I have followed Louise on instagram for ages so felt very much like I knew this couple and their gorgeous little girl Ada before the wedding day itself and I couldn’t wait to capture it for them.
Ada is a similar age to Robyn and I have seen lots of her gorgeous cheeky smile on instagram so knew she would be a little cutie to capture on the day.
Well, the day arrived and it was BOILING, it said 31 degrees in my car on the way to the wedding and one of the hottest days of the year so far! The girls were all getting ready in one of the bedrooms in the courtyard on site and with the ceremony in the incredible barn which was only 30 seconds walk away it was a lovely, relaxed (if hot) morning.
I always recommend that brides plan lots of time in the morning as rushing to get ready on your wedding morning isn’t great fun. Well I think Louise has followed every tip I have ever published and more! Hair and makeup were all done by 10.15am (the ceremony was 12.30!) and she was getting into her dress with plenty of time at around 11.30. That gave us some lovely time outside to capture some images of her all ready, with Ada and her girls. It then gave me time to head over to the ceremony and capture some shots of the guests arriving.
Louise looked incredible in her beautifully classic dress, something she said she would never have chosen as she tried it on in the shop she just knew it was the one. Louise didn’t seem nervous at all, in fact she such seemed happy and excited to be uniting their little family and as she walked up the aisle she was beaming!
After a gorgeous ceremony we did a confetti shot and then the guests had plenty of time to mill around the gardens with drinks in the sunshine. I captured their group shots and then snuck off to shoot their reception room which looked stunning before I stole them away for a few couple shots starting with a few with Ada.
A wedding on a Sunday and that has to be a roast dinner right? I was treated to their yummy 3 course meal too (thank you Louise and Olly).
They did tree fantastic speeches before dessert and had everyone laughing and crying along the way. After dinner as the sun got low we nipped out for one of my favourite golden hours of the year so far, the sun was dropping really fast but we got some gorgeous images of the two of them together.
We headed back to the reception for their first dance and as the dance floor filled up I was able to capture some fun dance floor images for them before heading off for the evening.
I have so many beautiful moments from this wedding but for now here are my favourite five…