LIZZIE + OLLIE – STOWE HOUSE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
The initial grandeur of Lizzie and Ollie’s luxury Stowe House wedding really did catch me by surprise. It was my first time visiting this venue, and I’d heard great things about it, but seeing the place in the flesh made my jaw hit the floor. The details, art work, sculptures, gardens and sheer size of the building set this venue up as one of the countries most impressive wedding locations. I was relishing the opportunity to photograph there.
The couple were to have a traditional civil ceremony, with added Jewish traditions inside the Marble Saloon. A huge dome ordained with Roman Sculptures and polished marble pillars.
Once married the newly weds and their large party of guests gathered on the terrace of the South Facade. It overlooked the immaculate gardens and lake. Confetti was thrown and drink/canapes consumed.
After a short while I travelled with the bride and groom by golf cart to some of Stowe’s architectural hotspots. Here we walked together. The couple could reminisce, while I took some stunning, unposed portraits of them both. The grounds were vast, and we could have explored for hours.
Half of the speeches commenced before dinner and took place in the State Dining Room. After food, the remaining words were spoken out on the terrace as the August, summer sun offered its last few rays.
An awesome live band was on hand to begin the entertainment and start what would be a memorable evening party.
It really was a true pleasure to photograph Lizzie and Ollie’s luxury Stowe House wedding, and to be given the opportunity to work at such a prestigious venue is something I’ll always be grateful of. Please check out a summary of their day below.
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