Somerset ceilidh wedding photographer

Claire and Peter’s raucous Somerset ceilidh wedding

As a Somerset wedding photographer, I’m often treated to great locations and gorgeous light. Claire and Peter’s September wedding blessing was no exception with the couple enjoying rich, early Autumn light in the country town of South Petherton.

Wedding blessing

Claire and Peter married abroad but held a blessing celebration for family and friends at South Petherton Methodist Church and a reception party at the nearby Merriott Village Hall that included a ceilidh dance.

Family time

Claire was keen that I captured some relaxed family pictures at her grandmother’s house as the family enjoyed a drink during the warm afternoon.

American groom

Peter and his family hail from Washington D.C. in the States and had spent the preceding days travelling around some of the South of England’s best known tourist spots. They arrived at the house to be greeted by a very excited Claire and family as final preparations were made before a stroll to South Petherton Methodist Church.

Wedding family portraits

After taking some relaxed wedding portraits, the party strolled through South Petherton to the Methodist Church where the guests were arriving and settling into the pews.

Gorgeous light

Inside the church the light was glorious as it streamed through the windows and bathed the guests – perfect for emotive and atmospheric black and white wedding photos.

Wedding confetti

The ceremony consisted of some heartfelt vows and readings. As is tradition, the ceremony was brought to joyous end by a confetti shower for the excited couple. With that the party sped over to the reception.

Somerset wedding ceilidh

The reception was held at Merriott Village Hall where food was served and some emotional speeches given. Guests enjoyed the last of the September sun out on the Hall’s lawn followed by a raucous ceilidh dance that raised the temperature and tore down any remaining inhibitions!

Check out more photos from Claire and Peter’s fab day below. R.



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