I hadn’t seen Rachel for many years when I caught up with her for her pre-wedding shoot with fiancé Adam. I remembered her from our many years of dancing clubs on a Saturday morning as children. Tall, confident, graceful and with a big smile, Rachel and her twin sister made perfect ballerinas. Im sure we all thought we were amazing but actually it was just a lot of fun, and I look back on that period of my childhood with a warm fuzzy feeling. Life moves on and now its me taking my children to their ever changing list of hobbies, years may go by without me bumping into anyone from our old dance classes but I still love to hear updates on what everyone is up to.
As a lover of weddings, I was absolutely thrilled for Rachel and Adam when I heard they had got engaged and were planning their special day already…. and even more excited when Rachel got in touch for her wedding photography!
During a windy start to the season, Rachel and Adam had their pre-wedding shoot in Stony Stratford. Rachel hadn’t changed a bit and it was great to meet Adam and hear their funny story of how they met.
Rachel got ready for her wedding at home with her mum and bridesmaids by her side. The house was busy with hairdressers and Krista Pressland the make up artist, but with everything in hand, the atmosphere was actually calm and happy with the ipod playing some great tunes in the background through out. Rachel’s dad arrived along with the pretty flower girls, little faces, hoping to sneak a peek at Rachel before they headed off to meet Adam at the venue.
Rachel’s dress suited her perfectly, beautiful detail all around the full skirt made the dress eye-catching from all angles.
I caught up with Adam at Chicheley Hall as guests were arriving and taking their seats. There was quite a buzz of excitement for what turned out to be a touching entrance down a grand staircase and a lovely ceremony.
The room was finished with lovely details from Style Your Day Event Services which brought the room alive and set the scene for a great day. Some of the tender words from the speech that Rachel’s dad gave were truly from the heart and have stuck with me since. Clearly a very strong father-daughter bond and for a moment there I was struggling to see through my lens. Ahem, must have been my hay fever 😉
When you get married in the Spring, you can never bank on the weather doing as you hope but for Rachel and Adam we couldn’t have been more lucky. Chicheley Hall has some wonderful gardens and we were able to get out and capture some beautiful shots of them together. We wrapped up their shoot as the sun came down and Rachel and Adam shared their first dance with their guests as a live band played an adapted version of Starships by Nicki Minaj.
A lovely Spring wedding that was, as usual, a pleasure to capture.