Just over a year ago, I had the absolute honour of shooting the wedding of Fi and Scott at the stunning Orchardleigh House in the countryside near Frome – quite possibly one of the finest wedding venues in the area!
Looking back at the day, one of my fondest memories of the day (aside from of course the glorious weather we were lucky enough to enjoy) was Fi and Scott’s very unique story! Both work and live in Abu Dhabi, which made it a really unique challenge to plan and co-ordinate the day over distance. While a challenge, I’m pleased to say that we managed to organise the shoot incredibly well.
Scott is a Royal Marine, and so I also had the opportunity to shoot my very first military wedding – a real delight to shoot with the fantastic uniforms, beautiful details and the sense of pride this added to the day was simply indescribable.
Scott arrived at the wedding in true style, making use of Orchardleigh’s helipad to make a spectacular entrance – while it is always so important for me to make sure I capture every detail of a wedding day, this truly was one of those once in a lifetime moments and I as so glad that I managed to capture it.
Fi chose beautiful, summery sunshine yellow details for her day, including an extra special wedding cake made by a family friend. The yellow theme was accentuated with lovely sunny yellow bridesmaids dresses.
The day was planned to perfection by Marie at A Day to Cherish, and the beautiful flowers with assorted lilies by The Lily Locket really added to the summery feel. Meanwhile, Fi herself looked stunning with her hair and make-up done by Mad March Hare.
What I really remember about Fi and Scott were that they were such a lovely couple to be around, and their fun personalities really shone on their day. Their day was also such a unique planning experience with the logistics of planning a wedding while overseas, and I am so proud that we managed to pull it out of the bag without a hitch!
After receiving their photos, Fi said:
"STOP LOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE!! Matt is brilliant and will make your wedding look like a Hollywood production with you as the star! I can't believe the amazing quality of our photos I literally want to plaster my entire house with photos from our perfect big day! Matt, you were fabulous."
Shortly after they receiving this wonderful feedback, I was also really proud that Fi and Scott’s day featured in County Wedding Magazine as part of their wedding of the year competition. It was a real thrill to get their wedding day into print!
Happy anniversary Scott and Fi - it was a real honour to shoot your special day