Brympton House wedding: Thomas and Leonora’s elegant black tie celebration

Bride and groom smiling and walking through confetti

 

I loved so much – okay, everything – about Thomas and Leonora’s stunningly elegant October wedding in Somerset. Brympton House is a venue that I absolutely adore shooting at, as there are so many different and completely magnificent parts to it. But it was Leonora and Tom, and their brilliant friends and family, who really made everything so special. Firstly, they had such a wonderful vision for their day, with so many elements that made it all so personal to them, and this fantastic overall feeling of relaxed elegance. There was a real sense of celebrating who they are as a couple, from the little touches such as the adopted lobsters they bought for each guest, to the incredible feast that they put on for everyone to share, and just their whole approach to the day itself. It was such a warm and relaxed celebration of their marriage, surrounded by all their friends and family, and everyone went out of their way to welcome me and make me feel a part of the day. And then it was all just so beautiful! From the magnificent setting of Brympton House, to the black tie dress code and catwalk worthy wedding guests, to the most stunning bouquets and incredible floral arrangements throughout. Leonora looked show-stoppingly good in her Naomi Neoh/Anna Campbell combination, with the blustery October day helping to create the most beautiful shapes with the flowing skirt. We were actually right in the middle of Storm Brian, so all braced for really wet and difficult weather, but instead we got a pretty perfect autumn day, with nothing more than the odd shower. The whole day was such a wonderful celebration, completely fitting for such a brilliant couple.

Thank you Thomas and Leonora, for inviting me to photograph your utterly incredible day. I couldn’t have loved it more. I’ll leave the very last words to Thomas and Leonora themselves, who wrote to me afterwards and said (yes, it did make me cry), “(we) wanted to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being so incredible on 21st October 2017. We really are so blessed to have found such an amazing lady to take the most important photos, of our special day. Your sheer professionalism, love, care and insane perfection made for the most amazing memories… Thank you, so much, for agreeing to take us on – we couldn’t have done it without you. You really are one in a million.”

 

Beautiful orange autumn leaves under a blue skyBrympton House in SomersetBack of Brympton House in SomersetBack view of the ballroom at Brympton HouseGroup of men smiling togetherBride to be having her make up doneBride to be having make up doneStunning bouquet of flowersTwo women helping each other get readyWoman screwing up her face as hairspray is appliedGroup of men in black tie walking towards Brympton HouseStag heads on the wall at Brympton HouseGroom to be having his tie adjustedGroomsmen in black ties putting on button holesWedding guests in the bar at Brympton HouseGroom and groomsmen in black tie walking down the drive in front of big country houseBride to be having make up appliedBridesmaids preparing wedding dress for brideBride putting on wedding dressFather looking at daughter in wedding dress and smilingBride with her fatherPortrait of bride at Brympton HouseOutside shot of the Church of St Andrew, BrymptonCarved name in church porch with date 1768Wedding guests entering churchBride and bridesmaids walking from Brympton HouseGroom waiting at the front of the churchBride entering the church on her father's armGroom smiling at bride at the front of the churchBride and groom facing each other in the churchBride and groom laughing together in churchBride and groom first kiss and kneeling at the altarBride and groom walking down church aisleBride and groom smiling and walking down the church aisleParents congratulating bride and groomFather kissing groomBride and groom walking through church yardBride and groom walking through confettiBride and groom walking through confettiGroom smiling at bride with skirt blowing in the windBride entering hallway of Brympton HouseGroom and brother smiling togetherWedding guests celebrating in entrance hallway at Brympton HouseWedding guests celebrating in entrance hallway at Brympton HouseGroup shot of bridal party outside Brympton HouseBride and groom cuddling in window light on stairwayBride in window light on stairwayBride and groom walking down wide staircaseBeautiful floral table arrangements with huge white peoniesBeautiful floral table arrangements with huge white peoniesStaff laying tables in the ballroom at Brympton HouseWedding guests walking up a wide staircaseBallroom set up for wedding breakfastWedding guests smiling at lobster adoption favoursWedding guests smiling at lobster adoption favoursWedding guests smiling at lobster adoption favoursWedding guests smiling at lobster adoption favoursGroom and other wedding guests talkingBride and groom entering wedding breakfastWedding guests clapping and cheeringWedding guests around a table toasting with glassesWedding guests around a table toasting with glassesFather of the bride giving speechBride and groom smiling at speechesWedding guests laughing at speechesBride and groom smiling at speechesWedding guests laughing at speechesFather of the bride giving speechBride and groom smiling at each otherGroom giving wedding speech and smiling at brideWedding guests laughing at speechesMother of groom smiling at speechesFather of groom listening to wedding speechesGroom's speech to the brideBride and groom kissing during speeches toastBest man giving speechBride and groom laughing at speechesGroom laughing at best man's speechWedding guests listening to best man's speechBride and groom laughing at speechesBride and groom raising glasses and smiling at each otherOutside image of Brympton House in the darkDifferent images of guests enjoying the wedding breakfastBride and groom kissing at the tableDifferent images of guests enjoying the wedding breakfastWedding guests around a table toasting with glassesWedding guests raising glasses in the airWedding guests in the entrance hall of Brympton HouseBride and groom cutting cake in the entrance hall of Brympton HouseBride and groom cutting cake in the entrance hall of Brympton HouseFairy lights outside the Stables party venueBride and groom doing first danceBride and groom doing first danceBride and groom dancing togetherBride and groom dancing togetherPeople on the dance floor in the Stables party venueFather of groom dancing with brideBride and groom hugging each other outside The StablesBride and groom hugging each other outside The Stables

 

You might also like to have a look at these other weddings on my blog:

Eliza and Ed’s outdoor summer wedding at Maunsel House in Somerset

Anna and Iggy’s beautiful celebration on the moors, at Neadon Barn, Devon

Helen and Sheppy’s colourful marquee wedding in Devon

 

Lovely suppliers involved in Thomas and Leonora’s wedding:

Venue: Brympton House, Somerset

Leonora’s dress: designed by Naomi Neoh & Anna Campbell and fitted by Mirror Mirror Angel

Leonora’s shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids’ dresses: BHLDN

Tom’s suit: Hugo Boss

Florist: Stems of Somerset

Make up artist: Amy Peters

Hairdresser: Hannah Fisher

Caterer: Clever Chefs

Evening entertainment: Andy Milner, Sound Division

Wedding cake: Ice Maiden

 

 

 

 

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