Larmer Tree wedding - Contrast on the Stage
365 days of weddings | Day 55
A Larmer Tree Garden wedding is among my top places to work. I love the variety of locations to shoot in the garden, I never get bored but I do like to try to find different angles each time I visit, this is one of the reasons I’m a recommended supplier. The gardens are named after the Larmer Tree, a landmark tree on the ancient boundary between Wiltshire and Dorset. Many of the Victorian buildings, including the Nepalese Room, a Roman Temple and the Colonial style pavilion which was originally the Tea Room, still remain. The open-air theatre has a backdrop painted by the scenery department at the Welsh National Opera is based on The Funeral of Phocion, a 1648 painting by Nicolas Poussin which is in the National Museum Cardiff. A wedding venue with this much history is rare, it adds another layer of interest to your wedding day.
This weekend I was hunting out contrasting shapes around the garden. The Stage at Larmer Tree garden wedding is one place that is always used, on a sunny afternoon the setting sun illuminates it so beautifully. This day was a typical cloudy 2018 spring day, knowing where the sun was behind the clouds helped me capture the subtle lighting on this photograph. The aim here was to get the bride with her light dress on the contrasting colour and the groom with his dark uniform on the lighter side. The dividing line between the Mural and the wood giving a sharp edge between the two sides. I think I managed my personal challenge for the day, what do you think? A personal challenge helps my wedding photography stay fresh and challenges my creative side to think outside the box.
If you are planning a Larmer tree garden wedding please get in touch so we can work out what we can do on your wedding day.