Swiss Garden Romance - Bedfordshire Wedding Photography
Back in the summer I had the pleasure of photographing Kathryn and Luke's wonderfully intimate wedding in the stunning Swiss Gardens in Shuttleworth, Bedfordshire.
The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth was created between 1824 and 1832. It was the project of a wealthy young gentleman, the 3rd Baron of Old Warden Lord Ongley, whose family had bought the estate in the 1690s. At the highest point and in the centre of the garden is the Swiss Cottage. Used as a teahouse, it has a cleverly hidden lower ground floor where the food could be prepared. Today the Swiss Cottage is a stunning venue for intimate wedding ceremonies, only a handful of guests can sit inside, those without a seat can watch proceedings through the open windows (this includes the photographer !!).
Kathryn and Luke particularly loved my style of candid, documentary wedding photography. There were no formal shots at all, it was wonderful to just go about my business as if I were part of the small wedding party, capturing those special moments in an unobtrusive fashion. Due to the intimate location I used my fuji mirrorless cameras and fast, prime lenses to capture the wedding. They were perfect for this occasion, exceptionally quiet and very light to carry (it was a hot day !!)
Perhaps you are considering a Swiss Garden Wedding and you're looking for an unobtrusive, candid style for your wedding photography. If so, why not drop me a line - I'd love to hear your plans. In the meantime, here's a selection of my favourite images from the day.