From the moment I met Gemma & Simon, I was filled with so much excitement about photographing their wedding day.
Sitting listening to their plans of a relaxed wedding, I felt so welcome in their home and left feeling like a friend – and if that was just meeting for the first time, I knew their wedding would be one to remember. It really didn’t disappoint!
On a sunny morning back in June, I arrived to photograph Gemma and her bridal party at home, the bride to be was just as lovely as I remembered and welcomed me in with a hug.
In probably the prettiest living room I think I’ve ever seen, I saw Gemma’s wedding dress for the first time – after hearing all about the stresses beforehand – it took my breath away and was totally worth the wait.
The wedding morning was so relaxed and it was soon off to meet the groom waiting at St Mary’s Church. Spotting Simon at the doors with a huge smile on his face made me even more excited, and I don’t think that smile left throughout the entire ceremony.
Once the new Mr & Mrs Coombes were married, it was on to their reception!
Arriving at their afternoon location, I was blown away. Everything Gemma and Simon had described was right in front of me, they had pulled off their vision of a relaxed wedding but everything was just so beautiful.
June last year was one of the hottest I can personally remember, and I think most brides would worry about getting too warm and getting uncomfortable – but I remember spotting Gemma, barefoot, with her sunglasses on just looking so happy and effortless. I think Gemma could rock any outfit, but wedding day chic suited her to a tee.
We made the most of the hay bales and rolling hills for their portraits and with blue skies, we couldn’t have wished for more.
Once the sun started to set it was soon time for the party which was just the cherry on top of the cake. Gemma and Simon also booked the photo booth which had us in fits of giggles and was busy all night long.
Here are just a few of my favourites from an incredible day!
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Calstone
Hair: Nettie Tyson
Photo Booth: Leanne Street Photography