Tournerbury Woods Estate is a beautiful venue, truly one of my favourites and I’ve been lucky enough to shoot two gorgeous weddings there now. It’s so rustic but charming with a mix of trees and woodlands and water and boats. What more could you want?! It also has a lovely little cottage on site for getting ready in, a huge marquee on the lawn plus an under cover gazebo for getting married in if it’s not such nice weather and a smaller little pergola for outdoor ceremonies. I went to visit Tournerbury Woods Estate with Luke and Rachael a year ago after they booked me online and watching their ideas and all their home-made decorations come together on the day was so exciting for me as well as them! So much hard work and planning went into their wedding, the pressure was on to snap it right!
The girls started the day off at Rachael & Luke’s house and the fab Rachel from Flaunt your Face was there to doll them all up to perfection! They all looked so beautiful, I loved the light lilac bridesmaid’s dresses too and Rachael’s wedding gown was truly something else and suited her so so well. Oh and I have to mention their florist Bridal Flowers Direct as she incorporated some of Luke & Rachael’s own sweet peas from their garden into the beautiful bouquet!
Just after lunch I hot footed it over to Tournerbury to say hi to the boys and get some snaps of them greeting all the guests arriving and putting their button holes on. I was in awe of all the amazing (and tempting!) home made cakes on display which Rachael didn’t get to see herself as they were taken away to be cut up for their picnic reception meal. (Sooo glad I got a shot of that for her!)….
The weather was glorious so the ceremony was able to take place outside and what a beautiful service it was too – followed by plenty of drinks and ice creams from Chilly White traditional ice creams over looking the harbour. Blooming perfect!
We had a few super relaxed group photos and then everyone sat down to a delicious wedding breakfast by Marmalade Hospitality then it was time to dance the night away, which was an easy task with the fantastic band The Meddlers on hand to play the tunes.
We did sneak out again for 5 minutes at the end so Luke and Rachael could have some down time and take it all in. We had beautiful light overlooking the sea and then the trees in the lanes around Tournerbury Woods Estate added another gorgeous backdrop for a couple more snaps before it was back to the dance floor via a tray of tequila shots!
I had a wonderful time and I think their smiles say it all really. Such a fab day!
what a beautiful day!!
Fab photos as always Nicki <3