Dodmoor house wedding
One of my favourite winter weddings of 2017. Tom and Anne picked Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire to be their wedding venue mid November 2017. As soon as I met Tom and Anne for their pre-wedding photo-shoot I just knew their wedding day would be full of fun. I have worked at Dodmoor House wedding venue many times before and it was very excited to see all the familiar faces. Knowing the area very well I knew exactly where to take the couple for their pictures. The wedding ceremony was planned for 2.30 pm and Anne was running 20 minutes late which gave us only one hour of natural light after the service, we defiantly made the most of it by milking the very last bits of sun light with the last dramatic portraits captured in almost complete darkness.
Before you view the lovely images from this super duper wedding please enjoy reading through the Q & A’s from Tom and Anne’s interview, my favourite is no.5
1) Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why?
Randomly in Cape Town, I was over from Ireland for one of my closest friends wedding and Tom was visiting his parents from the UK
2) Tell us about the proposal.
Completely unexpected- we were visiting Toms parents over Christmas and he proposed at the 12 apostles camps bay on Christmas Day. Saying yes was the easiest and best decision I ever made (once I realised he wasn’t joking). It was perfect.
3) Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
Can’t pick just one – His positivity and determination, how there is no such thing as ‘I can’t’ but above all else how he can always, always, always make me laugh. The year we married was extremely tough for my family but Tom was and is my rock and makes me feel like together we can get through anything
4) If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.
His terrible Irish accent – it normally starts like Brad Pitt’s character in Snatch and then turns a bit Jamaican (I definitely don’t sound like that)!
5) What inspired your décor or theme?
We didn’t really have a theme, people kept asking me what our colour scheme / theme was but we honestly didn’t have one. We just know what we like so made decisions based on that and then luckily it all just fell into place. I guess it was kind of rustic and romantic!
6) What was the best part of your wedding?
Having everyone we care about most in the world in one place. To know and feel that they had all made the effort to be there that day, just for us was amazing. Very overwhelming to be honest!
7) Could you give 1 or 2 most important pieces of advice for all the couples who are planning their wedding?
Go with your gut instinct and do what you both want to do- it’s your day. Try not to get caught up with what you should or shouldn’t do, have or not have on the day. We were lucky I guess in that neither of us were ‘bridezillas’ and what was most important to us about the day was that we were getting married and that everyone would have a relaxed and fun day. Even if you are organised, the days before can be a bit crazy with last minute bits and pieces to sort, so on the day forget it all- don’t worry about anyone or anything else! Just focus on why you’re there and that is to exchange your vows and start the rest your lives together not all the other ‘stuff’ !! The day literally flies by so just enjoy it- at that point you’ve done all the organising you can so what will be will be, give up control, just go with the flow and have fun! We were lucky with our venue Dodmoor House as they assign each couple a wedding co-ordinator, I can honestly say Carolyn who was assigned to us was AMAZING, she knew what we wanted or needed even before we did and guided us seamlessly through the day. We can honestly say everything was just how we imagined if not better and there is nothing we would change! Everyone we chose did a wonderful job, honestly could not recommend all our choices highly enough- we were very lucky!!
8) What was the most important factor in choosing your wedding photographer and why have you chosen Latzo?
Find someone you are comfortable with- it is such an emotional and personal day you need to feel relaxed with your photographer. Having contacted a few photographers, Latzo was the only one who immediately stood out- he wanted to meet and have a chat and get to know us as a couple before we even booked him! He was just such easy company, funny and friendly immediately we thought this is who we want for our small family wedding! He just has a way about him that puts you at ease (and all of your guests), you genuinely forget he’s there and honestly everyone loved him at our wedding. I cannot imagine having had anyone else there with us on the day he’s so uber talented and really went above and beyond what you would expect from your photographer. And that is because he genuinely cares! We just loved our photos- they just capture the special moments and emotion so perfectly- I look at them and feel exactly how I felt at that time. It takes a really special talent to be able to do that and that is exactly what Latzo is! All I can say is that you would be lucky if you have Latzo as your photographer on your big day. With all the decisions you need to make for your wedding this one is easy – and one you won’t regret!
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