St Giles House Wimborne Wedding Photography Venue literally made us say ‘wow’ when we first arrived on a beautiful summer’s morning in June of 2018 for the wedding celebrations of Jordan and Rupert. We’d (Barney and Sam), been invited by Jordan and Rupert to document their wedding day at the newly refurbished St Giles House, and the ‘almost’ on-site Church of Wimborne St Giles. I say ‘almost’ because the church is located approximately 10 meters beyond the private house gates. Perfect for those wishing to have a CoE wedding whilst also using St Giles House for the morning preparations, reception and evening party! And… You really can PARTY! With lots of on-site accommodation, more outdoor space than you could possibly wish for and a basement after hours room – this is a superb new wedding venue!
Jordan and Rupert fully embraced their day as a party and a celebration, not taking themselves too seriously, but evidently with the help of the team at St Giles House, led by Hayley, had really stylised their day and it all worked so perfectly for them. We had a blast, and here are some words from Jordan and Rupert themselves…
“We had the most incredible day – it comprised everything we hoped for although the old cliche of “it’s over before you know it” definitely rings true! We loved our venue as it encapsulated everything we wanted for the day, somewhere that felt a little unique and quirky whilst also maintaining a traditional rustic feel without ever feeling stuffy or overly formal. It meant a lot to us to have a venue that could host our close friends and family for the whole weekend (hello two-day hangover!). The grounds are stunning and made a perfect backdrop to Barney’s photos which we absolutely adored (especially considering how much we both hate having our photo taken and were dreading missing large chunks of the day – thanks for the speedy snapping Barney!). If we could do it all again I don’t think we’d change anything bar the stress caused by the planning in the buildup. Try not to over think everything although we appreciate how much easier said than done that is. Ultimately the colour of the napkins, the type of cutlery and whether or not everyone will love the first dance song is all totally irrelevant – focus on having the best day possible surrounded by all the people you love and try and make sure you’re at the centre of all the action – you’ll never forget watching your friend bust his best dance moves with your 90-year-old grandmother or seeing the close friends who are having their first night away from the kids double parked with a bottle of wine in each hand.” – Jordan and Rupert
Big shout out to all the hands that helped Jordan, Rupert and ourselves to make this day happen, most importantly Hayley at St Giles House. Full supplier list in the footer.
Photography by Barney
Venue: St Giles Church Wimborne
Invitations / Menu design: The Fctory
Makeup Artist: Lauren Spence
Hair Stylist: Leah Sweet: local to Dorset
Catering Team: Victoria Blashford-Snell
Florist: Ruby & The Wolf
Cake: Alix Fauvel
Dress Designer: Hermione De Paula
Bridesmaid Dresses: Sarah Barker