Quantock Lakes, Wedding Photographer
When Sammi and Adey first got in touch to ask if I would cover their wedding day at the award-winning barn wedding venue Quantock Lakes in Somerset I had a quick look at their website and said yes, definitely. I then took a moment out to have a little look on the map, not where Quantock Lakes was, not even where Inwood Farm near Nether Stowey was, but slightly broader, where Somerset was!! Sure I’ve been there before, passed through it many times, but at the end of the day I’m a Northerner and these Southern counties all start to merge at some point, I suppose like Lancashire and Yorkshire are pretty much the same to someone from the South of England, Oh no no no, how very wrong!!! Anyway I have digressed, back to the wedding, let’s just say it was a ‘Destination Wedding’, making me a ‘Destination Wedding photographer’!!
The venue itself far exceeded my expectations and was an absolute delight to photograph. Set in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside with a backdrop of the Quantock hills this family run wedding venue has so many possibilities for any size wedding, and lots of little details to add to the experience; landscaped lawns, wild meadows, a fire pit, an ancient Oak tree with rope swing and a jetty across one of the lakes.
On the day the bride, groom, friends and family all prepared themselves in the luxury barn conversions, plenty of room and no fear of the couple bumping into each other. These buildings are a blank canvas for photography, with pristine clean white wall and natural light spilling through each window. Then onto the ceremony, this was held in the romantic rustic barn before drinks and photographs outside the main Quantock Barn, this was also the area for the evenings activities after dinner and speeches in the meadow barn.
Relaxed documentary style photography at Quantock Lakes
The day was relaxed, very relaxed, before the ceremony I found myself wondering if I had missed something, should I have been somewhere? double checking my timings it turned out that things were just running extremely smoothly and everyone was just chilled out, well I say everyone, Adey, the groom said he was chilled but seemed to be getting in his daily steps out on the Patio!
Overall this was an amazing day with a fantastic couple, lots of laughs, a few emotions! and everything in between, as for everything else I will just let the photographs do the talking.