QUANTOCK LAKES WINTER WEDDING – YASMIN AND OWEN
"You captured the day as I want to remember it and I am so grateful that I have so many beautiful photographs to reflect on and to remember the best day of my life. We also LOVED the box you sent us with the photographs- Thank you "
Yasmin and Owen got married in March at the rustic Quantock Lakes, which is a beautiful venue in Somerset. It was such a happy day and even the weather played ball!
Yasmin got ready at The Wagon House onsite at Quantock Lakes with her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. She decided to do her own make up for the big day after having a tutorial at a counter, so used a range of lovely products which she can then keep and use after the wedding! The wedding party then walked the short distance to get to the ceremony. Owen got ready in another part of the Wedding Village at Quantock Lakes. He travelled to the ceremony on foot.
The ceremony was an intimate service in a beautiful room at the venue. There was candles lit and a fire roaring in the fireplace to keep things cosy and romantic. Whilst the guests were waiting a couple of very special friends of Yasmin and Owen sang and played the piano and guitar which was so special. During the ceremony they read their own vows. It was so personal and so meaningful.
The reception was in the main hall at the venue. They chose Quantock Lakes because it’s so cosy and relaxed and they could have the place for the whole weekend. It was a really rustic wedding, which fitted the winter season perfectly. I love shooting Quantock Lakes weddings because the surroundings are just wonderful. The roaring wood burning stoves, the delicious food and the sunsets over that lake are just perfect.
They decorated the venue with flowers, ivy and candles because they wanted to keep it simple. They had drinks and canapés in the afternoon and then a wedding breakfast of sumptuous afternoon tea, which was absolutely delicious. In the evening there was smores over a fire-pit followed by a DJ to get the party started!
The first dance was a romantic slow dance and they finished off the evening with a hog roast. This kept everyone going for plenty of dancing through the night!
The best part of the day was in the afternoon, because the sun came out and the skies cleared for everyone to enjoy some Winter warmth and the grounds of the venue. They also had an incredible cake which was made by the groom's sister during the evening – it was so personal!
Yasmin wore a stunning dress which she'd bought second hand on Ebay. She fell in love with the dress immediately and it was meant to be with the seller living just 15 minutes away!! There were a few adjustments needed, which Yasmin's talented seamstress friend was able to sort, making it a perfect fit! Owen wore a dapper blue suit with a white waist coat and bow tie to finish the outfit. Yasmin’s flowers were actually bought from Tesco! They were put together by her mum, who created simple and elegant bouquets for all the bridesmaids too and Owen's’s buttonhole was matching the foliage which decorated the venue. Yasmin's mum is a talented artist, which meant all the decorations and flowers were put together with so much love and looked beautiful.
Yasmin and Owen’s wedding was just the happiest occasion and so laid back. Here’s their wonderful wedding!
If you’re throwing a rustic wedding wedding, please do get in touch!
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Cake: Hannah Roe (Groom's sister)