Destination & Elopement

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Getting ready...

I spent the morning with Rachel, which was super lovely. We started at home with make up being done by good friend Georgie from Bows Hair and Beauty. The kids kept us entertained with their dancing and antics until it was time to leave for the venue to finish off getting ready before the I do’s. The room Rachel had a Lodge Farm House was amazing. Huge and light and lovely looking, perfect for pictures. And wow, when she put on her dress from Morgan Davies Bridal, she looked out of this world – it must have been that last minute steam job that made all the difference!

After doing a few finishing touches around the venue and in the tipi, Ryan was ready to see his bride. He also looked very dapper… that waistcoat was dead smart and unique!

Rachel and Ryan had a celebrant led ceremony, my fav! It piddled just before the ceremony started, stopped for the duration and then piddled some more for a short while after! This was exceptionally lucky as the ceremony was outside, regardless of the weather! High five to the weather god for sorting that little piddle break! I snapped one of my favourite ever pictures at this point… Ryan catching a glimpse of Rachel coming down the aisle and breaking down. A truly special moment, one I am proud to have witnessed.

After being announced as husband and wife, the couple spun round and shot me a ‘hell yeah, we just did this’ look and stuck up their ring fingers to me. Absolutely love fun, un-rehearsed moments like that.

On with the day...

We had a blast with the confetti, literally. Seven confetti canons later and the group were showered in a blast of colour. Still is my absolute favourite part of the day!

The tipi tent from The Cambridge Tent Company looked utterly enchanting, with special thanks to the super talents of Becky from The Flower Bee. She worked her magic and it was breathtaking.

Another person working his magic was Lee Smith. A fellow I have had the pleasure of working with on many an occasion now. I’ve seen the reactions he normally gets from crowds but these guys, well, they were something else. Screams, expletives, arms flying around, they were wild!

Get the party started...

Into the evening and in true ‘Rachel and Ryan style’, they had something special in mind for the dancefloor. Bloxed Beats, a beatbox group had the crowd in a frenzy with their insane skills. At times, I found it hard not to join in the dancing instead of taking pictures! Fox and Braces took over the tipi with some amazing tunes and kept the party going all night long!

Thanks so much you two. I had the best time with you all and hope you love your images.