“Oh my god we loved them all, they’re beautiful!
We can’t thank you enough for everything!”
Last summer, down in Dorset in a beautiful little village called Alton Pancras, just across the River Piddle, (which gave little Frankie endless hours of laughter) you would have found a beautiful couple called Susie and Ed, celebrating their wedding in a stunning marquee in the back garden of the home in which Ed grew up.
The weather was glorious as I started the day with Susie and her maids getting ready in The New Inn in Cerne Abbas. (Cerne Abbas is well known for the big chalk figure etched into the hill – while I worked, Jason and Frankie who had joined me for the weekend, explored this beautiful area and had a picnic right at the top of the Chalk Man’s hill!)
Susie was the picture of calm and one of my favourite parts of the day was when they all headed outside in dressing gowns to have a bite to eat and open some presents together. The happy tears were flowing, the sun was shining, the guests were arriving. Just perfect!
I headed off to Ed’s to join the boys and meet up with Sarah, my second shooter for the day and found Ed getting his hands dirty filling the fire pit – everyone was mucking in and there was laughter and excitement in the air.
Back to Susie for the very important dressing of the bride – more tears! ( I love those happy tears! ) And then I made my way to the church which was just down the lane from the reception location, marked out with hand painted signposts.
It was such a beautiful ceremony and I could talk for hours on end about all the amazing things that this wedding had to offer but walking into that house, entering the beautifully decorated marquee… heaven!
So much work had gone into this wedding to make it the perfect day for Susie and Ed and I was so honoured to be a part of such a personal day, full of love and laughter 🙂
The speeches made me cry, the choreographed first dance was the best I’d seen all year and although I was expecting something good, I had no idea it would be that amazing (big props to Ed for practicing so hard to keep up!) the band were amazing and got everyone up dancing, no-one fell in the duck pond while I was there (bonus!) and the night ended with a huge full moon shining down on the party as I sped off into the night back to the hotel. All in all, could it have got any better?
Nope, it was perfect. Just perfect.
Congratulations to you both, and thank you again for giving me a beautiful summer’s day to remember 🙂
Huge thanks also making their way to Sarah the awesome second shooting x