I can remember back to when I first met Tim and Viv and one of the first things she said to me was that she wanted her horse at her wedding. I thought that sounded like just my cup of tea because I’m sure not many people have their horse at their wedding, dog maybe but not horse! Luckily Holly is stabled just across from Viv’s paren’t house which is just down the road from the church so everything was beautifully and logistically possible! I arrived on the morning of the wedding to find the girls getting ready. Hair was by Hayley Jeffery and make-up was by Lorna Shepherd. The bride’s dress was by Sincerity bridal from Anna McDonald Bridal. The bridesmaids dresses were a beautiful cornflower blue and they were by ASOS. Viv’s headpiece was by Euphoria. The colour scheme was beautifully pastel and the lovely thing about this wedding was that practically the whole village was involved. I kept nipping across to see Holly who was being groomed and then having some amazing flowers put in her mane, all ready for her big moment of escorting the bride to church and these were by the lovely Wild Rose Florist. Viv’s beautiful bouquets and other flowers were done by Natalie at Thame Flower Studio.
When Viv was ready we did some pictures of her in her parent’s garden, a beautiful wildflower meadow which complemented the bouquet so well. Then Viv went to meet Holly. It was such a lovely moment, especially when Holly tried to eat Viv’s bouquet! And then they were all ready to walk to church. Everyone had come out of their house to wave to the bride and her family as they passed by, what a lovely sense of community. We arrived at church and then Viv and Holly had a couple of photographs before being taken back to her stable, her very important job done. The church looked lovely as it had just finished being renovated that very week. The service was really nice and the best thing about it was seeing Viv & Tim really enjoy it, especially the hymn singing. After the service Viv & Tim greeted their guests outside before a lovely confetti walk and then we hopped in the very special wedding Land Rover to go and do some pictures, whilst guests walked to the village green for canapés and games.
It was a stunning setting and I could have happily stayed there all day taking pictures of these two but it was time to get them back to the village green for some fun. It was absolutely idyllic. After the games and canapés were done guests then walked a short distance to the Three Horseshoes Pub where a marquee (by Mark’s Marquees) was set up for dinner. The room was decorated beautifully with loads of beautiful details. Stationary, signage and the table plan was by Happily Ever After. The delicious food was by the pub and it was excellent! After dinner came the hilarious and moving speeches. It’s always one of my favourite parts of the day often with huge contrasts between laughter and sadness but it’s a joy to capture. Then Viv & Tim cut their amazing cake and then went on to boogie the night away to The Domino’s. Thank you Tim & Viv for letting me be a part of your special day, it was amazing!