So lovely to get to know a couple with a pre wedding shoot on a lovely summers afternoon walking in the most picturesque countryside.
The wedding was a matter of weeks away and the excitement was growing.
The long narrow road that led to the Manor House was so pretty and I was excited to see the farmlands that would be the setting and backdrop for the wedding reception.
Greeted by the most welcoming family who were cooking ratatouille on the Aga, from that moment on the story was set.
Getting ready with the girls was in a stunning Oast house that was so spacious and provided pretty angles at every turn in which to set up some gorgeous details.
Easing into the morning while breakfast is on the go, excitement in the air but a sense of calm as the hair and make up artists breeze along confidently creating their magic
As the groom and groomsmen/woman were getting ready at the family home I soon headed over to grab some getting ready moments and also to get a first look at the reception venue.
A few steps down from the kitchen the men were busily preparing their looks in what I can only describe is the most perfect space for showing off mens attire within the elegance of the old Manor House.
Red brick floor, decor to flood your emotions and the long elegant table as the centrepiece, not to mention the wooden steps leading through an old but stunning doorway to the quaintest and prettiest meadow garden. It was a time for me to just find a space to watch and photograph, nothing needed no particular guidance the guys just did their thing and I pressed that shutter.
Groomsmen and groomswoman looking oh so relaxed and happy, not sure who stands out the most or is it the vintage MG in Flame red
The finishing touches were being added to make a summery stylish look to the reception Marquee. https://www.instagram.com/meridian_marquees/
The reception area was crafted with finesse to blend into the stunning English countryside
Guest spotting again, I do this at all the time at weddings. I can’t help loving dress codes and the flair of this two piece just makes me smile, of course the gentleman in his cream suit partnered the look effortlessly.
The excitement of the moment as newly weds the couple ‘drive off into the sunset’, well close about mile down the road but what a lovely send off from the local church. When I sit back at my desk I do love looking back at how the guests and family are caught on camera getting their own memories of the day.
After all this is the biggest family occasion and the guests play a very important role supporting, cheerleading and celebrating.
Making quite the entrance to ‘I’m coming out ‘ by Diana Ross
I couldn’t get this tune out of my head what a party starter and these guests were on form.
Just going to say this Band was awesome and I see a lot of bands ‘Goldtrack’ https://www.tailored-entertainment.com/artists/goldtrack
How lovely to watch the sunset through an old Tractor and the wineglass left on the bonnet, ahead of a massive storm coming I might add.
The rain clouds gathered and very ominous looking weather came in and within minutes of starting my journey home a spectacular storm brought a dramatic end to an amazing, and very beautiful wedding day for such a lovely couple !
Wishing Celia & Mason all the luck and happiness in the world!
Suppliers who added their talents
Event Planner https://www.sauveurstudios.com
Marquee Hire https://www.instagram.com/meridian_marquees/
Bridal gown designer https://www.instagram.com/louiseselbybridal/
Saxophone Player https://www.instagram.com/mattpearsesax/
Catering and decor https://www.instagram.com/juliets_catering/