Sophie has quite a talent for under promising and over delivering. At our first meeting (see engagement shoot here) she talked me through the details of the wedding venue and whilst it sounded lovely she described it as a conference/education centre and so I was overwhelmed when I arrived. It helped that it was a glorious day, but Dillington House has fabulous grounds and has the grandeur you would expect of the former Somerset home of George III’s Prime Minister, Lord North.
They had also told me about the fancy dress element so I was intrigued as to how that would play out but this has to have been one of the most highly detailed and well planned out weddings I’ve attended. Sophie and Tim’s attention to the finest detail was impressive. Each table, spread across 4 different rooms within the house, had it’s own theme including The Great Gatsby, Royalty, Birds and the Bees and Fairy Tales and every guest had come prepared to dress up after the ceremony according to their table.
After the humanist ceremony in the barn all guests went off to change and reassembled at the back of the house for lawn games with the bride and groom making a grand entrance as a Bumblebee and White Peackcock – looking absolutely fabulous. I was so impressed at the effort everyone made to fully embrace the dress code and it made for a wonderful spectacle.
(Engagement photos from Columbia Road Flower Market here).