Fine Art Wedding Photography at Euridge Manor. Luxury black tie wedding celebration with custom designed Hayley Paige gown. Stunning wedding venue with lake and rowing boat
Orangery wedding at Tortworth Court | Fine Art Wedding Photography Tortworth Court, Gloucestershire | Elegant, joyful wedding celebrations with traditional tea ceremony
Fine art wedding photography at Elmore Court, Gloucestershire. Elegant, romantic, pastel styled country house wedding with an abundance of candles and flowers.
Fine Art Wedding Photography at Froyle Park in Surrey. Black tie wedding featuring a large floral installation on the ceremony dome, a super cute chow chow and traditional zaffa.
Fine Art Wedding Photography at Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire. Lauren & Tom’s elegant black tie wedding at Hedsor House & St Nicholas Church
We have a real treat to share with you today – our first wedding of 2021! Now that they have shared the news with their loved ones we can show you a few of our favourite moments from Kate & Richard’s elopement in the Lake District. We have been bursting with excitement ever since we shot these!
Kate, Richard and their gorgeous son Eddie stayed in an off-grid cottage, high in the fell above Coniston Water. We had a very steep hike up to find them, but it was absolutely worth it – what a place! After zig-zagging up through the forest the trees started to drop away, giving way to an open, rocky and wild landscape. Around one last corner and the stone cottage was revealed, nestled in between hills and dry stone walls. With only basic amenities and surrounded by sheep it was so idyllic and quiet – we felt like we were the only people around for miles, and all we could hear was birds and tiny lambs bleating!
They were joined by Kristina as a bridesmaid and hair & makeup artist as well as Lauradana from Wedding Creations UK who styled the wedding beautifully! After getting ready (there was no electricity, so Kate had to have her hair pinned up in curls the day before!) and a first look by the cottage, we headed out towards a viewpoint overlooking Coniston Water. Kate & Richard said their vows and exchanged their wedding rings in front of a beautiful floral installation. It was a truly unforgettable experience, not only because the setting was absolutely breathtaking, but also because these guys are such a sweet family and it was a privilege to be part of something so intimate and special.
The area is famous for its inclement weather – in preparation Lauradana anchored the floral tipi backdrop deep into the ground, but on the day we were treated to a warm, calm evening which was very unusual for the time of year! We even had a brief burst of golden light around sunset – the perfect end to their day, before we had to hike back down to our car in the dark!
Kate & Richard have certainly set the bar high for 2021! After a long, quiet winter we cannot describe how wonderful it was to be back doing what we love. Here’s to many more weddings this year!
People who work in the wedding industry whole-heartedly love what they do. Wedding photography provides an income for us, but that’s not why we do it – it’s our passion for meeting lovely people and capturing their joy and happiness that drives us! People really do make the day. So when Covid-19 hit, and 90% of our work for 2020 got postponed in a flash, it was a real blow. We missed weddings SO much, and it got the a point where we’d watched everything even vaguely wedding-related on Netflix!
Happily, this summer we have finally been able to shoot some very intimate weddings – Ellie & Ollie invited us to capture their small legal ceremony in Bath (which was featured on Bridal Editor) and a month later we even had a wedding with a reception! Sophie & Jordan’s wedding at Farbridge Barn was a huge amount of fun, and despite the smaller guest numbers the atmosphere was wonderful. We also had a short notice booking for a small wedding at the Four Seasons in Hampshire – Lara & Matt decided to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony and meal in the walled garden, and even entertained their 7 guests with falconry in the afternoon! Some will be having their ‘big weddings’ later, others just reduced the scale of their plans and went ahead as intended, but all agreed that they would encourage anyone who was on the fence to go ahead with a micro wedding because they enjoyed themselves so much!
The wedding we want to share with you today is that of Lucy & Dan at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire. A few short days before their wedding the new social distancing measures were announced, and the permitted number of wedding guests dropped from 30 to 15. We were so impressed by the grace and flexibility with which Lucy and Dan altered their plans, and were thrilled that they confirmed they were proceeding. Initially there had been uncertainty as to whether or not we as vendors would be counted in the 15, and we were all on the phone trying to think of creative ways for us both to shoot (taking it in turns etc), but in the end thankfully it was made clear that wedding suppliers didn’t count towards the numbers!
