Eastington Park Wedding Photography

couple at the end of the guard of honour

An Eastington Park Wedding in Gloucestershire

Laura and Dan had their Eastington Park wedding way back in July of last year, and after a recommendation from Clare Bryce of Pure Pampering they asked me along to capture the whole day; from the morning’s preparations to the evening’s dancing. Which is always my favourite way to photograph a wedding, as it means I get to tell the larger story of the day.

I started the day off with Laura and her bridesmaid in the gorgeous bridal suite, complete with Hollywood-style dressing room and a super fancy four poster bed. You know…a lot like our place. Ahem. Sometimes, the morning of the wedding can be a wonderful sort of chaos, but today was different. Just Laura, her bridesmaid and the hair and make-up artist. Peaceful, quiet, relaxed, but still plenty of smiles going round.

Military Wedding at Eastington

As Dan’s an officer in the army, he wore his full formal uniform for the wedding ceremony. And when he and Laura had tied the knot and walked outside to meet their adoring public, his Guard of Honour formed a guard with their swords for the newlyweds to walk through. Even doing the traditional blockade at the end for the couple to have a kiss and for everyone to shower them in confetti. We were so lucky to have good weather for it so this could all take place outside. Somehow I don’t think it’d have looked quite as good indoors!

With the sun shining, everyone made the most of the beautiful grounds here; drinking, chatting, and being wowed by the impressive magician working his way around the crowd. For this part of the day, it can be a great idea having something for the guests to do or to entertain them. And a magician is a cracking idea when the weather’s good and everyone’s outdoors. It was soon time for the wedding breakfast and the speeches, so we all made our way indoors.

Cutting the Cake with a Sword

The start of the evening’s reception was when Laura and Dan gathered at the foot of the impressive main staircase to cut the wedding cake. Seeing as Dan just happened to have his sword handy, they used that rather than one of those titchy kitchen knives! This lead us nicely into the first dance, followed by dancing and twirling, and from what I heard from Laura the next day, a boys vs girls dance off and some crowd-surfing! Sounds perfect!

Laura, Dan, thanks again for having me along for the day, it truly was a ton of fun! And for those of you who are looking at Eastington Park for your wedding venue, feel free to give me a shout to have a chat about your wedding plans.


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