Last year I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful Buckinghamshire wedding at Notley Abbey.
I was second shooting for Kate from Juniper Green Photography and arrived early to shoot the groom preparations!
Toby and his groomsmen were staying at The Mole & Chicken in Easington, a gorgeous boutique pub-restaurant in the Buckinghamshire countryside. I took images of the groom preparations and i felt the knotted old oak bar made for a lovely area for the ring shots! All the boys wearing their top-hats made for a great group portrait too.
The church of St.Peter and St.Paul at Dinton was where the wedding ceremony was taking place, situated on top of a hill and surrounded by the beautiful English countryside, it was idyllic.
The bride Faye wanted some wedding portraits with her father in front of the church door before the ceremony, the church door framed them both perfectly.
As Faye and her bridesmaids were about to enter the church, the wind whipped up and blew her veil dramatically in the air, this made for some truly stunning images! These are some of my favourites from the whole day.
Faye looked so elegant as she walked down the isle and the ceremony was beautiful. There were readings from “Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas, i enjoyed these very much!
Notley Abbey is a beautiful Country House Wedding Venue steeped in history in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Guests were greeted with Champagne and Pimms on the lavender lined entrance to the house and they gathered on the courtyard and gardens surrounding the house.
This was a great opportunity for a big group shot of everyone and one of the bedrooms looking down onto the courtyard was the perfect position to take it!
“Three cheers for Faye & Toby!” I shouted down to the group, and on the third “Hip Hip Hooray!” all the top hats were thrown into the air! Perfect!
The wedding breakfast was served in the beautifully decorated stone barn, with each table being named after a Shakespeare play, I loved this!
The speeches made for much laughing and tears (of joy) and the atmosphere was one of real merriment!
I love each and every wedding that I photograph and each has it’s own “feel”, this Buckinghamshire wedding was traditional, elegant and beautiful, and photographing it was an absolute pleasure.
The top table was “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and it certainly felt like this day was just that!