Suzanne and Pete – Woburn Sculpture Gallery3rd March, 2019 | Leave your thoughts
I am fortunate enough to have known Suzanne for some years now, and when she told me she wanted me to photograph her wedding at the stunning Woburn Sculpture Gallery I was so excited. Suzanne is such a fun, upbeat and genuinely lovely person, and I think you can see that in the photos as she is constantly smiling. Suzanne and Pete are such a lovely couple and I was so pleased they chose me to photograph their wedding.
The beginning of the day was spent at the beautiful Woburn Hotel, just down the road from the Woburn Estate. Suzanne and her bridesmaids got ready in one of the lodges and the space and light was really nice and of course they were more than welcoming. Getting ready was a really good laugh, it was one of the hottest days of last summer, so there were fans everywhere to stop the makeup melting and, as Suzanne and one of her bridesmaids both taught musical theatre, it was such a vibrant atmosphere with the occasional whip round to the camera and some dramatic poses.
On to the venue, I had the lovely Ben Cotterill as my second shooter that day and he had already began the formal shots with the groom and his groomsmen. Woburn Sculpture Gallery is a really stunning venue and certainly one of a kind. As you drive up to the venue you are surrounded by the estate and rolling fields of wildlife. The ceremony room is one really long room, with some outstanding sculptures and amazing architecture. The ceremony took place at one end of the room, with the dance floor breaking up that and the reception area.
The ceremony was lovely and the walk up the aisle was completed with some confetti cannons which was a nice touch. We went straight out for photos and decided to go straight out for couple shots this time to make use of the car.
The outside space of the Woburn Sculpture Gallery was endless. We were so fortunate and jammy to have sweet talked a guard into letting us have a drive around the deer park. Huge win! It was absolutely stunning and was so quiet and intimate with just me, the driver and the bride and groom. The deer were incredibly close and just trying to keep cool in the blazing heat.
Back at the venue and still on a high from the mini safari, we went straight into group shots and shooed all the guests off into the gallery for food.
The rest of the day was just as fun filled, with some emotional and some hilarious speeches and then a lovely first dance. Such a beautiful day for a beautiful couple.
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