If you’ve ever travelled on the M5 south of Weston-super-Mare, you can see the Webbington nestled into the hillside at the base of Crookes Peak. Although we’ve been to the venue for a few weddings over the years, it always been too windy to fly (from the updrafts). This time, success!
Dominic and Evelyn were both getting ready at the venue so we spent the first half an hour scurrying between the rooms to get some photos of them both. I got some aerial photos from the drone just as the sun came out.
Evelyn’s room was busy with the preparation going on (as they always are) so we left to capture some photos of the guests arriving and the venue in general. The ceremony room was set up ready and we are always mindful of the large mirror that the couple will face when saying their vows. Lisa who normally stands at the rear, would have to be creative!
It was quite a large wedding which we were filming and photographing so it took a few minutes to set to the cameras to record the ceremony. I also equipped Dominic with a lapel mic so I can hear the vows perfectly on the video. Once the couple were in place in front of the Registrar, I couldn’t see Lisa at the rear of the room. I later discovered she was actually lying on the floor behind the rear row of guests with just the camera peaking out; the things we do for the photo to avoid a mirror!
The sun stayed out long enough for the confetti and some formal/informal group photos before we took them for a ‘photo walk’ amongst the grounds. We were walking up a set up steps when we heard a metallic ting ting which was actually Dominic’s brand new wedding ring that had slipped off his finger. It had rolled down some steps and into the undergrowth. It took a bit of searching but I found it!
The evening was finished off with a Somerset Folk Group who played some fantastic music and taught the guests some folk dancing. It brought our time at the venue to a close.