Back in August 2015, I spent a considerable amount of time with Lucie & Dave as their Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer, for their wedding celebrations were to be spread over two separate days (so there are lot of photographs).
“Steve was absolutely amazing. He was always very professional but also very laid back at the same time – just what we wanted. We felt completely in control the whole time but knew we could leave everything in Steve’s hands as we completely trusted him to get the amazing photos we wanted”.
The first part of the proceedings started on a Wednesday, when I arrived around mid morning in Olney, to Lucie’s parents home. This is where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready and the vibe was very relaxed (even though the hair and makeup lady was running somewhat late)! It was also a refreshing change to see them having their hair and makeup being done in the garden, instead of a bedroom.
Once ready, the girls looked absolutely stunning. Lucie’s dress was simply beautiful, with the bridesmaids adding some gorgeous colour to the day. With the preparations complete and with Lucie and her father safely in ‘Dorothy’ (the vintage Citroen), they made their way to Milton Keynes Registry office for the (official) part of the proceedings. This was to be a small and intimate affair, with only immediate family and very close friends attending. Following the signing of the register, we took a few minutes to capture some family photographs in the rear garden, before they all headed off for a family meal in nearby Woburn.
As the following Saturday morning arrives, I made my way to Furtho Manor Farm for the second part of their celebrations. Only this time there was going to be anything up to 150 people in attendance. Located just 15 minutes from the centre of Milton Keynes, Furtho Manor Farm is an interesting rustic venue that offers a lovely backdrop to wedding clients, based around a 14th century dovecote. This was the first time I had worked at this venue and it works really well if you want a blank canvas on which to create your own style of day. Straw bales were scatted outside, so guests were free to just relax and enjoy the surroundings. Tables and chairs were available inside the main barn for when the barbecue food was served. The whole day felt like a lovely garden party.
With all of the guests now assembled, the second ceremony was set to take place (and how lovely it was). This was to be Humanist (non-religious) event and thankfully with the weather very much on our side, this was conducted outside in the extensive grounds. There was the exchange of rings, the kiss and even handfasting, which is an ancient Pagan ritual whereby cords are gently wrapped around their the bride and grooms arms and a knot is tied. This symbolises the binding of the couple in their declaration of unity. The ceremony ended with another flurry of confetti, before everyone was able relax for the afternoon and then party into the evening.
Both Lucie and Dave were just a brilliant and lovely couple to work with and it was a great privilege to be a part of their day.
Below is a selection of images from both days and I hope you enjoy looking through them:
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