My belief that a Wedding Day should be an extension of a couple’s relationship couldn't be more fitting for this Wedding Day I am about to share. For on this glorious Saturday in July 2013, I had the pleasure of witnessing love in its truest form with every detail perfected and encapsulated by the couple.
Make-up artist Sabina Ventriglia prepares her Bride.
The sun beamed down on Bromham Church, Bedfordshire which stood proudly amidst fields of burnt yellow corn. As guests trickled through the church doors it was the epitome of British Summer in the stunning rural countryside.
Made of beautiful Lace and Tulle, the Bride wore an elegant fitted Wedding dress featuring a body hugging bodice adorned with Swarovski crystals and diamantes on intricate lace appliqués. The whispery soft skirt flowed into a full court train with a delicate lace up low back. Complimented by a pretty bouquet of colourful flowers, including pink peonies, pink and orange roses, blue cornflowers and delphinuim, the bride was a vision of beauty.
The ceremony captured everyone’s hearts, with sincere readings, the sharing of vows and uplifting songs. Not to mention an extremely talented organist & pianist!
The classic vintage cream Bentley waiting outside the Church swept up its love struck passengers whilst guests took photos of the blissful couple as they carefully sipped on champagne.
Vintage Bentley by D&K Chauffeurs
With relief and happiness flooding the bride and grooms faces we journeyed the short distance to the wonderfully hidden reception venue. Moreteyne Manor, a charming 16th Century Tudor Manor House, waited patiently for its party, enveloped in freshly harvested fields with an aurora of romance surrounding its grandeur.
Taking one heeled foot step over the dainty bridge covering the venue’s surrounding moat, one felt like entering a fairytale as a glass of fresh summer Pimms was placed in your hand.
The venue was decorated tastefully with vibrant summer flowers placed in unique stained glass vases by Catherine Elworthy at Elworthy Flowers, and hints of the couples colour theme running through the decor. The flowers consisted of yellow craspedia, orange dahlias, lime green alchemilia and veronicas to name a few!
Individually wrapped favours scattered the tables, keepsakes of steel love hearts & sweets for the men plus bubbles, games & toys for the children and all to enjoy.
An adorable Sylvanian Families couple stood atop the Wedding Cake in the centre of the room watching over the Wedding guests and adding both personality and originality to this unique couple’s day.
Wedding cake by Sylvie’s Cake Creations, Biggleswade.
As the drinks flowed and the Wedding breakfast enjoyed, the guests listened acutely to the touching speeches from the Mother of the Bride, Groom and Best Man before celebrating late into the night with music courtesy of Andy & Karlito of Vibin' Essentials and singer Sophia Soul.
When the world slows down you can stop and see what’s really significant; this is the raw beauty of love that inspires and enlightens all and everyone around you.
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Guy, not only did you give your guests a memorable day in the glorious English Countryside, you showed us what matters most in life and reminded us that all you need is love, romance, a 16th century moat house and some freshly harvested corn fields!
All Wedding photography byRobin Boot.