Jack and Oenone were married on a scorching hot day in June at Clock Barn. I hadn’t met them before the wedding, besides one skype around a month before so I had virtually no expectations about the wedding, but on the day almost immediately I felt like we’d known each other for years. Jack and Oenone are the warmest, and loveliest couple. To top it off they’re also bloody lovely humans, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. It was an emotional day, they both shed tears throughout and it’s obvious to everyone just how much these two mean to each other. But aside from the love they have for each other the love they have for their family and friends just exudes from them. It gave the whole wedding a very special atmosphere which was such a privilege be a part of, and the relaxed atmosphere allowed us to capture some fabulous shots of the guests enjoying the reception as we just blended in and were made to feel like guests ourselves, everyone was so welcoming and friendly.
Oenone is one of those women who is effortlessly gorgeous, and she looked beautiful in her gown from Anna Bridal, which was a clever two piece with part of the lace top coming off to make it a strapless gown in the evening. The tulle skirt was beautiful swishing around the gardens and made for some fabulous photos. Her hair and make up was perfectly done by ID Hair and Make up, and her loose textured up do complemented the relaxed feel of the rest of the day.
When I arrived lovely Lindsay from The White Horse Flower Company was creating magic, hanging blooms from the chandeliers, and walls, and putting together rustic, tumbling floral arrangements which somehow look like they’ve been thrown together effortlessly while also looking incredibly beautiful. I love the fact Jack and Oenone hadn’t chosen any one particular colour, instead just letting all of June’s vibrant blooms come together in a riot of joyful colour. Oenone’s colourful shower bouquet which was draped over her arm almost all day has to be one of my all time favourite bouquets ever. If you’re still on the hunt for a florist I can’t recommend Lyndsey enough. Whatever she recommends just do it, her work never disappoints.
After all the usual elements of the day and the time line was complete Jack and Oenone jumped into the back of my car, and we ventured off down the long winding drive way approaching Clock Barn and took some photos in the golden light of sunset. I always say quite often these are the best shots of the day, and it’s true. Not only is golden sunset light TO DIE FOR on camera, by this point all the official jobs of the day are done, you’ve had a few glasses of wine and have already had one go in front of the camera and so you’re more relaxed, and I really do think we captured a little bit of magic that perfect summer evening.
Oenone said: “Lydia, you’ve blown us away…you fitted in so perfectly it was like having a friend take our photos. I can not express how perfect you were. We’ve spent the last hour and a half going through our photos. We laughed, we cried, and we fell in love with our wedding all over again. We wanted someone who would capture the tiny moments, so we could treasure them forever and you did just that. Thank you for giving us something that will last a life time.”