Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Country house Wedding in Herefordshire at Dewsall Court.
Images ere captured by John Colson Photography.
John Colson is a Worcestershire based Wedding and Portrait photographer working through Worcestershire, Birmingham and the West Midlands, and further afield.
He says of his work…
“My approach to my wedding photography is very simple. I want to capture real moments.”
“My Images are intended to record a wedding day in a refined and elegant documentary based style.”
“I want my photographs to reflect the love, romance, joy, elegance and beauty of the day, together with those special moments spent with family and friends.”
“I don’t try to force things to happen – it’s a special day after all and beautiful moments will occur of their own accord.”
“I don’t look to overly pose people or create images that don’t feel natural. I don’t go to every event with a list of the same images that I take every time.”
“Every day is unique and I want my clients photographs to be just that…. THEIR images. ”
“I do go to each and every wedding I photograph with a desire to work as hard as I possibly can to create beautiful, elegant images that will last a lifetime and to provide a relaxed and enjoyable experience for my clients.”
He says of the couple and their day…
“I met Rachel a few weeks after she had first got in touch via my website.”
“I would like to think we hit it off straight away. From my point of view I knew immediately that I wanted to work for her… her warm and friendly personality made it clear to me that her wedding day was one that I would enjoy thoroughly (and I did!).”
“A few weeks before the wedding I drove down to meet both Rachel and Andy at there home.”
“Andy is such a lovely chap, they are perfectly suited to one another so any worries that I might of had that we might not get on disappeared straight away.”
“Dewsall Court is a stunning venue.. easily one of my favourites. I don’t know what it is about the place but it really suits the way I work.”
“I arrived bright and early on the wedding morning to start work, and from that point on it was all go…”
“There was a lot planned throughout the day (as Rachel will note) so the day went very quickly for me.”
“My one abiding memory from the day is just how wonderfully relaxed, enjoyable and emotional it was for everyone present. Oh, and the weather was awesome!”
I hand over to gorgeous Bride, Rachel…
How did you meet?
“We met selling a library of lovely old books!”
Tell us about the Engagement…
“We didn’t really have an engagement, we just rode that rollercoaster of feelings you get when you meet your soulmate. In fact, we still are!”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
“This was to be a major and entertaining event as well as the serious side of actually getting married.”
“We looked at several venues but our final choice was certainly the best by far.”
“We planned everything ourselves from start to finish, with the last minute tweaking from Dewsall Court.”
“Our organist at Sellack church was a genius, he has composed music for the Royal family and his gift to us was to compose a piece of music for our wedding.”
“It was most important to us to have The Pearl Fisher’s Duet sung in the church and we invited two classically trained singers to accompany our organist’s talents.”
“We also invited Neil Stroud, an accomplished magician to entertain guests whilst we held the drinks reception.”
“Followed closely with some beautiful jazz sung by the highly acclaimed Dennis De Mille.”
“The wedding Breakfast held a mass of surprises, with a particularly special song which was sung by a splendid Soprano, Catherine Lewis.”
“The tear jerking speeches were perfectly timed which lead to the evening’s entertainment – Tom Jones (A Tribute band but you couldn’t tell!), his DJ then Dennis sang our first dance, which he’d learnt in French!”
“The party went on into the early hours and it was a day that nobody will forget.”
What was the colour palette of your Big Day?
“My dress was champagne, the bridesmaid’s wore burgundy and the groom’s team wore blue. Bright green apples sat at each place with leaf name tags for all of the guests and vintage tea sets complimented the long tables held in the Long Barn.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“Too many to mention, but one stands out, when the Best man handed over the keys of the wedding car to Andy, a vintage Bentley, he was totally unaware and believed that the car had been hired!”
“It was a present from me to my new husband.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“To enjoy the journey, do not allow any stress with the arrangements to creep in and believe in yourselves should “Family politics” try to interfere!”
Venue – Ceremony and Reception – St Tysilio’s church – Sellack – Herefordshire. Followed by the celebrations held at Dewsall Court in Herefordshire.
Photographer- John Colson Photography
Dress – Faragé – made exclusively in Paris.
Bridesmaid Gowns (burgundy silk) – John Lewis Cardiff .
Florist – Barbara Smedley – Sellack – Ross-on-Wye.
Videographer – Andy Barnard – Sure Shot HD Video Production
Rings – A Californian jeweller!
Stationery – Designed by Andy and Rachel – Bride and Groom!
Make up/Hair stylist – Perfect Measure – Ross-on-Wye – Herefordshire
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