Brympton House Somerset Wedding Photography
It was such an honour documenting Rajiv & Sajni’s 2 day wedding at Brympton House in Somerset. Brympton House is a unique wedding venue that is the perfect combination of traditional and modern settings. Surrounded by natural beauty, it’s the most tranquil setting amongst the rolling hills of Somerset. The historic mansion that was built in 1434, is a grade I listed building, that has been called the most beautiful in England and rightly so, it’s absolutely breathtaking.
Rajiv & Sajni celebrated their special occasion over two days. The first day was their intimate Civil Ceremony and Dinner in the Castle House and Library Bar within the grounds of Brympton House. Followed by their Indian wedding ceremony in the Walled Garden, spiritually conducted by Kamal Pandey with Shiv Gopal, followed by their epic wedding reception in the Terrace, Ballroom and Party Barn. Thanks a million Sajni & Rajiv for choosing me to be your Brympton House wedding photographer, it was so great to be a part of your amazing celebrations.
Indian Wedding at Brympton House
25 of my favourite civil wedding photos from Brympton House in Somerset
Why Choose Brympton House For Your Wedding
Brympton House truly is a magical wedding venue where photographer dreams are made of! It is set in idyllic surroundings full of character, beauty and charm. One of the best reasons to choose Brympton House for your special day, is that you get the whole estate exclusively to you and your guests for 24hrs, which gives so much potential for creating beautiful images with various backdrops.
Having your Indian Wedding at Brympton House is a perfect venue choice, as it can hold up to 600 guests for your ceremony and up to 230 guests for a wedding reception inside the ballroom. In addition Brympton has 13 different areas for you to use for a variety of events such as Mehndi, Sangeet, Civil alongside your main Indian wedding celebration.
There are over 30 acres of Grade II listed gardens at Brympton House, stunning parkland all around, a walled garden, an Apple Orchard plus a Japanese Garden all for you and your guests to explore.
Brympton House – Exquisite Spaces For Your Special Day
Brympton House has a different space for every part of your day, ranging from their signature honeymoon suite for bridal prep to the Castle House for your wedding ceremony. Here are some of the featured spaces available for your special day:
The Great Hall
The Great Hall is at the heart of the mansion, perfect for a drinks reception or a stunning backdrop for some wedding portraits with its great mullioned windows allowing for beautiful light.
The Library Bar is a 1920’s restored bar, which makes for a lovely spot for some post civil ceremony drinks at Brympton House.
The Castle House which dates back to 1350, has an elegant long aisle, which leads up to a gorgeous arched window, its the perfect ceremony space, and has direct access to the South Terrace to host your drinks receptions.
The Ballroom which is reached by the longest, continuous running wooden staircase in England, dates back to 1640. The Ballroom has beautiful natural light along with high ceilings, coupled with elegant decor makes it virtually a blank canvas to host the wedding reception of your dreams.
The Party Barn
The Party Barn has been converted into an evening function suite, complete with a chill out area, a dance floor adorned with fairy lights and a wonderful courtyard to get some fresh air or some calm away from the dance floor and soak in the views from Brympton House.
Last but not least, there is also accommodation for 72 guests on site, plus beautiful glamping tents so you and your guests can spend all your time with each other without having to make travel arrangements to and from hotels, making it the perfect staycation wedding venue.
Natural Wedding Photography at Brympton House
I want your big day at Brympton House to just flow, so you and your guests can just enjoy yourselves with the minimum of interruptions. I’m very aware of how uncomfortable a staged moment can feel, and when you’re looking back at your photos years from now I want every moment to feel meaningful, honest and real. I want to transport you back to that very moment and remind you of how you felt.
It’s a pretty big responsibility. Being tasked with making an authentic record of your celebration at Brympton House – one that will still emotionally resonate and reignite all those precious memories when you look back – can be a bit overwhelming if you let it. But I love that challenge, the fact every one of those moments will only happen fleetingly before it’s gone, that’s what excites me about being a photographer. I’ve spent a long time honing my craft, and picked up more than a few awards on the way. It’s given me the confidence and the curiosity to constantly discover those meaningful differences for every couple that I’m privileged to shoot.
Employing a naturalistic documentary style also means I’m not trying to control anything about your day at Brympton House. I just let it all happen the way it’s supposed to and keep a close eye on the relationships and encounters that are happening around me. I want everyone’s different experiences to come through. After all, it’s a real melting pot of emotions and a couple may have very different experiences of their day, as they mix with friends and family from their lives, mingling, connecting.
I loved documenting a wedding at Brympton House. My natural documentary style is very discreet – I blend into the surroundings and ensure that your guests barely notice I’m there. I certainly won’t be prodding and posing them like some photographers do. To me, the most beautiful photos are the ones that are natural, genuine moments captured in the instant.
Things To Do In Somerset
Somerset, a county in South West England bordering Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wilsthire, and Devon. Somerset is a gorgeous part of the UK with rolling English countryside, cosy market towns and epic coastlines, its the ideal place to visit all year, but especially during summer.
There are plenty of things to do in Somerset if you’re going to a wedding at Brympton House why not stay longer and visit places such as Cheddar Gorge, England’s largest gorge with stunning stalactite caverns and amazing cliffs. Glastonbury Abbey is another famous attraction in Somerset, with Norman history dotted all around the area this monastery attracts thousands of tourists every year.
If you wanted to drive a little further towards the coast then Castle Cove is only a short distance away from Brympton House. Castle Cove is a small secluded sand beach which is popular with families throughout the summer, with the water relatively shallow and the waves being small its the perfect place for a quick dip or to do some paddle boarding.
Get In Touch
Being a Londoner wedding photographer it is a real pleasure to document your special day away from the big smoke. If my approach seems like the style you’re looking for your big day and you think Brympton House in Somerset (or any other wedding venue) where you want to have your ceremony, then give me a shout. I only capture up to 25 weddings per year to make sure that I give every single one of my couples 110% of my energy, effort and creativity. You can read what other couples have said about me either via my google reviews or by my kind words page. Get in touch and I look forward to talking to you soon.