This was one of my last weddings of 2017, and what a way to bring the year to a close! Kate and Tom are such a fabulous couple, and their wedding was welcoming, hilarious and full of love from start to finish. People are sometimes concerned that having a winter wedding will mean a cold day that’s somehow a little harsher than the balmy events of June and July. If that’s you, then let this Lyde Court winter wedding show you just how warm (and absolutely kick-ass) December weddings can be!

Kate got ready at her parents’ cottage with her besties, and there was a lot of giggling and several glasses of bubbly. This is a family with a knack for face pulling. Kate’s ‘OMG we just got married’ face as she comes back down the aisle is one of my all-time favourites! And so is her dad’s reaction when he saw her in her dress for the first time. Excellent!

After a lovely ceremony in Kate’s family church – St Mary’s in Fownhope – the newlyweds headed off in their personalised VW van to Lyde court, which was decked out and twinkling with lights and candles. It looked so Christmassy and gorgeous, I couldn’t help grinning when I walked in. The decorations were really fun (and some of them had everyone laughing out loud.) The couple had gone for photographic place cards, choosing pictures of themselves with each guest. If they didn’t have an image that worked, they used the magic (!) of photoshop and plonked Tom’s head on top of whoever else the guest in question was pictured with. Needless to say, the results were hysterical! It doesn’t really get more unique and fun than that.

I loved the speeches at this warming Lyde Court Winter Wedding as it wasn’t just the turn of the men to make toasts and tell stories (too right!). The speech of the day had to go to the bridesmaids, who had everyone roaring with laughter.

Then it was time to party, and Err. Merr. Gerrrd. These guys know how to rock a dance floor! So many epic moves! So much air guitar! And BEER PONG!

Have a look through the gallery and feel the party vibes just rippling off these images (yep, it’s a bigish set… I just couldn’t choose! #sorrynotsorry.) Bonus points if you spot the sheep’s head and just check out Kate’s dress at the end of the night!

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Warming Lyde Court Winter Wedding Favourites

Patches of snow and ice on the ground in the fields for this December wedding Bridesmaids share a giggle and glass of bubbles Close up of bride's stilettos on a windowsillExternal shot of bride's parents' house Bride's mother zips her into her wedding dressBride's mum fastens necklace around her daughter's neckFather of the bride sees his daughter in her dress for the first time before her Lyde Court Winter WeddingBride hugs her fatherBridesmaid gets emotional seeing bride in her dress for the first time Bridesmaids smile as they see bride in her dressChalkboard at entrance to the Church 'Pick a seat, not a side - you are loved by both the groom and bride' Vicar begins the ceremony Black and white shot of the couple smiling together at the altarClose up shot of the ringsBride and groom hold hands as they say their vows Black and white shot of bride and groom walking back down aisle. Bride pulling funny face Colourful confetti storm at a Lyde Court Winter Wedding Lyde Court winter wedding decorated with bunting, fairylights, candles and a large Christmas tree Hilarious photoshopped place cardsGuests finding their placecards Guest in fur jacket laughing at her photographic place cardWedding cake with 'yay!' cake topper Row of candles on a window ledge with wax dripping down Bride and groom laugh together next to their personalised VW camper van A Warming Lyde Court Winter Wedding | Maria Assia Photography Bride and groom hug and laugh at their Lyde Court winter wedding Bride and groom kiss under a Mrs and Mrs signBride gives guest a high five as she enters the dining room at Lyde Court with her new husband A Warming Lyde Court Winter Wedding | Maria Assia Photography Bride and groom with their heads in their hands during one of the speeches at their Lyde Court Winter Wedding Bride and groom raise glasses to each other Bride wipes tears from her eyes as groom makes his speech Chalkboard sign 'Dad dancing is permitted here' is displayed next to the top table at Lyde Court Bride gestures happily to her bridesmaids as they make a speech, rest of top table laughs and applaudsA Warming Lyde Court Winter Wedding | Maria Assia PhotographyView out into Lyde Court barn decorated with lights and bunting as people raise glasses in a toast Bride and other guests coo over a baby Groom twirls his bride on the dance floor at Lyde Court Guest ties his tie around his headBride poses with her family holding glasses of champagneBride's dress is ruined at the end of the nightSome dabbing on the dancefloor Beer pong action at Lyde Court winter wedding Wedding guests having fun at Lyde Court Male guest shows off his moves on the dancefloor at a Lyde Court Winter Wedding Bride dances with her mum at Lyde CourtEpic air guitar at the wedding party at Lyde Court Man in sheep's head mask on the dance floor Lyde court winter wedding decorated with bunting and lights

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Awesome stuff! great party images! =)

Thanks Craig. It was a cracker party

Looks like a fun wedding to shoot, lovely images Maria

Thanks Paul. I wish I could have more weddings like this haha. All the fun please

Great photos !!! You dealt with all the different lighting conditions superbly !

What great images Maria, and I love the beer pong action shot – amazing capture!

Beautiful pictures really capturing the day

I love how expressive the bride is, and you’ve captured the atmosphere of a winter wedding beautifully Maria.

Fab photos! Love a winter wedding

Me too. This was a good one

Great blog – I love Lyde Court and it’s ‘atmospheric’ light at the best of times! You did a brilliant job

Thanks so much. I really loved shooting at Lyde Court actually

GAH! The rings on the prayer book got me in the tummy. Lovely set!

Haha, sometimes it’s the unexpected shots that get us

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