Abbi and Guy are really relaxed people and didn’t want many posed photos, they wanted the feel of friends and family around them, in a venue that was both welcoming and informal so that’s what they got.
Eversholt Hall held good memories for me as I’d shot a really wonderful wedding there, a couple who’s stayed really dear to me, and that’s through that wedding that Abbi found me. It’s a kind of village hall, but it gives onto a cricket lawn with a beautiful view. It also backs onto some lovely fields, is at walking distance from the pond where we shot their couple photos and at 5 minutes drive from Woburn Deer Park that I love, especially at sunset, with the silhouettes of the antlers against the red sky.. so, a fantastic location. Winslow Catering Ltd were doing the excellent catering.
I didn’t know Olney’s church but it was a lovely surprise. Not only is the church beautiful but the vicar and all the people working there were so friendly and welcoming, it made me very happy to shoot there. And as if by design, the light streamed exactly onto the registry signing table, giving the image an air of the classical paintings I love.
Abbi’s dress designed by San Patrick, from belle-en-blanc was just delightful, very simple and fluid, sleeveless but worn with a lace top whose name I don’t know. I’d say it was like a bolero worn the other way round- you can see I’m not the most fashion aware person, sorry. Anyway it added a gentle modesty and details to it and complemented it beautifully. I guess she could have worn anything and would have still looked radiant, but the dress did suit her as if it was made for her. The tiara and simple pearl necklace complemented it in a subtle and delicate way.
The flowers were from Gingerlily as they were last time so I knew they were going to be beautiful and I love peonies, don’t you? so fresh, delicate, sweet-smelling and soft.. there is something very romantic about them I think.
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