Friday the 4th of February was the start of a busy month of Somerset wedding photography for me and also the beautiful wedding of Shelley and Robert.
Somerset Wedding Photography
Shelley and Robert had decided to hold their entire wedding at the excellent Rookery Manor in Somerset. Rookery Manor is a popular wedding photography venue and is ideally set up to cater for the perfect wedding. The lovely Rose room is a bright and airy space to hold a civil wedding ceremony. Being circular in shape and surrounded by windows, the Rose room offers panoramic views of the Rookery Manor gardens and is suited perfectly for wedding photography during the ceremony. Also within the grounds of Rookery Manor there are numerous different garden areas ideal for wedding photography including archways, a lake and bridge. The different areas are linked by covered walk ways making Rookery Manor perfect for a February wedding when the weather could be wet.
Shelley and her Bridesmaids got ready in the spacious Bridal Suite at Rookery Manor which is always a good idea as it means the photographer can come and go several times during the morning catching all the action. I was also able to meet up with Robert and the boys in the morning before the ceremony when he arrived in a classic Triumph car.
After the ceremony the the wedding party moved outside in the gardens for a drinks reception where I shot a selection of wedding group shots around the grounds. One benefit of Rookery Manor is that it is possible to get a dramatic large group photograph from the balcony of the main house. Then, after some confetti throwing, I took Shelley and Robert for a short walk around the grounds to capture some Bride and Groom portraits. Being a little bit on the chilly side, this took a little less time than I had planned!