It was a pleasure to be invited back to the Isle of Portland for another Pennsylvania Castle Wedding with Oliver and Margisel’s wedding blessing ceremony.
I cant help smiling when I look through these images. The unique luxurious setting of Pennsylvania Castle, along with beautiful weather and views over looking the Dorset coastline, all combined to create a feeling reminiscent of a far away exotic destination wedding!
The day had a wonderful homely feel to it, with everyone having their input with various personal touches. I discovered Margisel’s Venezuelan born father in the kitchen that morning slicing serrano ham and preparing a colourful tomatoe salad. Whilst others put finishing touches to the wedding breakfast area with table adornments including highlighting guests sunglasses with their blue and yellow seaside theme.
This Dorset wedding venue stands apart from many others in so many ways. Not only is it a historical setting with its location being the final meeting place for planning the 2nd World War’s D day landing invasion with Winston Churchill, General Eisenhower and General De Gaulle. It is also a glorious secluded location with stunning views and gardens.
I look forward to my next visit here and another great Dorset wedding.
I was joined by second shooter – Nick, who did a wonderful job concentrating on following Oliver’s preparations. Allowing me to concentrate on Margisel and the girls Bridal preparations as well as providing his own unique perspective on things.
The couple had decided to marry earlier in the week in London in front of close family. They wanted their time at Pennsylvania Castle to be relaxed both for themselves as well as their guests. A personal family friend to conducted the blessing, and bought together their ceremony with a mix of English and Spanish readings read by both sides of the two families.
The best man did a sterling job, even though he allegedly forgot his scripted speach. He still managed to hit all the right targets in his delivery, creating plenty of laughter and great captures for my camera.
Just loved the line when he asked the couple to stand, hold hands and face one another. Before disclosing statistics on domestic violence along the lines of ‘if you dont get it right, you could well be looking at your murderer”! 😉
Great humour, smashing ceremony with two lovely families – it was a pleasure to be Pennsylvania Castle Wedding Photographers.
Fingers crossed the sun will shine for me when I return for another wedding at The Penn!