Julia and Chris had their Summer wedding back in July at their farm in Market Drayton, Shropshire. It was such a wonderful day that we all enjoyed to the fullest, despite the typical English weather. I first met Julia and Chris during their engagement shoot, they decided to have their engagement shoot on the farm as well as their wedding so I could have a look round before their wedding day. On their engagement shoot we used areas of the farm that we wouldn’t have been able to access in Julia’s dress so I’m so pleased that we were able to use them on their engagement shoot! Areas of course look different at different times of year too, when we did their engagement shoot the bluebells were out in force in the woodland so we made sure to make the most out of those while they were still in bloom.
When I arrived on Julia and Chris’ wedding day I first headed into the marquee that they’d put up in one of the fields. It looked exactly as Julia had described it would! One of my favourite things about marquees is how light and airy they are, this really worked to our advantage for Julia and Chris’ day, we were able to do some of their group shots in the marquee while the rain came down outside, this meant that all their guests were happy, dry and warm and we still got the shots we needed.
One of my favourite aspects of Julia and Chris’ day has to be their beautiful flowers by Luna Bloom. I’m a big fan of all things floral, (I even named my wedding packages after flowers!), so it always makes me really happy when my couples incorporate lots of flowers in their wedding day. Julia’s bouquet was gorgeously bright and wild, it really added an amazing bit of colour into their couple portraits on what was otherwise a very overcast day. Julia also had a flower crown, there were flowers on all their tables and dotted everywhere around the marquee, even the canape trays had flowers nestled in them! Julia and her bridesmaids also made a flower arch from artificial flowers that they used outside as a backdrop for photographs. The attention to detail was incredible!
Despite the rain Julia and Chris still nipped outside so that we could get some couple portraits. These two were absolute troopers! They used the umbrella for a little while but eventually just decided to get rid of it and deal with the rain. I’m perfectly happy to shoot in rain on a wedding day, sometimes it can be quite funny dodging the showers and getting a bit muddy!
One of the best parts of the day had to be the party in the evening, I’ve photographed a few farming communities before and the parties are always wild! When I left later on in the evening everyone was suitably drunk and dancing, it was awesome!
If you’re planning a Shropshire wedding then get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!