When I first met Lucy and Edward for their pre-wedding photoshoot back in June I knew that their woodland themed wedding was going to pretty special . . . and I wasn’t wrong. They married at St Paul’s Church in the Leicestershire village of Woodhouse Eaves and held the reception in a marquee at Edward’s parents house on the outskirts of the village.
The day started on the farm next door to Edward’s parent’s house, the owners had kindly given over their property for bridal preparations and their garden for a glamping area for the wedding guests. It was a flurry of activity in the farmhouse with the girls preparing themselves for the day ahead whilst Alice from Alice Olivia Hair was busy on coiffuring duties. It was a wonderfully relaxed morning with lots of laughter, a few tears, a wee tipple of fizz and a spectacular breakfast! As the ceremony approached Lucy donned her stunning Essence of Australia wedding dress which was from Butterfly Bridal Boutique of Bicester before making her way to St Paul’s Church.
Waiting patiently at the church was Edward flanked by his best man Laurie, both dressed impeccably in their in their military finary. The ceremony was a lovely affair with some wonderful readings which also included a specially written poem too. Musical accompaniment was provided by the CK Gospel Choir who literally lifted the roof off with their stunning singing. With the vows completed, rings exchanged and marriage certificate signed everyone then headed outside for confetti before heading back to Edward’s parents house for the drinks reception.
The reception had the feel of a relaxed summer garden party with the band Vibrant Jazz providing the soundtrack as the drinks were quaffed and canapes munched. We were also joined by the very talented Lissie Hollis from Lissie Art who did a live painting of the drinks reception as the guests mingled in the summer sunshine. As the afternoon moved on Lucy and Edward then took to the garden terrace to deliver their speeches before heading into the marquee for the wedding breakfast.
For the evening party the The Phat Cats took to the stage in the marquee and blasted out a mix of music from the 60’s to the current day which kept the dancefloor rocking all night. Many guests also changed into woodland themed fancy dress and for those feeling left out Lucy and Edward bought along a few trunks of animal masks and accessories for everyone to try on. The magnificent music and crazy costumes led to one of the most crazy wedding dance floors I’ve ever seen, it really was a spectacular sight.
Before I sign off I’d like to say a massive thank you to Lucy and Edward for having me along to photograph their wonderful woodland themed wedding, it really was a pleasure to have been part of such a special day.
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