Babington House Wedding Photography – Joyce & Gus
I recently photographed a wedding at Babington House in Somerset. It was a big international wedding and I was helping out another photography friend Paul Rogers as second photographer on the day.
International wedding with two ceremonies
Joyce and Gus had planned the wedding over a distance of 6000 from their home in Hong Kong. It was to be a Chinese wedding ceremony followed by a Christian service in the Church of St. Margaret in the grounds of Babington House. The marriage was to be performed by their pastor from Hong Kong that they were flying over especially for the wedding.
Babington House – fantastic venue for a wedding
Now Babington House is a fantastic venue for a wedding – it’s an exclusive use wedding venue that can accommodate up to 120 guests (and I know Gus and Joyce pushed this to the max). It’s a Georgian Manor House set with 18 beautiful acres of Somerset countryside. It has everything you’d expect from a quintessentially English wedding venue – Victorian walled garden, beautiful manor House, private Church, beautifully manicured grounds and gardens (plus a Spa and heated swimming pools!).
I generally photograph weddings on my own so it was a lovely change to be working with another photographer.
Covering the Groom’s humiliation!
The nature of Chinese weddings means two things are happening simultaneously – the bride is still getting ready whilst the groom and best men are trying to gain access to her through a series of fun, fiendish and cruel games arranged by the bridesmaids. That’s why Paul wanted me there – to cover the groom’s humiliation!
So thanks Paul for letting me tag along. It was a long but enjoyable day at Babington House. I’m returning to Somerset very soon to photograph a wedding at Orchardleigh House which is just around the corner, I’m sure it’s gong to be a beautiful and fun as Gus and Joyce’s wedding day.
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