An Elegant English Country House Wedding at Somerley House

As a wedding photographer, I find so much joy in capturing love stories, especially in places as breathtaking as Somerley House. Located in the countryside, it’s every bit as magical as you might imagine for your big day. Let me walk you through a day filled with beauty and heart, which might just inspire your own wedding dreams.

The Wedding Venue: Beautiful Somerley House

Approaching Somerley House, you can’t help but be in awe. The large, open gardens and beautifully trimmed lawns are perfect for outdoor ceremonies or elegant receptions. Imagine walking down an aisle surrounded by flowers, under the sky, feeling like your wedding is a page from a classic English romance.

outside view of Somerley House weding venue

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Inside Somerley House, every room speaks of elegance and history. The grand staircases and ballrooms with their twinkling chandeliers make it feel like a royal affair. It’s the perfect spot for an indoor ceremony or a grand dinner where you and your guests will feel like they’re in an episode of Bridgerton.

Details of the Day: Chic Stationery and Timeless Treasures

It’s the little things that make your wedding day special. The invitations by Oh Blythe Design were elegant, with beautiful words on thick paper, sealed with a traditional wax seal. The bride’s jewelry gleamed, adding just the right touch of glamour and elegance to match the grand setting of a wedding at Somerley House.

Getting Ready Photos: A Personal Keepsake for the Bride

Getting ready photos are a must-have for your wedding day. They’re not just about capturing the moments before the ceremony; they’re all about telling the whole story of your day, from the beginning and the excitement while getting ready to marry the love of your life. These pictures hold a special place in your heart, preserving the memories of the moments leading up to your walk down the aisle.

Bride and Groom Portraits

Megan in a beautiful wedding dress by Mara Marie Bridal, and James in a sleek black suit were the picture of timeless elegance. Their portraits captured their love beautifully – soft smiles and gentle touches. These moments were real and heartfelt, perfect for remembering the love they share.

The Cake: A Heart Full of Love

The petite wedding cake by the wonderful Sugar Plum Bakes was shaped like a heart and beautifully decorated, saying ‘Just Married.’ It was not just delicious but also a charming centrepiece that reflected the romance of the day.

Elegant Table Settings at Somerley House

Long candles, stunning florals, fine porcelain, and crystal glassware decorated the dinner setup, all sparkling under the lights. Beautifully printed menus promised a delicious meal. Every detail makes the wedding breakfast not just a meal, but a part of the celebration.

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Soft and Elegant Floral Touch: Adding Beauty to Somerley House

The flowers chosen for the day were truly special, with colours that were subtle and gentle. They added an extra layer of beauty to Somerley House, making it even more lovely and ideal for celebrating love. These flowers added warmth and romance, filling the air with their sweet scent.

Berry Beautiful: A Confectionary Masterpiece

Besides the main cake, there was another gorgeous dessert topped with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and grapes. It was not only a delight to eat but also so pretty to look at, adding a fun and joyful touch.

Ready to Book Your Wedding Photographer?

Your wedding deserves to be remembered in the most beautiful way.

Whether it’s the grandeur of Somerley House or another romantic spot in Europe, I’m here to capture each smile, tear, and tender moment. Let’s talk about making your wedding photos as magical as your love story.

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The dream team:
Photography by Lynn Shapiro Photography
Concept & planning by: Photos by Rachel Wood and Joy By Ash
Venue: Somerley House
Florals: The Bloominati Florist
Hair: Anavas Studio
Makeup: Amber Harlow
Dress: Mara Marie Bridal & Adelais London
Veils: Rebecca Anne Designs
Jewellery: Kiri & Belle
Rings: Juni Jewellery
Cake Designer: Sugar Plum Bakes
Stationery: Oh Blythe Design
Men’s suits: Fallen Hero Store
Shoes: Harriet Wilde Shoes
Ribbons and cake table fabrics: Mia Sylvia
Tableware/decor: Then Luxe Collection UK
Napkins: The Table Stylist
Bridal Robe: Kahani London
Content Creator: Social Soiree UK
Couple: Megan & James
Videographer: Alexander Hayden Film