Rebecca and John-Paul's wedding was like a fairy tale. Everything was enchantingly beautiful, from the venue, to the decor, to the bridesmaids, and to Rebecca, who looked utterly perfect on her wedding day. I arrived on a misty morning to the room full of laughter, with makeup in one corner and hair in the other. Krispy Kreme doughnuts, champagne, Jimmy Choos, it was all fabulous. I had been so looking forward to this final wedding of the year, Rebecca and John are just the nicest, most sincere couple and I knew their day was going to be brilliant. I finally got to meet the amazingly talented Georgianna whose work I have been following for some time as she creates stunning floral masterpieces for a lot of the weddings I have photographed for, so to meet her in person was so wonderful.
Everyone seemed super relaxed and chilled out, there was no flapping around or rushing, it was all calm and breezy. I went with Rebecca's cousin Michaela to deliver Rebecca's surprise present for John-Paul, a beautiful TAG watch which was so emotional to watch as he unwrapped the unexpected gift. He handed over two beautiful little parcels in return. Rebecca was a delight to watch as she first unwrapped a pair of gorgeous Tiffany pearl stud earrings, followed by her dream pair of Jimmy Choo Shoes. The dilemma was which Jimmy's to wear on the day?! One for the day, and the other saved for the evening. Perfect. With her maid of honour flown in from Dubai on hand to help, Rebecca looked like a princess as the final touches were in place before she went down to the ceremony room.
It was a gorgeous ceremony. I was blown away with how amazing everyone was, the room was just buzzing with laughter and love. I knew I was going to be in for an incredibly special day. And I was right. Despite the unexpected rain, and the bitter cold, we managed to get some photos outside, before quickly heading in for the wedding breakfast. The tables were decorated beautifully, and the room was lit with gorgeous chandeliers. The speeches were just the best this year, hilariously funny, incredibly moving, and extremely witty. I was laughing, crying, and just beaming with happiness for the perfect pair.
The evening ended with the most spectacular fireworks display. I had been worrying about this for weeks as it was out of my comfort zone, and went away feeling like I hadn't captured the shot, but was delighted to find that with the help of fireworks specialist and also wedding photographer Mark, I had actually finished my shoot with the perfect ending.
Rebecca and John, I can't think you enough for making me feel so welcome, for being so patient with me, and for asking me to photograph your incredibly special day. You two are just wonderful and I couldn't be happier for you xx
Venue: Fawsley Hall (thanks Stevie!)
Dress: Augusta Jones
Cake: Made by bridesmaid Sarah's mum
Flowers by the amazing Georgianna at Jade's Flower Boutique
Grooms attire: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaid's dresses: Biba
Shoes: Jimmy Choo