At the beginning of July I photographed the lovely Carla and Tom for their engagement shoot. Before we knew it the first day of August and their wedding day had arrived.

I met with Carla at her family home in Burbage, it was a hustle and bustle of energy. People coming and going, bridesmaids and bride Carla having their hair and makeup done by Rochelle O’Brien and Charlotte Wesson and the page boys munching on sweets before putting on their bow ties. Marco my husband and second shooter was with the boys at Tom’s family home just up the road and around the corner from the church. The boys left and walked up an alley to the Church wheeling a vintage bike stopping off on the way at an interesting farm backdrop for some portraits.
Both the bride and groom scrubbed up well and made for a great looking 1920’s vogue styled couple. Tom in a high class tailored tweed suit, styled nicely with a pocket watch given to him from Carla. The bride’s dress, made especially for the day, was divine in long lace and latte in colour. This was set off nicely with a Klaire van Elton beaded headpiece. She walked down the aisle with feathers entwined in her flowers clutching her grandfather’s prayer book . . . a lovely sentimental touch. “At last” by Etta James played creating an electric emotional atmosphere.

This day was full of lots of laughs and also some tears during the service and the very entertaining speeches later on.
It was a short drive from the Church to the reception venue of Ashton Lodge. The chauffeur from Wedding Day Beauford, who was driving the newly weds was brilliant to work with, not only willing to stop en route but offered suggestions of location, getting well into it, at one point I thought he was going to take the pictures too! I love enthusiasm! We did find a secluded little pull in off the main road, which made for some super cute pictures.
The attention to detail of this wedding was a joy to photograph, I particularly loved the purposely designed beer mats, the LOVE letter balloons on the dance floor and the free ice cream tokens that were dished out. An ice cream van arrived later on with his music blaring out, Tom being Tom couldn’t help but have a boogie to it for at least a good half an hour!

Ashton lodge a white Edwardian house set in the heart of Warwickshire was a great venue for their reception. Very homely, all be it in a very grand way! Games being played on the lawn and a great dance floor within the marquee for everybody to party on to the fab swing tunes of band “pearl of biscay”
This blog post wouldn’t be true to the day if I didn’t comment on the fun and playful vibe that the two of them have going on. A fun loving couple who deserved a fantastic day! I couldn’t resist finishing the day with a picture with the new Mr and Mrs Slack and a few hairy moustaches stuck to our faces! It was a blast, thank you for inviting us along for the ride! Congratulations!! xx

 

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