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Winter Wedding at Southwood Hall of Deborah and Travis

Apr182019

Capturing another photographer's wedding must be up there on my list of favourites. Why? I know my couple will also be super excited about their images and also understand a little of what I'm asking them to do, including all the creative and quirky ideas. Deborah and Travis were an absolute blast to get to know and I couldn't wait for their celebrations at Southwood Hall. But before the I dos came the preparations and I headed across the county to Guist, to be greeted by two very excitable pooches and a brilliant group of ladies. The morning went very quickly in the company of Amanda Steed and Deborah was soon being laced into her beautiful wed2b gown. Over at Southwood I met with a very nervous Travis & his best men and kept him occupied until the registrars took over. The wind had very much picked up, but luckily we had the comfort of an indoor barn ceremony. Deborah arrived in Morris Minor Hetty - driven by her dad - and we made sure the veil was well clipped before stepping out. Their ceremony was an honour to capture.

Winter weddings are always cosy affairs. With shorter daylight hours and usually iffy weather, I prefer to plan the photography with a more intimate indoors feel. For Deborah and Travis, they also had storm Hannah to contend with, which meant high winds and a chance of a nasty downpour. We were well prepared - as always - and I had three plans for the day so nothing could phase us. Deborah and Travis took it all in their stride and wanted to explore the gardens for a little portrait time, (we successfully kept Deborah's veil from disappearing over the horizon, thanks Polly for your help). At dusk, I had fun creating a set of reflected silhouettes using windows, seating and glass tables before the after dark and rainy sparklers! After the meal, Deborah surprised her Grandmother Eunice with flowers and a locket with photos from her wedding - celebrated on the same day 62 years ago - which she'd clipped to her bouquet.

The much awaited highlight of the day was Deborah's dad's band The Maldens, who kept the barn dancing throughout the evening. I loved the addition of the glow bands which were brilliant fun to photograph. Deborah, Travis, it was an absolute honour and a huge amount of fun to be there with you all through the day and create these memories for you.

Many thanks to JillyBee Photography for being my fab second photographer for the day, it was a pleasure to have you around.

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