Amie and Richard have been together a long time now, and the thought of being the centre of attention for the day wasn't exactly high up on their list of favourite things to do. So for them, an intimate fuss-free wedding at a beautiful, small (yet perfectly formed), countryside venue was exactly what they needed to celebrate their love for one-another. The Hundred House Hotel at Norton delivered this superbly, and the result was a lovely relaxed but ultra classy wedding which reflected this couple down to a T.
Amie and Richard live in picture perfect country cottage near Shrewsbury with their dog Indy, and the great British countryside is very important to them both. This was reflected in a subdued colour scheme of white and bronze offset with deep leafy greens and a hint of orange. Dotted around the starlit Tilthe Barn were stunning bronze statues of British wildlife, which doubled up as table names and centrepieces using the gorgeous table plan with hand-drawn illustrations by Richard.
This really was a great wedding to be a part of with so many memorable moments, from Indy leaping into the pond at the hotel, to the onslaught of brightly coloured confetti that must have littered Norton village for days! Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Hogg for having me photograph your totally unique wedding (you really were much much better at being in front of the camera than you thought you were).
In May 2016 I was delighted to receive a message from Jessica out of the blue, we have a linked family history you see. Our parents were good friends a long time before either of us were born, and the house I grew up in was owned by Jessica's parents ahead of my family living there for nearly 30 years. I can remember when the families would meet up when we were children and how much she adored animals, so I wasn't surprised in the slightest to be completely bowled over by their beautiful golden Labrador Layla when I went to meet the couple at their home!
Jess and Mike's wedding was exactly how I imagined the celebration of two loving and completely genuine, sweet people to be. It was colourful, fun, relaxed and beautiful with more flowers than you could shake a stick at, and not even the pouring rain (I mean, ridiculously heavy 'buckets of water from the sky' kind of rain...) in the middle of the day could stop them from smiling. The Mytton and Mermaid was the perfect backdrop to this gorgeous occasion and the speeches were absolutely fantastic, especially from Mike's 13 year old nephew who was the best man, what a dude!
I have honestly never seen the dining room at this venue look so stunning in all my years of shooting weddings here, they did such a fantastic job. It was also lovely to be working with the very talented Joe Seager again who entertained the guests with his soothing acoustic sounds for the whole day.
Thank you so much guys for having me be the one to shoot your wonderful wedding, it was a complete joy to be a part of such a lovely day and to see some of those familiar faces again. I do love how the random twists and turns of fate bring me to the most wonderful people in this amazing job of mine.