In March 2021, I photographed the wedding celebration day of Lindsey and Toby at the Plough. These two lovely people had a legal ceremony in 2020 when they were originally supposed to be married, with the plan to enjoy a big celebration with everyone when it was safe to do so. So this was the day, the big celebration! When I arrived the blue of the Inn matched the sky beautifully, not a cloud, it was perfect!
I photographed the details in a room that wasn’t being used so that I could move things about and be inventive, for instance the fluffy background of the invite photo is from a bean bag placed on the bed to get the nice constant light from the window. As that room asn’t being used it was neat and tidy so photographing the dress was easy, no worrying about rogue grocery bags in the background etc.
Lindsey looked gorgeous in her dress, I was so proud of her as she’d used the wedding as a goal to get fit and feel wonderful in her dress.
The suite Lindsey used to get ready in has south facing windows with a lot of light, and that was very helpful for makeup and photography.
Lindsey had three first looks, Dad, stepdad and nephew – all of which were beautiful and heart warming.
Toby was excited to celebrate the big day, well he had been waiting for over a year.
In comes the boys…
And then the bridesmaids. Its always for the best that bridesmaids wait for one to reach the groom before the next one starts, otherwise I won’t be able to photograph them as they’re obscured by the bridesmaid in front of them – top tip there! Toby made every bridesmaid giggle by wiggling his bum at them walking down the aisle, just in case you’re wondering what he’s doing.
And here comes the bride, hand in hand with her dad.
A lovely heartfelt moment, Lindsey wrote vows to read to Toby on their wedding day, at one point she started to get emotional, her mums supportive hand on her shoulder says it all.
After the ceremony we all popped out for a large group shot in the sunshine.
After some time celebrating in the gorgeous weather, I started to photograph the groups. I always ask for a list of group photographs ahead of time so we can ensure we get what we need, tick them off the list or not get lost with what you want.
Shortly afterwards their furr baby was brought to have some photos, sporting his co-ordinating suit collar and bow, how stylish!
Their tables were named after places that had a special place in their hearts, and the decor was very natural and neutral with lots of lovely wood etching.
After their speeches (and there were quite a few) we made our way outside to try and capture some portraits in the golden hour before the sunset. Tonally this is always the best time to photograph dramatic, warm and stylish romantics that everyone loves. A few of which can be seen below, obviously there are a lot more but as I said a few posts back, I don’t want to upset my website provider by putting too many photos online (again).
A lovely detail shot of the engagement and wedding rings.
Lindsey and Toby having their first dance, shortly followed by a dance off with their guests, classic!
They had sparklers and followed my guidelines in a previous post. Its important to have the longest sparklers as they take time to light. These two had the best day celebrating, and it was well worth waiting for the party. I was so happy to be able to capture it for them.
Hair: Hair by Danielle | Makeup Artist: Beauty Boutique | Florist: Dancing Daffodil | Venue Dresser: quaint Hearted Weddings | Venue: The Plough Inn | Dress: Hilary Morgan from Chic and Elegant |
Suits: Dyfed Menswear | Photography: Kate Richards Photography | Bridesmaids dresses: Jolie Moi | Cake: A friend | Cake Topper: Adorable Crafts | Paddy’s outfit: WoofFrills | MOTB’s outfit: Rowberrys