Emma & Ian’s Alternative Wedding – Manor House, Yeovil, Somerset

Alternative wedding – Emma & Ian

Alternative wedding - bride and groom cuddling in front of white smoke bomb

The couple

The opportunity to photograph a wedding is an absolute blessing. When a couple trusts you and your eyes to immortalise their big day, it’s not a daunting task, it’s a privilege. Emma contacted me to discuss her wedding with the lovely Ian, telling me it was to be personal, fun and individual to them. She wasn’t wrong!  Emma and Ian are the ultimate sweethearts. He’s been her rock, her soul and constant support. She’s his everything, the mother of his children and the love of his life. These two are meant to be and it’s obvious through the images we were lucky enough to capture for them that they are connected through every part of their lives. Their alternative wedding style perfectly suited them, loads of fun, colour and creativity all hosted at The Manor, Yeovil.

Family and Friends

Ian and Emma have a close tight knit group of friends and supportive family. Everyone came together to decorate, plan and give them one cracking day of celebration. The singers for the day were Emma’s close friends, Emma’s sister and mermaid of honour was her absolute rock all morning, and the amazing groomsmen helped Ian with his nerves making sure he got to his place at the top of the aisle in one piece. The Grooms troop also provided me with a lot of Welsh related banter and smiles the whole day!

The Theme

Their main theme was love. It was almost impossible to not take a photo of their guests smiling because everyone was clearing having such a fantastic time. These two are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by a great group of friends who know how to have fun. They were surrounded by colour  – the confetti was an explosion of colour, the bridesmaids dresses, and the bride’s hair created an accent to catch the eye.

This will be one to remember. Massive thanks to all of their family and guests for being so welcoming, to Rowan and Isaac for being excellent little page boys, and to Ian and Emma themselves for being a lot of fun.

In the immortal words of the RENT soundtrack:

“There’s only now
There’s only here
Give in to love
Or live in fear
No other path
No other way
No day but today”

Little boys getting ready for a weddingLittle boys dressed up in suits for a wedding

Wedding bouquet flowers on a window seatWedding dress hanging up, shoes and perfume in front of flowersBride and bridesmaids getting ready for a weddingBride and bridesmaids getting ready for a weddingMother cuddling son before weddingBride with pink hair having flower crown placed on her headBride preparing for her weddingSisters cuddling before weddingBridesmaids seeing bride for the first timefather of the bride seeing the bride for the first timeBride with pink hair before wedding

Groom and groomsmen preparing for a weddingGroomsmen chattingGroom preparing to see the bride walk down the aisleSons walking down the aisleGroom seeing his bride for the first timeBride in black and white seeing the groom for the first timeWedding ceremonyWedding guestsExchanging of ringsImages of bride and groom signing the registerFamily walking down the aisleConfetti shot

Little pageboys posing for photosLittle pageboys looking at each otherBride with parentsGroom with parents

ushers at a wedding smoking cigarsGuests at a weddingGroomsmen posing for photos with umbrellasBridesmaids and groomsmen Bride and bridesmaidsFamily at wedding

Venue decorWedding speechesBride and groom posingBride and groom kissingBride and groom kissingBride with pink hair and flower crownbride tattoo saying "no day but today"

First dance imagesFamily on the dancefloorDancefloor imagesBride and groom silhouette on pink backgroundRock and roll bride ins and jacket

Bride and groom backlit shot
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