Published by Sam, Editor - February 4, 2015

We love something a little bit different, so how about a fun Village Fete Themed Wedding with Vintage Afternoon Tea! This day was captured by Minna Rossi.

A bit about this couple and their day
Erinn and Martin had planned a super chilled village fete themed wedding with vintage afternoon tea and outdoor games on the grounds of the Boundary Oak Boarding School in Fareham, Hampshire. We were so lucky with the weather: the couple wanted photos with a day light feel and it was a hot, sunny July afternoon that put a smile on all the guests faces.

What I loved about this wedding was seeing how you can create a beautiful wedding even on a small budget. There was bunting, little stones were placed along the aisle leading up from the marquee, drinks in jam jars, and “Jam and Tea”, the caterers for the day, had brought all these beautiful old tea pots and crockery that made the day feel special. I also loved the way they had incorporated family and friends into their day: e.g. kids had drawn the place cards and Erinn’s friend had made a bouquet to rival any shop bought one. The whole vibe was super relaxed, rustic and vintagey.

This was a last minute booking, but it’s actually really nice to work this way; I feel you get more natural shots when you haven’t over-planned and set shots up, instead focussing on capturing the essence, emotion, joy and general feel of the day. Erinn and Martin had mentioned they wanted mainly photojournalistc, natural shots of the day so we did the posed group shots and couple’s portraits, but then just let the rest of the day flow naturally letting the guests enjoy themselves.

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The Photographer
I’m Minna, a friendly female wedding photographer based in London, but shooting weddings across the UK.

Couples often tell me they love the natural style of my images. I don’t use presets or filters and keep post production to a minimum. I love beautiful details and capturing candid portraits as well as all the fun and silly things people do naturally; the ice bucket challenge that was so popular in August 2014 completed with possibly the world’s smallest bucket (and warm water!), the matching colourful socks, the “Hey, I’d love my mates to pick me up so I can pretend I’m flying through the air”, the tissue paper stuffed under the bridesmaid’s arms to avoid sweat patches before heading off to the ceremony (I know, the great beauty tips I pick up on the way, right?) and many others.

What do you love about weddings?
I love the atmosphere, emotion and energy at weddings and the fun and feel-good vibes are contagious so I consider myself lucky to call it work! It is a real privilege to be part of my clients’ day and it is great hearing my clients reactions to their photos.

I love chatting about wedding plans, dresses, shoes and all the other beautiful things in life so please feel free to get in touch.



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