On what was probably the only blazing hot July day this year I was lucky enough to be photographing the glorious country wedding of Jake and Lauren.
Having set off from South Devon on my journey to the Somerset wedding, a festival style celebration following a church wedding set in the rural idyll of West Monkton, I was thankful I’d added extra time to my journey to locate where the bride was getting ready after discovering via Google Earth that there didn’t appear to a road leading to the house (turned out it was located in a secret terrace hidden down a pretty little lane)! I walked into a very relaxed household and straight into spending some quality time with the bridal shoes, dress and details before the make-up and hair got fully underway.
The bride Lauren’s dress was a beautiful beaded and draped affair, cleverly customised by Lauren herself and complementing the gorgeous bridesmaids’ dresses and vintage cream bouquets. There was a quiet air of calm as the bridal party busied themselves with getting ready.
Soon it was time to depart for the church in pair of Morris Minors, one of which being the police car used in Heartbeat, complete with working siren to announce the arrival of the bridal party to the church!
I love being able to capture those moments unique to each wedding. Jake and Lauren's wedding day proved no exception as after the ceremony the groom Jake rather vigorously opened the celebratory champagne spraying himself, the car and several wedding guests with a healthy dose of bubbly. Much to the amusement of his bride, Lauren, who somehow manage to escape the soaking!
Champagne drunk and spillage dried off, it was time to head to the reception held in teepees set in the glorious Somerset countryside. Live music, great, food and some epic dance displays followed as the happy couple partied the night away with their family and friends under the setting sun.
Congratulations Lauren and Jake!