I nearly left this wedding out from my featured weddings but a wedding like this could never be forgotten. Boy oh boy what a wedding this was!
I’m writing this and I’m smiling. I’m sure most wedding photographers are the same when they think about certain weddings(or maybe not) but this was a good one and to be honest... good doesn’t cut the mustard. It was a phenomenal one!
Weather wise, the morning started off to be everything you don't want to see on your wedding day... but after much reassurance and many looks at YR (greatest weather app that ever existed) I assured Eddie, Catherines father, to have faith in me and the weather Gods that it would turn out bright for the ceremony. When we needed the sun the most, it duly obliged and popped its head up.
In the months prior to the wedding Eddie and his team did an extraordinary amount of work removing and planting trees and shrubs getting the grounds looking like the Chelsea Flower show! That’s how good the place looked! A couple of days before the wedding the marquee was put up outside their beautiful house and in this, it had it’s own kitchen and bar. The man behind this was Flor Madden from Weddings At Home. He did an amazing job and was an absolute gentleman. The staff were incredible too.
Catherine and Stephen were amazing to work with, really easy going and no fuss whatsoever. My brief from them was to capture the day and “to do what you do” and that for me was lovely to hear. I had their trust and that’s all you want from a couple.
The couple are big into horses and Stephen is also the head of the Woodstown Harriers. Both of their horses made an appearance on the day who were also joined by approximately 30 hounds or so.
We did some shots of Stephen and Catherine with the hounds outside their front door and its up there with one of my favourite photographs to date.
The atmosphere was just amazing for the rest of the evening with everyone having a ball... and I'm sure it continued like that right into the early hours of the morning.
I left shortly before twelve and the band “The Camembert Quartet” from the “Late Late Show” had the place absolutely rocking.
I must say a massive thank you to both families and especially to Patricia and Eddie for welcoming me into their home and being so accommodating.
This was one of my favourite weddings I’ve ever shot and I hope you get a feel for the day by viewing it below.