I do love Osborne house, it's one of my favourite venues, and since I moved to the Isle of Wight, I have been dying to photograph a wedding there. So I was super chuffed and did a little happy dance when I was asked to photograph the wedding of Nicole and Dan there. However, this post is not about them (sorry!) it is about Osborne House.
I love Osborne House, it is my favourite place on the Island, just over the chain ferry in East Cowes mainly because of the private beach and stunning grounds (I can see it from my house) but also becauseI think Queen Victoria was a bit of a badass. It's got everything you want in a wedding venue; stately home, beautiful walled garden, ceremony rooms that open onto a terrace that overlooks the landscape and the bay, a beach with the hint of the bohemian and a quirky cottage surrounded by lavender and wildflowers.
To me, it's the perfect venue for a wedding because it sits at that magical intersection of where English establishment and the unconventional collide with quirky individuality. Why does this matter? Because it means this venue, Osborne House is suited to couples wanting a traditional affair, to laid back couples wanting understated simplicity and elegance to the offbeat bride wanting a little more quirk to her nuptials.