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A wedding at Woburn Sculpture Gallery- Preview

I have such awareness of your being, perfect rose,

that my will unites you with my heart in celebration.

I breathe you in rose, as if you were all of life,

and I feel the perfect friend of a perfect friend.”

This  French poem called ‘La Rose Complete’ by Rainer Maria Rilke was the inspiration behind Margaret and Lee’s wedding day. It inspired the rose pattern found on everything from the bride’s gown to the placecards, which gave the whole day a deeply romantic feel.

I am lucky to now count Margaret and Lee as friends. Over the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know them well and it’s been such a wonderful journey. So for me their wedding was always going to be very special indeed.

Their wedding was exquisite. They chose Woburn sculpture gallery as their venue. This is one of my favourite venues ever. The gallery is so light and airy, so romantic, and the grounds are just incredibly pretty. It’s a dream of  a venue.

Margaret had been inspired by this blog to look at Claire Pettibone gowns, and she fell in love with Brigitte. What a choice. One of the prettiest bridal gowns I’ve ever seen. Add to that the Erica Elizabeth juliet cap veil with florals and Margaret looked like something out of a movie. Incredible.

Margaret is an accomplished pianist and flutist, having once played with the BBC Philharmonic orchestra, and so guests were treated to a 45 minute recital from Margaret and her father ( a professor in Biochemistry, but also an incredible pianist). What a way to end the day.Margaret had composed a piano piece too for her new husband and played it to him as a surprise. Such a moving moment.

So here are some of the highlights of the wedding, just a few preview shots before the couple go on honeymoon. I will of course be blogging far more once the couple have enjoyed their private viewing of images in a few weeks. But for now, indulge yourself in a truly exquisite wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a day, a gloriously beautiful day.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Thompson.

More soon.

Cat

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blog.cathepplephotography.com – The UK wedding blog of Cat Hepple Photography – Leeds Wedding Photographer covering the UK, with weddings in Italy and France

One Comment

  1. Posted 11 Sep at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    beautiful wedding Cat. I particularly like the shot of the girls sitting in the grass.