We met up with Amy and Johnny this weekend to spend some time getting to know them and their wedding venue better. They’re getting married next month at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and their day sounds like it’s going to be a blast.
Only having been in the grounds for Camp Bestival it was nice to finally get to see inside. We were thankful for the heaters inside the castle as we braved the sub-zero conditions outside.
After visiting the castle we popped down to Lulworth Cove for some photos. It was painfully cold. Nevertheless, we had good fun on a little walk along the beach. We decided against Lulworth ice cream, Ian narrowly missed getting concussed by a falling rock and we all vowed we’d come back when we could enjoy the turquoise, clear water without risking hypothermia.
Trudy and Scott first got in touch with us after tracking us down on Rock My Wedding’s Love Lust List. Based in Essex, they were heading down to Dorset for a little holiday and had the idea of having a shoot somewhere special to them – Durdle Door.
Little did they know when they were last here on their Geography field trip, exchanging numbers, that the next time they’d be back would be to celebrate their engagement. They’ll be getting hitched later on this year and we’ll be making our way over to Essex for their day at Gaynes Park Wedding Barn and Orangery.
We’d exchanged a number of emails and chatted over the phone but we met Trudy and Scott for the first time at the Lulworth Cove Inn. It’s so easy to forget how rammed Lulworth gets over the summer season and the beaches were packed with coach trip tourists. We just had to find our own little spaces and spent a couple of hours wandering around the Cove and over to Durdle Door, shooting as we went.
A word of advice for anyone thinking of having a stroll around Durdle Door – don’t wear sandals! Trudy and I had such a traumatic time trying to make our way over the stoney beach. Plimsolls all the way!
A big thank you too to Ian for carrying all of our kit (including our picnic provisions) up the most hardcore track in Dorset.
We hope you weren’t too shattered after this mountaineering shoot to enjoy the rest of your hols, Trudy and Scott. x