Shelley & Dave had a beautiful ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in Orton Longueville, Peterborough followed by the reception at The Grange Farm in Wansford. This is a beautiful venue with a huge white draped marquee overlooking a picturesque pond. Weather-wise we were truly blessed a the sun shone and provided us all with a perfect summers day.
My day initially started at The Grange Farm in Wansford, arriving early and taking photos of the marquee and all the beautiful details added to the tables, it was clearly evident that Shelley and Dave had put a lot of thought and effort into their colour scheme as the Navy, silver and white flowed throughout he venue. I took a stroll around the grounds and the lake a week before the wedding date so I had an idea where to take photographs in preparation for the day itself.
I headed over to the brides house later that morning where I found Shelley and her bridesmaids and friends getting ready and having a giggle, a mist of hairspray and a hive of activity unfolded as I photographed the ladies getting ready. Shelley had her make-up done by Anna at Lipstick & Hairpins, Shelly looked stunning! Shelly had joked to me she was going to be wearing a onesie instead of a wedding dress as she was quite different and wanted something un-traditional. Well, she never settled for the onesie but opted for a stunning halter neck gown made by The Glass Slipper on Oundle Road. This dress was simply stunning with a gorgeous silk bow on the back. A beautiful ivory gown with intricate details and crystals was a perfect choice as she looked simply radiant.
Dave was waiting with his best man and ushers at the church and Dave had a surprise red London double decker bus for the journey after the ceremony over to the Grange Farm in Wansford.
The ceremony was emotional as Dave shed a tear. The look of love in Dave’s eyes as Shelley walked down the aisle on her dads arm was very moving, made me well up a tad!
Back at Grange Farm was a buzz of activity as guests arrived and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine while being entertained by Caribbean style steel drums provided by King Don Steel Drums while I took Shelley and Dave off for a few quick photos.
100 guests enjoyed a hog roast and salad prepared by The Moody Pig http://www.moodypig.com/ Also provided the evening buffet followed by an evening of dancing and celebrating.
A Beautiful day, stunning weather and a fabulous couple. I wish them all the best for the future as husband and wife.