It's been such a long time since I got round to blogging that it's been a whopping 9 months since Sarah and David's day! That does however mean that I am having a great time looking back over this beautiful unique English country wedding and remembering what a joy it was to shoot.
Sarah and David are dairy farmers through and through, so it was only right that they hold their nuptials at the pretty local church and party at Sarah's family farm afterwards with it's long sweeping driveway to welcome the guests. On visiting the farm a month before the day itself, it was hard to visualise how they were going to turn a very grey (and distinctly concrete) out-building into a reception venue, but they pulled it off big time! We had photographs in the cottage garden, photos with Sarah's horses (which nearly caused her Auntie, who made the dress, to pass out from fear of getting a hoof-print on the white gown!), a tractor wedding cake, floral centrepieces made from milking equipment, and the cutest little Jack Russell in a bow-tie I've ever seen (squeeee!).
This was my one of my final weddings of the 2017 Summer and there was a distinct magic in the air, a real sense of the seasons turning which can only be understood if you're a country lass like me. It's a whisper of the wind in the trees, and a slight chill in the air. I love it, it reminds me of home. That's why I adore shooting weddings in Shropshire and particularly on farms. We certainly have plenty of those around here, so I'm always happy!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking through this beaut of a day. Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Hares, I'm looking forward to catching up with you both at some of your friends weddings later this year! xxx
I met professional Irish musician Caroline Regan about 5 years ago through a mutual friend, Andrew Norman, here in Shrewsbury. Andrew is a master craftsman who makes, sells and restores concertinas, and is one of the few experts in the entire country, hence why Caroline regularly makes the journey from London to Shropshire knowing her instrument is being serviced by the best of the best.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with Caroline on her latest fleeting visit, and we made the most of the golden May light and overgrown cow parsley to take a few portraits.
I only wish you could hear the music she played while I was snapping away. Gorgeous!