Scaplen’s Court Wedding Photography
This romantic Scaplen’s Court wedding in Poole Quay was my first time photographing a Canadian/English wedding. Caroline & David live in Canada but travelled back to the UK to have a Dorset wedding. Caroline’s close family and friends in Canada also attended this Scaplen’s Court wedding. This was also the first time that both sets of parents had met.
After bridal preparation in the morning at David’s sister’s house, we headed to the wedding ceremony at Poole Guildhall in beautiful the old town. After the ceremony, the bride & groom along with their wedding guests took the short walk down to Scaplen’s Court Museum. I had visited the venue beforehand with the couple and knew what to expect and it was so lovely to see the wonderful reactions from the guests as they walked through the entrance into the centre of the court. This Grade One listed house, now museum includes a Victorian schoolroom, kitchen and a beautiful walled garden. It was originally built in the 15th Century for a rich merchant but was renamed by John Scaplen who acquired the building in the 18th Century.
After the afternoon tea, we headed down to Poole Quay for some photographs and then had speeches outside in the stunning walled garden, with the bride, Caroline also saying a few words. I loved Caroline & David’s attention to detail, and I still think the Ferrero Rocher table plan was one of the best I’ve seen. Giving everyone some chocolate to eat on the way to their seat is just such a brilliant idea! The sunlight seemed to last forever on this beautiful Dorset wedding day, and when the evening arrived so did the fish & chips for all the guests and the wedding photographer (pea fritter & chips for me). They really were the best chips ever and I can’t wait to photograph my next Scaplen’s Court wedding.
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