Everyone was careful to adhere to social distancing guidelines, especially in light of the fact that four of their guests had been shielding. They live-streamed the ceremony to their wider family and friends who were unable to attend in person, which meant that everyone was able to witness their wedding vows. Without a shadow of the doubt, the circumstances surrounding this year did not even slightly dampen their spirits – it was truly a stunning day, and joy and love prevailed! Romsey Abbey provided a grand setting for the wedding ceremony, and with Lucy’s elegant gown, the cathedral length veil, and Dan’s traditional morning suit, we felt like we were photographing a royal wedding! After the ceremony, an intimate afternoon tea at the nearby King John’s House followed. Scones and sandwiches and treats were delivered to to each little table in a hamper, and people laughed, ate and drank the afternoon away. After some really great speeches we slipped away (there was no dancing of course), but the day was left on such a high!
Yes, we have lost most of our work for this year, and yes, our hearts are absolutely breaking for our couples who are making difficult decisions to postpone or change their plans, but the intimate weddings we have been a part of this summer have been the saving grace. They have filled our hearts with joy and admiration, kept us sane, and reminded us exactly what it is that makes weddings so special in the first place. From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank all the couples who have decided to go ahead this year, despite the pandemic, and provided so much positivity for us in an otherwise difficult year.
Imagine future generations looking at these photographs, seeing their grandparents getting married by a vicar wearing a visor – we are living through history! These pictures tell the story of love triumphing over adversity, and that is a beautiful thing.
Bryony & Ollie are both creatives, so it’s no wonder their day was styled to perfection – a super clean palette of whites and greens with accents of gold. Gorgeous!
They got married at one of our favourite venues, Hyde House – it’s always such a treat to shoot here, because it works so well with our light and airy style! It was also a real pleasure to work with stylist Wedding Creations UK, who did a beautiful job of bringing together the contemporary look of the day with admirable attention to detail. Bryony & Ollie picked a gorgeous Cotswolds day to get married – warm, dry, and lightly overcast (which always photographs well)! After a ceremony in The Grange everyone made their way over to the barn and the surrounding grounds for the reception. We took a little walk with the newlyweds to take some relaxed couple portraits before dinner and dancing!
Since getting married Bryony & Ollie have set up Fern + Grey, and now offer the most divine stationery, branding and graphic design – go take a look! Their work is clean, modern and luxurious, and we would highly recommend them to any couples or fellow wedding vendors!
Venue: Hyde House | Florist: Forget Me Nots | Invitations: Fern Grey Co | Rings: Rachel Boston Jewellery | Dress: Suzanne Neville | Decor: Wedding Creations UK | Photography: White Stag Wedding Photography | Entertainment: Twenty One Events | MUA: The Bridal Stylists
It’s no secret that we LOVE a black tie wedding, so Emma & Martin’s incredibly elegant wedding at Froyle Park in Surrey was a dream to shoot! These two really made their wedding day personal and unique in so many ways. Their ceremony was held by a dear family friend in front of the iconic Froyle Park Dome, overlooking the Surrey countryside. Their crisp styling, dominated by white, looked fabulous in combination with the black tuxedos. The bridesmaids all wore white, and as a surprise Emma’s mother wore a white suit to accompany her daughter down the aisle – the effect was stunning, and so modern!
The ceremony itself was bursting with emotion – Martin’s reaction as Emma walked down the aisle was priceless, and these two exchanged beautiful heartfelt vows and promises. There wasn’t a dry eye amongst the bridal party or the guests!
White Lilac Flowers provided an abundance of classic white and green florals, and the champagne tower and black tie dress-code made the whole day look like something straight out of Hollywood. So clean and stylish! In Swedish tradition the wedding breakfast took place over a number of hours, and included many speeches dotted throughout the meal. There were two wedding cakes, and being dancers, the couple even rehearsed two dances (one to the Dirty Dancing theme, including the famous lift, and another ballroom waltz which was super romantic)!
It was a real treat to be a part of such a beautiful, joyous occasion – enormous congratulations to Emma & Martin!
It was such a treat to return to Chateau Saint Georges to photograph Mahsa and Peyman’s destination wedding! Their day was elegant and luxurious, made extra special by the fact that everyone had travelled from abroad to join in the celebrations and enjoy the French Riviera!
After a beautiful first look surrounded by palm trees, it was a gloriously warm, sunny evening, so we were able to have the ceremony outdoors in Chateau Saint George’s famous temple. Mahsa & Peyman were married by Celia – The English Wedding Celebrant in France, who we have had the pleasure of working with before!
A second ceremony followed with some wonderful cultural traditions, including the grinding together of two Kalleh Ghand (decorated sugar cones) over the heads of the couple, and Mahsa & Peyman feeding eachother honey, signifying sweetness. It was so special to witness this part of the day, and to see how the family and friends were involved!
