Massive congratulations to Kerry and Chris who are still celebrating Ewan’s safe arrival and also their first wedding anniversary on the 10th September! It’s shameful that I haven’t got around to publishing their wedding blog post until now but as the weeks and months wore on I decided to give them an anniversary post instead 🙂 I had loads of comments from the sneak peek because their venue Normanton Church Museum at Rutland Water is an amazing place to get married ~ the first photo was featured as The Wedding Community’s Photograph of the Day too. And isn’t that a lush vibrant colour theme they chose! Kerry’s attention to detail was incredible ~ they even carried a matching umbrella just in case it rained. Her short 1950s style dress and cute little lace bolero was just STUNNING . . . I HAD to show those hot pink shoes in colour and this one was a big hit too.
Kerry and Chris opted for a bespoke wedding photography quote that covered them arriving at Normanton Church up to just before they sat down for their meal so there are no bridal preparation photos, but I still got some lovely shots of them beforehand whilst dodging cyclists on their annual church visit cycle ride ~ including one of Kerry checking on young Felix, whom was asleep in the car. Thankfully he woke up in time for the wedding.
Although Normanton Church used to be a church it is now registered for cIvil wedding ceremonies so the registrar comes along in the same way that they do to any venue licensed to marry couples. I grabbed an opportunity photograph Chris as he went through the preliminaries with the Registar whilst the excited air of anticipation carried on outside. And then ~ finally ~ it was time for their wedding! The Dinosaur poem made me want to cry it was so beautiful . . .
Afterwards everyone disappeared to The Old White Hart at Lyddington whilst I photographed the two of them on their own and got that gorgeous photo of the day shot and a few more besides . . .
Before the wedding Kerry gave me progress reports on the miles of bunting they were sewing and I was beginning to wonder whether they would meet their deadline but they did. Kerry also made each guest a hand decorated individual cookie for their place name. Champagne is my favourite drink but it made a very welcome change to be served up with a long refreshing glass of Pimms. And as for the pork pie wedding cake ~ well it was an absolute cracker!