A Pangbourne College Wedding in Summer
Harriet & Daniel’s Pangbourne College Wedding was in summer of 2020, during the coronavirus, but luckily, this wedding was permitted to go ahead after the period of lockdown earlier in the year. It was my first wedding after the pandemic peak, and my first wedding at Pangbourne College.
Both Harriet & Daniel got ready at the college, in separate school houses, and the room where the bride and bridesmaids got ready had double doors opening up to some beautiful countryside fields. The weather was so great, I decided to shoot some of the bridal details outside.
There was a selection of wedding cars, including this Mercedes, a Bentley and two classic Morgans. The groomsmen had personalised hip flasks as gifts and did really well to get ready on time whilst juggling this little handful!
Arriving at the Falklands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne was a moment full of emotion. I love capturing moments like these, and I find they work really well in black and white too.
After a confetti throw outside the church, we just walked around rear of the building where a long stretch of woodland provided a great background for some formal portraits of the bride and groom. We used this area looking from the other direction when we shot the engagement photos earlier in the year.
We also wanted to get some photographs with the cars, including this Bentley and we parked the two Morgans either side of the main entrance to Pangbourne College. A few wide angles were useful here, and a bit of careful photo-editing helped draw more attention to the centre of the frame.
Finally, we shot a few group photographs on the terrace at the rear of the main college building, facing towards the Berkshire countryside. The wedding reception was a small affair due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, and I wrapped up the shoot with a few details shots and Dan & Harriet cracking open a bottle to celebrate the big day!