With some weddings, the beautiful setting naturally lends itself to extra romance! You could argue that was the case with Siani and Ben’s marriage, which took place at Wentworth Woodhouse. It is here that new scenes for Downton Abbey have just been filmed. However, I would like to point out that Siani and Ben brought the romance all by themselves. It was they who lit up the venue with their extraordinarily touching ceremony.
Yes, the roses were in bloom and yes, the grounds were magnificent, but the way this couple looked at one another, was where the magic was at. Quite a few tears were shed, all of them happy ones! Following the exchange of vows, I took a few photos inside, before moving outside for some posed shots with the family and friends. It’s worth pointing out that these were all guests who had excellent taste in hats!
When I got the chance, I stole the newly weds away from the others to get some bride and groom portraits in the gardens. The light was perfect and only seemed to grow more dramatic as the day wore on. We wandered through the Mediterranean gardens and past mosaic windows. Little wonder that the place is a TV favourite.
Following the meal, I got a few more couple shots outside, as the wind picked up, blowing Siani’s veil in a picturesque way. As the light finally died down, faces took on a softer hue in the glow of the lanterns. Many thanks to Ben and Siani for allowing me to be involved. A real honour. I’d like to wish them both all the very best.
Thanks to Chris Thornton Photography for second shooting for me.
Siani's Supplier Shoutout:
Florist / venue decor Woobwoo Fairy
Wedding cake - Boootiful Cakes