Pennard House Wedding Photography

Somerset is quite a stretch for a Norfolk wedding photographer but I like a change of scene and it’s always good for us flatlanders to get out and see some hills every now and then.  We were a good few weeks into a heatwave and the Friday I travelled down to Shepton Mallet was no exception.  I met up briefly with Michell and George to talk through their plans for their Pennard House wedding the next day.

Pennard House is a fantastic grade II listed family-owned Georgian house surrounded by the breathtaking Somerset countryside, full of character and slightly rough around the edges which I love in a wedding venue.  After a quick chat and a walk around the grounds looking for photo opportunities, I retired briefly to my B&B before heading out again to enjoy a picnic on the hills overlooking the nearby Glastonbury Tor.

Saturday morning came and another fine day was in prospect, not a cloud in the sky.  I joined Michelle and her two bridesmaids at around midday and drifted between the girls and boy’s preparations before following George down the lawn of Pennard House to the 14th-century church conveniently located in the grounds.  Shortly after Michelle walked through the sunshine to join George at the top of the aisle.  I was relegated to the balcony but the light in the church was good and I was able to get some shots I might not have from ground level.

After the ceremony and a quick charge through the confetti, everyone strolled back up the lawn to enjoy a drink in front of the house.  The weather was maybe not quite so enjoyable – 31 degrees by this point, which is tipping over the ‘comfortable in a wedding outfit’ limit!  After the family photos were done an executive decision was made to bring the wedding breakfast forward 30 minutes so that everyone could retire the blessedly air-conditioned Coach House.

After the meal and three great speeches, I took Michelle and George out into the cooler and gentler evening light and we took a wander through the beautiful grounds of Pennard House to capture some couple portraits and then straight in to cut the cake and hit the dancefloor for their first dance.  A balmy evening meant everyone could enjoy the rest of the night outside.

Congrats Michelle and George!


Venue: Pennard House | Dress: Stephanie Allin | Flowers: Bramble and Wild
Catering: Taste Somerset | Band: Renegades of Rock | Cake: Bath Cake Company

bride having her makeup done at pennard housethe flowers arrive for the girls time for champagne michelle and her bridesmaid wedding shoes against a pennard house window the brides mother has her hair finished before helping the bride into her dress the groom toasts his groomsmen fixing the cufflinks the groomsmens buttonholes the ushers read the plans for the day final touches for the groom by the bestman fixing the button holes the church at pennard house the groom greets guests at pennard house church pennard house seen from the bottom of the lawn the bride walks down pennard house lawn with her father and bridesmaids into the churchyard the groom waiting inside pennard church the bride and her father enter the church a wedding ceremony inside pennard church wedding guests from above the bride laughs with her wedding guests michelle and george smile during their wedding ceremony at pennard house wedding guests during the hymns michelles dad hands her over to george the groom places the brides ring on her fingerthe first kiss as husband and wife signing the register in pennard church walking down the aisle walking down the aisle of pennard church michelle george outside pennard church confetti at a pennard house wedding walking through the confetti guests greet a grandmother walking back to pennard house from the church wedding guests walking up the lawn at pennard house cheers the naked wedding cake the coach house at pennard house wedding details of the flowers wedding guests on the lawn at pennard house a guest in a tree the bride shows off her ring bride and groom embrace at pennard house guests playing croquet a quick selfie with the bride pennard house with the bride in the foreground guests enter the coach house for the wedding breakfast wedding guests look at the seating plan bride and groom wait to be announced a guest hurriedly takes his seat bride and groom enter the coach house at pennard the top table bride and groom share a joke greeting the little guests here, sniff my arm the father of the bride speech the bride reacts to her dads speech cheers! the grooms speech the grooms speech at a pennard house wedding the best mans speech the best mans speech bride and groom wedding photos in front of pennard house walking through the grounds of pennard house couple portraits at a pennard house wedding bride and groom sitting at the front of pennard house reflections in the natural swimming pool in the rose garden at pennard house walking back to the coach house in the evening sunlight wedding guests outside the coach house the bride laughs with her guests cutting the cake in the coach house wedding guests watching the cake cutting first dance in the coach house first dance at a pennard house wedding the bride and groom sing kudos to the band the dancing begins wedding cake is handed round more action on the dancefloor michelle dances with her guests renegades of rock at a pennard house wedding wedding guests enjoy the warm evening outside guests laugh outside the coach house the grandmother leaves waved off by her family guests in the stables bride and groom entertain their guests at pennard house


absolutely gorgeous set, Duncan! I love your composition, and your use of light. Bet they LOVE these! Nice job!