Following on from our recent sneak preview, I am very pleased to be posting a larger selection of images from Fran and David’s wedding, which took place on a glorious Indian summer day in September.
It’s always nice to find a pretty window in which to hang the dress for its own special photo. Fran’s dress was particularly beautiful, with simple, sleek lines set off by delicate lace. We loved the simplicity and colour of the bouquets, and it was a real treat to go and photograph them in their little corner of the garden at Fran’s parents’ house – the morning dew on the roses was so pretty.
Fran got ready at her parents’ beautiful home Mere Farmhouse, which actually overlooked the church, with her bridesmaids, flowergirls and family members. Here are a few details from the morning’s preparations including a close-up of Fran’s hair, styled beautifully by Maggie Clinton of Holcot.
Over the road at Hannington Church, Chris took some great informal portraits of David and his groomsmen.
Some relaxed images from before and after the ceremony:
After the ceremony there was a champagne reception back at Fran’s family home, which was a lovely informal catch-up for the family and friends that had come from far and wide to celebrate with the newly married couple. For the journey to the reception, Fran and David had arranged a surprise for the guests – a shiny red double-decker bus was waiting round the corner to whisk them away in style!
The reception took place at Cranford Hall, which as you can see was an absolutely beautiful venue. We started off with some group photographs, and then the bride and groom received their guests. The wedding breakfast was set out in a beautifully decorated marquee, with themed tables (Flower Fairies and Football Legends, an intriguing combination!)
Moving on to our favourite part of the day. The wedding breakfast has been served, the guests are relaxed, and if we’re lucky (as we were here) we get some perfect evening light to take some relaxed portraits, like these of the gorgeous bridesmaids. And no, one of them isn’t Fran disguised as a bridesmaid, it’s her identical twin sister Camilla. At least we think it is…!
Isn’t Fran such a beautiful bride…
I just love these couple shots – how cool do these newlyweds look?!
This one is my favourite of Fran and David – I just love the colour and mood…
Another of our favourites…
The band at this wedding was amazing! Their appearance was heralded by a rather cool ‘reveal’ as a fake back wall to the marquee rolled up to show the multi-piece soul band hidden behind.
Thank you Fran and David for choosing us to take your wedding photographs – we had a great time taking them and hope you love them as much as we do!