Martin and Natalie got married on a lovely October day at Homme House, a 18th-century country house in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, close to the borders with Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Powys. The place suited them as a couple and their wedding down to the ground: a cozy and homely feeling inside, and a desire of wanting to freely roam through their vast gardens outside. I would not be exaggerating at all if I said their wedding was as relaxed, elegant and romantic as you can imagine.
The couple wanted their wedding day to be a day they genuinely enjoy, without unnecessary pressures. Natalie chose to not have photos taken in the first part of the morning when she got ready with her bridesmaids and to start the photographic coverage just before the ceremony instead. I completely understood this and I supported her in the desire to keep to the things that she knew would make her day enjoyable. I am a firm believer in this: dear future couples, allow yourself to listen to your gut feeling and do, as much as you can, as it whispers to you quietly. Create a wedding day that truly makes you happy.
The day flowed seamlessly and the owners Charlie and Sarah were very welcoming and on hand, making sure guests had everything they needed in order to have a great time. The venue and the grounds were a dream to be in! Homme House is now a Grade II* listed building, surrounded by an extensive garden, 80 acres of woodland and 100 acres of historic parkland landscaped in the style of Capability Brown (1715-1783). For the bride and groom photographs we went up into their two-acre walled garden hosting many apple trees and the smell of freshly fallen apples took me back to my childhood instantly. Rain threatened to come, sending everybody in but myself, my husband who was booked as a second photographer for the day, Martin and Natalie, who now had the gardens to ourselves. The views of the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds and beyond were now even prettier with a dramatic English sky, as I like to call it.
The light was great for photos and the 17th century Summerhouse provided us with a great backdrop for the sweet and lovely Natalie and Martin. They were so easy going and down to earth and made us feel very welcome and appreciated on the day. I will now leave the photos to speak for themselves.
It was an absolute pleasure to also get to work with:
Venue: Homme House
Makeup: Sasha Brown Makeup
Florist: Wild Magnolia
Hair: Michelle Stimson