Jo and Dave married on 16th July 2016. Their ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church in Birchanger and was followed by a Tipi wedding reception in Clavering, Essex.
I started out the day at Jo’s parent’s house in Birchanger, which was just a few houses along from the church where the ceremony was to be held. Meanwhile my second shooter, Phil, was at the groom’s parent’s house in Stansted providing coverage of Dave’s preparations.
Jo was joined by her bridesmaids, her flower girls and pageboy. She looked stunning in her wedding dress and sparkly blue wedding shoes. Jo had the most unique bouquet to complete her look. Her bouquet was handmade from white door knobs at pepper grinders.
When everyone was ready it was a short two-minute walk to the Church. The ceremony was lovely. Jo and Dave’s son led the bridesmaids into the church by running down the aisle. Jo was overwhelmed with emotion walking down the aisle. She burst into tears as she saw Dave standing at the altar.
Tipi Wedding in Clavering
After the ceremony the guests made there way over to Clavering for a Tipi wedding reception. The tipi was in the most beautiful of settings it was set up on farm land next to a pond with golden fields of wheat as a backdrop.
The inside of the Tipi looked fantastic! Banquet tables were beautifully decorated with floral arrangements, vintage China and handmade wedding favors.
On arrival at the Tipi, we shot a few group shots of family and friends. Following this we concentrated on taking documentary style shots of friends and family as they enjoyed popcorn, garden games and drinks. One highlight of the day was photographing a few of the the kids as they raced each other across the fields.
In the golden light of the evening I took the couple into the fields of wheat for a few shots. Just as we set off by sheer coincidence we were witness to a wonderful aerial display from a bi-plane as it practiced maneuvers overhead. It was a lovely moment and provided one of my favourite moments of the day as I shot the couple with the stunt plane performing tricks in the background.
The evening was rounded off with a live band and a packed dance floor.
Below is a small selection of photography from their lovely wedding day.
Congratulations Jo & Dave!