Nicky & Martha
July 2017 | Wilde Lodge
A beautiful personal wedding in the stunning countryside with a couple who are as kind hearted as eachother.
On the morning of the 15th July I made my way over to Knighton were Martha – the bride – was getting ready at her parents house, with her sister, best friend and little Seren their flower girl.
As a bride you think of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue and I love how Martha implemented this into her special day. Martha wore her sister Kate’s wedding dress – altered it a little and it looked amazing – and what a lovely special touch – that was the borrowed and old I guess, old and blue was a beautiful brooch from the Grandmother and the new was her own jewelry and her calm yet nervous smiles as she waited to marry her man and become a new Wife!
Martha and Nicky married at St Mary’s Church in Chapel Lawn and made their way to their reception venue in the breathtaking countryside near Ludlow, The Wilde Lodge. It really is a unique venue that they made their own by having their relaxed afternoon tea style wedding party here. They had a marquee on the lawn and lawn games for all to play.
The most memorable part of the day for me was whilst I was standing on a ledge outside the bedroom window doing the all guests group shot – (it really is good I’m not scared of heights), I knew they had something planned for all their guests and couldn’t wait for the big surprise. Martha and Nicky are expecting their first child very soon and they had decided to find out whether they were having a little girl or boy on their wedding day with all their nearest and dearest. They had a gender reveal canon at the ready so after the group shot out came the canon – as the guests started to see what was happening they popped the canon and out shot all the colourful confetti, everyone gasped and cheered... I cannot tell you how exciting this was – blue blue blue lots of blue confetti flying in the sky – a baby boy!! As I stood there I just click click clicked whilst feeling thousand butterflies of joy bouncing all over me knowing how special it is to know what you are having. You could feel the emotion in the air – happy tears and cuddles of congratulations, such a moving moment. Talk about an amazing and unforgettable surprise on your wedding day – for the happy couple and everyone!
Afternoon tea was served and speeches followed, we then headed off to the field in front of the lodge for a couple more photos in the golden sun. I know I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again – this moment in a wedding day is one of my most favourite times to take a few photos of the newlyweds, all the to do jobs and speeches have been done, everyone has been fed and had a drink so all that is left is to sit back and relax and enjoy the party, and its so lovely for the newlyweds to have 5 minutes of fresh air and being together to take it all in and with that in mind the photos are always so beautiful as you can sense the lovey dovey relaxed ‘yay we did it’ vibe.
As we got back to their party it was time for Martha’s amazing parents to get the DJ hats on and get the party started. This wedding was made perfect by the fact it was so personal to Martha and Nick and by al their family and friends contributing to creating their wedding from the marquee to the food to the cake to the to the disco as mentioned. With all these wonderful people doing little bits and bobs it added to the perfection of their perfect relaxed vintage style wedding to reflect their personalities.
I for one am very excited to hear their wonderful news in the next month and wishing them all lots of love and happiness.
Here are a few wedding photographs from Nicky and Martha's wedding.
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Venue: Wilde Lodge – (Owners Jemma and Kevin)
Dress – Somehting borrowed and old – Martha’s sister Kate’s stunning dress
Flowers - The Flower Shop
Suits – Peter Posh Shrewsbury
Cake – A very talented family friend, Maureen
Disco – Martha’s amazing parents – SlipDisco
Hair: Heather from Plantinum Hair
Bridal Make up – Vanilla Orchid, Ludlow
Baby announcement canon – Baby Vision, Shrewsbury