Plush Manor wedding | Sophie & Panu

Plush Manor in Dorset

A summer wedding at Plush manor

A mid-June wedding at Plush manor in Dorset. Don’t be fooled by the blue skies, only a few hours before it had been torrential rain. It looked set like that for the day, but the forecast promised a break in the low cloud cover – sure enough, the forecast proved right. But still, with so much rain, the wedding plans had changed. Handy when there is a deconsecrated church in the grounds. The planned outdoor ceremony, in front of the portico that you can see in the first picture, was abandoned. The ceremony switched to the old church. The sun then decided to turn up after all…

Not just a wedding venue, a family home

Plush Manor, an eighteenth-century gem hidden amongst the hills and valleys just north of Dorcester, is available to hire for weddings, private parties. But for Sophie and Panu, this wasn’t a hire of a very smart venue, in beautiful countryside, for their wedding day – this was the family home in the country. It belongs to Sophie’s family. A wedding at home.

Sophie walked to the church with her two children. A Victorian build, in a ‘Romanesque’ style. The family had saved it from a fate of being turned into flats and since it’s restoration, they hold music concerts there.  Inside, everyone stood – no pews – a relaxed approach. A ceremony, on the stage, conducted by a friend, before drinks in the bright sunshine, in front of the church. The drinks were key for Panu, that’s his business. Then down to the marquee for the meal and speeches.

Evening was drinks on the lawn, as the sun dipped behind the opposite hills. Some dancing in the church too.

Here are a few images from this summer weddng at Plush Manor, where the sun did finally shine…

Interior detail at Plush Manor Groom heads upstairs to change Bride reflected in the mirror Kids playing during bridal prep Bride's daughter watched the make up process Bride walks downstairs Bride and her two children Wedding at Plush Manor Bride walks to the wedding ceremony Bride enters the church at Plush Manor Plush Manor wedding wedding guests watch the wedding ceremony Wedding at Plush Manor Their daughter helps with the wedding rings Bride and groom kiss Back down the aisle Kiss outside the church Plush manor wedding reception Plush manor wedding reception Laughing wedding guest Plush manor wedding reception Plush manor wedding reception Plush manor wedding reception in the sunshine Cows on the hill Kids playing in the grounds of Plush Manor wedding speeches Bride and groom portrait at Plush Manor Bride and groom portrait at Plush Manor Bride and groom portrait at Plush Manor wedding cake wedding in Dorset at Plush Manor


Wedding Photography Award

As a bonus, as I write this, I find that one of these images won an award in the international Wedding Photojournalist Association awards…

Wedding photography award at Plush Manor

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