October 2016 Last October Beth & Mike got married and it was such a stunning autumn wedding full of gorgeous blooms and lots of handmade delights! So pleased to finally be able to blog their wedding! The morning started at Beth’s grandparent’s house in Napton, where she got ready with her two bridesmaids. As well as capturing Beth’s hair and makeup being done, I also had lots of details to photograph. Beth’s beautiful dress looked amazing hung up in the landing window. Can we also just take a minute to appreciate those flowers... absolutely STUNNING! The autumn colours and textures worked so well together and I loved the use of feathers throughout their wedding decor. Once everyone was ready it was time to take a short drive to St Lawrence Church in Napton. They hired out a vintage car for the day and Beth’s Dad drove her to the church – the colour match of the car with their berry theme was perfect.
Sadly I wasn't allowed to photograph during the ceremony due to the rules of the church. So coverage began again once the certificates were signed and they were officially Mr & Mrs! The weather was kind to us and we were able to take group photos outside. We had visited the church for their engagement shoot a few months before and it rained the whole time – Beth & Mike totally embraced the weather on the day of the shoot but I was so happy to see sunshine on their wedding day!
Tea and cake was served to guests back in the church before it was time for their confetti exit. They had dried flower petals and it looked incredible!
Just down the lane near the church, there is a windmill and during our initial meeting Beth had mentioned how she used to go for walks and remembers the windmill from her childhood, so we went down for a few couple portraits, before heading to their reception venue, Bilton Grange School. After a few more couple portraits in the school grounds, it was time for me to capture all the room decor details... and there were lots! With some help from family & friends, Beth had made pretty much everything for their wedding. The dinner hall looked fantastic with fairy lights, candles, feathers and flowers. Each guest had a personalised slate placemat and coaster. The cake was made by Beth's Dad and they also had a cheesecake! Everywhere had a handmade touch and you could tell Beth had worked so hard putting it all together! The speeches after dinner were beautiful and very moving – and yes I cried! (I get so emotional at weddings!) Just before Beth & Mike took to the dance floor for their first dance, I got them outside for a couple of night time portraits. Using their giant M&B letters in the entrance of the venue we got some awesome shots. After the first dance, they had a jazz band perform and I left them and their guests to dance the night away! It was such a wonderful day and I had such a great time photographing their wedding.