As soon as I met Katie and Ryan, it was lovely to see just how much thought and attention they were putting into planning their wedding day. No expense was spared to ensure they created the day they had always imagined. I knew this was going to be a wedding with a difference and was definitely excited to be capturing it.
I met the happy couple last September and we chatted about their wedding day plans and what I could offer them for their photography. We immediately all got on and so they took up my offer of an engagement session, to not only mark a special time in their lives together, but to get a feel for how I work and my style of photography.
I was delighted that they loved their photos so much that they booked me straight away for their big day. Ahead of the wedding, we also had a pre-wedding session in July, to give us the opportunity to further develop our relationship and try out some poses, which would come in useful for the day itself. It was obvious straightaway that they were naturals in front of the camera.
On the day of the wedding, I arrived while bridal preparations were taking place, which afforded me some time to capture some of the many little details of the day.
Then, a horse and carriage arrived to transport Katie and her dad to the church, while her mum and bridesmaids hopped into an Imperial Landaulet, fondly named Lilly. This is one family who definitely travel in style!
During the ceremony, I took up my position at the back of the church, capturing all the special moments throughout.
Afterwards, we had a few group photos at the church before heading off back home for more photos and a marquee wedding breakfast.
The amazing details continued at the marquee, which was decorated to perfection. The flowers were a real focal point, and I loved the pink hanging lanterns, which added tons of style.
Prior to the ceremony, Katie’s mum tipped me off about a surprise for Katie & Ryan – singing waiters.
Shortly after the teas and coffees were served, a stumbling waiter dropped a try with cups and coffee pots, instantly getting attention, before profusely apologising to the couple for ruining their special day. He suggested that by way of an appology he could sing them a song.
He was soon dismissed from the marquee by his pretend supervisor who then also started to sing. Shortly after the waiter returned and they both commenced in for a duet. It was a very entertaining performance, for sure, which left both Katie and Ryan along with their guests, mesmerised.
But that wasn’t the only surprise of the day. The speeches followed with lots of laughter and an announcement from the newlyweds that they were expecting their first child, which erupted the marquee with lots of tears, cheers and celebrations.
After the speeches, I grabbed Katie and Ryan for a few more photos together before heading back for the cake cutting and evening celebrations.
Congratulations guys! What a romantic day, filled with plenty of fun, love and thought.
The details of Katie & Ryan’s wedding…
Wedding dress: Curves and Couture
Suits: Moss Bros
Flowers: The Botanical Shed
Horse and Carriage: The Ostler Horse and Carriage Company
Car: Vintage Dreams Wedding Cars
Singers: The Singing Waiter Masters & James Ford