Cathy and Sam held their same-sex marriage at Charlton House in Shepton Mallet. They wanted their wedding photography to suit their laid-back personalities, while covering all the pretty details they had planned for the day. Both ladies were walked down the aisle by one of Cathy’s two sons; both wore similar white gowns and the same shoes. Charlton House is a gorgeous spa-hotel venue in East Somerset with beautiful walled gardens and rolling lawns.
In early August, I brought together a host of wonderful local and UK wedding suppliers, to create a styled photo shoot based on 1920s Art Deco styling, with hints of chinoiserie and oriental influence. I based the shoot at Charlton House, which suited the styling very well; a mix of 1920s furniture and wallpaper with burnt orange and terracotta coloured walls. Charlton House is a magnificent Somerset wedding venue, located just outside of Sheptom Mallet.
Dresses by Phoebe Blockley & Vicky Rowe
Hair by Lauren Huges
Make-up by Becky Flynn
Shoes by Harriet Wilde
Jewellery by Rachel Reilly
Flowers & foliage by Garden & Wild
Stationery by Katie Gillard & Paper Bow London
Models: Alicia Fouracres, Ami Wells & Abbe Bartlett
Venue: Charlton House
Nuno Felt by A.P.P.L.E alpaca products
Alpaca loaned by Apple Vale Alpacas
Photography by me: Kerry Bartlett Photography
Cathy and Sam married at Charlton House in July. Each walked down the aisle by Cathy’s two sons, they read their personal vowes and enjoyed a harpist’s music and singing. It was perfect July weather and the brides and their guests were able to make the most of Charlton House gardens and interior spaces. A drinks reception was held in the venue’s courtyard and walled garden. Charlton House is a magnificent Somerset wedding venue, located just outside of Sheptom Mallet.