Luke proposed to Louise on Valentine’s Day in a barn they plan to renovate one day. Wanting to marry that same year they set themselves the big task of planning a wedding in four months, but when their first venue fell through they had tore-think their plans and quickly! They decided to have a countryside wedding and get married at home in a gorgeous big meadow alongside a canal. They chose their local church to exchange their vows, Luke’s father’s back garden for their couple shots and arrived to the reception on a stunning boat steered down the canal by Louise’s father. I was lucky enough to join them on board as they waved to boats that sailed past and sipped Champagne. We actually spotted four kingfishers on that day which is apparently unheard of!
As Luke and Louise approached the meadow, their friends and family were waiting for them at the pontoon to greet their arrival. A family friend serenaded them with his guitar, whilst their guests played Jenga and Croquet before being called to sit for their wedding breakfast.
Although they were forecast rain it didn’t (phew) and the light that day was perfect! Sun but with some clouds to help defuse the light makes great conditions for photographers. I love shooting in natural light and avoid using flash unlessnecessary – this wedding had all the right ingredients. Louise got ready in a barn that had big windows, so natural light just poured in. We were able to take their couple shots in a garden that had so many different and beautiful backdropsand as the light was good we could take our time making the most of it and all the colours on offer.
This was a beautiful country wedding set in a meadow surrounded by water and far stretching fields. I left the wedding to a packed dance floor as guests danced the night away.
Update: Luke and Lousie’s wedding has been featured in June’s issue of Your East Anglian Wedding magazine! Click HERE to see the four page spread.