Lydia & David are such a genuine, warm, loving couple. Lydia is a midwife so a very caring woman by nature and this is so apparent when you see her with all her friends and family. David is besotted with her and just an old round lovely guy – he’s a pretty fierce athlete too, the triathlon being his main thing. Together they are one gorgeous couple, inside and out.
Lydia & David’s wedding was such a beautiful day, I couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple to work with. Lydia and the girls had their hair done in town first thing then continued to get ready back at her parent’s house. I joined David a bit later at the church as he was welcoming in the last of the guests before he waited nervously at the front of the aisle for his bride to arrive. The ceremony itself was just a joy to be at – the church was so full of love for them as they tied the knot, you could really feel it. After a few drinks and canapés with their guests I whisked the happy couple off for 20 minutes at their request for some photos by Lydia’s old school and a corn field over the road. I love this part of the day, the couple get to almost be alone and I can really capture their excitement and love in the first few moments of being newlyweds.
The reception was back next to the church in the village hall garden where they had hired in a big marquee for a very informal and relaxed do. They had afternoon tea with little sandwiches and lots of cake then later on a buffet style spit roasted lamb & BBQ meats with lots of salads and puddings too – yum! We were blessed with beautiful weather so everyone was playing on the lawn and sitting chatting on hay bales, the day had such a laid back atmosphere. The speeches went without a hitch too with some really funny stories and a lovely video message from close friends in Australia who couldn’t make the day. The evening did not disappoint either, they had hired in a fab band called the Deloreans who as ever rocked it and kept the dance floor packed all night – much fun was had by all!
The Photographer – Do tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m a mum, wife, photographer, animal lover and people person. I love homemade, vintage, quirky and individual but above all I love a good love story! So photographing gorgeous vintage inspired, quirky DIY weddings with a couple madly in love is just about as perfect a job as it gets for me!
When I’m not capturing weddings I enjoy down time with my family; film nights, afternoons at the park, trips out & about and lots of cuddles and snuggles.
How would you describe your photography style?
My style is a good mix of fun and creative with natural candid shots. I know when to step back and capture all the wonderful moments that unfold at a wedding without stopping the flow of the day and when to step up and put everyone at ease for group shots or portraits.
What did you love about the day?
There were so many personal touches that the couple had thought of to make their wedding unique to them – the table names were bike race names with reference to their love of cycling. They even had an old Raleigh racer bike at the entrance to the marquee with the fab seating plan propped up against it. Lydia’s parents had grown the lavender and the sweet peas that adorned the tables and made up the bouquets that her Grandma and Aunt arranged. They looked wonderful and smelt so good too! Lydia made the bunting, table cloths, napkins, place settings, table names and hand tied the bundles to make the napkins as the wedding favours! The cake was made by her dad and decorated by a friend! All the cakes for the afternoon tea were made by friends too and there was a production line for the sandwiches in the hall that morning!! Everyone chipped in and that’s probably for me the best bit about this wedding – I loved the people there, the atmosphere was so lovely and everyone made me feel so welcome and a part of the day too. I always feel so lucky and blessed to do the job I do – I’m one very lucky lady!
Many thanks to Nicki for sharing this with us, you can find out more about her and get in touch with her about your wedding day on her site www.nickifeltham.com.