Rosie and Mark, Deer Park Country House Wedding
I was super excited when Rosie and Mark asked me to be their wedding photographer, our destination was the stunning Country House Deer Park in the rolling countryside of Devon.
A few months before the big day I met with Rosie and Mark at Deer Park, where we were able to look around the venue and plan the family group photographs, we put together a plan b in case the weather was typically British! but on the day we were blessed with a beautiful summers day.
Rosie and her bridesmaids got ready at Rosie’s parents house which was a hive of activity and only a short walk away from the Church where the ceremony was to take place. There had been plenty of advanced planning with home grown flowers lining the path of the church and bunting hung in the garden giving an English Garden Party feel to the morning.
I met Mark and the Church looking very calm and excited for the day ahead with his family and groomsmen. Rosie took the short walk up the hill to the church waving to neighbors and villagers on the way.
Following the ceremony we enjoyed sometime in the grounds of the church which allowed Rosie and Mark time with their guests.
On arrival at Deer Park we were greeted by their Toast Master and drinks on the lawn. The afternoon continued to be relaxed for everyone, enjoying a beautiful afternoon.
The Orangery was beautifully decorated and the flowers filled the room with a lovely sent. Following an exceptional wedding breakfast we enjoyed very entertaining speeches. A band entertained us throughout the evening and the smell of homemade, stone baked pizza’s filled the air!
I thank Rosie, Mark and both their family and friends for making me feel so welcome and for inviting me to share such a wonderful day.
Rosie and Mark have kindly shared information on the suppliers they chose and the reason they asked me to be their wedding photographer.
Bridal Gown – Designer Louise Bentley and Shop Kate Walker
Bridesmaids Dress – Eloise’s Secret Closet
Groomsmen’s suits – Peter Posh, Tettenhall
Florist – Gemma from Poppy’s of Exeter
Hair and make up – The Event’s Studio
Bridesmaids personalised gift bags – Bags from eBay!
Wedding Cars – Premier Carriage
Wedding Rings – Classic Diamonds, Birmingham
Stationary – Alex Melton from Folly and Gander
Cake – Claire Makes Cakes
We got married in Devon but I am originally from Hertfordshire and so we visited a wedding fare at Hatfield House and this was where we met Julia. We didn’t book her straight away as we thought we would try to find some one more local to our wedding venue but we didn’t manage to find another photographer that was so friendly, made us feel comfortable in their presence and also such a great portfolio of beautiful wedding photographs which gave us confidence in her work.
It is hard to say as the whole day went perfectly and we loved every single second. We did however really enjoy it when we turned up at our wedding reception venue , the Deer Park Country Hotel, after getting married at church and we just about managed to arrive before everyone else so we had a lovely moment wandering around the beautiful garden with the pianist playing and sipping on prosecco.
For us it was fairly easy as my parents live near where we got married so we went to visit them regularity from London to plan our wedding. We really enjoyed planning our wedding from Devon so that we could meet up with all of our suppliers before the day and familiarise ourselves with them. Our advice would be only to plan a wedding away from where you live if you have the time to visit the area regularly to fully enjoy the wedding planning experience.
Anything you would change.
Below are a few of the beautiful moments from Rosie and Marks Country House Wedding at Deer Park
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