexander and it was exactly what I imagined I would like. When I tried it on I knew it was the one, which sounds like a cliche but it’s absolutely true.”

Holford Combe road sign

Wedding sign on grass

Combe House Hotel, Holford, Somerset

Justin Alexander wedding dress hanging in window

Lace detail on Justin Alexander wedding dress

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Couple kissing holding orange balloons

An Engagement Shoot at Westonbirt Arboretum

Couple sitting on tree branch

Couple: Sophie and Oscar

Photographer: How Photography

Engagement Shoot Date: 16/09/2014

Location of Shoot: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Wedding Date: 19/09/2015

Why did you have an engagement shoot?

“We had the photo shoot so we felt more comfortable in front of the camera on our wedding day, and also so we could use a picture for our save-the-date cards.”

Couple at Westonbirt Arboretum

Couple holding orange balloons at Westonbirt Arboretum

Couple holding orange balloons Couple holding orange balloons kissing

Man lifting up woman holding orange balloons

Woman holding orange balloons Man holding orange balloons

Couple laying on ground amongst leaves

Which is your favourite picture?

“This one…”

Couple laying together on leaves

Couple sitting on leaves on ground Man with hand on woman's face

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