Amanda and Paul’s Athelhampton House wedding was perfect. The sun shined, the day was full of passion, fun, love and happiness. A fabulous celebration of marriage. The wedding day began at Amanda’s parent’s home in rural Dorset. I arrived early to find the bride and her bridesmaids having their hair and makeup sessions by Sian Stone.
An air of excitement and anticipation was in the house. Dad was putting the finishing touches to his speech and Mom was busy getting pre wedding snacks ready for everyone. The couple had arranged a vintage VW camper for the wedding car supplied by Dorset Dub Hire and Amanda’s beautiful pink and yellow wedding bouquet was created by New Street Flowers in Poole. Amanda looked absolutely stunning and so elegant in her San Patrick Eresma wedding dress from Sassy Brides.
The great hall at Athelhampton House has so much character and has an incredible 16th century heraldic glass oriel window, perfect for wedding portraits as you will see below. The gardens are so varied and picturesque, it’s a wedding photographers dream, a truly breathtaking Dorset wedding venue. The marriage ceremony was touching and full of smiles and good humour. Amanda’s brother performed a spoken version of ‘Count On Me’ by Bruno Mars as his reading, it had everyone laughing, a fantastic performance.
A drinks reception was held in the glorious sunshine in the courtyard of Athelhampton House. Following a few group photos we spent a little time in the gardens to take some romantic wedding portraits before the wedding breakfast.
Documentary wedding photography in Dorset
Here’s part 1 of the documentary wedding photography and some wedding portraits at Athelhampton House:
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Documentary wedding photography from Athelhampton House wedding by Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill.