Ella and Jonny got married last December at the bride’s parents’ home, which is a beautiful house in Shropshire. They had their ceremony at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, which is a local art gallery in the middle of Shrewsbury. It was a beautiful day and we were even lucky with the December weather!
Ella got ready at home with her family, and the atmosphere was really calm and relaxed. Jonny was also getting ready at home but they avoided seeing each other until Ella was completely ready in her dress. After Ella and Jonny were both ready they had a first look in the conservatory at the house. They were travelling to the ceremony together so decided to do some of their couple portraits before their ceremony. I love doing first looks, they’re always a more relaxed way of doing couple portraits and you’re always guaranteed to see each others reactions with no distraction from anyone else around you. First looks are definitely best suited to relaxed weddings. As Ella and Jonny’s wedding was quite intimate with only about 15 guests it was the perfect option for their day so they could spend more time with their family after their ceremony.
The ceremony was an intimate affair under a flower arch at Shrewsbury Art Gallery. Juliet Glaves had done all their flowers and they looked absolutely amazing, the flower arch was really wild and green. And they followed through with this theme at home for their reception as they had lots of wildflowers on the table and on the walls. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading by Jonny’s sisters that resulted in lots of happy tears. It was such a personal and meaningful ceremony. After their ceremony they spent some time with their guests in the same room. They opened a bottle of champagne and had a few toasts, I absolutely loved how relaxed it was!
The reception was in the conservatory at home. They chose the venue because it’s their family home and it has so many memories. It was a n intimate winter wedding, which are always really lovely. I love shooting winter weddings because the light is always incredible.
They had drinks and canapes in the afternoon, and an intimate family dinner in the evening. The food was provided by Csons in Shrewsbury and I can confirm it was absolutely delicious! I’ve been at a few weddings that Csons have catered at and they always do a really good job, if you’re looking for a caterer for your wedding I highly recommend them. They decorated the venue with flowers and they chose this, because they wanted to keep it seasonal. As they didn’t have lots of guests and their home was already really beautiful, they didn’t need loads of decoration so the flowers were a great way to make it special but still keeping the decor quite simple.
For dinner they had a roast dinner, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance in the conservatory before they ate, and they finished off the evening with lots of cake.
The most memorable part of the day was the first dance, because they did it in the conservatory surrounded by their closest friends and family, right next to the Christmas tree, it was so perfect for the time of year.
Ella wore a knee length Claire Mischevani couture dress and Jonny wore a bespoke kilt and they looked so amazing.
Ella and Jonny’s wedding was so laid back and everything I love about weddings. Here’s their Intimate Winter wedding!
If you’re having a winter wedding, get in touch!