I first met Leanne in Costa Coffee and liked her instantly. She wanted a low key wedding photographer, and explained how their wedding was more about those that they loved rather than the two of them. I totally got it. But I also suggested an engagement shoot and I could see her cringe, but she could see it being a good idea. When I met Simon and Leanne at her dad's amazing farm set in the rural countryside I was in my element with the light and the location. Nerves quickly went away as we chased away cows (or rather they chased me!), and climbed high wobbly walls and the nervous pair had forgotten all about my camera. So on the wedding day Leanne was more than happy for me to snap away. And what a day. The skies were blue. Blue blue blue! Thunderstorms were scheduled but we all said PAH to those, and so true as they stayed away.
Everyone as chilling out at the family farm, with Leanne's brother and family visiting from Australia. Leanne was super calm, and so incredibly funny. I enjoyed watching them and listening to them banter as they got ready. An old mustang arrived to pick Leanne up arranged by her dad which was awesome.
I arrived at the beautiful Dodmoor House and Carolyn the host was just out of this world at being helpful for everyone. She showed me around and each room just got better and better. I was delighted by the beauty of this place, and all the outside spaces to explore later on.
Everyone enjoyed drinks in the sun while lazy bumble bees floated around the lavendar, and before we knew it it was show time!
The bridesmaids hadn't seen Leanne in her dress, so I asked them to all turn their backs and wait for her to come out. My god I was crying watching the emotions between them all. Not a dry eye as they all saw each other and realised the enormity of the day. It was beautiful.
The ceremony was just wonderful, and Leanne's gorgeous little niece wouldn't be parted from her Auntie. It was the cutest thing.
The day unfolded into something wonderful. It was just such a super day. I loved being there. I felt so happy and privileged to be part of something so special. The love and bond between Leanne and Simon was magic, and the family united together was moving. They all had so much love for each other. Leanne and Simon had been together for 13 years before getting married, so it was long awaited and received with open arms from everyone. The naked cake was gorgeous and I was dancing a little when they wanted to cut it outside, along with having the first dance with the live band in the courtyard. It was all a fairytale and such a perfect summer's wedding. I cried saying goodbye to all her family as they were all just such sincere loving people. One to remember. My love and happiness to them all xx
Bride's dress: Mabel and Maud
Groom's attire: Moss Bros
Bridesmaid's dresses: Coast
Flowers: Green Room Flowers
Makeup: Bryony Dalton
DJ: Scott Grainger
Vicky : HairPlay Daventry