Introducing the absolutely fabulous Mr & Mrs Mansfield!
It was a perfect sunny Saturday evening when we arrived at Ashley & James Mansfield’s wedding at the stunning venue Kilver Court & Gardens at Shepton Mallet in Somerset and thought we’d landed on the set of my favourite wedding film, Four Weddings & a Funeral – not because Hugh Grant and Kristen Scott Thomas were there but because the scenery was so stunning!! We stepped through an ordinary entrance door and were greeted with vision of a vast lake complete with duck houses, blossom trees and smooth lawns and to cap it all a majestic arch laden viaduct as a backdrop. If you haven’t decided on your wedding venue so far, and fancy rural Somerset for your big day, this was one bursting with romance and serenity! The photographs will certainly have the WOW factor!
Our fabulous wedding couple were Ashley & James Mansfield. James the perfect gentleman introducing himself early on and Ashley, our first American bride – full of fun and joy for her big day whom James introduced us to a little bit later on. They were an intimate gathering of happy guests who followed their bride & groom’s lead taking to the white wedding photo booth with enthusiasm and determination!
During the proceedings, Laurence & I grabbed an opportunity to have a look around the gardens – following the trail of love heart shaped confetti (cut from pages of text) to the location of the service. The backdrop was the stunning pond surrounded by the music of birdsong – some pretty wooden chairs were lined up on the grass verge whilst Ashley & James were married in a curious ancient looking candlelit nook. Everywhere we looked, there were pages of text used for bunting and confetti and even the men’s button holes. A lovely extra touch were some personal photos of the happy couple pinned to a ribbon and dangled about the branches of an old spectacular tree.
Congratulations James & Ashley, we hope you have a happy life together – it was so nice meeting you & your guests and to provide your photo booth entertainment for the evening! We hope you enjoyed your guest book.