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For Jessica & Lluk’s Rutland village wedding we were spending the day in Barrowden, a beautiful stone village in the rolling countryside of England’s smallest county. The day began at Jessica’s family home where she was getting ready with her cohorts of bridesmaids. The home and garden was abuzz with activity, as the ceremony and drinks reception were being held here and so there were plenty of bits of last minute prep to do. Lluk was getting ready with his 3 groomsmen in an Airbnb the other side of the village, so we called on him too for a few shots in the morning. Guests were then starting to arrive in the garden and Lluk was on hand to greet them, and it was a really perfect day in a beautiful setting that I knew this was going to be a really great wedding. After a really sweet and personalised ceremony, the wedding party then showered the newlyweds with confetti as they made their way through the garden. Everyone then enjoyed the drinks reception with plenty of bubbles and canap├ęs, while the children played on the trampoline. We made time for some quick family and group photos before everyone walked across the village to the Exeter Arms, which would be hosting the wedding breakfast, speeches and evening party. Along the way we cracked open some smoke bombs which made the walk through Barrowden more momentous and added to the excitement. We did a few shots with the main wedding party on the green with the remaining smoke bombs which made for some cool photos and a fun moment for all involved. We then made our way to the marquee in the gardens of the Exeter Arms which was beautifully decorated and ready for everyone to take their seats for the wedding breakfast. After food we had the speeches, with a mixture of deeply emotional and highly hilarious deliveries, with one quip from the father of the bride having the room in stitches and disbelief for some time. After dinner we took a short stroll with Jessica & Lluk for a few relaxed and natural portraits in the best light of the day. They weren’t keen on spending long doing photos or posing really, so we kept it quick and organic for great results. For the evening party Jessica & Lluk had hired a brass band which were really funky and had everyone on the dance floor for the duration. Later on the fancy dress props came out, and the marquee was host to a wild party. This was such an enjoyable wedding to photograph with a really fun crowd in a gorgeous setting. If you are planning a Rutland village wedding and are looking for a photographer then please get in touch!

 

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