Northwood House wedding sneak peek Shannon and Jon

In November, Northwood House hosted the wedding of two archaeologists – Shannon and Jon. Yes, that’s right –actual real life archaeologists; and they even had a temple-themed wedding cake and table names! Amazing!

When they aren’t digging holes, the couple live in Cambridge but came to the Isle of Wight to get married in St James’ church (East Cowes) which was Jon’s local church growing up. They arranged for the priest who Christened Jon as a child to do a reading during the service but he wasn’t the only special guest at their wedding. The couple informed me when I first met them that I would be tasked with ensuring I photographed Guntha – the couples doll mascot who accompanies them on archaeological digs all over the world – enjoying their celebrations which was a great challenge!

A moment pictured below is of when the best men presented a booklet of photos to accompany their stories – one of the most embarrassing shots was the groom sprawled out on the grass, totally drunk and completely naked which you can imagine caused quite a reaction!

One of the things that Shannon and Jon loved about Northwood House is the beautiful pillared area facing out on to the lawns. Being a winter wedding (mid-November) it was a bit dark to enjoy them properly so Stage Gear Hire expertly lit the area and we ended the night with some creative wedding photos dancing between the pillars to create some awesome silhouettes.


P.S. You can see the temple wedding cake just behind the couple in the embarrassing picture photo.

St James Church wedding Isle of Wight

Creative wedding couple photo Isle of Wight

Wedding car Isle of Wight

Couple portrait Isle of Wight

Winter wedding sunshine IOW

Northwood House reception speeches

Northwood House first dance black and white

Northwood House dance sillhouette

Romantic wedding photography


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