Bridal prep… (let's bop reggae style)
And so began the wedding of Natalie and Jon Wyatt. I arrived to find a very calm bride, keeping her nerves in check by listening to the legend that is " Bob Marley". A fine choice since the weather was indicating a summers day ahead.
Whilst bridesmaids darted in and out and buzzed about Natalie's room she sat perfectly poised and cool as a cucumber..
I think it is safe to say that emotions soon started to run a little higher. As Natalie prepared to put on her beautiful dress, she was overcome with emotions (yes in the bathroom of course where all girls strangely let out an urge to weep).
The appearance of human emotion is very important to me in my work and weddings can bring them out in force and in my opinion that's what the photographer is there for - to catch them as they fly.
Re-composed Natalie appeared from the bathroom an absolutely stunning bride! At which point I was feeling a bit of composure coming on. I'm emotional at the best of times and this would not have been the first time i'd cried on a job.
Let's have a bit more Bob to simmer down the potential risk of a mascara massacre shall we?
Ohh and she's off again…
SMART AND BEAUTIFUL
Did I mention Natalie opted for one of the most sensible ideas I have witnessed from a bride thus far.... No? Well people FLAT SHOES ahhh yes!! Not only is this emotional bride BEAUTIFUL but she's smart too. And they look so pretty...
Believe it or not, this Father of the bride almost knocked himself out just before he entered the room to see Nat for the first time (permission to laugh yet?)
Moral of the story:
Big Man + low ceilings = potential head injury. Thank goodness there were no trips to A and E and swearing before greeting a blushing bride can be forgiven just this once, given the circumstances.
Her devastating beauty soon overshadowed the slightly awkward turn of events (cue subtle brow dab).
Time to head to the ceremony (erm boys… shouldn't you already be there?).
That moment when the bride discovers that her Groom is casually walking towards the barn when he should probably have been inside it… (little bit tense as we drove past him).
Cue special song...
Pimms O clock! Wahoo.
Jon's speech was heartfelt and it seems he wanted to take this opportunity to show his new wife just how much he loves her with a gift only she could cherish. A gift only a long term partner could choose, a gift only a loving wife could appreciate...
A new addition to be announced?………….
Welcome to the Wyatt family Stretch.
Brilliant use of foliage in the foreground. Top marks.
Oh and what a wall!
Wedding shenanigans on the lawn. How very English.
Meanwhile…down by the river….
Wedding cake courtesy of Mother of the bride.. one she prepared earlier and finished about 10 minutes before the bride and groom cut it. I can vouch it was deeeeeelicious!
Now to get this party started… cue power cut…. and let's get this party started AGAIN!
Ladies and Gents… presenting Mr and Mrs Wyatt.
CONGRATULATIONS you two! I absolutely loved your wedding, the colours, the people, the hog roast, the wine and above all, I LOVED THE WALLS! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it and honestly, it was very emotional.
Thanks for having me you beauties!
Few shout outs:
HAIR AND MAKE UP
Photos by Moi and the very lovely Ashley Jouhar who was a dream to work with and with whom I hope to share future wall appreciation moments with.