I’m always so honoured when someone recommends me to a future bride & groom.. but when that someone is a photographer even more so! Bride Laura’s sister Jodie is a photographer, so to have her recommend me meant a great deal.
First things first, how gorgeous is Laura’s Jenny Packham dress?! I’m just obsessed with the elegant embellishment on the shoulders and waist, and she looked like a Grecian goddess. She arrived at the ceremony in her dad’s teal hot rod - one of the most unique wedding cars I’ve ever seen in it’s stunning bright turquoise colour!
Although rain moved their ceremony from outside by the orangery to inside the castle, it didn’t stop them from having a wonderful ceremony (with a few tears from friends and family thrown in for good measure!)
Luckily the rain held off long enough for the all-important confetti shot. Laura asked me what they needed to do to get a great confetti shot and my advice is always the same.. buy lots and lots of it and we'll organise the rest! I always recommend you just get a big basket of it so your guests can grab big handfuls.
The décor for their wedding breakfast was gold and olive green, with succulent terrariums and trailing greenery everywhere you looked. I just loved the place settings: leaves with the guests’ names written on in beautiful calligraphy.
Their evening began not with a cake cut but something a little different.. bespoke cocktails and a donut wall! I love this modern alternative to a wedding cake and the guests loved it too. We left them to dance the night away to a fantastic band back in the stunning setting of the castle, a fantastic way to end their day.
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