Laura and Will | Cotswold Wedding | 1st June 2019 | Friars Court
Updated: Nov 7, 2019
Welcome to our very first blog post! We’re going to use this space to show you some of the weddings we’ve been lucky enough to photograph, some of the amazing wedding suppliers we love working with and some advice posts to help you plan your wedding day! So first up…..
If you’ve read our About Us page you might have seen we started off photographing live music and festivals and we were recommended to Laura and Will by the amazing talented Hannah Bruce who you can see regularly on stage with Death of the Maiden, playing guitar and shouting obscenities (it’s a very very funny song)
Laura and Will chose Minster Lovell Hall ruins near Witney in Oxfordshire for their engagement shoot. Somewhere they love visiting and hanging out and it made for some very pretty pictures!
We often get asked where would make a good location for an engagement or pre wedding shoot? It’s really up to you but somewhere that you love to hang out? Somewhere with some special meaning or somewhere completely new that would make for some cool photos!
Laura and Will chose Silver Pear Weddings at Friars Court in Clanfield, Oxfordshire for their wedding day. It’s basically a huge 17th century family home complete with woods, a moat and a lovely barn (complete with pigeons which may or may not poo on your head, it’s good luck right?)
Apart from being a beautiful room to get ready, it was perfectly placed to spy on guests as they arrived (including Laura’s dad walking round with a bottle of orange fanta/tango which is a pretty normal occurrence apparently?
I did a sort of stealthy hide out so I could capture this first Father/Daughter first look, then got caught up in the emotion and forgot to snap any more
Oh I forgot to mention it was also the hottest day of the year so far, just perfect for an outdoor ceremony
[Set up of chairs before anyone is there]
Barry Fowkes Conducted a Humanity ceremony which was full of so many lovely little details about Laura and Will’s relationship, amazing to hear something so personal but also with so many belly laughs thrown in! Full of joy
To test whether we were paying attention they decided to do this little sprint/dance exit down the run way (best aisle exit we’ve seen)
The rest of the day was filled with scones, (brilliant idea for a post wedding snack) beautiful cake, locally sourced food, dancing, escape for a little photo shoot in those amazing grounds oh and an amazing performance from the bride (accompanied on guitar by Hannah)
[Little montage of barn, couple shoot, guests walking, plants etc]
Oh yeah and guys, thanks for this one, it really cheered us up in the middle of an 8 hour editing spree :D
[pulling faces pic]