The wedding breakfast was held in what is quite possibly one of our favourite rooms in the world – the beautiful ‘Salon Napoleon’. The wood panelling, chandeliers, and windows of dreams make this a phenomenal space to photograph! The room was dressed perfectly with florals in blushes, whites and greens, and subtle accents of pink and gold on the tables. Very classically French. We also adored the couple’s own styling, which reminded us a little of ‘old Hollywood glamour’ with Mahsa’s gorgeous waves and Peyman’s white tuxedo!
In the evening a fabulous party followed, with dancing, a dress change from our lovely bride, and a sparkler exit. It was an unforgettable experience to be part of this day, and we were thrilled to see our work featured on WedLuxe recently!
Photography: White Stag Wedding Photography | Venue: Chateau Saint Georges | Planners: High Emotion Weddings | Decor & Floral Design: D’Amour & de Déco | Videography: 2become1 | Stationery: Minted | Gown: Woná Concept | Gown Retailer & Headpiece: Superior Bridal | Bridal Robes: BHLDN | Reception Gown: Stella McCartney | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Celebrant: Celia – English Celebrant in France | Engagement Ring: Javaherian Jewellery | Wedding Bands: Peoples Jewelers | Hair & Makeup: Olgastylist | Formal Wear: Surmesur | Groom’s Shoes: Gucci | Groom’s Watch: Breitling | Carpet: Velvet Riviera | Catering: Jêrome Ravel Traiteur | Favors: Ladurée Paris | Music & Entertainment: Mix and Light
Anna & Shane got married at Brympton House surrounded by their friends and family, the majority of whom had flown over from the USA! Needless to say the guests fell completely in love with the venue (as did we!) – from the moment we all arrived on site we felt as if we had been transported back in time. With it being a destination wedding Anna & Shane wanted somewhere quintessentially English and historic, which they certainly found in Brympton House – it has a real ‘Downton Abbey’ appeal!
Not only are these two utterly gorgeous together, but are the sweetest and most generous people – we were made to feel so welcome throughout the whole weekend! The evening before the main wedding day we were invited to capture the rehearsal dinner and some portraits. We so enjoyed spending some relaxed time with Anna, Shane and their close family – getting to know some of the key faces certainly helped us on the big day too!
The plan A had been to have an outdoor ceremony on the front lawn, but when the weather didn’t quite play ball the venue and the florist moved seamlessly to plan B – one of the charming indoor spaces. I’m sure you will agree this looked just as beautiful! Stems of Somerset blew us away with a huge asymmetrical flower installation, and every windowsill was covered in flickering candles. The atmosphere was magical!
After exploring the grounds of Brympton House for portraits, and making the most of some sunny spells, the wedding breakfast was held in The Ballroom. The space was light, airy, and wonderful to photograph! In the evening, dancing and marshmallow-toasting kept everyone entertained. Shane’s sisters even performed a surprise dance routine with Anna! The day ended on such a high with a fabulous party.
Photography: White Stag Wedding Photography | Venue: Brympton House | Florist: Stems of Somerset | Gown: Martina Liana | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Rings: catbird & Alexandra Huerga | Video: Storybox Films
We will never forget Will & Alexa’s wedding at Kingscote Barn. These two poured so much heart and soul into every aspect of their day, and the result was intensely personal and special!
Shortly before their ceremony, Alexa and Will chose to do a first look. We sing the praises of first looks all the time, and even did one ourselves, and the quiet moments these two shared illustrate exactly why. Without the adrenaline and the audience of the big walk down the aisle, they were able to enjoy seeing eachother as a bride and groom for the first time privately. They cried happy tears together, calmed eachothers nerves, then spent a few minutes with us taking portraits so they had less time away from guests during the drinks reception. We can’t look at these images without getting a lump in our throat!
The day continued as it started – Alexa & Will’s close friend Mabel conducted their ceremony, with beautiful words written especially for them. Next personalised vows were exchanged (and it was at this point we could actually hear guests crying). It was quite clear that these two share an incredible connection, and have so much admiration for one another.
There were too many highlights at this wedding to list them all – the dancing in the evening was out of this world, and we were all treated to a delicious vegan feast! Not to mention the styling – the girls in blush, the boys in black tie (a tux really is hard to beat, so dashing), and the most phenomenal faux flowers we’ve ever seen! We had to touch them to believe they weren’t real. We had so much fun exploring the fields and gardens around Kingscote Barn with these two.
