EMELIA + FREDDIE – DITTON PRIORS CHURCH, SHROPSHIRE
It was a great honour to photograph Emelia and Freddie’s quirky and intimate Shropshire wedding back in July.
Despite being a wedding photographer for almost 10 years, I was particularly nervous about this one. I felt out of practise following the suspension of weddings for the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown. This was my first wedding in almost 6 months. It was the longest I’d waited in between jobs since becoming a professional. That being said, my creative energy was high and I could not wait to start the day.
Emelia began her wedding day at the family home. The most stunning country mansion located in rural Shropshire. The grounds were perfectly maintained and the building was ordained with historical portraits and heirlooms. The atmosphere in the bridal bedroom was tranquil. The bride to be was accompanied by her close friends and family, who, like Emelia were anticipating the day with great excitement.
Once the bridal party were wedding ready, we took a walk around the grounds of the house to capture some natural, unposed photography with Emelia and her bridesmaids.
Freddie meanwhile, was arriving at Ditton Priors church in his Land Rover Defender, and was able to have a drink with his guests which helped to settle the pre-marriage nerves. Soon it was time to head over to the church to anticipate the bride’s arrival.
Emelia was lead down the aisle by her father to a proudly awaiting Freddie. The ceremony proceeded in traditional fashion, witnessed by their intimate wedding party. They were soon man and wife.
After the ceremony, Emilia and Freddie travelled back to Emelia’s home in the Land Rover so that I could capture some stunning portraits for them. We walked, and talked, and the newly weds were able to reflect on the day whilst I discretely took photographs in my natural, unobtrusive style.
We then travelled to their reception venue, where their guests celebrated the bride and groom’s arrival. There was a dainty afternoon tea and ample champagne to ensure that everybody was sufficiently fed and watered. Some informal speeches followed along with a traditional cake cutting.
I was so relieved to be back doing what I do best, and this particular quirky and intimate Shropshire wedding will always be one of my favourites for the sheer gratitude and enjoyment it gave me.
Enjoy a selection of my favourite images from Emelia and Freddie’s wedding below. Be sure to get in touch if you would like me to capture your special day for you.