Susan and George are two of the most lovely, down to earth and warm people you could ever wish to meet. You just can’t help but fall in love with them a little bit. They met at school, and eventually got together some years later and finally, all those years after she was ‘just that girl in the year below’; they’re married!

It was a perfect Autumn wedding with the ceremony in the local village church and a reception at home on the family farm in Dorset. The muted colours Susan chose were perfect for the season with Susan looking stunning in a warm blushy champagne dress rather than white, and the bridesmaids wearing a vintage pink hue, later in the day accented with vintage fur stoles. The warm, muted colours were also brought through in the flowers and make up by FLC hair and make up.

Susan made the marquee just beautiful with gorgeous bentback chairs which were draped with throws, and warm twinkling candle light and Edison light bulbs, to create the perfect cosy feeling when the Autumn evening drew in. There was a subtle country theme with the gentlemen in tweed, with shotgun cartridge button holes, the beautiful florals by Catkin and Co. were embellished with pheasant feathers and the cake was painted with the most beautiful shooting scene. For the drinks reception they treated the guests to prosecco on tap from the bubble bike by The Bubble Bros, such a unique feature and a real talking point for the guests.

For me though, the highlight of the day was the speeches. The speeches are almost always a really enjoyable part of the day, I love getting to know my couples that little bit better, hearing about them as kids and teenagers, and capturing all the inevitable emotion that comes along with it; but yesterday they went above and beyond. In their eight years together Susan had never seen George cry, until he started to speak about her in his speech. It was quite something to bear witness to, such a special and intimate moment reminding me just why my job is so important and why I love it so much. Seeing first Susan’s disbelief, followed by joy and laughter as she threw her hands in the air in celebration, followed just by an expression of pure love. George’s speech was followed by his best man, who had decided to sing his speech and re-worked the song ‘American Pie’ with lyrics he’d written about their childhood and Susan and George meeting. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, and I had goose bumps capturing George, Susan and Jack embracing in tears afterwards.

Thank you so much you guys for asking me to capture your day. It was so wonderful to be a part of it, and you were a delight to work with. I can’t wait to share the full set of images with you very soon. X

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