‘Oh my gosh, thank you so much! They are amazing and we loved looking at this blog. You have captured some brilliant moments!!’
There is a certain moment at every wedding which is the emotional high point of the day. It might be the first dance, or perhaps that unforgettable moment when the groom sees his wife-to-be for the first time. For Alice and Jimmy, the speeches came a very close second to the vows they exchanged during the marriage ceremony. They had clearly both taken a great deal of time and care to put into words how they felt about each other. From the blossoming of their relationship, to the promises made in going forward together as a couple, it was heartfelt and sincere. Tears and lumps in throats were de rigeur for all present.
The day started for Alice in the cottage just a few steps from the main barn at Rumbolds Farm. It was a hive of activity, so needless to say I was in my element from the off. Meanwhile the boys were attending to a few last minute details as well as trying to figure out how to attach buttonholes…
As it turned out, it was a spectacular day for an outdoor ceremony (and lawn games and open air pizza grazing), so the stage was set for what would be a highly emotional marriage ceremony…
After the most laid-back of wedding receptions where drinks were imbibed purely for their cooling properties, and games were played out on the lawn, it was time for the speeches. Which were frankly awesome. The whole day had a family-oriented DIY-feel from start to finish, and no better was this summed during the speeches and the fantabulous cake that Alice’s Mum had lovingly baked and built (thank you for delicious slice of heaven!). Pizza courtesy of The Land Doughver followed the speeches which was the perfect food of choice for such a relaxed day. Oh, and the pizza was out of this world! 🙂
Time for a stroll in the evening sun, and with this kind of weather and backdrop you’re really spoilt for choice. It’s always such a great time to head out for a few shots of the couple, not just because of the light, but because it’s often the perfect time to take a moment out from everything and everyone. Albeit with me and a camera in tow. Mind you, it’s amazing how quickly the presence of a lens is forgotten about.
After a few pictures down by the water, we headed back for cake and partying, which sort of started outside as if by its own accord. I’d be lying though if I didn’t think Alice’s posse had something to do with it though. They were a force of nature.
The party eventually headed inside and was formerly kicked off by the first dance. The start of the end of what was a very special day…
Thank you for having me to capture it all and congratulations to Alice and Jimmy!