Susie & Adam | Wedding ~ Bunting & Haystacks in Somerset

I love photographing weddings with lots of beautiful details, and Susie and Adam’s country affair in Somerset was one such wedding.  When I arrived at the reception venue that morning, I couldn’t help cooing with excitement at all the gorgeous little touches ~ mismatched china, country garden flowers, fabric bunting, hay bales, deckchairs, fairy lights, old Penguin classics, bouncy castle, croquet, badminton, ginger beer (my favourite) and of course, a sweets table.  Not only that, but they had installed a line of vintage lampshades suspended above the floor in the ceremony venue. A very unique touch.

When I first met with Susie and Adam last summer, they had emphasised to me how much they love natural photography and want this for their wedding.  I like to adapt my style to suit each client and what they want, so for Susie and Adam’s wedding I adopted a very relaxed, reportage approach.  This had also worked well on their engagement shoot.  Much of the day was spent with guests playing badminton or croquet on the lawn, so it afforded plenty of opportunites for shots of guests having fun.  I loved capturing shots of some of the children playing with the old fashioned ten-pin bowling set-up.  I also fell slightly in love with the groom’s beautiful little nephew, who squealed with excitement each time he knocked over a pin. You can tell how many shots I took of him from the selection below…too adorable!

Susie & Adam ~ Thank you for having me as part of your gorgeous day.  I loved every minute and hope these pictures will give you fantastic memories for the future.

Venue | The Tithe Barn & Walled Garden, Dunster Somerset

Dress Designer | Memphis Belle by Stewart Parvin

Groom’s Suit | Paul Smith

Bridemaid dresses | Pied a Terre

Florist | Marsh Mallow Flower Designs

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{ JODIE CHAPMAN ~ WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON SOUTH-EAST INTERNATIONAL }

  • susie & adam said:

    WOW Jodie, these images are every bit as brilliant as we'd hoped (and come to expect!) from your gifted eye for those 'not-so-obvious' moments!. Loving the detail you've captured for us that will certainly keep our memories of a wonderfully happy day alive. Everything looks so pretty!! We really get a sense of the relaxed nature of the day, and all the children look so happy :) I can see why you fell in love with R, he's a natural in front of the camera! Can't thank-you enough for posting these and we can't wait to see the rest! Lot of love xx

  • Beautiful job! You always get the most stunning weddings! Love the ones of the kiddies bowling, hilarious! xx

  • Gorgeous images Jodie - love the village fete feel to the wedding & the chot of the children with the ten pin bowling is adorable. Mx

  • Greg said:

    Spectacular Jodie. You've captured the magic and romance of the day. They'll cherish them.

  • wow...possibly one of the most amazing weddings ive seen. love the vintage lampshades and the awesome getting ready venue. youve done it again....! well captured Jodie x

  • Debs said:

    Stunning photographs and a really beautiful wedding. I love the lampshades hanging above the cake!

  • another beautiful set Jodie.......a perfect country wedding...well done x

  • Rachel said:

    Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful collection of images of their wedding day & celebrations. Like a cup of Yorkshire Gold - perfect. xx

  • alan ritchie said:

    Adam and Susie look lovely but Noodle looks's better!!

  • Rebecca Jones said:

    Woooooowww...beautiful. I love the speeches shot and the look in the brides eyes. Beautiful bride, beautiful details and beautifully captured x

  • Lulu said:

    such a stunning collection of photos Jodie, what a magical summer wedding, it is so very British and beautiful!

  • Jodie said:

    Thanks so much for your *lovely* comments everyone ~ it really makes me happy that you like them so much. I had a brilliant time at this wedding & a big thank you goes to Susie & Adam for inviting me to be a part of their day. Guys, your comment really moved me. Thank you for being such fab clients! x