Woburn Sculpture Gallery Wedding Photography
As a Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer I love my frequent visits to the majestic Woburn Sculpture Gallery set within the spectacular and historic Woburn estate. With its private rose garden and terrace overlooking the Camellia Lake, it provides a magnificent and elegant backdrop for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions.
It was the perfect location for Rachael and Alfred's wonderful wedding. I started the day meeting the girls at the Woburn Inn Hotel, it's a great place for bridal prep with plenty of room for hairstylists, make up artists, bridesmaids, brides, wedding photographers , etc ! It can be a little daunting having a photographer turn up to capture intimate moments like the bridal prep but Rachael and the girls were great to work with and my candid style allowed me to blend in and capture all the fun they were having without the need for choreography and posing.
It was then off to the Woburn Sculpture Gallery to capture the pre wedding guest arrivals. I love capturing this element of the wedding, lots of excitement, hugs and kisses .. this was certainly the case here, it was clear how much love family and friends had for the happy couple. I always like to get up close and amongst the crowds for this time of day, Im not the type of photographer that likes to 'pap' people from a bush 100 yards away. Getting closer to the action creates a much more interesting and meaningful image.
Woburn Sculpture Gallery has to be one of the best locations for a bridal procession, as you can see, it can take a long time for the bride and her father to walk the length of the gallery to the foot of the temple for the wedding ceremony. I loved capturing the interaction between Rachael and her father as they walked towards us. It's unrepeatable moments like this that really make my heart sing as a documentary wedding photography. Moments like this can't be posed, you have to be there in the right place at the right time , a second later and the moment would have passed.
I like to work in a very unobtrusive way, capturing the essence of the wedding without interfering with the natural flow of the day. I do however like to spend a little time with the couple to capture a few softly posed images of just the two of them together. Sometimes it can be quite hard on your wedding day to get any time alone together to take in the occasion. This 'couple time' with me is a great opportunity to spend some time together alone for the first time as a married couple. This doesn't have to be rigid and formulaic - just spend a little time together and embrace the occasion, the photographs look so much more natural as a consequence. Here you can see how Rachael and Alfred did just that, their relaxed approach allowed me to capture some lovely moments for the two of them.
The wedding reception followed quickly afterwards with some emotional speeches and some fun and games from the best men. An impromptu game of 'Mr & Mrs' followed - it would appear the happy couple gave all the correct answers ! A romantic first dance completed the formalities and the newly wed's partied long into the night. A perfect day for both of them.
Perhaps you are considering a Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer for your Woburn Sculpture Gallery wedding. You may also be looking for a documentary wedding photographer who has vast experience of the venue. Why not drop me a line and we can discuss your plans. Why not have a look over some of my other Woburn Sculpture Gallery weddings below, they will give you a great feel for my style and coverage at the Woburn Sculpture Gallery.
I LOVE photographing Woburn Weddings !
Woburn Sculpture Gallery is a stunning venue for a wedding and it's somewhere I am fortunate enough to return to on a very frequent basis and I can't wait to return there again in 2019 for some lovely couples who have booked me for their weddings. Whatever your wedding plans, Woburn Sculpture Gallery always delivers - amazing gardens and internal space and architecture coupled with superb customer service provided by the team there.
It was so good to return to Woburn Sculpture Gallery for Sam and Scott's wonderful wedding in May. We have been blessed with some amazing weather this year and it was no different for Sam and Scott as they were married in a lovely intimate ceremony in Maulden. It was then off to Woburn to enjoy a sun-kissed drinks reception. As a documentary wedding photographer based in Bedfordshire, the majority of my wedding photography is unposed and candid but it's always lovely to have some couple time so we can explore the grounds and I can capture the happy couple together. I always make sure that this time doesn't interfere with the natural flow of the wedding day and after a little time together Sam and Scott were able to enjoy the company of their family and friends and the wonderful wedding breakfast in the Sculpture Gallery. After the speeches it was time to party, with guests enjoying the grounds as the sun set on a wonderful day.
Perhaps you are considering a Woburn Sculpture Gallery wedding ? I'd love to hear from you and chat about your plans.
Here's just a small selection of images from the day, hope you enjoy looking over them.
I'm thrilled to share a selection of images from Elizabeth and James' spectacular summer wedding at the always resplendent Woburn Sculpture Gallery. Woburn Sculpture Gallery is a beautiful wedding venue, whatever the season. Im lucky enough to visit several times a year and I love to revisit throughout the year to see the seasons change. If you are considering a photographer for your Sculpture Gallery wedding then please drop me a line, Id love to hear from you.
Amy and Lawrence shared a magical wedding day with their family and friends when they were married at the Woburn Hotel with a reception at the Woburn Safari Lodge. Despite the weather being more 'drab UK' than 'scorching Serengeti' the Woburn Safari Lodge was transformed by Amy and her family into a cacophony of colour containing a myriad of personal touches that really stamped the happy couples personality on the day.
Steel drums provided musical accompaniment as guests enjoyed gorgeous steaks, freshly barbecued on the terrace outside, with calories being burned later in the day when guests took to the lake in Swan pedelo's !
Amy and Lawrence wanted a relaxed and personal wedding, an occasion where family and friends could come together to celebrate and as you'll see from the images below, they smashed it ! Congrats to you both and thanks for letting me share in your Safari Lodge magic.
Just a quick word of congratulations to the wonderful Nikki and Dave who were married at the Woburn Sculpture Gallery at the weekend. It was a fabulous day for the couple who had friends and family travel from far and wide to share the occasion with them.
WOW - what a day we had at Elisabeth and Andrew's spectacular wedding day at the stunning Woburn Sculpture Gallery. Here's a selection of some of my favourite images taken on the day, hope you enjoy.
How amazing does Liz look in her wonderful Caroline Castigliano wedding dress .....
CONGRATULATIONS to Liz and Andrew married at the stunning Woburn Sculpture Gallery at the weekend. This image typifies the fun and laughter the happy couple shared with all their friends and family - a very impressive dip guys, well done !!
This image was actually taken last year at Miriam and David's wedding at St Mary's Woburn. It was a wonderful occasion and I hope to be able to post several more images from the day very shortly. In the meantime, this is one of my personal favourites, I love the way Miriam's extended arm and veil frame David as he signs the register. The shot also shows the delicacy and features of Miriam's dress without being a posed or stereotypical 'back of the dress' shot. Hope you like.
A little more summer wedding loveliness for you in the form of Katie and Ciaran's spectacularly, wonderful day in Woburn. Katie and Ciaran brought the Dubai sunshine and warmth with them as they returned home to Woburn for their big day. St Mary's Church, Woburn proved a fitting backdrop for the wedding ceremony. Built in the late 19th century, it's rather modest exterior belies it "cathedralesque" interior with it's vaulted ceiling and slender pillars - it really is a special place for a wedding ceremony. Then on to the Sculpture Gallery for the reception, guests basking in the summer sunshine on the terrace and enjoying the beautifully manicured gardens. Katie and Ciaran were wonderful to work with, their relaxed and fun approach to the day reflected in their wedding images. Here's a selection of my favourites.