St Audries is such a beautiful wedding venue, nestled in 100 acres of Deer Park in the Quantock Hills, it is perfect for a summer country house wedding like Issy and James’s. They are based in Godalming in Surrey but after discussing the sort of venue they were after to James’s mum (who lives in Somerset) she pointed them in the direction of St Audries which they completely fell in love with.
Issy has been married before and had always dreamed of getting married in a classic princess dress but had opted for a more demure gown for her first wedding. When James proposed and they started planning their day, she wasn’t going to pass up the chance to wear the dress of her dreams so set to work with a designer to create her perfect wedding dress.
Issy lives for music – she is a musical director at a school so it was lovely to see the choir from her school perform during the sun drenched ceremony in The Orangery as well as during the church blessing at St Etheldredas.
They had afternoon cream tea on the lawn followed by garden games before heading in to the banqueting hall for dinner and some very emotional speeches.