Dewsall Court Wedding Photographer. Andy and Rachels AMAZING day in Herefordshire.
Andy and Rachel
St. Tysilios Church and Dewsall Court, Herefordshire.
Dewsall Court Wedding Photography.
Back at the start of August, hot on the heels of my return from Josie and Ross' wedding in Malta, I made my way down to Herefordshire to photograph Andy and Rachels stunning wedding at Dewsall Court.
There is a lot for me to say about this day (and A LOT of photographs to share) so please do stick with it!
I first met Rachel early in 2017 and immediately knew I wanted to work for her. She was exceptionally warm and friendly during our meeting and was very keen on having someone work in a candid manner at her wedding.... there was to be no formality... just a big celebration which was just music to my ears! Of course, it didn't hurt that the main venue for the wedding was to be Dewsall Court.... one of my favourite venues in the UK. So, when Rachel asked me to be part of her day I was over the moon. The only hurdle to overcome was whether Andy and I would get on! I needn't of worried.... what a man he is! Friendly, generous and remarkably outgoing... I loved spending time with both of these truly wonderful people.
Herefordshire Wedding Photographer
During the build up to the wedding, Rachel kept me up to date with all of the exciting plans for the celebration... most of which Andy knew about. However, there was one surprise that we all had to keep under wraps which pertained to their wedding car..... more to come about that later.
Weddings at Dewsall Court, Herefordshire
As I mentioned before, Dewsall Court is (in my humble opinion) one of the nicest venues in the country. Not only does it boast complete exclusivity, but it is exceptionally well run and beautifully maintained. However, for me its greatest asset is its versatility. It is set in the most beautiful countryside, lending itself to wonderfully relaxed wedding days, but also boasts beautiful inside space should it be needed. There is just that something special about Dewsall that really suits the way I work..... don't know what it is but I love it!
Church wedding in Herefordshire.
Once all the preparations were done, it was off to St. Tysilios church in the village of Sellack near Ross for the wedding ceremony. A rather different church in terms of its layout, but really beautiful all the same (and with the tightest staircase you could ever wish to find in order to get to the balcony. Its a good job I'm short!)
Dewsall Court Wedding Reception
Once married, it was back to Dewsall for the reception. With a fantastic singer (belting out those Sinatra standards that we all love), a surprise butterfly release, perfect weather, an 'interesting' first dance and one of the most moving speeches I have ever heard, it was a really perfect way to celebrate the marriage of two of the finest people you could hope to meet.
And finally, remember that note earlier in this post regarding the Bentley that took Andy and Rachel to the church? Well, apparently Bentleys are Andy's dream cars... he has wanted one for a long time. Well, Rachel decided that she would give the car that took them to church to Andy as a wedding present! How she kept it a secret I don't know, but it's fair to say from the look on Andy's face in the coming images as his best man handed over the keys, that he didn't have a clue. What a gift... What a day... What a wedding.
Congratulations Andy and Rachel. It has been a pleasure getting to know you both and a real honour to have been present at your wedding. Thank you so very much.
"John Colson is a Wedding Photographer based in Worcestershire, UK. I endeavour to provide simple, real and elegant wedding photography for clients throughout the UK and Europe. My work has been seen on numerous Wedding Blogs as well as in print (Brides Magazine, Your West Midlands Wedding etc.). I have also been named one of the the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the UK by Your Perfect Wedding Photographer in both 2016 and 2017."