We’re currently in the Covid19 lockdown (stay safe everyone!) so I thought I’d look back to Georgie and Henry’s wedding last summer; these lazy, hot summer days seem a long way off (metaphorically speaking), but weddings will get going soon enough where hopefully everyone will be able to gather, hug their loved ones and enjoy spending time together.
Georgie & Henry’s wedding was just so epic – retro styling, a huge family involvement (when your uncle’s the vicar and the marquee is in the grounds of his house), love, great moments of laughter, a dog free-roaming the reception (and may have taken a slice of cake for himself during the set up!) and mini-donkeys in the adjoining field.
Georgie & Henry were married at All Saints Church, Waldron followed by a marquee reception.
As usual, here’s a slideshow of Georgie & Henry’s day set to music; or you can read on and see a smaller selection of photos.
A nice easy start for me as I joined Georgie and the girls for bridal prep at her uncle’s house (so I could nip back and forth to the marquee) in a separate annex. The girls were doing their own makeup so everything was pretty chilled – even travel problems from London were sorted by Georgie whilst simultaneously applying makeup. The lovely family dog made occasional visits to check what was happening, whilst also visiting the marquee to keep an eye on the food situation!
Once Georgie was dressed, I left for the church to join Craig who was at the village pub (a handy one minute walk from the church) covering Henry, the boys and the guest arrivals.
After a few quick drinks in the sun, Henry and his groomsmen made their way to the church for final preparations and a quick portrait or two. As the guests slowly made their way to the church, Georgie’s uncle Henry arrived to a flurry of hugs from the many relatives in attendance. As he made his way inside, I awaited Georgie’s arrival. Soon, she made her amazing entrance in an absolutely amazing open top funky car!
Then, in a first for me, Georgie headed in the opposite direction to the church for a quick comfort break in the pub! Great fun to photograph, quickly followed by her entrance to the church and the ceremony.
As Georgie’s uncle was conducting the ceremony it really did have a personal, family feel to it.
After the service, I quickly spirited Georgie and Henry round the back of the church to capture some quick portraits whilst the confetti line was being organised – only one slight snag, someone had forgotten to bring the confetti! Luckily, it was put to good use much later in the day!!
And so to the grounds of George’s stunning house – a beautiful marquee had been set up in the grounds next to the field with THE MINI-DONKEYS!!! These guys were so cute and enjoyed the attention, as did Dylan the black labrador, who also enjoyed the odd sausage from the barbecue and perhaps the odd but of cake!
While the guests made their way to the reception venue we documented all the lovely details, photographed the group shots and then a little family portrait session with the newlyweds! Then onto capturing candids of the guests (and the donkeys!!!)
Once the final big group shot had been captured it was time for everyone to take their seats for the wedding breakfast. After the bride and groom made their entrance the barbecue was served (Dylan monitoring closely, obviously!).
After the meal we took Georgie and Henry out for an explore around the grounds in the amazing summer goldenhour sunshine – starting with the donkeys who just had to be in on the shots. We then walked to some woodland to really capture those last golden rays – the guys were such troopers as it was a bit of a trek!
Speeches and Party
After the meal, guests enjoyed the final, final evening sunshine before the speeches got underway (in an increasingly dark marquee!) and then it was onto the dancing – no formal first dance but the confetti finally made an appearance and was put to good use as everyone got involved – including the dog which was another first for me, a dog, with a football on the dancefloor!
Great, great fun to photograph as was the whole day. Congratulations to Georgie and Henry on a stunning, wedding day. I hope we can get back to these sorts of days very soon!
All photographs copyright David Burke Photography 2020