The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey is one of the most stunning wedding venues I have ever seen! With high ceilings and beautiful gardens, it was the perfect venue for Sam and Tom's special day!! My day began with Sam and the girls in Slipperfield House at The Woburn Hotel. The bubbles were flowing, and the girls didn't stop laughing all morning. Sam had organised personalised presents for everyone and there were a few tears when they were handed out - there was lots of love in the room! Make-up artist Kerstie Ann had a super early start with the beautiful hair do's and make-up, and one of Sam's bridesmaids Hannah also happens to be a MUA - Hannah was on hand for Sam's make-up! Bridal prep really is one of my favourite times in the day, so there are rather a few pics of prep in this blog ... how beautiful are Sam and the girls flowers from Fairy Nuff Flowers!
Once the girls were ready, it was off to the Sculpture Gallery to become Mr and Mrs : ) Tom and his ushers all looked very dapper in their French Connection suits, and watched on as his beautiful bride was walked up the aisle by her Mum. Sam's dress was from JS Couture - just look at that ST-unning train! After an emotional ceremony, Sam and Tom BEAMED their way out of the ceremony hall amongst the confetti! It was then outside to the gardens for a champagne reception. The weather couldn't quite make its mind up on the day, but there is a gorgeous wood panelled bar area, and also The Camellia House which is perfect for photos come rain or shine.
Dinner was served seamlessly by the staff, and the guests could look on at the spectacular wedding cake, made by The Model Wedding, which was in a rather unusual spot : )
After dinner there was enough time an awesome bouquet throw before the dancing started - I always recommend brides do this later on in the day once everyone has had a couple of drinks - makes for some decent game faces and competition : )
Music in the evening was provided by Hot Keys, who kept everyone dancing late into the evening ... although not before the best man had belted out a song, joined by Tom!
One last mention - if you are after some wedding balloon inspiration, you need not look any further than Bubblegum balloons - by day they are just gorgeous, and at night with the right lighting they just seem light up!
I LOVED being able to capture Sam and Tom's special day, and I hope you enjoy browsing through the pics : )