Bride and groom next to funfair carousel at Brympton House Wedding

A Classic Brympton House Wedding with a Funfair

Fern and James’ wedding is beautifully classic but with a fun twist, and these picture by Martin Dabek capture the day perfectly. The couple had a traditional church wedding ceremony at Sherborne Abbey followed by a reception at the beautiful Brympton House.

The delicate ivory, pink, mauve and lavender work in harmony to create a wonderfully pretty colour palette that brings the wedding to life. Stunning bridal bouquets and floral arrangements in these pretty colours complemented the stunning lavender bridesmaid dresses perfectly.

Fern chose a stunning Caroline Castigliano wedding dress (eventually) in a fit and flare silhouette that was perfect for their classic wedding. Everything about the styling of this wedding is elegant and charming.

To mix up the classic element, Fern and James threw a funfair party in the magnificent grounds of Brympton House. Carousel rides, fairground games, an ice cream parlour and even fire-eaters… yep, fire eaters! Just look how much fun they had at their wedding…

Bride and groom next to funfair carousel at Brympton House Wedding

A Fun Twist

“I would describe our Brympton House wedding as a traditional, classic wedding but with a fun twist. We chose an ivory and lavender colour scheme, with contemporary elegance in the dress designs and wedding cake styles, and fun elements of a funfair with carousel, stalls, fire dancers, crepe and ice cream stand, firepit and photobooth.

“When we first discussed our ideas and wedding budget we agreed that investing in a good professional photographer was key. We came across Martin Dabek’s fantastic portfolio and immediately knew it was the style of wedding photography we wanted. Also, Martin was really excited about our ideas and could not wait to capture pictures of our Sherborne Abbey ceremony.”

Bridesmaid bouquets

Reflection in mirror of bridesmaid doing up back of bride's wedding dress

Father with hand over his mouth when he sees his daughter in wedding dress

Bride adjusting father's buttonhole

Bridesmaids and flower girls

Bride with veil

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Bride and groom at top of stairs at Kings Weston House

A Kings Weston House Wedding with Handmade Touches

I was delighted when the fabulous Martin Dabek sent me the pictures of Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding at the historic Kings Weston House. This wedding contains one of my all-time favourite wedding pictures… you’ll know why when you see it, but it contains two deer and some props!

Built many centuries ago, Kings Weston House boasts a plethora of 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. It is elegant, full of character, and has such charm; the perfect backdrop for Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding.

Bride and groom at top of stairs at Kings Weston House

I love a wedding with a big bridal party, and Hollie’s seven bridesmaids all looked stunning in mismatched muted pink dresses that complemented the grey, pink and white colours of the styling details.

Talking of looking stunning – I adore Hollie’s wedding dress from Allure Bridals. It has such a pretty sheer lace back with button detail.

This really is a beautiful, elegant wedding (with a hint of shabby chic). Enjoy looking through these fabulous pictures by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography.

An Informal Feel

“Our wedding took place at Kings Weston House in Bristol. We wanted to create a shabby chic, informal feel, and chose a colour scheme of grey and dusky pink with sparkly accents.

Wedding sign

Bride having make-up done

Wedding dress hanging on front of wardrobe Bridal bouquet on chair

Bridal bag

Bridal preparations at Kings Weston House

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Bride holding bouquet

An ‘I’ll Love You Till the End’ Wedding at Bridwell

This wedding is fabulous and has so many incredible personal touches. Hannah and Michael took inspiration from woodlands and eerie, romantic settings to create such a beautifully styled wedding.

Every element of this wedding had so much thought put into it; the aisle of weeping willows for Hannah to walk down, the hired Chesterfield sofas for guests to sit on, the unique, handmade entwined heart as the backdrop, and the visually stunning tablescape in the dining room.

Bride holding bouquet

If you think that’s all amazing then wait until you see Hannah’s handmade headpiece. It’s one of the most incredible headpieces we have ever seen.

Our thanks go to Martin Dabek for sharing the incredible pictures from Hannah and Mike’s fabulous Bridwell wedding.

Enchanting Love

“Being a wedding stylist I was able to create all our decor and details for our ‘I’ll love you till the end’ wedding. I designed and handmade our stationery, props, flowers and accessories, and created our table decor. Our wedding theme was enchanting love and the styling inspiration came from woodlands and eerie, romantic settings.

Bridwell wedding venue

Fireplace inside Bridwell wedding venue

Bride having make-up done

Wedding flowers on table

Bride and make-up artist

Bride putting boots on

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Bride and groom seen through the window of wedding venue - Picture by Martin Dabek Photography

Getting to Know – Martin Dabek Photography

Martin Dabek of Martin Dabek Photography

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Company Name: Martin Dabek Photography

Interview with: Martin Dabek

Location / Coverage: Bristol, South-West, UK

How did your business get started and who works at Martin Dabek Photography?

I photographed my first wedding for friends of mine, which happened to be in Mexico. The Mexican wedding was so much fun that I decided to look deeper into wedding photography. Here I am today having worked as a Bristol wedding photographer since 2009.

I’m the only person working for Martin Dabek Photography, although I occasionally use very talented second shooters when couples request it.

Bride and groom seen through the window of wedding venue - Picture by Martin Dabek Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I never trained to be photographer; I became interested while my sister was studying fine art photography at Uni. Interestingly enough both of my grandfathers were making a living from photography during the second war.

Bride walking across desert - Picture by Martin Dabek Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I don’t remember the first picture I took, however I remember my first pictures Travel magazine featured. I also have fond memories of developing black and white pictures in our school darkroom with my friends.

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