You may remember Lucy and Matt from their engagement shoot which I shot a couple of years ago in their local bluebell woods! Since then, myself and Lucy had been chatting weddings every day, coming up with photo ideas and looking forward to all the fun and festivities ahead. Lucy and I work together for a design company so I knew that her styling and ideas were going to be super special. I was not disappointed! When I turned up at Lucy’s parent’s house on April 30th 2016, I was greeted with beautiful fresh flowers, a stunning vintage style lace dress and a crowd of excited girls! I loved photographing Lucy’s details, especially her veil which was passed down through her family for her special day! Once everyone had left for the venue, I managed to get a bit of time alone with Lucy to take some beautiful bridal portraits which reflect her thoughts and feelings in that quiet time before the ceremony.
The wedding itself was held at the beautiful Old Brook Barn in Navestock. The couple and their families had spent the entire day before decorating the venue and it looked… incredible!!! Lucy’s parents had created hundreds of silk flowers which were scattered around the reception room and outdoor ceremony location and it literally blew me away! Lucy had designed all her own stationary and table plan, her aunt had bought all the real flowers and made up all the bouquets and buttonholes, and her mother had made their beautiful naked wedding cake! There were so many personal touches and family-made items that made the day all the more special to photograph!
The ceremony took place outside in The Secret Garden, with the vows spoken underneath a beautiful white bandstand. The look on Matt’s face was so sweet when he saw Lucy walk down the aisle, everyone in the crowd were in tears! Once the ceremony was complete, I stole Lucy and Matt away for a few shots by themselves in the stunning surroundings. I loved that they hired an old vintage bicycle so we HAD to get it in a few shots along with their vintage Volkswagen Beetle! We even got a beautiful spring sunset that evening, so I took the couple out again for some romantic, dreamy shots. Sigh! After that, Lucy and her main girls all had a few sassy shots together as the sun dipped behind the trees.
The evening party did not disappoint, Lucy’s cousin’s band sang their first dance song acoustically, and then kicked off the party straight away with some classics! There literally was no room on the dance floor all evening, it was packed out! What should I have expected after the fun of Tristan and Emily’s wedding only a week before!
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Lucy and Matt for having me capture their day, and for letting me dance the night away after! Love you guys!