Richard and Sophie got married on a lovely September day at Walcot Hall in Shropshire, one of the most characterful and eclectic wedding venues in the UK. Their chosen venue couldn’t have matched their wedding more: refined elegance and unassuming beauty are perhaps the best words to describe it all.
Although I can imagine Walcot Hall looking stunning in all seasons (see Tom and Heather’s wedding at Walcot in springtime), I feel autumn might just suit this wedding venue best. It’s a grand but tranquil place with views over an extensive lake and rolling Shropshire hills; its peacefulness is only amplified on quiet autumn days when you may stay inside, taking in the views from the comfort of the home, especially on rainy days. It rained at Richard and Sophie’s wedding and it made it all even more magical.
The day flowed seamlessly (thank you Walcot team!) and it felt very much like an intimate wedding, despite it not being a small one at all. The morning stayed with me as it was a particularly calm, happy, chilled moment, which is quite rare for weddings these days. I love mornings like these! I think the priority for Richard and Sophie was to very much enjoy the day as it comes, together with their nearest and dearest, in a stunning setting that felt special to them, and they designed their wedding day with this in mind. I will now leave you with the photos and a few lines about autumn that I stumbled upon recently and thought they were very much suited to the feel of Sophie and Richard’s wedding:
“The autumn comes with regal ease, content to arrive with slow grace. Though the first leaves have tumbled to the soil so rich with rain, most remain green, fluttering in the strengthening wind. And so, though I’m wishing for that garland of reds and golds, I must be as patient as she.” Angela Abraham