What a day! I count myself very lucky to be able to do what I love for a living and it’s days like Jenny and Alex’s wedding on Friday that I truly feel blessed that couples ask me to capture one of the most important days in their lives.
I had the shortest trip to bridal prep ever as Jenny’s parents only live a few doors from me and when I got there Jenny was just finishing hair and make up, feeling very relaxed with a glass of champagne in hand. Jenny’s Mum Gay did the buttons up on Jenny’s dress in possibly the fastest time I have ever seen and before we knew it Jenny was looking amazing and very much ready to make her way to St Mary’s Church in Drayton Beauchamp.
Alex and the boys were full of jokes as I arrived and Alex too didn’t seem to have a nerve in sight. The bridal party arrived in two stunning Rolls Royce’s, one of which was a convertible and was being used to its full advantage by Jenny and her father Ian. What a way to arrive on such a scorcher of a day.
Nothing but smiles all round as Ian proudly walked Jenny down the aisle to join hands with Alex for what was a beautiful ceremony with readings from 3 close friends and family. The light in the church was gorgeous and totally fitting for such a perfect couple.
After the ceremony and a bit of sun basking/confetti throwing outside the church it was time to head over to Notley Tythe barn and the guests, not to be outdone by the Rolls Royce’s arrived in a traditional Red London Double Decker Bus, affectionately renamed “The Party Bus” as the champagne was flowing during the 40 minute drive to Long Crendon.
We had a couple of hours before dinner so everyone enjoyed the sunshine whilst we did a few shots and captured the atmosphere of the day. A cricket game broke out, with Alex’s family being American they were keen to get involved and show us Brits how its done and thankfully everyones car windows stayed intact!
Dinner was great as it always is at Notley and the scene was set for some fantastic speeches from Ian, Alex and Josh with Josh finishing his Best Man speech by singing a song for Alex and Jenny a truly great moment.
Earlier in the day Jenny had mentioned doing a few shots in the corn field (my kind of bride and with such a dramatic sky how could we resist! You will see a few of those below.
Huge congratulations to Jenny and Alex and all their friends and family for helping to plan, enjoy and live out such a fantastic wedding day. I hope you have a great time in Borneo and I look forward to hearing all about it and showing you your full collection of pictures in a few weeks time but for now heres a sneak peek!
(Many thanks also to Dawn Matthews for doing a cracking job assisting and second shooting, great to have you along as always)