I always love shooting weddings where the couple are carrying on a tradition (or creating one!) by getting married in the same church as a set of their parents. It's such a wonderful thought, and especially if I get asked to recreate a wedding photograph, which is one of the most touching gestures I can imagine.
They celebrated their big day over at the stunning setting of Turvey House, a huge country house set in acres of wonderful countryside. After the ceremony, guests were greeted by the most incredible canapes I have ever seen, provided by James’ mum whose company catered their wedding. Little caesar salads wrapped up in romaine lettuce leaves, duck pancakes and roast beef yorkshires. Amazing!
Now I’m pretty sure every wedding photographer dreams of wisteria being in bloom at at least one of their weddings each season, so when I found such a beautiful wall of blooming purple to shoot their portraits against, it made me smile from ear to ear.
Their celebrations took place in a marquee on the grounds, which they decorated with hues of green and white, and a nod to Alice in wonderland with their afternoon tea wedding breakfast, playing card place cards and drink me bottles of sloe gin.
The evening was spent with everybody out in the glorious sunshine, playing lawn games and chatting in the walled garden. The perfect chilled out evening after a joyful, heartfelt day.
Congratulations Natalie & James, it was a joy to photograph your amazing day!
"Thank you soooooo much for all of your hard work! Could you please let us know when you are back from holiday and potentially available for us to take you out for dinner or at the very least a very expensive drink! We are so happy we chose you guys, you made everything so easy!" - Natalie & James