2/25/2017 0 Comments
I first met James and Amy back in 2015 at their idyllic Tudor cottage in the hamlet of Moreton Corbet near Shawbury, a childhood haunt of mine that I know like the back of my hand. The weather was cold, wet and Wintery, so as we walked around their garden shivering in our wellies, it was hard to imagine that this was to be the venue for their magnificent outdoor reception! But all the same after hearing all about their plans, it was easy to get excited, especially at the prospect of shooting some romantic images in the imposing ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle, where James and Amy go to walk their two black Labradors every single evening. What could be better?
This wedding had personal touches by the bucket load. From the pearls around Amy's neck to the orders of service, there was no mistaking that every detail had been carefully thought about and cultivated to reflect exactly who they are. That in my opinion is what makes a great wedding.
James and Amy run a successful tree surgery business together access2trees , so with trees and bows as their main focus for the decorations, readings, stationary, and even a chainsaw guard of honor as they left church (don't worry, they weren't on!) it made for a really very unique and special theme for the day that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
The high point of my day (see what I did there?!) was when it came to shooting the big group photograph. James had arranged for his work mates to take me up in a cherry picker over the house to get a better view of the crowd, which was AWESOME!! The cheeky chap operating the crane thought he could scare me by going higher and higher, up and up in the air, but I was loving it! I'm only disappointed that I didn't think to turn around and get an birds-eye shot of the Castle while I was up there, whoops!
The marquee for the reception was decorated with real trees, logs and more greenery than you could shake a professionally coppiced stick at. Complimented with brightly coloured lanterns, bunting, ribbons and flowers that made for a really impressive sight. I loved the table plan which was table settings hanging from a very leafy tree as the guests entered.
As the Summer evening drew to a close the marquee was transformed into a fairy light forest of pinks and blues, and Amy and James (and the dogs!) twirled around the dance floor to the sounds of the Hot Jazz Biscuits with their wonderful families and friends. The whole day was filled with smiles and laughter and this went on well into the night. It was obvious that a lot of very hard work had gone into making this day so perfect and it clearly paid off, everyone was so happy.
Thank you so much Amy and James for having me be the one to capture your amazing day, it really was a superbly beautiful wedding to be a part of and you were such a kind and lovely couple to work with.