Lara & Chris's Farm House Wedding


In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.
— Virginia Woolfe

Although we have the pleasure of travelling all over for our wedding season, it was lovely to only have to drive ten minutes for a local affair for the wedding of the wonderful Mr and Mrs Dixon, who had travelled from London to marry in the local church of Lara's childhood village. This was a wedding for a couple who were incredibly loved by everyone involved, and it was a true pleassure to be a part of this beautifully thought out occasion. 


The Morning

The entirety of the celebrations were to take place in Lara's beautiful family home in the quaint Shropshire village of Morville. We had visited the gorgeous farmhouse back in July for their engagement session, which you can look at here - so we were super excited to photograph the morning preparations in this stunning establishment.  The girls all wore amazing matching gowns from this adorable etsy store - which I always appreciate as a photographer! Lara's bridal details oozed elegance, including these wonderful Kate Spade shoes and beautiful A-line lace number and a classic elbow length veil. Meanwhile, Jamie photographed the marquee and then joined Chris, his ushers and a few of the guests at the Acton Arms just opposite the church. The garden marquee was being beautifully prepared in the morning, too, so we were able to get a sneak peak before the guests later in the afternoon - it was so wonderful to see all of Lara's plans from months before springing to life before our eyes.  


The Ceremony

The quaint ceremony took place in the beautiful 12th Century St Gregory's church, and was packed full of adoring friends and family. Adorned with floral arrangements, the church hosted a low key and traditional ceremony, complete with the sound of wedding bells.  Set with a backdrop of hills and surrounded by beautiful architecture, this was a quintessentially British affair, with more love and romance than my heart could handle. Chris was as dapper as could be in a top had and tails, with his ushers in a lovely mustard palette.


May the way I look at you, the way I speak with you, and the way I treat you, reflect the truth that I have loved you since forever.
— Dr. Steve Maraboli


The Reception 

The reception was a true reflection of Lara and Chris as a couple and as humans. Lara had spent tireless hours selecting the perfect vintage penguin book for each guest's place setting, Lara's mother had  made her own (delicious) raspberry gin for every single table, there were beautiful individual glasses collected for the drinks, and Chris had even designed the bar himself. The party truly reflected the love that all of the guests had for Lara and Chris, it was clear that every single person present was so truly thrilled to not only be there, but to witness the marriage of their  two friends. 


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