St Giles House, is simply one of my absolute favourite venues to photograph. Why? well, the house is stunning, the grounds and gardens are gorgeous, and above all the light is incredible. The way St Giles House has been restored, keeping faithful to the tones and colours of the original paintwork is just sublime, and it is a wedding venue like no other, filled with character.
Abi and Chris asked me to be their wedding photographer as being based in Wimborne, I am local to the venue, and know it well. And it suits my style of photography perfectly, as I look to make the most of reflected natural light, sumptuous gardens, wild flower meadows, and warm Dorset sunsets.
Abi got ready in the Japanese room, with original wallpaper, and doors which are not quite straight, but work perfectly, there is quirkiness wherever you look. The main staircase features old photos of Lady Shaftesbury, and as Abi walked down the stairs, she blended in to the surroundings like a work of art.
As the sun began to set, we wandered round the gardens, past the grotto, and then down into the ‘rave cave’, or underground dance floor, created by the Earl of Shaftesbury himself, as an established DJ. The cellar has to be seen to be believed, with strips of light that draws you mesmerisingly into the tunnel, and a party that cannot be heard, deep underground, while St Giles House sleeps above.
As always, I’ll let the photos tell the story!
If you are getting married at the stunning St Giles House, and are looking for a wedding photographer, then please drop me a line, I’d love to be back one day very soon!
St Giles House wedding photography
A few links to all the amazing suppliers who made Abi and Chris’s day a complete success.
Venue – St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles
Florist – Martha and The Meadow
Cake – The Crumb Factory
Caterers – Bread and Flowers
Hair and Make up – Farida Ghedwar
Reception entertainment – The Oystermeister
Reception entertainment –Sorrentino String Quartet
Band – Funk the Revolution
Photography – Robin Goodlad