‘WOW! These are exceptional, we are blown away and so pleased! Exactly what we wanted, such a great capture of the day. Thank you so much for your hard work.’ Emma & Adam
So a few years ago (five to be exact) Adam’s Best Man and brother Phil married Emily at Coverwood Lakes near Ewhurst in Surrey. I had the privilege of photographing that very special day at such a unique location, so I jumped at the chance when Adam and Emma got in touch to ask me to capture their wedding at Sheldon Grange in Oxfordshire.
Emma and the girls all started the day upstairs at Sheldon Grange with a bit of hair, makeup, bubbly and some old-school tunes. Meanwhile just a couple of doors down, Adam and the boys tied ties, donned suits, and had a cold one or two before heading to church before all the guests arrived. Once Emma had slipped into her wedding dress, it was just a short while until she and her Bridal party headed for church themselves.
The ceremony itself was as beautiful and poignant as it was light-hearted, courtesy of a very friendly (and funny) vicar – just the antidote to settle any nerves! Once vows were swapped and the ink was dry on the register, the happy couple headed outside to be pelted with confetti before being driven off to reception. We couldn’t have had better weather for the afternoon too, warm but not baking hot (as it is at the time of writing), and with only the one freak gust of wind which took out a couple of canopies above the musicians – needless to say they played on like the absolute professionals they are.
Dinner and speeches followed reception, both of which were awesome. After a few jelly shots had been downed in a game of ‘I have never’, the couple and a few camera wielding guys (including me obviously!) went off to get some intimate shots and footage of just the couple. Dancing followed, and yes, it was one of my favourite parts of the day and just the perfect way to kick off the evening.
Congratulations to Adam and Emma, you nailed it.
Thank you to Joshua Dicker for being my second photographer for the day, always a pleasure.