Every once in a while, you come across a set of wedding photographs that really blows you away. I have to admit, that I usually get a little tingle down my spine whenEVER I cast my eyes over Marianne Taylor's gorgeous wedding photography, but these particular photographs really got me this time – so crisp are the images, they pick out every beautiful little bit of detail on the day ~ so perfectly timed are the shots, they capture the love feelings and emotions of that very nano-second in time.
These images are so full of love and colour and tell a beautiful story of a wedding day held in May this year, at Ramster in Chiddingfold Surrey. Anna the Bride and Chris, the Groom, look fabulous as they tied the knot together on this gorgeously sunny Spring day. And because there are so many fabulous photographs this time, I'm going to split this wedding over two parts – Part 2 shall be live around 2pm this afternoon :) I thoroughly hope you enjoy part one, which sees our couple through to the end of their wedding ceremony….
"Chris and I are not overly formal people and love the outdoors so we
wanted to have a natural and relaxed feel to the day. For the colours
on the day, it was really focused on the colours in a blue hydrangea –
pinks, lilacs, blues and creams. As Chris's surname is Wood, this
seemed like an obvious theme for the day!
We chose Photographer Marianne Taylor, because of her unique reportage style. Neither Chris not I
are very keen on having our photos taken so this seemed like the
perfect option. For a majority of the time, you'd never know that
Marianne was there (which is incredible when you look at the photos!).
She captured the day perfectly and the few directed pictures were
exactly what we were after."
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Anna's dress was from the boutique Evangeline Rose in Godalming…
"The dress was designed
by Beverley Lister who owns the shop. Bev's service and approach is
second-to-none; relaxed, friendly and, above all, passionate! She has a
fantastic eye, which you'd expect, and also gives brilliant advice. This was the
first place I went to and Bev was great in helping me decide what I
wanted as I had no idea (although I knew what I didn't want!). I loved
the shape of the first dress which I tried on and then Bev and I worked
together to make it unique by using a chantilly lace and tweaking it
here and there. I loved the way the dress was simple in shape which
allowed the lace to be the main detailing.
"After much deliberation (and persuasion – Bev and my Mum are
big fans of
veils!) I decided on a cathedral length veil in a rum-pink. The hint
of pink in the veil really complemented the colour of the dress and
brought out the pinkness of the pearls in the lace. Although I didn't
wear it for long (until the end of the drinks reception), I'm so glad I
decided to wear one – when else do you get the opportunity!"
shoes I chose were called Santi from the Rainbow
collection. The peep-toe detail and the ruching with the crystal ring
really gave a vintage feel."
Madeup to Perfection…
"We found Kelly Bryan (email [email protected])
through Natasha Wiggins who was a contact
provided to us from the venue (www.nwmake-up.co.uk). Kelly was great –
very relaxed and had brilliant attention to detail. She also did the
hair for the bridesmaids, my mum and me. She used a combination of
various brands including Mac and Bare Minerals…"
Bridesmaids in Blue…
"Finding the Bridesmaid's shoes was the most difficult part of the whole
planning process! As the dresses were just below the knee, the shoes
had to be spot-on. Eventually we chose Coco by Rachael Simpson and
replaced the ribbon with a colour which matched the dresses. Their
dresses were called Victoria-Jane and were from Coast. Their hair
accessories were the same as mine – Wax flowers and spray roses in cream,
and to carry on the vintage theme, my Mum found some vintage rhinestone
necklaces and earrings on ebay which were given to the bridesmaids."
"We used Meanie from Heavenly
Scent (Greatham, Hampshire). Melanie had a
really good understanding of what we were trying to achieve – a
natural, wood-land inspired feel with seasonal English flowers. We also
wanted a focus on scent which we achieved through using flowers such as
Stocks, Sweet-peas, Lavender and also incorporating herbs such as
Rosemary into the bouquets and various displays. I decided on a palette
of colours rather than one particular colour as it lent itself to a more
natural feel. Melanie also wired some flowers for
our hair (myself and the bridesmaids) – she used cream coloured
wax flowers and ivory miniature spray roses which complemented the
natural and vintage feel of the wedding."
The truly gorgeous venue, Ramster
in Chiddingfold Surrey ~ described as 'the perfect setting for a country wedding'…
A Groom & his Groomsmen…
"Chris had his suit tailor-made by Apsley bespoke tailors in Pall Mall
along with his Best Man. His cufflinks were from Tiffany and shirt and
tie was from T.M. Lewin. The Groomsmen suits were hired from Hugh
Harris in Woking and the ties were from T.M. Lewin also…"
A sneak peak at the wedding reception area, as one excited guests awaits the commencement of the ceremony…
Arriving in Silvercloud Style…
"My dad and I were driven to the venue in a S111 Silvercloud Bentley…"
The stunning Ramster Country House was absolutely bathed in sumptuous sunshine all day long – really setting the scene for Anna and Chris's special day…
"I walked down the
aisle to Elbow's "One day like this" which was played by a string
"We bought our rings from a local jeweller called Simon Pure. we both chose rings which were simple and classic in design and mine was designed to sit alongside my engagement ring."
It will never fail to make me feel a little dizzy every time I see a photograph that captures this truly wonderful, special moment…
Absolutely beautiful isn't it all?
Check back later today for part two of this exceptionally stylish and very beautifully photographed wedding- where the 'wood' theme really and truly comes into it's own…