Earlier this year, Karen and Richard selected me to provide their Stirrups Country House Wedding Photography. From the initial meeting they came across as a really nice, relaxed couple and that proved to be right on the day.
From the moment I arrived at Karens parents house for the bridal preparation, I was treated like an old friend. There was a fantastic jovial mood in the house, lots of laughter and everyone just generally having a good time.
It was a stunning September morning and the sun was in a cloudless sky as we left the house for the short journey to the beautiful Warfield Church. I think one of my favourite moments of the day was, whilst waiting for Karen to walk up the aisle, I panned across to Richard. I don’t think I have seen anyone look quite as proud as he did right then. It is seeing and capturing those moments of emotion that make my job so fantastic. The service itself was excellent, the Revd Dr Mark Griffiths doing a wonderful job of the ceremony and sermon.
After a brief mingle outside the church we all headed over to Stirrups Country House for the reception. We managed to arrive at the same time as the local supercard club arrived in their Mclarens a Ferraris. It’s probably quite rare that they are upstaged, but they were today! As part of the reception, for a bit of fun, there was a par 1 golf hole. It didn’t take long for all the guys to gravitate in that direction!
Inside, the reception room had been decorated beautifully, a subtle horse racing theme throughout (It took me a moment to twig the theme, the first table I saw was called ‘Girth’!). The speeches were great and the slideshow that had been prepared of Karen through the years saw a lot of laughter with maybe a cringe or too from Karen.
All in all it was a really fun day and a pleasure to be able to be there. I’ve included a selection of my favourite images of the day. A full gallery is available for guests at in my Client Galleries, just ask Karen & Richard for the password. If you are looking for a Stirrups Country House Wedding Photographer, please get in touch and we can have a chat about your requirements.