We wish Alexa & Will all the very best for the future – soon after their wedding they embarked upon a move abroad, and we just know fantastic things are coming their way!
Someone pinch us, we must be dreaming! This phenomenal Cotswolds wedding venue has been on our bucket list for so long, and it was wonderful to spend the day here capturing Emma & Geoff’s wedding. These two have been together for years, so it was immensely special for them to seal their relationship in such a beautiful way.
The Lost Orangery at Euridge Manor is truly a magical place – there is just no other word for it. From the moment you step under the iconic archway into the grounds (complete with glittering chandelier) you could be in an Italian garden. The space is just so romantic, with soft, blousy blooms nestling into the old stone, and the soothing sound of water tumbling down towards the lake.
Emma & Geoff had an outdoor ceremony at the waterside, and we even managed to take some portraits of them later rowing around in one of the boats! We laughed so hard with these two (an oar may have been dropped in the process), and we had just as much fun with their bridal party, as you will see!
All in all an utterly fantastic day, and we are so excited to share the results with you!
What can we even say about Charli & Tom..? From the alpaca-filled adventure that was their engagement shoot, to their phenomenally beautiful wedding celebrations at Aynhoe Park, these two have been a delight. We had been bursting to photograph their special day from the minute they booked us, and still the reality exceeded all our expectations! What a dream!
Aynhoe Park is, without a doubt, right up there at the top of our list of favourite venues. I don’t think anywhere else exists with the same amount of personality and magic – you are transported as soon as you step through the front door (which is usually opened for you by a butler). A treasure trove of wonders awaits with curiosities around every corner, and the orangery takes our breath away no matter how many times we see it! Sky high windows let the light flood in, and although there’s a lot to see (disco balls and a floating giraffe, to mention a couple of features!) the clean, white palette means it is still a super versatile space for any wedding decor.
One of the things we love most about Charli & Tom was the way they made the day (or days!) their own, and took a relaxed approach to wedding traditions. They held their wedding over 3 days – an “I do BBQ” the night before, the wedding day itself, and a last morning together before everyone departed. Their guest list was an intimate 40 people, both made speeches, and they skipped any kind of formal bridal party. Without bridesmaids and groomsmen these two got ready in complete calm on their own (with the exception of the odd photographer of butler!) to be joined later by close friends and family for some pre-ceremony fizz.
Other favourite moments of ours were the confetti throw (which Charli’s darling mum had been drying by hand forever using petals from the garden), a surprise routine during the first dance, and the exchange of personal promises during the ceremony. Frankly there were so many unique, thoughtful and personal touches that we couldn’t possibly mention them all here, but it’s safe to say that an enormous amount of love was poured into every aspect of this celebration. And it couldn’t have been more perfect.
Venue: Aynhoe Park | Florals: Willow & Blossom | Dress: Hayley Paige via Still White | Shoes: Kate Spade | Flower Crown: Sophie & Luna | Suit: Ted Baker | Rings: Bronze | Invitation Illustration: Jessica Woodhouse | Cake: Cat Food Cakes | Scent: Zarko | DJ: Discowed | Production: Yes Events | Photo Booth: The Mighty Booth | Evening Music: Bangers & Brass | Pizza: Monsta Pizza | Photography: White Stag Wedding Photography
On a very British, slightly drizzly spring day, we had the pleasure of photographing Ami & Alex’s beautiful black tie wedding at Gosfield Hall, Essex. With its magnificent high ceilings, and a mixture of traditional English manor house and French chateau-inspired rooms, we had plenty of beautiful indoor spaces to work with.
Their ceremony took place in the Grand Salon – an emotional and touching occasion, surrounded by their close family and friends. For the wedding reception we moved to the Queen’s Gallery for a three course meal and speeches. We even had a few spells of good weather so Ami & Alex had the chance to walk around the grounds of Gosfield Hall! A quick breather away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding to let that ‘just married’ feeling sink in. If you’re planning an elegant wedding at Gosfield Hall, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
We recently had the absolute pleasure of being asked to return to one of our all time favourite wedding venues in the UK – Rushton Hall! The combination of old world charm and a luxurious, contemporary orangery make this the perfect setting for an elegant wedding.
After these two had their civil ceremony, we were also treated to witnessing the most beautiful Jewish blessing! A very touching and personal ceremony, full of wonderful traditions and singing that brought a tear to our eyes.
