Tom and Sarah were married on a scorching May day in a little village outside of Salisbury, with a country church ceremony and amazing Tipi wedding reception. Sarah’s parents turned over their home and garden to the wedding, and I joined the bride and a house full of bridesmaids and family getting ready that morning, while outside caterers and florists put the finishing touches to the Tipi erected in the field out back. Everything looked so pretty in the sunshine, with such unique and colourful flowers, and the tree decorated with ribbons was so simply done but really one of my favourite features.
Just up the road, guests were arriving at the pretty village church in Stratford sub-castle, greeting Tom and his family. It was such a warm sunny day Sarah was able to walk to the church with her father and entourage of navy blue bridesmaids, and arrived with locals looking on and waving good luck. After the service everyone walked back down through the village and joined the happy couple for drinks in the garden before sitting down for the wedding breakfast in the stunning Tipi. The house is set in a most beautiful location overlooking old Sarum and so as guests were seated we were able to sneak away for some photos in the fields and garden. Into the evening, the lanterns, candles and firepit were lit and everyone partied hard to one of the best wedding bands I’ve seen so far. (I’d recommend them but I confess I cannot remember their name, so remind me if you are reading this!)
Here’s how it went down…
Wiltshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass- available for wedding photography in Salisbury and Wiltshire. Especially awesome ones like this 😉
Outdoor weddings are amazing! Alex and Nick got married on a sunny April day in a field looking out across the rolling Hampshire countryside. They did the legal bit at the registry office the day before, so were free to have the ceremony out in the sunshine. It was so lovely being out in the fresh air and hearing the birds singing while they said their vows, with their friends and family providing the readings, music and leading the ceremony. Afterwards they went for a drive in the vintage Rolls Royce and we did some photos in the pretty bluebell woods on Farley Mount. They returned to the celebrations, held in a huge teepee tent, decorated with so many colourful flowers. Guests sat on reindeer furs on the long benches, tucking into pie and mash, and as the sun set, a fire was lit, and the summertime festival became a warm and cosy party. One of my favourite weddings to photograph, the outdoors setting was gorgeous, everything was so well put together and so personal, without interference from a church, council official, hotel or venue, and Alex and Nick were such a fun and chilled out couple. Many Congratulations Alex and Nick!