My last wedding of the 2019 wedding season was for Amy & Luke, who married at the astoundingly beautiful Canford School in Dorset.
Considering i live about 2 minutes from Canford, it's amazing to think i had never photographed a wedding there... until Amy & Luke booked me; I'm so pleased they did. It's a gorgeous place to have a wedding and even though it was pouring with rain all day, we had plenty of options for beautiful photos inside the building.
The most common comparison for Canford is Hogwarts. It really is that stunning and brimming with character. There's natural light in abundance, gorgeous paintings and a staircase to rival any other.
Amy & Luke are a very down to earth couple - easy to talk to and demanding of very little, so it was an absolute pleasure to take their photos. It was a shame that the heavens opened and remained opened for the duration of Autumn 2019, however it didn't impact the wedding at all, other than some of the photos i'd planned to do outside. Their dog made a cameo appearance, which is something i love about weddings at the moment, the fact that every family member is included. They chose to use accents of colour taken from Peacocks (a personal favourite of mine) which they utilised throughout the venue and onto the wedding cake. It was great to see so many people on the dance floor later in the evening, as quite often the dance floor can empty after a couple of songs. Amy & luke's guests were on form and well up for enjoying themselves into the night.
I've got to say that the staff at the venue, from Olivia the coordinator to the waiting staff, were a delight to spend the day with and they proved themselves to be some of the finest staff i've worked with. It makes such a difference when someone has a good hand on the rudder and keeps everything rolling along. Quite often that falls to the photographer, which doesn't help them maintain focus on the shots they need to take.
I hope Amy & Luke reflect on their photos for many years to come and that they have a wonderful and happy life ahead together.
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