Pennard House Wedding Photographer | Michelle and George

Posted on the 09 July 2018 by Duncan Kerridge @duncankerridge

Pennard House Wedding Photography

Somerset is quite a stretch for a Norfolk wedding photographer but I like a change of scene and it’s always good for us flatlanders to get out and see some hills every now and then.  We were a good few weeks into a heatwave and the Friday I traveled down to Shepton Mallet was no exception.  I met up briefly with Michell and George to talk through their plans for their Pennard House wedding the next day.

Pennard House is a fantastic grade II listed family-owned Georgian house surrounded by the breathtaking Somerset countryside, full of character and slightly rough around the edges which I love in a wedding venue.  After a quick chat and a walk around the grounds looking for photo opportunities, I retired briefly to my B&B before heading out again to enjoy a picnic on the hills overlooking the nearby Glastonbury Tor.

Saturday morning came and another fine day was in prospect, not a cloud in the sky.  I joined Michelle and her two bridesmaids at around midday and drifted between the girls and boy’s preparations before following George down the lawn of Pennard House to the 14th-century church conveniently located in the grounds.  Shortly after Michelle walked through the sunshine to join George at the top of the aisle.  I was relegated to the balcony but the light in the church was good and I was able to get some shots I might not have from ground level.

After the ceremony and a quick charge through the confetti, everyone strolled back up the lawn to enjoy a drink in front of the house.  The weather was maybe not quite so enjoyable – 31 degrees by this point, which is tipping over the ‘comfortable in a wedding outfit’ limit!  After the family photos were done an executive decision was made to bring the wedding breakfast forward 30 minutes so that everyone could retire the blessedly air-conditioned Coach House.

After the meal and three great speeches, I took Michelle and George out into the cooler and gentler evening light and we took a wander through the beautiful grounds of Pennard House to capture some couple portraits and then straight in to cut the cake and hit the dancefloor for their first dance.  A balmy evening meant everyone could enjoy the rest of the night outside.

Congrats Michelle and George!

Venue: Pennard House | Dress: Stephanie Allin | Flowers: Bramble and Wild
Catering: Taste Somerset | Band: Renegades of Rock | Cake: Bath Cake Company

bride having her makeup done at pennard house
the flowers arrive for the girls
time for champagne
michelle and her bridesmaid
wedding shoes against a pennard house window
the brides mother has her hair finished
before helping the bride into her dress
the groom toasts his groomsmen
fixing the cufflinks
the groomsmens buttonholes
the ushers read the plans for the day
final touches for the groom by the bestman
fixing the button holes
the church at pennard house
the groom greets guests at pennard house church
pennard house seen from the bottom of the lawn
the bride walks down pennard house lawn with her father and bridesmaids
into the churchyard
the groom waiting inside pennard church
the bride and her father enter the church
a wedding ceremony inside pennard church
wedding guests from above
the bride laughs with her wedding guests
michelle and george smile during their wedding ceremony at pennard house
wedding guests during the hymns
michelles dad hands her over to george
the groom places the brides ring on her finger
the first kiss as husband and wife
signing the register in pennard church
walking down the aisle
walking down the aisle of pennard church
michelle george outside pennard church
confetti at a pennard house wedding
walking through the confetti
guests greet a grandmother
walking back to pennard house from the church
wedding guests walking up the lawn at pennard house
Pennard House Wedding Photographer | Michelle and George
the naked wedding cake
the coach house at pennard house wedding
details of the flowers
wedding guests on the lawn at pennard house
a guest in a tree
the bride shows off her ring
bride and groom embrace at pennard house
guests playing croquet
a quick selfie with the bride
pennard house with the bride in the foreground
guests enter the coach house for the wedding breakfast
wedding guests look at the seating plan
bride and groom wait to be announced
a guest hurriedly takes his seat
bride and groom enter the coach house at pennard
the top table
bride and groom share a joke
greeting the little guests
here, sniff my arm
the father of the bride speech
the bride reacts to her dads speech
the grooms speech
the grooms speech at a pennard house wedding
the best mans speech
the best mans speech
bride and groom wedding photos in front of pennard house
walking through the grounds of pennard house
couple portraits at a pennard house wedding
bride and groom sitting at the front of pennard house
reflections in the natural swimming pool
in the rose garden at pennard house
walking back to the coach house in the evening sunlight
wedding guests outside the coach house
the bride laughs with her guests
cutting the cake in the coach house
wedding guests watching the cake cutting
first dance in the coach house
first dance at a pennard house wedding
the bride and groom sing
kudos to the band
the dancing begins
wedding cake is handed round
more action on the dancefloor
michelle dances with her guests
renegades of rock at a pennard house wedding
wedding guests enjoy the warm evening outside
guests laugh outside the coach house
the grandmother leaves
waved off by her family
guests in the stables
bride and groom entertain their guests at pennard house

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