Emily and Jonny are two of my best friends. The pair have already had a gorgeous little girl Heidi together and since their wedding are now expecting a new little one into their lives soon! Their wedding day was all about their little family, and one way of incorporating Heidi into the day, was to have her christening at the same time!
The pair were married at St Bartholomews Church in Shrewsbury, a gorgeous old military church next to an amazing castle ruin! The church is incredibly close to their hearts as it is the place where Emily’s granddad rests, so after the ceremony the family paid their respects, which really was beautiful. The ceremony itself was gorgeous, I really loved capturing the christening as much as the blessing, Heidi was really good throughout the whole thing – it didn’t phase her at all!
As the guests started travelling to the reception venue, I took Emily and Jonny off for some bride and groom portraits around the ruins. The heat was insane that day but the pair walked around the ruins with me like troopers. I really do recommend walking around or travelling out of the way just a little to get fab photos as these ones really did pay off! I absolutely love the moody photos that we got from the ruins alongside the softer photos that we captured in the adjacent fields, it really was the coolest location.
The reception was held at Little Wenlock Village Hall, which was completely decked out Pinterest style thanks to Emily’s eye for detail! There was festoon lighting across the ceiling, hay bales lining the dance floor, jam jar mugs as favours, pimms, giant signs and letters, a sweet cart, and to top it all, a stunning naked cake! All the flowers on the tables and in the bouquets were bought from a flower market and put together by Emily’s mum! It just proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a wedding to make it beautiful and exactly what you pictured in your head.
Thanks Emily and Jonny for choosing me to capture your day and I look forward to the arrival of your second baby soon!