At the beginning of May I had the privilege of shooting this absolutely gorgeous wedding, the ceremony of which took place in woodland carpeted with an abundance of bluebells. Being a lover of all things countryside, I’m on cloud nine when couples ask me to be their outdoor wedding photographer, the risk adds a lot of excitement but if it pays off, it’s so worth it!

The Ceremony
Being mid-spring (and in the UK!), the weather was a little uncertain so whilst everything had been prepped for the ceremony to take place outside, everyone was ready for a last minute change if the weather decided not to play ball! Despite a little hail that morning (no kidding!), the weather held-off, allowing for the most fabulous outdoor wedding ceremony.

Guests arrived via a short walk through the bluebell laden woods, sat on straw bales and cuddled up under blankets to wait for the bride accompanied by her lovely Mum to arrive.

guests arrive at a wedding via a bluebell wood

The Portraits
Having previously had an engagement shoot, these two were superstars in front of the camera and it didn’t take us long to capture some gorgeous just-married moments of pure happiness between them. I always recommend having an engagement shoot before your big day as it makes things sooo much smoother when it comes to getting those all important couples portraits on your wedding day. You can read more about why I recommend it so much here. 

Here’s a few of my favourites from the day. . .

The Reception
The reception afterwards was held in a lovingly restored, 19th century New England Barn. Living in the UK, we are so lucky to have a plethora of fantastic old buildings like this, which have often been beautifully restored and make fabulous wedding venues. I adore a Barn Wedding, especially with those gorgeous, rustic exposed beams – so for me, it’s a total joy to photograph.

One of my favourite moments of this wedding was the confetti throwing, the bride and groom had gone all out with lots of brightly coloured confetti, and their faces say it all!

Guests throw confetti over the newly weds

The Details
Sticking with a rustic, country theme and a bluebell inspired colour theme, the couple had gone all out on their wedding details.

Here’s some examples of my favourites. . .

a welcome to our wedding sign

wedding flowers

The Party
When the party gets in full swing is probably my favourite part of any Wedding day! I LOVE it when guests let their hair down and the bad dance moves come out.

These guys had rehearsed a lovely first dance, followed shortly by a dance between the Bride and her Grandpa, a really important and special part of this couple’s day. I absolutely love shooting such meaningful moments between my couples and their loved ones as I know they will cherish these photographs long into the future and that these images will be a lifelong reminder of the love and joy they felt with all their favourite people, on the most special day of their lives.

A first dance of the newlyweds

black and white photograph of a newly married couple on their wedding day

a bride dances with her much loved grandpa

If you’d like to get in touch about booking me to be your Outdoor Wedding Photographer, get in touch here to check my availability!