One of the best things about shooting Worcestershire Wedding Photography is when I get to work with great couples like Zara and Ben. On the day I arrived early at the house so I could take some shots of everybody and they excitedly made their final preparations for the day. Zara looked amazing in her dress and was in good hands with bridesmaid Steph and her gorgeous daughter Clemmie (who along with Izzy made a lovely flower girl).
Zara and Ben chose pretty St Eadburgha’s church in Broadways for their ceremony. St Eadburgha’s church has been a Christian place of worship since Saxon times and contains some fine medieval and Jacobean woodwork. The church sits on the large village of Broadways which is another reason I like to shoot Worcestershire Wedding photography. I get to visit villages like Broadways in the Cotswolds which, as you see in my images, is a gorgeous place to get married.
The church (and Zara and Ben’s guests) were dressed beautifully (I was particularly taken with the sunflowers!) After a lovely ceremony everybody headed outside. Now I love quirky touches at weddings, and Zara and Ben are keen rowers so what could be more appropriate than a guard of honour using rowing oars. It was one of my favourite moments of the day.
Then it was onto Condicote for the reception. Condicote is a Cotswold village that is rich in history (it is said to have had pre-Roman inhabitants) and its village hall is a great new building made from traditional Cotswold stone and surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. It was an excellent choice of wedding venue for Zara and Ben. Bunting, balloons and more sunflowers were the theme, which gave the venue a wonderfully rustic vintage feel which was just perfect for this summer wedding. Again little touches make a wedding so personal and the shot of everybody with the giant balloons and the girls ‘converse’ shots were so much fun.
The informal reception included afternoon tea and garden games followed by some short, and very well received, speeches. This approach gave the wedding a wonderfully laid back and relaxed feel that I know was important to Zara and Ben.
Now let’s talk about the evening reception. One thing I learned about Zara and Ben is that they have a simple no nonsense approach to fun. Evening buffet consisted of pizza (delivered hot and fresh still in the boxes) and champagne! 250 bottles of champagne! That’s more bottles than there were guests which allowed guests to all enjoy their own personal bottle of fizz. Now that’s a wedding reception I want to be invited to!
A lovely laid back wedding full of love and laughter. Congratulations to Zara and Ben for getting married and creating such a wonderful day for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember. I hope my images will help you to relive the day again and again for many years to come.