Shanneen and Russell¬†approached¬†me to be their¬ Abbey House Gardens Malmesbury Wedding Photographer way back in 2009. ¬†Shanneen had a big wedding to plan and spectacular it was too. ¬†When Shanneen told me she was getting married at The Abbey House Gardens I became a very happy little wedding photographer. ¬†The Abbey House gardens are in my home town, here in Malmesbury, and is a place I have visited many times myself. ¬†Its the home of the very famous “Naked Gardeners” – Ian and Barbara Pollard and is a huge tourist¬†attraction¬†in Malmesbury.
At that point I had never photographed a wedding at the gardens and looked forward to the wedding¬†immensely¬†over the two years that followed. ¬†Of course, when the wedding came I was not¬†disappointed. ¬†It was just wonderful in every aspect; ¬†Ian, Barbara and Donna their very able wedding planner had worked with Shanneen to create a perfect wedding. ¬†They got married in The¬†Belvedere¬†in the Abbey House and that followed with a lovely garden party complete with birds of prey, stunning gardens and a lovely view of the Abbey itself.
Later, Shanneen, Russell and their guests had a wonderful wedding breakfast, complete of course, with the traditional speeches both emotional and funny in equal measures. ¬†Whilst the wedding was unfolding I couldn’t help but be¬†attracted¬†to some of the¬†beautiful¬†garden ornaments and features – these were and integral part of the wedding and as such it made sense for me to include some of those in my favourites shared below.
As always at weddings I keep my eyes on the little ones too. ¬†I love eye contact between subjects in my images – I genuinely believe and simply movement of the eyes to lock onto someone else can make an image. ¬†In the instance of small children, I prefer to see them engage with me as the observer. ¬†I love the expressions on babies and children’s faces and I capture as many moments of them as I can.
As usual, a few of my favourite images from the Abbey House Gardens Malmesbury wedding. ¬†If you are considering getting married at this great venue, please don’t¬†hesitate¬†to get in touch to discuss your wedding photography requirements.