Beautifully classic English wedding...
Emma and Tom...this was the wedding that was the catalyst for me...
Just over a year ago I was approached by the wonderful Jodie Cooling and asked if I would consider second shooting a wedding for her...I said 'No'
I then thought about it a little while and decided actually sometimes we have to say 'yes' to things even if they scare you. Who knows it could change the path of your life... a year down the line and I photographed the most stunning wedding at Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire and have hopefully started changing the path I am following.
It was a piping hot day once again which started with an early arrival at Kirtlington Park to capture the groom and his groomsmen getting ready. With them playing rugby on the lawns I captured the beautiful stately home and some details, including the blue waistcoat which Tom said his Mother was particularly fond of. This powder blue theme was carried on throughout the day with the most stunning flowers by Joanna Carter Flowers, I have never seen so many lovely hydrangea heads which adorned all of the tables, pew ends, mantle pieces and various free standing arrangements. Before we left for Kings Sutton Church Tom had gifted his groomsmen personalised tankards and even enjoyed opening a beautiful watch from his bride to be. A few shots later on the steps, chucking a rugby ball (and Tom!) around, button holes packed and we hit the road.
A classic English church service followed with Emma walking the aisle in the most timeless beautiful Suzanne Neville Dress from Serendipity Bridal and her Bridesmaids in Navy. A trip in classic cars saw us back to Kirtlington for croquet, giant jenga and a Pimms Tricycle. A magician was working his magic on the guests while drinks and canapes were poured in the scorching sun.
Jodie and I enjoyed a stroll with the couple around the pretty garden area, featuring a great doorway, and onto the fields at the front where the house made an impressive backdrop. The wedding breakfast was served with the couple walking in to a huge round of applause and ended with a very hilarious speech delivered by the best man.
Thank you Jodie, Tom and Emma...I don't think any of you know what an impact you have made on my life and I hope great things are to come (for us all!)