Yesterday Sarah and Olly had a spectacular Autumn wedding at Cain Manor near Farnham on the Hampshire, Surrey boarder. I know I said in my last post how awesome my 2017 weddings have been but damn, they really have been. I’ve been so lucky to have worked with the loveliest couples who have put such thought and detail into every element and Sarah & Olly were no exception. Sarah did an amazing job bringing everything together for the most beautiful day.
Even Storm Brian was not going to stop the fun, and just really added to the magic of it all. The weather was bonkers, going from blazing sunshine to gale force winds, to rain and then back to sun in the space of half an hour! I couldn’t help but think that in years to come it will be one of the things they recall about the day, ‘remember how nuts the weather was on our wedding day?!’. I’m a romantic old thing, and obviously with the job I do I love to think of all the details they’ll recall about it afterwards. Some people would have been stressed by this weather, but Sarah and Olly and their crew were absolutely amazing braving gail force winds and rain to capture the photographs they’d dreamed of. Sarah just took the whole thing in her stride, rocked it, and looked amazing! I absolutely loved her bridal style, from the blush gown to the chadelier rose gold earings to her undone halo plaited hair. We escaped down to the woods outside Cain Manor for their couple’s shots and a bit of time alone and I swear Sarah had half of the forest in her amazing tulle dress but she embraced it, saying ‘well, I’m not going to wear it again!’ Girl after my own heart! It really is true that you buy your dress to wear and enjoy on the day whatever the weather so I’m so thrilled she had a sense of adventure and chose not to worry about it, I think the results show it was totally worth it!
Inside the dining room at Cain Manor Sarah had pulled together a beautiful rose palette to fit with her blush gown and dusky pink bridesmaids, the detail was even down to the rose gold cutlery. And I loved the touch of ferns added to napkins. Each table was named after one of the couple’s favourite musicians or bands and they had an open guitar case to hold gifts & cards. The whole day had a subtle musical theme; it was clear they’d chosen meaningful and unique musical elements for the whole day from the music in the ceremony when Sarah walked down the aisle ( a personal fave Kiss Me- by Sixpence None The Richer) to the bluesy background music during dinner to the awesome Motown band, and their first dance was a homage to the iconic Pulp Fiction twist dance. They also embraced the season with pine cones, and autumn leaves adorning cain manor and the tones of the building complemented the season and the muted rose gold tones perfectly.
Thank you so much for having us you guys, we had so much fun shooting your wedding. Thank you for trusting in me, and being up for the adventure! I can’t wait to start work on the full set, it truly was a beauty for me to capture.