I really loved photographing Helen and Rich's wedding at Muddifords Court back in June. Owners Nicky and Pip have put so much work into making it into such a fabulous wedding venue, with gorgeous 'getting ready' spaces and the converted Cider Barn for the ceremony. Then between the Shippen reception room, the onsite bar, and the relaxed courtyard area, it creates such a lovely place to celebrate a wedding. I love the fact that everything is all based on the one site and when you also throw in a lake, vintage style caravans and a beautiful, long driveway, it makes doing my job very enjoyable indeed!
Helen and Rich were absolutely lovely to work with - their wedding was a really relaxed day and it was lovely to capture all their celebrations unfolding. As the bride and groom both got ready at Muddifords (in different parts of the house!), I was able to move between them throughout the morning, which I really enjoyed. The preparations are always one of my favourite parts of the day, and I love seeing the excitement slowly building as everything comes together. I loved Helen's elegant hair and make-up, which looked beautiful with her dress, which was made specially for her. It was also lovely to watch the beautiful little flower girls shyly having their hair done for the occasion, bolstered by a large packet of Haribos!
The wedding was all planned and beautifully styled by Nat at Jolly Good Wedding, leaving Helen and Rich free to relax and enjoy the day itself without worrying about any of the nitty gritty. Helen and Rich also booked The Roving Artist after admiring images of Michael creating silhouettes at another wedding I photographed. It was great fun to see him work again here - in hardly any time at all, he creates the most incredible cut-paper portraits - I find it really fascinating to watch. And a great keepsake for the guests to take home!
There were some really wonderful suppliers involved in creating Helen and Rich's wedding celebrations - the full list is at the bottom of the post if you are interested in any of the contact details. Here are some images of their wonderful day:
Lovely suppliers also involved in this wedding:
Wedding planned and styled by Jolly Good Wedding
Helen's dress designed and created by Sara Radford
Bridal party hair by Lucy Milton
Bridal party make up by Eve Ashby
Groomswear from Moss Bros
Catering by Posh Nosh
Flowers by Jenny Rose
Home made cakes from Kia Ora Farm
Silhouette cutting by The Roving Artist
Evening entertainment from Hot Rocks
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