Aksinia and George’s Wimborne St Giles wedding

This blog post is actually probably a bit too big. And usually I’d apologize or spend days fussing and fiddling trying to beat it into something smaller.

But, no. I’m not going to. Because this is, after all, a story and sometimes you just can’t lob bits off and expect it to magically work.

And everything here – everything in the wedding – works.

Aksinia’s amazing wedding dresses – one for the day and a family heirloom dress for the evening.

Ten billion or so shots of Louis because that boy is just MAGIC.

George – no matter how much he dislikes having his photo taken – smiling and doing anyway because – TODAY – he gets to marry the woman he loves.

The amazing Rev Mark Aiken with whom my camera is so very much in love.

And that’s not even looking at the incredible venues – St Giles House in Wimborne St Giles, and George’s family home for the reception. And the styling by Lillingston of London, the brilliant food by Tom’s Feast and the simply gorgeous flowers by Tattie Rose of (again) London

The croquembouche wedding cake plays homage to Aksinia’s French upbringing back in Avignon and – oh, yes – the very energetic and feet-dance-shakingly-good Neville Staple Band.

Right.

Enough from me. To the pictures!

9 comments
  • Claudia Rose CarterSeptember 23, 2015 - 8:43 am

    Absolutely beautiful collection Lucy, I bet the couple were so happy. Love the warm tone to your colour images — they make them more classic and timeless. A lot of the fantastic images would be amazing just as standalone images too rather than the grid xxReplyCancel

  • Katie de SilvaSeptember 22, 2015 - 7:17 pm

    Wow!! What an absolutely beautiful collection of photos recording such a magical wedding in the most amazing detail. I love how you’ve captured every tiny detail in the most rustic style. I feel like I was there with you and witnessed the most fun filled, beautifully styled wedding ever! I love how natural the shots are without any posing, just completely relaxed and charming. Go you!ReplyCancel

  • jonnySeptember 22, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    Incredible!I thoroughly enjoyed looking through this post, a real joy. The colours have a beautiful tone to them. I get an immediate sense of you style too from this wedding.. fantastic photojournalism in parts and in others an incredible attention to detail. A real corker.. well done Lucy xxReplyCancel

  • PaulaSeptember 21, 2015 - 10:44 pm

    Amazing work. What a fabulous-looking wedding. Love the night-time shots and especially the one looking down on the dining table.ReplyCancel

  • Pat KelmanSeptember 21, 2015 - 10:37 pm

    The first word that came to mind when I looked at this set was LUSH. Beautifully rich, burnished tones that have a wonderfully opulent feel. The colours are gorgeous and there’s a real sense of a luxury here. Some fantastic character shots, beautiful moments and some delicate details – and some epic skies and landscapes. High class and beautifully done. Fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Gaëtan GaumySeptember 21, 2015 - 4:29 pm

    Nice wedding reportage! I love all the detail shot, and all the different emotion we can see on people, we really can feel the atmosphere of the day. I like the one with the bride going down the stair or the one with the groom and the bride with their girl on her arm! It’s a very good reportage but I would have put less picture! 😉ReplyCancel

  • MARINASeptember 21, 2015 - 4:21 pm

    I really like the browns and the ochers of the bride preparation. Lovely colourful collection. Nice balance of little details photos and lots of activity photos giving us a feel of what happened that day. It really tells the story.ReplyCancel

  • Gary (aka Marshal Gray)September 21, 2015 - 3:17 pm

    Wow! This reminded me culture magazine. I usually find it difficult to scan through his many photographs and it kind of works here. You have built a beautiful narrative here with some awesome photojournalistic frames. Love the trumpet frame with the guy in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Susie LawrenceSeptember 21, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    Lovely documentary story-telling work and your detail shots are wonderful (the food looked amazing!) You’ve captured what looks to be a very full and happy day very comprehensively. Particular favourites are the shot of the bride walking away in the courtyard – something about the geometry of that works really well I think. And I love the shot of everyone at their tables from above.ReplyCancel