When I first met Roxann and Edward, I knew we would get along just fine. Just like me, they're a little bit nuts about Jack Russell Terriers, and when I found out their two little cuties, Molly and Link, were going be joining them on the big day, I was totally sold. Oh and not to mention the fact that the wedding would take place at the amazing Walcot Hall, somewhere I've been dying to photograph for quite some time. If you like a quirky venue, they don't come much quirkier than this. Nestled in the hamlet of Lydbury North, Walcot Hall isnt your average country manor house. Slightly unkempt and full of treasures, it is very much still a family home. They just happen to have a bad-ass bright turquoise ballroom round the back, a forest with a iron chapel you can stay in, and spectacular views overlooking the South Shropshire countryside. What more could you want?
Roxann is lucky enough to have a twin sister who happens to be a brilliant hairdresser, so the morning preperations were totally relaxed. The room was filled with smiles and laughter from start to finish, and the look on Roxann's Dad's face when he saw her in her gown for the first time was priceless.
The bridal party entered the room down the grand staircase to the theme tune from Game of Thrones, which was pretty epic!! There were a lot of tears and full on belly laughs throughout the ceremony as various people got their words muddled up! But the deed was done in the end and the couple walked out to a blizzard of confetti on the courtyard.
You can imagine my delight as the two fur-children arrived, dressed in suitably cute outfits! Well if you can't put your dog in a sailor suit at a wedding, when can you?!
After some hilerious speeches and enough buffet to sink a ship, I took Roxann and Edward up to The Chapel and grounds for some photographs just as the sun sank behind the Shropshire hills.
Thank you so very much Mr and Mrs Swift for having me be the one to capture your amazing day for you! I loved absolutley every moment (and I promise it wasn't just because of the dogs...).