intimate weddings during COVID will always hold a special place in my heart.
Laura and Alex were married at Laura’s local church and had their reception in her parents back garden with tipis and a gin bar. Bloody perfect.
Intimate weddings during COVID hold such a special place in my heart- it was such a terrible time for couples having to rearrange- but for Laura and Alex they opted for an intimate wedding guest list and had a wedding day to remember.
Laura decided not to have hair and makeup photographed, so I sat in her parents garden waiting for her and we had a special moment with her and her dad. I love a father daughter first look. Surrounded by all the Spring blossoms was perfect.
Is it even a wedding if the Groom and Groomsmen aren’t watching a YouTube video on how to put in a button hole correctly?
Alex’s sister just casually showing his parents videos from the night before of the boys a few beers down.
When Laura turned up to church with her dad, just those two, no bridesmaids, no entourage, just them…and looking fabulous.
People who weren’t able to attend the wedding, due to covid, lined up outside to congratulate Laura as she walked through.
And then Alex saw her…
A huge surprise for Laura was waiting outside of church, which was enough to bring tears to my eyes. Laura is a primary school teacher and her colleagues had arranged for her class to be waiting for her outside school- a perfect surprise for her and really made her day that extra bit special during such a hard time to be married.
After the ceremony it was back up the road, a short walk away, to Laura’s parents house. A chilled reception with good food, a gin bar and acoustic music.
After Alex’s speech Laura stood to join him and they announced to their family and friends that they are expecting their first baby!
As with most couples, we did two sets of portraits. One set straight after a few group shots and then the next set at sunset.
I love shooting sunset when the light hits just right. You can’t always guarentee the golden orange light but you can guarantee that these last sets of portraits are so worth it.
To end, a father daughter dance and a first dance…just perfect!
May 24, 2022