Well... Where to start! These two are the kind of couple that every wedding photographer dreams of: they have the perfect balance of excitable laughter and romantic intimacy that just oozes out of every photograph making you do nothing but smile when you look at them!
When I first met Lisa and Mike at their home, I knew instantly by how they were that it was going to be the type of Wedding I loved! Lisa was sat there with her legs crossed, chomping on crumpets (I live for crumpets!) whilst Mike told me a bit about what they had planned.. You never would have thought we'd only just met - it was like catching up with old friends!
Spring came around and we did an Engagement Shoot... That was it! I was in love!!! I'm not going to go on about it - mainly because I already have on another blog post!!!
I spent the morning of the Wedding with Lisa and her seven... Yes, SEVEN... Bridesmaids at her Mum and Dad's house, whilst my lovely photographer friend Emma photographed the boys and the guests arriving over at St John's Church in Kingsley. It was one of those really calm Wedding mornings where you knew there was a buzz of excitement but it was all completely under control.
Rain was predicted almost all day but the Weather Gods were on our side, the sun shone as Lisa and Mike went separately into the church and was still gleaming when they came out as Husband and Wife!
The reception was held in Mike's Gran's garden... Do not take this lightly like I did! My own Nan's garden had bird tables, vegetable patches, a greenhouse and lots of gnomes.... Mike's Nan is NOTHING like my Nan was! Through the bricked entrance, it was like walking into a dream! There was a pebbled path that lead past the huge pond with reeds growing out of in, gorgeous weeping willows trailing down and lights all around it.. The path was lined with jars of different beautiful flowers, leading you to the incredible marquee. It was so bright and well lit (very important for a photographer!) Each table had a beautiful floral centrepiece made up of pastel colours, the whole room was very rustic and gorgeously natural, the 'naked cake' smelt a-may-zing... I especially loved it's little nod to Harry Potter with it's "Always" topper (if you know, you know!) Lisa was a self-proclaimed Pinterest Bride, and pretty much put together the whole wedding herself from the invitations through to table decorations... Just amazing!
We did their portrait shots in a wheat field just behind Mike's Nan's... I cannot express how happy I was with them both... A three piece suit and a white dress and heels do not normally belong in a field however I have one word for you... PERFECTION!
The rest of the day flew by, not just for the Bride and Groom and their guests but for us too: there was the world's fanciest (and most delicious) carvery which the guests did themselves, there was dancing, there was laughter, there were tears, there was homemade vodka jelly and strawberry daiquiri shots, there was space-hopping, there was photo-bombing, there was bicycle riding (no idea how that happened... Even now!), there was dancing through the country lanes singing Bruno Mars' Marry You and there was a killer sunset...
Mr and Mrs Worthington... Just wow! Thank you for letting me share your incredible day!!