A Summer South Lodge Wedding | Jan & Saan
A South Lodge Wedding is always a pretty spectacular event and Jan & Saan’s summer event was no exception.
The couple had actually met me some years previously before the pandemic and lockdowns started. In fact so much time had passed since we fist me that they had new arrival to their family before their big day! What was useful in planning and prepping for their South Lodge wedding was actually visiting the venue together some weeks beforehand and having a pre-wedding photoshoot there. Usually I don’t recommend have the pre-wedding shoot at the same venue as the wedding itself but on this occasion it made sense and was a good rehearsal for the day itself. It was certainly a great opportunity to catch up and re-connect, hearing about what they had been up to and their plans for the wedding.
South Lodge is fast becoming one of my favourite venues. It has everything I think a couple could want for their wedding day – a great look and feel to the place, wonderful staff, great food and ample, varied grounds for lots of fantastic photographs! I’d shot a winter wedding there before so it was a nice counterpoint to be there in the summer and have the ceremony conducted outside; something I think the guests were glad of too given the warm weather we had on the day.
After the ceremony and some time spent taking the group shots it was time for the wedding breakfast. What the guests didn’t realise is that Jan & Saan had arranged for some ‘singing waiters’ to provide some entertainment for them. This went down really well and the two, very accomplished performers, had the guests up dancing and enjoying themselves in no time.
After the food and speeches it was time for people to be able to let their hair down, enjoy themselves and party! The music was provided by a fabulous band The Tricks – well worth checking out, who got the place jumping.
All to soon, this South Lodge wedding was over but I think it’s safe to say that everyone there had an absolutely amazing day. Looking back through the photographs it certainly appears that way!