Saturday, 25 August 2012

Steph and Ben... {a quaint church, country village hall, bunting filled, DIY, and personal Shropshire wedding}

This is Steph and Ben. They are fan-blinking-tastic. They're funny, kind and incredibly friendly. Zoe, Steph's Sister, is my best friend and I'm so delighted she asked me to photograph her Sister's beautiful country wedding.

I had never met Steph before the wedding (well, before the pre-wedding shoot the afternoon before,) but we got on so well...I knew that I'd get on with anyone who has the same genes as Zoe. The whole family is so easy to get on with and I'd move in with them all tomorrow if I could!!

Steph and Ben are both teachers - Ben is a PE teacher and Steph is a primary school teacher. They got married at the end of July (school holidays, wooooop!) in Trefonen church and then headed over to the village hall for their laid back, everyone pitch in reception. It was fab!! From the "couture" dress ;) the food, flowers, campervan, people, decor, bunting, it was all so personal and just perfect.
Steph got ready with the help of her lovely bridesmaids, Lucy and Zoe. Before little Lottie, (Lucy's eldest daughter) arrived to help too...
Saul, Steph's brother loves a good shoe shot or two ;) so the following are for him!!!..
Lottie and Trish (Steph's Mum) made her bouquet on the morning of the wedding. Lottie really enjoyed choosing which flowers she wanted for her posy...
It was such a giggle hanging out with these girlies the morning of the wedding...
Zoe did the most gorgeous hairstyle - she's incredibly talented... (and gorgeous, and smiley, and funny, and I love her lots and lots!)...
I love Lottie...
Recognise the camper?! The hired him / her for the weekend and Lucy drove them all to the church...
Even when she arrived at church, Steph was still as calm and cool as a cucumber!!..
Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take photographs during the ceremony, so you'll just have to imagine the most personal, moving, funny and sweet ceremony, then continue reading :) ...
I adored that everyone walked from the church to the village hall after the wedding. Little Lottie was so cute carrying Steph's train...

How gorgeous is all the decor!?
After the speeches, everyone headed outside to play football and cricket...
A few fun family shots...
Ahhh...
Then some b.e.a.utiful evening light popped out when I spent a few minutes photographing these two...
Errr, hello customised wedding connies...
Congratulations Steph and Ben - I adored being a part of your special day and capturing all the lovely little moments for you. I wish you so much love and happiness for ever and ever. Big love. XxX

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