The pretty village of Betley, on the Staffordshire / Cheshire border, was the host for this gorgeous English garden wedding. And indeed, many of the village’s residents were involved in creating such a beautiful day. From the pretty florals to the transport for the guests (by tractor, yes, tractor).
The marquee (courtesy of Melody Corporation Marquees) was in a field adjacent to Sally’s family home and where she has many happy memories riding her horse and walking the dogs. The florals were the prettiest of English country flowers. All but the bridesmaids bouquets (by The Great British Florist) had been grown in her parent’s garden and also neighbouring village resident’s gardens as well. They were beautifully put together by Angela, of Angel's Delight Flowers. Jo’s Couture Cakes from Nantwich designed the fabulous cake reflecting the theme for the day complete with rosebuds and bunting. I just loved the personalised picture from Mr Bee Vintage in Bakewell. So cute!
After a beautiful church ceremony, guests were transported to the marquee by tractor, complete with hay bales for seating. It is here I took Sally & Robert off for some natural portraits and as it was a windy day, made for some beautiful shots with Sally’s full tulle dress practically taking off! So romantic!
It was such a beautiful day from beginning to end and loved being there to capture it. Highlights for me were Sally's grandmother's face when she saw her for the first time and also the reaction of her bridesmaids, the groom's nervousness and anticipation of Sally's arrival, the proud father of the bride, the joy of the bride and groom when they were announced husband and wife, the pretty florals, the emotional groom during his speech ....and I have to mention the Jimmy Choo wedding shoes of course :-)
I hope you like this selection featuring some of my favourite images that tell the story of their day.