Beautiful spring outdoor wedding at Deans Court in Wimbourne. Chloe & Calum’s heartfelt humanist ceremony was simply wonderful.
On a beautiful day in late May we arrived at Deans Court, an elegant and historic house hidden away in the heart of Wimbourne Dorset. There was a definite atmosphere of chill as we arrived – Stu with Calum and the boys, and Anna with Chloe and the girls.
As we strolled through the woodland to the main house it was breathtaking to see all the white chairs nested under the shade of a giant oak tree right next to the lake. The setting was perfect as was the clear blue sky and bright sunshine that had been ordered for the day. As all the guests arrived there was an atmosphere of joy from everyone.
It’s always a delight when weddings follow a slightly different format. Humanist ceremonies are something we’ve noticed becoming more and more popular and we can see why. It gives couples the chance to make their ceremony more personal and tailor their vows to be much more meaningful. Chloe and Calum did this and there was definitely a lot of emotion in the air when they read their vows to each other.
After some hugs and a few family photos came the tough part! When working at such a stunning venue on such a wonderful spring outdoor wedding, and with a couple that are so easy in front of the camera it is hard to not steal them away for a long time – honestly, we could have photographed them all day! But with a short time alone we were able to capture some wonderfully natural pictures under the shade of a willow tree. We then head back to the drinks reception and capture some of the atmosphere of guests enjoying the sunshine and playing some lawn games. We definitely wanted to save some time to explore the amazing grounds later in the evening when the light would be softer.
As the sun went down the speeches began. With everyone in fits of laughter, this carried on well into the evening with some hilarious photos outside by the lake and then even more high spirits on the dance floor!
Getting to know Chloe & Calum’s family was an absolute joy and so rewarding to capture.