I am very lucky to photograph a number of intimate weddings at Millbrook Estate all year round and in all weathers. In February, hurricane Imogen hit the UK bringing a couple of days of apocalyptic weather to Devon. As ever the Millbrook team were ready, ensuring that the heavy rain didn’t spoil Ashley and Marc’s perfect day. The wonderful Colette was on hand to gently sweep the rain soaked decking clear as Ashley made her entrance to the Summerhouse where the open fire was blazing and close family eagerly awaited her arrival. Ashley and Marc’s little girl Darcy was overcome with all the excitement and had to take a nap after the ceremony. With the rain lashing down outside I concentrated on getting some very natural, reportage images of everyone as they enjoyed their champagne and nibbles. Eventually the rain eased off sufficiently for us to venture out for a quick few photographs under umbrellas. On our return to the Summerhouse little Darcy woke up ready for a portrait with mum and dad – although truth be told we had to bribe her with lots of strawberries from the wedding cake!
So as you can see from the selection of photographs below, rainy wedding days are beautiful too and always atmospheric especially when accompanied by a hurricane!
For couples marrying at Millbrook I have a Millbrook page with plenty of weddings from across the year to view.