Inspirations / Weddings

Handmade, homegrown and heart-meltingly lovely.

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“We LOVE them ALL!! Thanks for agreeing to be part of such a great day, we couldn’t have captured it any other way!”

I’ve seen a lot of outstanding crafty efforts at weddings and have pretty well fallen in love with all of them. However, Em here – in my humble opinion – officially hit BOSS LEVEL at the old crafting business. In the run up to the big day, Em had somehow created approximately three-squillion different beautiful things and all of it was amazing. Genuinely think she might secretly be a wizard. As if that wasn’t enough, her Dad had grown all of the flowers and provided little pots of honey for the wedding favours. Holy awesome, Batman.

There was a gorgeous vintage theme surrounding the day, from the styling and decoration to the beautifully refurbished VW Camper, to Michael’s genius tweedy waistcoat and bow tie and Em’s stunning dress. I was, quite literally, skipping with click-happy joy. The fact that I’ve been pals with Michael for ages and was excited about this day anyway just made me EVEN MORE giddy to be finally photographing these two exceedingly lovely people getting hitched. Aww and things.

My rather clever fella, Dan, came along to help me capture the day / be excitedly squeaked at every time I found more beautiful things to photograph. While I popped along to hang out with the girls (getting fabulously glammed up by the lovely ladies of Flossy & Leigh) at the rather scenic Troutsdale Farm, Dan stayed at the main venue for the day – The Ashes, in Staffordshire – to start on the mammoth task of capturing all the incredible little details. Huge kudos to the staff at The Ashes, they did an amazing job setting everything up! It all looked a bit like this:

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Absolute film star.

 

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With the bridal prep captured, I popped back over to the venue to ogle the incredible set-up a bit more as the guests started arriving. I can’t even begin to tell you how appetising those lemonade kegs looked on such a toasty day. Stripy straws and everything!

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I’d be lying to you if I said Dan and I were super cool about making it onto this sign. A high five might have happened.

 

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With the guests all seated, Dan and I set up ready to capture the vintage-tastic campervan of dreams arriving. Em arrived, positively beaming, and the ceremony was so adorable that it nearly broke the registrar and I. Oh so much blinking. So very much.

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After so much grinning that my face ached, it was time for the reception. Cue a few hundred yards of bunting, vintage book and camera table decorations, an adorable vintage ice-cream van, one of the best seating plan ideas ever and so many outdoor games that a few years ago a child-sized me might have keeled over with excitement. It’s right about now that I should stop rambling and just show you the photos because I’m pretty sure I don’t actually have the vocabulary to do it justice and will probably use the word “lovely” several thousand times if unchecked. Because it was. Lovely. Alrighty. Here we go:

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See what I mean? Far too cute. Heart = melted (again). Incidentally, these guys sent me one of the best thank you cards ever:

Thank you notes from lovely clients which come avec completion of a running joke? AMAZING. #editingskills

 

Congratulations once again, Em & M!

Until next time,

E x

 

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