I had the absolute pleasure of capturing Anita and Adrien’s magical 3 day wedding at Aynhoe Park in October. I had an amazing shoot at Anyhoe the year before which you can see here: Magical Aynhoe Park wedding shoot and it was a complete pleasure to head back. The organisation, elegance and sheer glamour of Aynhoe Park and its staff is beyond belief. An out of this world venue!
Day 1 was a welcome dinner and birthday celebration for Anita’s sister and friend, allowing everyone to see the venue and line up for the weekend.
Day 2 was the main event! Anita looked stunning in her Le spose di gio wedding dress with unique bow detail and off shoulder neckline where she got ready in the uniquely decorated bridal suit with the help of Ben her own butler as part of the services that Aynhoe provide. With her natural features lighted by the hair and makeup team of Sylvia and Zivile. Adrien was equally as dapper with his own butler to help with preparations and getting dressed in his MacAngus & Wainwright suit.
While preparations were going on, I was also able to capture the unique details that was planned for the wedding in terms of floral by SS Bespoke Flowers who created the most amazing floral display on the unique architecture in the orangery for the ceremony which then carried through the colour palette into the dinner room for the table settings and entrance hall. Stationary provided by Leeming Brothers, who create an Aynhoe inspired theme throughout. The cake was a feather effect by Dees basement cake maker which also resonated with my own cake from the styled shoot ere a year ago!
The morning flew by so quickly, and the elegant ceremony cake around. Covered by celebrant David Linaker who performed a very personal ceremony, with two readings from the best man and sister of Anita. it was lovely to see something so in tune with the company compared to a normal service. With rose petals provided by the florist for the walk back up the isle!
Some couple shots in the Orangery as well as bridal party shots. This was one of the most unique spaces at Aynhoe and even though we had a short turn around time for the drinks ration, it allowed them to have some really unique moments here. This then lead to some speeches in the orangery before everyone headed into dinner. While al the guest ere eating the amazing menu provided by the Aynhoe in house catering team, the planners and stylists were busy turning the orangery into the party room, complete with expresso martini cocktail tower and glitter in the air!
The first dance was conducted under an amazing lighting set up, with twirls and lifts! leading into the early hours of the morning with the basement dancing once it was part midnight!
Day 3 were when everyone said their goodbyes. But not before the Chinese tea ceremony and Sunday roast for the guests before they headed off! All in all.. an absolutely amazing weekend with the most lovely couple.
Thinking about getting married at Aynhoe park? Don’t be afraid to ask me anything about the venue, what it takes to capture the best photos there and what you need to do to hire an Aynhoe Park wedding photographer!