Hannah and Owain got married at the gorgeous Crowborough United Church this September. It was a wonderfully sunny, autumn wedding with a vintage elegance theme with the decor. There were hay bales, lanterns with candles, greenery, lace, and flower everywhere!
The couple met through Owain’s parents, who used to invite Hannah around for Sunday dinner. Hannah & Owain bonded through long walks through the hills and canals on rainy days. They knew from an early stage that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.
Hannah got ready at home with her bridesmaids, and there was such a happy atmosphere. She wore a stunning vintage 1920’s style dress with lace finishing. She also wore her great grandmother’s veil, a family heirloom passed down now from her mother. It fit the theme so well and looked so gorgeous. She was transported to the Church in vintage Rolls Royce.
The celebrattion took place in their local church in Crowborugh, the same church Hannah’s brother got married in (see here). The ceremony area was really cosy, which was nice because it was such a beautiful sunny day. The service began with songs of praise and finished with the newlyweds walking down the aisle and being showered with confetti at the exit. It was a wonderful ceremony, full of love, joy and worship. When asked, the couple said that they most looked forward to committing themselves to each other for life in the sight of God with the support of their family and friends. Although they were very excited about their wedding day, they were even more excited about serving God in their married life together.
After the ceremony, we took some portraits in the garden outside the church, which was the perfect time for me to get candid photos. Then everyone went back inside to enjoy some tea and cakes, which was really chilled out. We captured some wonderful photos inside the venue – of guests, mingling, having a laugh whilst enjoying the odd chocolate hobnob. The cake was then cut and we whisked away to Crowborough, Beacon Golf Club to catch some romantic portraits. It was just getting to the golden hour so it was the perfect opportunity to capture some beautiful shots.
After the couples portraits were taken we all headed to the reception venue which was large community hall decorated in hay bales, lanterns, leaves, and flowers – It looked lovely.
Everyone called table by table to grab so they could grab some dinner, which was Lamb Tagine, Samon and Vegetable Chilli followed by Eton Mess, Banoffee Pie and Fruit Salad- Proper wedding grub.
They had speeches after the meal, which was a mix of funny and emotional – We found out about why Owain’s nickname was the hoover, which was pretty hilarious.
When the speeches came to a close, all the tables were packed away and then surprise! A local barn dance band for their guests. Everyone loved it – There were lots of moves to remember and the odd slip here and there but it was all in great spirit for the occasion, the energy in the room was explosive! Everyone got straight onto the dancefloor, and the dancefloor was a very popular place to be for the rest of the night. We even got involved ourselves – All whilst taking photographs at the same time of course.
We loved this wedding, it was so great meeting Hannah again for her special day and we wish her and her husband the best in their married lives together. If you’re getting married and looking for a two fun wedding photographer, get in touch.
Veil Restoration: https://royal-needlework.org.uk/embroidery-studio/
Reception Venue: http://www.crowboroughcentre.info/
Portrait Shoot Location: https://www.cbgc.co.uk