Festival Vibes and the Grooms Own Band....
It finally happened!
A wedding that has been in the making for years for these teenage sweethearts who despite covid setbacks finally got to say their vows!
When I first met Rachael, Tom and Tilly at Burton Dasset for their engagement shoot in May 2022 there was an additional family member soon to make an appearance! We were yet to meet baby Pixie but the gorgeous pixie bump was proudly displayed for the engagement shots with this family! As we were saying our goodbyes that evening Tom dropped into conversation that their original field venue was no longer available due to a mix up. I was gutted for this pair and soon bombarded them with a handful of other Northamptonshire field venues perfect for a marquee festival vibe Wedding. Within the week this pair had snapped up Meadow Spires Farm for their special day. I do tell people I am more than a photographer…wedding planner extraordinaire is also on the old CV!
Fast forward to the end of August and I greeted the groom and his merry men at the marquee set up by Oxford Marquees in Moreton Pinkney to capture some scene setting shots before joining Rachael and the bride squad at her family home in Banbury. Rachael looked absolutely amazing especially for having only given birth a month before! Super hero mumma for sure!
The wedding party was dressed to the nines, with the bride in a stunning gown by J and J Designs and the groom in a sharp suit from Slater's Menswear. The hair and makeup for the wedding were beautifully done by Khteeja Gul and Terry Fisher. The florals, provided by The Blossom Shop, created classic accessories for the bride and her girls.
Rachael hopped into a pink Beetle provided by BeetleBugs to make her way to the venue, while the bridesmaid followed suit in a matching pink VW camper! The sun blazed down as the ceremony took place under a beautiful flower arch, officiated by Tom’s former colleague. The couple's eldest daughter stood by their side as they said their vows, and her little serious face was quite the picture during this happy occasion!
This true family event was a real reflection of the couples personalities with a proper festival vibe being a nod to Toms love of music and his own musical talent. Guests were entertained throughout the day by a cracking line up including performances by Dannika & Imy, Rosie & The Buds, Joe Dolman, and The Socials ft Paddy the Daddy. Whilst being fed a gourmet BBQ by Grazy Beau
The evening celebrations kicked off with a rousing speech from the groom…a full wedding party team shot of a variety of liqueurs…followed by sparkler photos setting the tone for a night of fun and dancing. Just before I left the groom was preparing to take to the stage to entertain all his guests with his band.
What a wedding with so many personal touches and the perfect weather for an outdoor marquee affair! The love between all the family members was clear for all to see and I wish you all the love in the world for the future with your gorgeous girls!