Lyde Arundel Weddings Herefordshire

Lyde Arundel Weddings Herefordshire

Pip and Ben’s wedding at Lyde Arundel

It was great to chosen to cover Pip and Ben’s wedding at Lyde Arundel in Herefordshire. Here’s their story…….

‘We met at Ellesmere College in Shropshire when we were 16, we both went to school there. We remained friends over the years thanks to our close circle of friends from Ellesmere, but didn’t get together until 13 years later! He enticed me with his fine wine! I was working on The Wye Valley Life Magazine and our wine writer had let us down, I asked Dawsey to help, which he did.

He drove all the way from London to Hereford for dinner!

He wrote an amazing article which was very impressive. I later found out that his PA wrote it! He asked me out for supper and drove all the way from London to Hereford just to take me out for dinner. It was so weird because we were friends first and foremost. But we laughed the whole way through the meal, and that was that. We got engaged on 25th November 2011. He devised a crossword that spelt out ‘Will you Marry me!’

Here’s what Pip and Ben had to say about me….

‘Steve is a fantastic wedding photographer, and we were thrilled with our photographs. We have such a lovely arrangement of formal and repertoire shots of our day. We specifically asked him to cover our wedding because we wanted an upbeat photographer, with lots of character who could handle the guests and get them where we needed them to be, as this is often the most difficult part! He is also very laid back and without you noticing he gets the shots that you hope he will. We were also really amazed at how quickly he turned the images around. We would highly recommend Ketch 22.’ 

Pip and Benjamin Dawes. 



List of suppliers…( Lyde Arundel Weddings )

Photography Ketch 22
Catering – Lyn Bullock
Venue – Lyde Arundel 
Booze – RD Fine wine
Wedding List – Wedding Presents Direct
Wedding dress – Jenny Packham
Bridesmaids – Two Birds Dresses
Accessories and crockery – Hampton Hire
Candelabra and vases – Margaret Fox, Malvern
Flowers – Carola Wilson
Choir – The Hereford Police Choir
Choral Singers – Harriet and friends from the Cathedral school.
Band – Hold Tight Band, from London
DJ – Andrew Marsden, from BBC Hereford and Worcester
Herbie ( Beetle))- Our father’s pride and joy.
Church – St Micheal’s, Breinton.
Wedding Accommodation – Brinsop Court. We stayed in the gorgeous Ivy cottage for our wedding night which is totally amazing. We took over all of the houses at the court which was just brilliant.

If you’d like to use me as your wedding photographer then don’t hesitate to contact me


Bride and groom having fun at wedding reception at Lyde Arundel Herefordshire