Stowe House Wedding Photographer
Katy and Mark’s Wedding day at Stowe House, Buckinghamshire
Stowe House is a beautiful 18th century Buckinghamshire mansion. Steeped in history and romance Stowe house is set within 880 acres of National Trust landscaped gardens, hidden, follies, lakes, temples and monuments. Katy and Mark chose a spectacular setting for their Spring wedding.
It really is a favourite wedding venue with us Buckinghamshire wedding photographers. But I’m getting a head of myself. I’ll get back to all the reasons why I love capturing Stowe House wedding photography later. Let us start at the beginning of Katy and Mark’s Day.
On the day, I caught up with Katy and her bridal party who were getting ready at nearby Villiers Hotel in Buckingham. Everybody was in great spirits and I got some really fun images. I loved the co-ordinated robes ladies! Everybody was in the safe hands of hairstylist hairbylps and makeup artist Makeupbydellab.
Katy looked stunning in her Maggie Sottero dress that she bought at Serendipity Brides. It had a beautiful sculpted shape with intricate lace details with layers of chiffon skirt that kicked out into a fishtail, that combined with a train at the back, gave Katy a gorgeous silhouette. Katy’s long hair had been beautifully curled and styled giving her a look of old-fashioned glamour. Katy’s six bridesmaid wore gorgeous burgundy dresses. And her two utterly lovely flower girls wore navy dresses.
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I want to mention the flowers on the day because they looked simply stunning thanks to florist Jade from Jade Flower Boutique.
I captured a lovely father seeing the bride moment before we headed to Stowe House for the wedding ceremony. With Katy and her dad travelling in a gorgeous white vintage Austin Princess limousine hired from Allerston Taylor & Regency Carriages. On arrival I caught up with Mark and his grooms party who were all looking very smart in their petrol blue suits from Suitors formal wear in Buckingham that they wore with burgundy ties.
Now, it’s always lovely to meet and work with other professionals in the wedding industry and this was certainly the case with Craig of Amazing Dayz who was provided a wedding film for Katy and Mark.
Great, now I get to talk more about why I love being a Stowe House wedding photographer. Stowe House has a host of state rooms that can be used in weddings. Each with their own unique character and gorgeous period features, they all make for amazing backdrops in wedding photos.
Katy and Mark chose the grandeur and awe of the stunning Marble Saloon. This centre-piece of Stowe House dates back from the 1780’s and has a distinctive oval shape. The floor is made of Massa Carrara marble and the walls are adorned with a frieze depicting a roman celebration of a victorious battle. It really is a breath-takingly stunning room that is totally unique to Stowe House and really wowed Katy and Mark’s guests.
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The wedding ceremony was beautiful with Katy and Mark saying their vows at the front of the saloon with the door open revealing stunning views of the gardens and lake beyond. After the ceremony, there was time for a great confetti moment on the dramatic stairs leading up to the house. Here, take a look! And I took the chance to get a great image of everybody on those stately steps. The views of the countryside beyond from the steps are magnificent and standing there I always feel like I’m starring in a period drama.
Everybody then enjoyed a drinks reception in the gardens, as Katy, Mark and myself were whisked off in a golf buggy for a mini photoshoot around the grounds of Stowe House. I got some great images of Katy and Mark around the serene lake and the many temples and monuments around the gardens. We then headed back to the rest of the guests and got some lovely images of the wedding party. The bridal and grooms party were tons of fun and it wasn’t long before things got silly. I loved the image of Mark leaping into his grooms mens’ arms. Here, take a look!
As guests continued to drink and mingle on the beautiful South Portico terrace, I took my chance to get some lovely candid images of everybody enjoying themselves.
The wedding breakfast was held back in the majestic Marble Hall which had been dressed perfectly. Everybody enjoyed a sumptuous wedding breakfast provided by the very talented caterers Portfolio Events and was followed by some very well received speeches.
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Evening celebrations were held in the newly restored Temple Room which glitters with a beautiful gilded ceiling and orange and silver shot wall coverings. The celebrations started with a romantic first dance for Katy and Mark.
When it came to the evening party Katy and Mark were leaving nothing to chance. There was live band The Flyaways and a DJ booked through LondonSDJ who ensured the dancefloor remained full all night. Add to that freshly made pizza by The Wedding Pizza Company and a fireworks display courtesy of Titanium Fireworks and the evening celebrations were quite simply epic.
I love fireworks at weddings as they make for amazing after dark images. And the image of Katy and Mark embracing one another between the grand pillars just as a firework erupts above their heads was an amazing image. And the perfect one to close the story of their amazing wedding day. Congratulations to Katy and Mark for getting married and creating such an amazing day. And thank you for allowing me to tell the story of it.
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Photographs of Katy and Mark’s wedding day
at Stowe House Wedding Venue