Leanne and Rob chose me to photograph their wedding day through our mutual friend Jamie, who I went to university with. Leanne has always been amazing at art and incredibly crafty, so I knew that their wedding would have a lot of DIY and handmade details! I had so much fun finding all the cute bits of decoration and styling that the bride and groom had made themselves, it made the day incredibly unique!
The pair chose the beautiful Barton Hall in Kettering to hold both their ceremony and reception back in October. I thought the house was stunning, but when I saw the orangery that they were to have their ceremony in I was so excited! The theme of the day was based around a forest green colour palette and gingerbread men, which really suited the season! The orangery was decorated with rustic crates, potted plants, handmade gingerbread men and leaves lining the aisle! I was in photo heaven! I even took all the bridal details into the orangery to photograph and give the photos the same light and airy feel. Leanne opted for a strapless, white A-line, ruched dress that nipped her in at the waist and the bridesmaids wore forest green chiffon gowns. Their daughter Lucy also had a white dress of her very own, along with a little basket of flowers and a sign saying “daddy here comes mummy” !
The pair laughed and giggled their way through the ceremony which was simply adorable, and after their first kiss they seemed relieved and elated! I had so much fun taking bridal party shots afterwards, getting the whole party to do silly poses and even capturing the groom and groomsmen leaping into the air! I stole the newlyweds off for some bride and groom portraits with the beautiful autumn leaves as a backdrop, the colours really suited their day to a tee.
The reception room was also immaculately decorated with a gingerbread cake, gingerbread men favours, sweet tree centrepieces and handmade pom poms! After the hilarious speeches – the best coming from Leanne’s father who really got the room going! – I took the couple outside for one more shot. They had requested a long exposure sparkler shot back when they booked me which I was very excited to do for them! I set up my tripod, lit a couple of sparklers, ran around the bride and groom and voila – A beautiful sparkler trail shot! Definitely a bonus of an autumn wedding 🙂