I first met Sam and Wes at their local pub in the beautiful Milton Keynes village. Wes was cracking jokes and Sam looked unimpressed at the thought of having someone taking photos of her at their wedding. eep! I knew from the engagement session we had that she felt really uncomfortable in front the camera, but she needn't have. The photos speak for themselves, utterly gorgeous.
To help ease Sam's nerves I only stuck my head round their little cottage door for a short spell to catch some photos of their ancient cat Mook (who must be coming up to 20 years old?) and his little hand knitted bow-tie for the special day, and of course to get some photos of the dress (saw another opportunity to hang a wedding dress out a window, yes please!). I then bumbled off to meet Wes and the guys and my jaw did drop when I first saw the awesome Tipi that had been erected at The Tree Cathedral in Willen. It was full of fairy lights, old vintage cameras (OMG), flowers picked (that morning, in the pouring rain) from Wes and Sam's very own allotment, and of course lots and lots of booze. It was perfect. Guests started to arrive and were ushered along to the open space where the ceremony was going to take place. It was a beautiful setting. Sam's sister Carol conducted the service, and to be a bit un-traditional, speeches were made after the ceremony. Afterwards everyone spent the day in the beautiful sunshine juggling, blowing bubbles, and waiting for the hog roast to hurry up and finish cooking (oh my days it was so tasty!). We were then treated with creamy, rich icecream for pud. Oh yeah.
It really was a lovely, perfect day. I'm always struck by how much love there is at a wedding, it's such a great place to hang out. Awesome day, totally relaxed, amazing couple, and fabulous friends. Thanks guys for having me xx
A MASSIVE thanks to all of Wes and Sam's friends and family for helping out on the day!! These guys did it all themselves with no outside help!
Flowers- fresh from the allotment
Tipi hire- Tentipi
Sam's dress- Monsoon
Cake- Made by family
Men's pocket handkerchiefs by Sally
Rings- Bespoke made by Justin Duance in Penzance