Perfect Winter Weather

It’s always a bit of a risk (weather-wise) getting married in the UK in December.  Fortunately, Charlotte & Gareth had two things on their side.  They got lucky with the weather and chose a venue that’s stunning both inside and out.  It seems your Hestercombe Gardens winter wedding can be just as beautiful as in the middle of summer.

Personally, I’m a big fan of winter weddings.  When the sun does come out, it’s always that lovely warm winter glow, rather than blazing midday sun.  I mean there’s no chance you’re getting a winter tan, but from a photographers perspective, it’s perfect!


Hestercombe Gardens Orangery

Hestercombe offers you a choice of no less than six locations in which you can have your ceremony!  Charlotte & Gareth chose to have theirs in the orangery, in front of an open fire.  Not only did this provide beautiful natural light flooding in through the windows, but Charlotte’s entrance was just magical!

As Charlotte walked down the stone steps outside the orangery, Gareth watched on, almost holding back the tears as he saw Charlotte in her dress for the first time.


Bampfylde Hall Reception

After the ceremony, we moved to the main hall for a drinks reception, then over to the Bampfylde Hall for the meal, speeches and evening reception.  We managed to venture into the gardens for the couples portraits, then after the speeches, guests were surprised with some impromptu carol singing around the Christmas tree!  Some dancefloor antics and sparklers soon followed.  This was one of those weddings I just didn’t want to end!

Huge thanks to Charlotte and Gareth for inviting me to photograph their Hestercombe Gardens winter wedding!  Take a look through their images below, and if you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding, why not get in touch?

Wedding Slideshow

Click below to view a slideshow of highlights from Charlotte & Gareth’s day.  Or keep scrolling to see more.

James, I mean what do we say? Honestly, thank you barely comes close! Your presence on our day was amazing, your support, care, guidance & photos blew us and our guests away! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.

Mr & Mrs Randall