Somerset wedding photography

Crowcombe Court Wedding

Wrapping up the wedding season of 2023 on a delightful note!

My final wedding shoot of 2023 took me to Crowcombe Court, a stunning Somerset venue, for Jack and Hannah’s beautiful wedding. The weather was a little wet and windy, but not even the British weather could put a dampener on this lovely family occasion. Crowcombe was host to some ninety guests During the day and plenty of memorable moments were made.

Jack, Hannah, and their Two Children

Jack and Hannah, along with their two children Primrose and Barney, were the stars of the day. This fun-loving couple were a joy to shoot thanks to their zest for life and positive attitudes. Whenever anyone asks why I became a Somerset wedding photographer, it’s couples like Jack and Hannah that always come to mind. It’s just a pleasure to be a part of such a special occasion. 

Paul is worth his weight in gold

Where do we even start?! Paul has been phenomenal from the very start. We actually knew we wanted to book him for our wedding before we even had a date booked, as we had been so impressed with him at weddings we had attended before. The booking process was simple and Paul was on hand to answers any questions we had in the run up. We even had a facetime catch up a few weeks before, which we found so helpful and reassuring. It really always felt as though we were talking to a friend of ours, we felt so at ease. When it came to the big day, Paul arrived promptly and ready to get stuck in, and he worked amazingly well alongside our videographer and others. Paul is an absolute expert at what he does, so we trusted in him completely to get the shots we would want. We had quite a large number of guests, but Paul was able to keep control and help the day run stress free, we just enjoyed every moment. Paul is worth his weight in gold, and we would highly recommend him to anyone with an upcoming wedding.

Thank you Paul for giving us such beautiful pictures to treasure for the rest of our lives, we will always be so grateful.

Love, The Pettitt’s x

Chilled Christmas wedding morning vibes

Despite the stormy morning, the couple and their guests were undeterred as they prepared for the wedding. The atmosphere was remarkably relaxed, with a festive touch of Christmas in the air. As Hannah and Jack embarked on their special day, everyone was geared up for a day of celebration, ready to make it the best one yet.

You Can’t Predict the Weather!

Due to stormy weather on the morning of the wedding. The heavy rainfall and strong winds suggested that the outdoor shooting would be a no-go, but happily, the sun showed its face just in time for the Ceremony and the confetti shots and outdoor reception drinks, which allowed for some great shots. 

Eventually, however, the heavy winds pushed us back into the cosy warmth of Crowcombe Court for the group shots. We were hoping that the rain would stay away long enough to do the portrait shots outside, but this being the UK, it came back just as we tried to make our way outside. 

This is where having a great venue really comes into its own. Crowcombe Court lends itself extremely well to Somerset wedding photography thanks to its large window on the staircase. This architectural delight is the perfect place to take photographs that’ll take pride of place on the wall for decades to come, and we were able to get plenty of fantastic shots of the newlyweds.

And then what would you know? The unpredictability of the British weather meant the rain had cleared off by the time we finished shooting around the house, and we were able to get outside to take some stunning shots in Crowcombe Court gardens. 

Fun Games for a Fun Couple

Documentary wedding photography is much easier to shoot when everyone’s relaxed and having a good time. Hannah and Jack unintentionally made my day by playing a fun newlywed game that had everyone smiling. They stood facing away from each other, exchanged shoes, and then had to answer a series of questions asked by the host of the game. (The best man) The questions were along the lines of who’s the better driver and the like, which you can imagine prompted some pretty funny moments — and some great photographs.   

Other highlights included Hannah smushing Jack’s face with the wedding cake and the classic sparkler exit, which ended with a lovely, dipped kiss between the couple. The champagne spray, featuring just the couple, was a touching, intimate moment since everyone else had gone inside to escape the cold — sometimes inclement weather works in your favour!

The party got underway with a cover of Paramore’s Still into You by Isabella Kensington. From there, it was all gas, no brakes. There was a lot of dancing, a lot of laughter, and slightly fewer clothes for the groom, who at one point was half naked on the dance floor — completely on-brand for a couple who clearly know how to have fun!

suppliers on the Day

Videographer- KB Wedding Videography

Hair and Make up – The Beauty Spot South West

Dj – Prescott entainment

Flowers – Nickys Flower Studio

Dress – Wed2B

Cake – Birch Villa Cakes

Photobooth – Picture Blast