With the groom’s family owning a fabulous popcorn business we knew the sweet treats were going to be spectacular, and we were right – the cake table was adorned in more delicious, popcorn-related sweets than we could have imagined! 🙂
During their wedding reception, a fusion of Jewish chair dancing and a Colombian la hora loca made for an amazing experience as the dancefloor was jam packed all night! We thoroughly enjoyed photographing this extraordinary, luxurious wedding at Rushton Hall, and we can’t wait to return later this year.
Northbrook Park in Surrey is one of those venues that takes your breath away as you approach it – the sweeping driveway passes mature trees, then slowly opens up to reveal an imposing manor house. The spaces inside are amazingly light and airy, and work so well with our style. With peacocks roaming free, and the ceremony held in a magnificent orangery, Northbrook Park is one of our all time favourite wedding venues!
Tash & Joe created the most beautiful and fun wedding day. Surrounded by a super lovely group of family and friends, they celebrated in a relaxed yet elegant style. Tash wore a gorgeous off the shoulder wedding dress, and her wild bouquet by The Floral Artisan complimented Joe’s amazing green suit perfectly! The green, white and blush pink colour scheme looked very much at home in Northbrook Park where vines grow organically into the reception space. We had so much fun with this group, it was a real joy capturing Tash & Joe’s wedding – a relaxed atmosphere in a bright, elegant venue, what more can you ask for?!
This wedding had it all! Beautiful light & airy spaces, super elegant styling and a meal prepared in the Michelin-Star-winning kitchen at Hampton Manor near Birmingham. We started the day separately at family homes capturing the preparations – we love that the classic tux is growing in popularity, and Tom looked very dashing in his black bow tie & tuxedo combination! Amelia and her girls had a fun morning getting ready together, and there were a few tears when Amelia got into her dress – it’s often the final touch of the veil being put in that completes the transformation and sets everyone off! Amelia looked breathtaking, and this was such a special moment before the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony was held in a church in Solihull where Amelia’s parents got married. The stone arches of the church make for an incredibly grand space to say ‘I do’, and natural light poured in through the big windows. After some confetti throwing, the wedding party moved to Hampton Manor for the reception. The drinks reception was followed by a meal in the bright & airy atrium. We love the personalised crest Amelia & Tom had designed for their wedding – it featured on their stationery, cake, napkins etc, and was so elegant! After a beautiful meal, guests enjoyed the mild spring evening on the terrace and gardens of Hampton Manor. Later Amelia threw her bouquet, and in all honesty (after many years of photographing weddings) this was one of the funniest and most enthusiastic battles for the bouquet we’ve ever seen! No bridesmaids or guests were harmed in the making of these photographs 😉
For the evening, Amelia surprised Tom with a change of outfit – her second skirt was lighter, slinkier and ideal for dancing in! They partied and danced amongst their friends and family before having a very romantic sparkler send off – the perfect end to a perfect day!
Venue: Hampton Manor | Florist: Stephanie Saunders | Shoes: JIMMY CHOO | Cake: Cotton & Crumbs | Dress: Martina Liana | Suits: Henley House | Decor: The Midlands Events Company – Bespoke Venue Styling | Invites: Silk Beau | MUA: Look by Danielle Guiden
We have been to the fabulous Hyde House in the Cotswolds many times, but not long ago they had an exciting new addition to their venue – the Grange, a brand new purpose built ceremony barn! Charlotte & Ricky, a super sweet couple, chose to say their vows and tie the know in the new Grange! Ricky’s reaction when Charlotte walked down the aisle was so precious – even we were a bit teary eyed :)Autumn is always such a lovely time for wedding photographs at Hyde House – the creeper at the front of the manor house starts to subtly change colour, and the contrast of the honey-coloured stone and the green & red leaves just looks amazing! We loved working with Charlotte & Ricky, these two were clearly made for each other and their fun and loving relationship is one to admire! All the best guys <3
We still remember meeting Anjeza & Simon for the first time over a coffee when they were planning their Blake Hall wedding. Immediately we were struck by their incredible warmth, and we knew this day was going to be amazing – everything they said as they described their day was music to our ears! When the wedding came around we were overwhelmed with the beauty of everything – Karen from The Flower Mill created the most stunning florals in a clean palette of white and green, and we absolutely loved the timeless look of Simon in his black tux and Anjeza in her opulent gown by Pronovias. After a simple yet elegant ceremony inside the barn, the reception quickly turned into a party! The dancing started the moment the starters were finished, and continued right through the evening until everything was topped off with a fireworks display! Just wow!