Last weekend Mr and Mrs Wake celebrated their first anniversary! I can’t believe how time flies as I can remember the wedding like it was yesterday. They celebrated with family and friends at the stunning St Audries Park in Somerset.

I met Karen and Mike after the Aintree Grand National weekend near Liverpool, so we all had very sore heads. We decided to chat over a lovely cuppa at Brew on Bold Street (if you haven’t been you should try the Jasmine Dragon Pearl tea, gorgeous!) and we got to hear all about their day at the races as well as their wonderful wedding plans.

I had never been to the South West of England so I was really excited to get the chance to film in such a beautiful part of the UK. Karen and Mike were kind enough to book us into the stunning Arden Cottage. When we arrived late that first night we were greeted by Jane and a wonderful plate of freshly baked ginger cake, what a welcome! Then to start the busy day ahead Jane cooked us a wonderful grilled breakfast and a homemade smoothie so good that my cameraman still raves about it today!

The sun was already shining down as we heading over to St Audries Park and I instantly regretted wearing tights-it’s always raining up north! Karen was very calm and enjoying all the pampering as the guests began to arrive. The drive up to St Audries is just beautiful, especially when you catch a glimpse of the deer roaming about the grounds! The ceremony took place in the stunning orangery and Karen’s long walk from the house made for some beautiful footage.

Mike’s son did a heart-warming reading called A Lovely Love Story which gave everyone a good laugh! That set the tone for the rest of the day which was filled with laughter and fun, from the croquet on the green to the brilliant speeches. I was so pleased they had chosen us to capture their day as it was very similar to our own. They made us feel very welcome and it really was lovely to be a part of something so special.

Congratulations Karen and Mike. Wishing you many happy and fun filled years to come!

Ceremony and Reception – St Audries Park, Taunton, Somerset (near Bristol)

Photographer – Tom Paice

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