Wedding: March 2019
Emily & Tom got married in spring at Dodmoor House, a beautiful wedding venue in the Northamptonshire countryside. The day started in the lovely bridal room at the venue, where Emily got ready with bridesmaids, mum and page boy. I started, as I always do, by gathering all of the little details to photograph, including Emily's dress from Ditsy Rose Bridal. I also put my textiles GCSE and college course to good use when Emily's mum asked if I had any ideas of how to add a very special gold ring to the bouquet. I always have a sewing kit to hand in my bag and it has been known to save the day a few times in the past. Emily looked stunning, with her make-up by Beth Hall and her hair by Laura Morgan. The couples son even joined in with the makeovers and decided to do a bit of hairdressing of his own! With help from her mum, Emily got into her dress and added all of the finishing touches before the big reveal to her bridesmaids! It got emotional and lots of tissues were needed. More tissues were needed when dad saw her - I always feel incredibly lucky to document moments like this. The ceremony was beautiful. It was full of emotion from big smiles to happy tears. After the ceremony, the guests gathered on the stairs for confetti and a group photo. We then took the rest of the group photos, before I took Emily & Tom away for 20 minutes away for their couple photos. It wasn't the warmest of days but they didn't let that bother them and I think you'll agree - super cute couple! After the wedding breakfast, it was time for the speeches. The star of the show and winner for best speech defiantly went to their little boy, who stole the mic from the best man to give a speech of his own. He had the whole room belly laughing! Emily's sister arranged a surprise for after the speeches. There was a bit of downtime before the evening reception started and she booked JWMusiq, a gospel singers duo, to sing during that time. They were fantastic and got the party started early! This meant by the time it was the evening reception everyone had warmed up their dancing feet! There was a gorgeous sparkler arch leading the couple and guests into for the first dance. The dance floor was packed and we even had a dance-off all before 9pm! Before leaving, I set up a quick night portrait by a tree with fairy lights - Dodmoor looks stunning at night. Night portraits are a lovely way to end a gallery, so I always try and do them where possible. Thank you Emily & Tom for having me be a part of your day.