Maunsel House wedding photography – A slice of the Mediterranean in Somerset.
Who wouldn’t jump at the chance of shooting a wedding at the stunning and absolutely quirky bonkers location of Maunsel House? This has to be one of the best wedding venues in England for it’s mix of styles that just somehow work together to create a magical wedding day. So we were more than looking forward to our first Maunsel House wedding photography exploit to cover the celebrations of Hannah & Steve’s day.
Somerset wedding weekend
Hannah & Steve hailed from the bright lights of London as did most of their friends but a combination of last minute planning and finding this gem of a venue meant a weekend in Somerset was the order of the day. Hannah loved the festival vibe and wanted a chilled out relaxed wedding day with all her friends and family. Having also dreamt of a destination wedding abroad Maunsel House ticked so many boxes here with it’s definite Mediterranean feel, outdoor wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast options. Just add sun…the forecast wasn’t so sure on this front…but in the end the rain just added to the atmosphere for a cosy wedding breakfast and none of the festival mud and wellies required!
Crazy quirky beginnings
So we got to Maunsel House early doors as we knew there were so many details in the house, just to get a flavour of the place we starting shooting early (our cameras not the many guns on show!) This place is stuffed to the rafters with art work, history, military paraphernalia, stuffed animals of every description.. you name it you could probably find it here! Upstairs the girls and boys all got ready in two equally quirky rooms, where the anticipation of the day had begun to build. The boys finished off the last minute touches of the day blowing up a few helium balloons and making sure the pergola was set up all ready for an outdoor wedding ceremony no matter what the weather.
Intimate pergola outdoor ceremony
As the forecast had been for rain throughout the day the amazing team at Maunsel House had decide that the pergola was the best place for the deed of the day to be carried out. This was no compromise whatsoever, in fact in some ways we think it was even better then the bandstand on the lawns. With seats set up from both sides, the lush greenery and soft light through the roof it had such a cosy intimate feel. One of the best wedding ceremony locations we’ve shot at. Hannah & her dad were sung down the aisle by one of their best men, to rendition of Elvis ably accompanied by their amazing duo for the day – Truly Madly Deeply. Words said, rings exchanged, rapturous applause and that was that Mr & Mrs, they were even joined by some of the estates peacocks as they left the ceremony too.
Confetti, tunes, photos and canapés on the lawns
With the formalities done it was time to celebrate and party, these guys exited the manor house through a sea of confetti and balloons. Congrats and appreciation of Hannah’s stunning vintage styled French dress flew through the air as did the many and varied tunes of the band. A quick wander through the stunning grounds of Maunsel House, just catching a bit of the forecast rain but nothing an umbrella couldn’t sort out! Then it was back to the gorgeous pergola for a BBQ wedding breakfast, and multiple ‘Colin the caterpillar’ cakes for all to slice to their hearts content! Into the night the bar and ballroom filled with all their guests for a complete party house atmosphere. Again Truly Madly Deeply played a few amazing sets and really set the party spirit on fire, helped by Hannah and Steve’s awesome friends dancing the night away.
No doubt there were a few sore heads the day after, but nothing that their planned garden games couldn’t sort out I’m sure. Shame we weren’t around for that too..in fact it gave us an idea if you’re planning a wedding weekend with activities over two or more days we’d love to tell the whole story of your wedding weekend, so do let us know.
Congrats to Hannah & Steve on a truly brilliant wedding day to remember.
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