The Romantic Danesfield wedding between Georgina and Tom
Weddings at Danesfield House are always special but none more so when actress Georgina Strawson who is used to being in front of the camera but it is something special when it is on your wedding day. Georgina was totally relaxed and natural as I took pictures of her and her bridesmaids during the bridal preparations. Not only did they enjoy breakfast together at the family home, sitting on the floor, Georgina had some time out to share with the girls some pictures and put together an album, whilst sitting in their robes and curlers, a really genuine, girlie moment.
Tom had sent Georgina a card which I know she will treasure and was one of my detail shots from the wedding.
Georgina wore a stunning David Tutera wedding dress with an encrusted bodice and simple layers of tuile skirt, it a romantic blush colour and accented by lilac satin shoes. The bridesmaids wore complimenting colours of café au lait and mauve. The girls needed to keep warm in this winter wedding so they accompanied their gowns with dove grey fur wraps. They all looked elegant and beautiful.
Georgina had her hair plaited across her hairline then falling naturally at the back.
Georgina had chosen a simple floral ‘cloud’ bouquet of gypsophila, ‘baby’s breath’, means pure of heart and represents innocence, and Tom and the boys had matching buttonholes. ‘Gyp’ was then used to decorate the church with candles and in the floral arrangements on the tables, delicate white flowers tumbling like frothy bubbles from a glass of champagne, with feathers and pearls. The table settings continued the feather motif, their tips dipped in glitter, an unusual touch that I have not seen at a wedding before.
The wedding was performed at the local church before arriving at the stunning Buckinghamshire wedding venue, Danesfield House, now famous Mr Clooney’s wedding celebrations.
A delicious meal was served in the Versailles Room, dressed to compliment the bridal colours and theme and looked the height of sophisticated glamour, even the chairs dressed with grey sashes were fixed with a brooch. The tables were set with individual miniature red bottles as wedding favours. The wedding cake was a rainbow of hundreds and thousands and the traditional bride and groom on top had a unique twist to reflect Georgina and Tom, so the model couple were posed with the bride on the back shoulders of the groom skiing, and skiing continued to be a themes as the different tables were given skiing names! It’s those individual details that always make you smile and add a very personal touch to the day.
Apart from capturing Georgina and Tom, and their guests totally candidly and without orchestration throughout the day is wonderful documentary photography, we did take some time to take some stunning bridal portraits in the sunken garden, using the dramatic lighting in the sky to enhance the composition. As dusk fell and Danesfield lit up the tree lined driveway with the fairy lights, I took a beautiful photography of the two of them framed by the trees and an inky blue sky – absolutely stunning!
To bring the wedding photography together in the evening, Danesfield House has a gallery with a snooker table above the main room, which I took advantage of to take a different view point to capture the whole wedding party surrounding the bride and groom.