It was great to be part of such a wonderful day at Butleigh Wootton, Kew witnessing and photographing Daria and Sinis Wedding.
The day started quite relaxed as the bride and groom got ready in the Bridal Suite at Butleigh Wootton. I enjoyed using my new Canon lens ……… it creates the most beautiful, crystal clear and sharp focal points, whilst dropping out the background beautifully. The images straight from the camera look as though they have been worked on already in Photoshop. I love it… I did get a little bit of a laugh when I first got the new lens out of my bag with Sini asking why I had a Megaphone… Haha.
It was a lunch time ceremony in the beautiful European terrace Garden at Butleigh Wootton . The ceremony was a very relaxed and personal ceremony mixed with a few traditions from each of their backgrounds including a beautiful wind instrument played by Sinis Brother in law, a Rose Ceremony symbolising the words “I love you” and the first gift given to them as husband and wife and a Blessing of the Rings Ceremony where the rings were passed around. Each guest placed the hands on the rings and shared love, support, wisdom, and a prayer for the couple through a quiet blessing before the rings were exchanged.
With little time between the ceremony and reception we used the gardens for the group photographs and family photos. Whilst the guests sipped pre lunch drinks and gathered for the reception we photographed the newly weds in both the gardens and within the beautiful interior of Butleigh Wootton consisting of the stunning staircase and balcony.
Daria and Sini had a moment to relax in the Bridal Suite where Daria came out in her second gown for the day. It was the beginning of the very moving reception, consisting of touching speeches, Dancing and Sini serenading his beautiful bride with a song he wrote for her whilst playing his guitar. I don’t think I’ve ever met such a more suited couple. It was hard to not get caught up in all the emotion of the day with such a sweet and caring couple.
Congratulations Daria and Sini! Its been great getting to know you. Thanks for having me not only as your photographer but for also having Hayley and I as a guest at your wedding. Keep in touch! Andrew