Our next June wedding was Zarnie and Craig’s intimate village wedding. We had been looking forward to this day for so long and as it was one of our re-arranged ones (due to Covid) where we now had the wonderful addition of their daughter (who I’d already photographed back in November last year). Their day happened in the village of Westhorpe with the church there followed by the Village Hall.
We love photographing at some of our regions most gorgeous wedding venues but, we equally love small and intimate weddings like this one using villages and their halls which can be every bit as special. For us, it’s always about the couple and what works for them and their day regardless of the venue they choose.
We weren’t entirely sure where we’d take their couple photos for this day (as the Village Hall only has outdoor concrete space) but, we contacted the local Old People’s Home (yes you read that right) who had some stunning gardens to see if they’d mind us popping in to do some photos in the grounds and they very kindly were happy to accommodate our request (we are all very grateful for this) – the big poppies were a huge bonus. We also used local fields and farmland (agreed with the very nice farmer) for a few photos in the surrounding area too. These two are such brilliant parents and some of the most relaxed and happy people you could hope to meet. They both looked incredible and beamed all day!
So for this day we both started at Westhorpe church with Craig and the majority of their guests arrived in a Vintage Bus they’d arranged (Felix Coaches) with Zarnie arriving in a lovely old car (provided by Vintage Dreams). Then we had the church ceremony followed by their formal photos in the church ground.
The flowers for this wedding were absolutely gorgeous (most of you know that I love rainbow colour schemes though so this was always going to be a winner for me) and provided by The Untamed Florist.
Back at the village hall the caterers (Sarah and her team at Good for a Party) provided a wonderful selection of canapes followed by a buffet (on some pretty mis-matched vintage china). Before the meal they did their cake cutting (their cake was very unusual and I loved it) followed by speeches outside.
I could talk about this wedding for days but instead of me wittering, here’s a little look for you