A wonderful Church Wedding and marquee garden reception, with Polaroid snaps all over the tables and wildflowers everywhere.
Katie got ready at her parent’s place in Morden with her bridesmaids and mother alongside her. She wore a beautiful A-Lined dress designed by Lillian West.
Freddie got ready at home with his groomsmen. He wore a dapper suit paired with a morning, jacket, and looked really swarve.
First of all, the ceremony took place in a beautiful church not far from our old college in Clapham. It was a large cosy venue with a lot of presence. There were songs of praise and several beautiful readings from friends and family as the ceremony began. It ended with a beautiful song, performed by one of the Ushers and Katie’s old flatmate. There was a big cheer from the guests and a pumped fist of celebration from the groom as the newest married couple on earth walked back down the aisle.
Straight after the ceremony, we gathered everybody around so we could take a grand balcony shot. There were then tea and cakes being served to the guest in the Church. The weather was fresh and sunny, it was a stunning day. We did some family photos and some key photographs of the bridal party and Ushers. The guest then left the church forming a perfect pathway which led the newlyweds straight to their getaway car – a 1965 Daimler 250 V8. This all created a busy atmosphere which was the perfect time for us to capture candids of everybody giggling while they sorted themselves into two slightly curved lines. It worked out well and we managed to get some fantastic shots as the couple left the Church, this was one shot the groom was really looking forward to and are so glad we organised everything as we did.
Katie and Freddie chose to have their wedding at Holy Trinity because it’s their local church and plays a big part in how they met.
For the reception, the couple had organised lawn games for their guests to enjoy – there was a choice of crazy golf and ping-pong or testing your piano skill whilst sipping on some Elderflower/ Pimms. The tables were decorated with wildflowers and snapshots of every guest decided the seating arrangement. The wedding meal was a variety of different Paella dishes. It was gobbled down in seconds by everyone and then the cake was cut for dessert. They had speeches after the meal, which was so funny, the host/mc’s really done a great job – Freddie pulled off both a hilarious speech which might have hooked somebody up and a deeply felt speech which went through the journey him and Katie had been on which led to marriage, this obviously had the bride in tears. He ended his speech thanking his parents which was also very moving.
After dinner, the cake was finally cut and dessert served which was delicious. Guests socialised outside and after a few more glasses of wine came back into the Marquee because it was finally time to party.
All the guys who attended the stag-do were put to their paces, displaying some of their best moves for all to judge, can you do a pistol squat? After some bad dance moves the bride and groom took center stage had their first dance. The dance floor was packed from the moment the first dance finished until the very last song. The live band played all the best songs to get everyone dancing.
The evening ended with a sparkler exit, which we always love to see, unfortunately, we had left by this point – Luckily Katie’s Dad is also a keen videographer and captured the day in its full glory
The whole wedding was just the happiest occasion, from the epic cake to the wonderful speeches. Katie and Freddie special day will always have a place in our hearts. One of the funniest moments of the wedding was the speeches, because of the hilarious light-hearted jokes told throughout. Who knew we’d be learning the ins and outs of Katie’s birth when I signed up to photograph this wedding, but there you go.
Wedding Dress Designer: https://www.justinalexander.com/lillian-west/
Bridesmaid Dresses: https://www.tfnclondon.com/
Live Band: http://blackbirdband.co.uk/