April 16, 2021

Olly & Emma

So here I am back capturing romance! 2021 kicked off with the most gorgeous wedding

in Berkshire. My self and Dale @dalerookfilms headed off to the most quaint of English villages

prettily wooded and scattered with small cottages to find the church of Aldworth

famous for the Giant Effigies of the De La Beche family. What a backdrop to set off an intimate wedding

where family, friends and animals were at the heart of this celebration.

After being in lockdown and desperate to get back to doing what makes the happy vibes ooze this wedding was the breath of fresh air we needed. So a frothy coffee and a walk round the stunning garden soon had us ready to go. After a few hours in the car and and early start springtime in Berkshire was the perfect tonic. So when you have a vet and her husband to be Teacher about to get married you would expect nothing less than a thoroughly country affair.

There is something very special about arriving in an Aston Martin. A very proud dad strikes an emotional chord always makes me wonder what they are saying as they have those special moments together.

Intimate weddings call on your bestie to go solo rocking pale blue and fresh spring blooms

From the most heartfelt readings to the straw ribboned bonnets the details and handmade touches gave the church a very charming ‘everyone got involved feel’.

Small wedding ceremonies bring their own ease and for every one I have photographed I have seen how relaxed and informal they are. Weddings can be fast paced but these unusual circumstances have actually produced some very special times with cosy connections and deep meaningful personal touches bringing together families, close friends and dogs at last.

Making the most of the extra chilled vibe means you can take time out for extra shots, so a walk back to the church as the sun went down was so nice. Jackets over shoulders, chatting with close friends and meeting in the lane to say goodbye to guests. It’s these kind of moments that make you feel you are a part of the day too. So picture this the sunsetting over the bandstand, the village pub serving ale to cyclists as they rested on the green, bride, groom and the intimate bridal party walking back to the family home to light the fire pit. Does it get anymore perfect ? O yes there is more! out comes the guitar bringing with it impromptu singing and marsh mellow toasting. As the day started the day ended for us with coffee and a warm up ready for the journey back . Think we may have belted out a couple of ballads on the way home too. Happy, contented and loving what we do I think sums it up!

Couldn’t not mention I now have fallen in love with this most important of guests.