Dorset Country Wedding at Home- Tom & Gee
Tom and Gee’s Dorset Country Wedding
Child Okeford Village Church and Gee’s Family Home
I met Tom at University studying both graphic design and photography. In 2013 I photographed Tom’s sisters wedding on his recommendation. His family is an utter riot and I loved every second of photographing his sisters wedding. When Tom met Gee, an ultra talented jewellery designer, the most creative couple in the world was born! I was totally honoured when they asked me to photograph their wedding. No greater compliment exists as one photographer trusting another to photograph their biggest day. I knew it would be challenging because what photographer likes to be on the lens side of the camera? Um…absolutely none of them!
Tom and Gee met at Bestival in the Isle of Wight. Gee was all dressed up as an elephant and Tom as a crocodile. The spark was immediate and only seems fitting that Tom proposed in front of a crackling fire at Gee’s parents home. The entire family was thrilled and even more elated when they announced that the wedding reception would be held at Gee’s parents house. Both Gee and Tom were from the country and wanted a relaxed and casually elegant wedding that was a true reflection of their life and style.
The Wedding Day
The big day had arrived and Gee was busy getting ready at her parents home. She wore a ring of flowers in her hair, which couldn’t have showed her free spirit more. The wedding service was in a quaint village church near her parents home. During the ceremony, the seriously respectable vicar brought the house down while reciting a verse from a Spice Girls song (“If you wanna be my lover you got to get with my friends”). And to top it all off, the page boys were dressed in crocodile onesies just like Tom was when he met Gee at the Bestival.
Dorset Country Wedding at Home
After the picturesque ceremony, a drink reception was held in the parent’s garden. The wedding breakfast was held under a marquee lined with pennant shaped RSVP bunting – each with a unique message or picture from their guests. Gee’s flowers were natural and loose, the best man read his speech off a box of Weetabix and a close friends dog donned a Go-Pro, capturing mostly footage of the caterers bottoms in a constant and desperate search for food. And then of course the party!
The day couldn’t have been more perfectly creative for such a cultured couple such as Tom and Gee.
The Lovely Suppliers
Wedding dress – Vintage / Bridesmaids dresses – Ghost / Flowers – Tattie Rose / Stationary – Gee Brothers London (Not actually Gee’s real brothers) and designed by Tom Webber / Catering -Victoria Blashfod-Snell / Band – The Low Riders
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