Victoria & Aled’s Rutland village wedding was such a joyful day from beginning to end. The morning began at Victoria’s family home in Barrowden, which would also play host to the wedding reception and evening ceilidh, as the garden had given way to a beautifully decorated marquee. Upon arrival the finishing touches were being made to the table decorations and the bridal party were enjoying the preparations, while Aled and the groomsmen were getting ready next door. After a quick pint in the local, Aled dashed to the church to greet the arriving guests. Victoria then made her entrance; a touching church service followed including a special appearance from Ruffles, the dog of honour. With the knot officially tied, everyone made their way outside in anticipation of the confetti run to shower the bride and groom with petals under a blue Rutland sky.
Victoria & Aled departed in a beautiful classic car, and we rendezvoused on a hillside above the village to capture a few portraits. Aled even managed a high five with a passing cyclist which was one of the many spontaneous highlights of the day. Back at Victoria’s family home the wedding reception was in full swing with canapes aplenty and fully charged glasses. We made some time for family photos on the village green, which produced some fantastic out-takes as a guest scraped their car on a fence post – twice – while the photos were being taken. See if you can spot the moment it occurs. We were then into the marquee for a series of ace speeches, followed by food and then eased into the evening reception. The night kicked off with a ceilidh which had everyone barnstorming the dancefloor. Part-way through the sky started to deliver a cracking sunset, so we made a dash to the countryside to get a few photos before returning to the lively party. This Rutland village wedding had so many fun and unique moments it was a huge pleasure to photograph. If you’re planning a wedding and want to find out if I’m available please get in touch