Heart in the Sky – Real Wedding Feature – Images by Courtenay Photographic

On a wonderful Spring day,  Dorset Wedding photographer Courtenay Hitchcock found himself at  Maunsel House in Somerset to capture the day of Lucy and Jon.

Courtenay owns and runs Courtenay Photographic Ltd with his wife Laura. Courtenay is a highly experienced professional wedding photographer, with a very distinctive relaxed style through which he can’t hide his sense of fun.

He recollects on the Couples Big Day,

“Saturday 9th April saw me heading off to one of my favourite venues for a wedding, the fabulous Maunsel House. Oh what a beautiful spring day, in fact with the temperatures in the mid 20′s it was more like summer.”

“Maunsel House is a magnificent 13th Century Manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of sprawling 2000 acre Estate, compromising of farms, lakes, woodlands, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset Wetlands, cottages and ancient barn.”

“I started the day with the boys on a clay pigeon shoot, and then to the house for the usual preparations of the Bride.”


“A beautiful outdoors ceremony in the bandstand, and relaxing in the summer like sunshine with pimms and canapes all in the beautiful grounds of Maunsel House  

“After some quiet time with just Lucy and Jon, time to head in for the wedding breakfast followed by the traditional speeches, coffee time and then the cutting of the wedding cake.”

“The band all set and raring to go, Lucy and Jon took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife.”

“Later there was an amazing Evening buffet of a fantastic hog roast under the pergola set with twinkly fairy lights, and then for the grand finale…a fab firework display.
All in all a wonderful day in a perfect setting!”

Thank you to Courtenay for sharing these lovely images.

I  just love their classic simplicity.

Weddings don’t have to be overthemed, over defined but simply an expression of a couple and their love.



Wedding cake – Cakes by Samantha    Catering –  Posh Nosh

Flowers – Inspiration Wedding Flowers – Dinah – 01934 71061

Wedding Band – Time out – Courtesy of Wessex Entertainments

String Quartet – Bristol Sting Quartet

Wedding Dress by Fleur de Lys

Fireworks by – Angel Fire



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