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The Italian Villa Summer Wedding | Abi & Josh

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

It was one of the hottest days of 2022 and Abi & Josh said 'I Do!' at the beautiful Italian Villa, based within the gorgeous gardens of Compton Acres!

*** All photos taken by Chloe Palmer Photography ***


Kind words from the bride;

"Honestly thank you so much they are incredible! You were fantastic! We will definitely recommend you to others, thank you again!"

Abi & Josh tied the knot in August 2022, on what was one of the hottest days of the year! Thankfully, the beautiful ceremony room on the top floor of the Italian Villa had plenty of air-con to keep everyone cool and the newlyweds had made the perfect choice of ice-cream canapes in the gardens for afterwards!



Bridal Preparations


My day started in the morning, joining Abi and her Bridesmaids at her parents home in Oakdale for the Bridal Prep. The girls arrived one by one and the room quickly filled with smiles and laughter!



On arrival at the impressive Italian Villa, based with in the beautiful gardens of Compton Acres, I met with Josh who was keeping calm and waiting with his guests for Abi to arrive.




The Ceremony


My favourite memory from this day was the ceremony! It started with the couples Grans walking with linked arms and scattering flower petals down the aisle, followed by a ceremony that was full of laughter! ... and Abi has the most infectious laugh!






The Wedding Breakfast


The room inside had been set up beautifully for their wedding breakfast, with signs and place names made by one of the bridesmaids, personalised biscuits, little bottles of shots for the speeches and an impressive rose themed wedding cake in the corner.



The Speeches


Yep - as you can probably tell from the photos below... the speeches were brilliant! Packed full of humour, laughter filled the room once again and everyone joined together to toast the new Mr & Mrs!




The Couples Portraits


After dinner, I took some time away with Abi & Josh to do their wedding day portraits, just in time for golden hour. We ventured into the gardens at Compton Acres and tried to make the most of the beautiful location we had around us.

Abi and Josh had previously told me they were nervous about this part of the day, but personally I think they smashed it! They were able to relax and have fun, so their love for one another was able to shine through...




The Party!!


You can't beat a wedding that has a great DJ and a fun guest list on the dance floor! Abi & Josh's friends and family definitely knew how to bust a move and weren't one's to shy from the camera!



A final note...


Thank you to Josh and Abi for asking me to capture your special day, it was an absolute pleasure being able to join you all and I hope you always find enjoyment looking back through your photos in years to come!

With love, Chloe


 

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