Alison & Liam had a 50’s style rock n roll wedding at Botley Hill Farmhouse in Surrey. They are such a fun couple together, and they planned a wedding that was reflective of their personalities and alternative style. Alison was Marilyn Monroe’s cooler tattooed lookalike in her 50’s rockabilly wedding dress, accented with red dotty shoes and beads. Liam wore a mod style suit with a red gingham shirt and slick black waistcoat and tie.
The warm and personal ceremony was held at Croydon Town Hall with just close friends and family. The couple left in a vintage VW campervan, and we stopped en route for some portraits in the lovely afternoon sun. Arriving at Botley Hill Farmhouse, more guests were waiting to greet the newlyweds. The marquee in the pub garden was decorated with the rockabilly theme, with tables named after places along Route 66. Liam made an awesome replica gas pump which doubled as a card postbox. They had black and red cupcakes, with a day of the dead style skeleton cake topper. The table settings and favours were pin badges made with their own designs. After the wedding breakfast there were speeches by a whole host of friends and family, all with something funny but also something heartfelt to say to the happy couple. More guests arrived for the evening’s celebrations, and danced into the night with a disco of alternative classics (a refreshing change from Rihanna for someone who goes to too many wedding discos!) It was an absolute pleasure to be there for the wedding of two fun & happy people, so very meant for each other- congrats Liam & Alison! Here are some photos of their day…
Allie & James had a fun village fete themed wedding in Southampton on a sunny summers day. They were married at St Mary’s Church in Sholing and were driven in a vintage model T ford to Bradgate Manor in Southampton for the marquee reception. Out on the lawn guests could play splat the rat, have a space hopper race and have a go on the wedding party coconut shy. In the marquee Allie had made all the table decorations, with pretty birdcages entwined with flowers, tealights, and jam jars of purple wildflowers. Each guest had a handmade fabric bird and a packet of seeds as favours. The ceiling was festooned with beautiful bunting in vintage floral prints, and there were sweet little touches like homemade colouring books for the children, and pashminas for chilly shoulders. All the planning was worth it, the day was fun and relaxed, and went from a summer’s afternoon garden party to an evening party, everyone dancing the night away to the band.
Nina & Simon had a pretty English Country garden wedding in the quaint Somerset village of Norton Sub Hamdon. Nina’s amazing lace dress was made by her mum and she was accompanied by her sisters as bridesmaids in colourful floral print dresses. They were married at the village church, and rode on the back of a steam tractor to the reception at Simon’s parent’s B&B. The marquee in the garden of the mill was decorated with haybales and bunting and colourful meadow flowers in welly boots on the tables. When the guests arrived they were greeted by the Yeovil Town Brass band and enjoyed Pimms on the lawn before sitting down for an Afternoon Tea, served on mismatched vintage china, with favours of homemade chutney. Here are some photos of their beautiful day.
Somerset Wedding Photographer Amy Wass- English Country Wedding