Compton Verney wedding photography | Lauren + Gavin

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Compton Verney wedding photography by Jennifer Peel

All my weddings are different in their own unique way but some go that extra mile. Shooting Lauren and Gavin’s vibrant, eclectic affair was such a memorable one for me. After nearly 10 years together, and recently a new baby boy this couple had oozes of personal touches from the offset.

Lauren and I went to school together and after attending previous weddings that I shot at, she asked me to shoot hers. The venue was the divine Compton Verney near Stratford on Avon, who kindly have me as one of their recommended photographers.

Rustic tones and rare combinations were the themes of this wedding. Lauren, artistic ever since school, allowed her personality to colour her theme. She defied another florists disapproval to pair her chosen colour scheme of stunning wild orange and purple flowers. Choosing to go against the grain of the obvious pastel choices was a bold move and one that Lauren replicated in abundance on her day. Arriving at the ceremony in her parent’s Citroen 2CV was just another aspect of the day’s originality. Suffice to say I loved that! It’s always fun as a photographer when your couple takes a few risks and they pay off, it often makes for some of the most interesting and original pictures.

Speaking of…the tower of cheese cake from Paxton & Whitfield, was classic, topped decoratively with charming bride and groom mice. The ceremony took place in the main Adam Hall and the happy couple were blessed with the weather at the venue with only a few brief showers. It was so lovely to see so many familiar faces.

Gavin was a dapper gent and his purple tie beautifully offset his bride’s wild bouquet by Flower Thyme. I was swept away in the magic of this quirky, colourful, loving affair.

Have a peek at the shots below and try not to fall in love with that colour scheme…


Compton Verney wedding photography – couple portraits on the bridge


Compton Verney wedding photography – night time couple portrait under the portico




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