A colourful outdoor wedding at Sanctum on The Green

When Belinda and Peter first got in touch with me about their colourful outdoor wedding in Berkshire, I was so happy – they were planning the most relaxed and stylish wedding with an outdoor ceremony. Their plan was simple, to have the best, most fun, relaxed wedding day with a great big party for all the people they loved. It was a great plan and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

Getting ready

I turned up at Sanctum On The Green, where the couple were getting ready, and it was so much fun. All the girls were there and the makeup was well on the way. As the couple both got ready at the same place, which was also where the whole day was happening, it was easy for me to dash between the two of them to get photos of both getting ready. Belinda wore an amazing Temperley dress and Peter wore a stylish blue Ted Baker suit and they looked so incredible.

The ceremony

The wedding took place outside in the gardens of the venue and was a gorgeous garden ceremony. There were bold, colourful flowers decorating the gazebo and creating a stunning setting. They said personal vows they wrote themselves, which brought pretty much everyone to tears. There was so much in the way of laughter and tears during the ceremony. After the ceremony, there was a big cheer from everyone, and then the couple was covered in confetti as the walked back down the aisle.

The reception

The wedding reception took place in the by the swimming pool, which was now home to an inflatable unicorn, brought back from the hen do! Despite the threat of rain the clouds stayed away and everyone enjoyed drinks and canapes around the swimming pool. It was such a unique setting for the drinks reception.

It was an overcast but warm day, which was perfect for photos. While the guests hung around drinking Prosecco, we wandered around the venue doing fun and creative portraits. Belinda and Peter had their eye on photos on the swing outside the venue, so we had a little fun with that.

The evening

The wedding breakfast took place in the marquee at the end of the gardens. It had been decorated with the same amazing colourful flowers by Joanne Caldwell Floral Designs, as well as striking cakes from Choccywoccydoodah. The guests found their seats and when Belinda & Peter entered there was a massive cheer for the newly married couple. Dinner was served and speeches followed. There were speeches from Belinda’s mum and sisters, dishing the dirt, sharing lovely and embarrassing stories. Peter’s daughter said a few very emotional words. The groom made a very funny and heartfelt speech and the best man rounded things off with a funny video.

Belinda and Peter had their first dance outside by the swimming pool and then led their guests into the venue where the band were waiting, ready to party the night away. This was the most fun and stylish wedding. Elegant, gorgeous, colourful and relaxed. Their plan for their perfect wedding definitely went ahead without a hitch.

Here’s their colourful outdoor wedding….enjoy!

“We just wanted to thank you so so much for the amazing photos.  We are so pleased and happy with them. You did a fantastic job. We are so over the moon with them. THANK YOU!!! Love Belinda & Pete xx”

Sanctum on the Green Berkshire groom prep wedding photography berkshire ginger groom ted baker suit berkshire black and white wedding photography berkshire Berkshire wedding venue Sanctum on the Green Checked suits groom best man Ted Baker Gin and tonic groom Berkshire Temperley dress for bride Berkshire bridal prep Berkshire Orange wedding bouquet Berkshire Older bride Berkshire Strappy shoes wedding Berkshire Mature bridal gown Temperley Outdoor wedding inspiration Berkshire Orange wedding flower inspiration Black bridesmaid dresses Berkshire wedding Older couple Berkshire wedding inspiration Bridesmaids wearing black dresses orange bouquets Berkshire bride and bridesmaids Sanctum on the Green Mature bride and groom fun wedding Berkshire Sanctum on the Green wedding Berkshire Temperley bride on swing Berkshire Natural wedding photography Berkshire Contemporary wedding marquee setup Berkshire Fiery roses wedding flowers Berkshire Ivy and orange flowers wedding Berkshire ChoccyWoccyDoDah orange and blue wedding cakes   older bride laughing Berkshire Sanctum on the Green party at night Sanctum on the Green dancefloor documentary wedding photography Berkshire wild dancefloor Berkshire wedding


Venue: Sanctum On The Green

Hair & Make up: Sarah Kate Thorne

Dress: Temperley London

Suit: Ted Baker

Flowers: Joanne Caldwell Floral Designs

Cake: Choccywoccydoodah

Stationery: Designed by the groom

Band: Claude & The Cosmonauts

This was such a fun wedding and I definitely fell in love with Belinda’s dress. If you loved this have a look at this gorgeous laid back Northbrook Park wedding

Thanks for popping by

Fiona x