I have been so looking forward to sharing some of Anna & Tony’s absolutely exquisite North Cadbury Court wedding. Firstly, what an incredible venue! When I first arrived at the huge historic country house set in the rolling hills of Somerset I have to admit to feeling a little nervous about the task ahead. As soon as wonderful wedding co-ordinator Georgia took me under her wing for a guided tour however, I soon came to realise that as well as being incredibly luxurious and opulent, North Cadbury Court somehow manages to maintain a feeling of comfort and homeliness: wedding parties have exclusive use of the entire venue and are encouraged to enjoy it as a home from home (just a home that happens to have a rooftop driving range, pool, boating lake and a casino in the cellar!).
As I explored and photographed some of the personal touches that Anna and Tony had added to the venue, including a huge amount of black and white photographs of their family and friends, I came across many of the wedding guests already out and about enjoying the grounds, playing croquet or reading the paper.
Everyone was so friendly that by the time Anna welcomed me in to her room where she and her many bridesmaids were being prepped for the day ahead I felt like one of the family! I always love photographing bridal prep and this has got to be my favourite one to date – wonderfully chaotic, lots of beautiful gowns, wall to wall stunning ladies and plenty of Laurent Perrier flowing!
After the beautiful ceremony (North Cadbury has its own church on site) and confetti we got some couple and family photos done before heading into the gloriously decorated dining room for a stunning meal provided by Cherry Picked Catering. Guests were then able to relax in the drawing room, head outside for a spot of archery and enjoy their surroundings before an evening of live music and dancing.
This wedding was tasteful, beautiful and utterly memorable but also totally relaxed and unfussy – a complete reflection of Anna & Tony who are the most warm, welcoming and thoughtful couple you could ever wish to meet. It was an absolute privilege to be a part of their day.
Venue: North Cadbury Court
Dress Designer: Charlie Brear
Bridal Boutique: Ellie Sanderson
Hair: Mane Attraction
Make Up: Another Little World
Flowers: The Greenhouse
Cake: The Crumby Bakery
Catering: Cherry Picked Catering
Fresh Fruit & Veg: C A Belcher & Son
Artwork: Chloe Elliott Illustration
Band: Piano Factor
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