Emily and Richard were married on Saturday the 14th April 2018 at St Paul’s Church, Woodhouse Eaves, and then traveled the short distance to the Old Stables at the Griffin Inn, Swithland, for their awesome reception party. This is their Wedding Preview blog!
Emily and Richard couldn’t have got more lucky with the weather; it was that unseasonably warm weekend in mid April, where it was only pouring it down the day before! Remember it? – A mini heatwave they called it! So everyone was in very high spirits thanks to the gloriously sunny day that we all woke up to.
We met Emily and her sister Megan at the Manor House Hotel in Quorn, and we were greeted but such a wonderful sense of calm and peace. The room they were staying in for Emily’s bride prep (‘The Hayloft’) was beautifully light and airy and really helped with that calming vibe. It was a great way to start the wonderful day.
Soon we were off to meet Emily’s Mum and Dad at their rented cottage a stone’s throw away from the church. It was a lovely idea, as it also meant they could walk up to the church enjoying the sunny morning, and meet some passing horses on the way too!
The church was beautifully decorated (and have you seen how pretty those Orders of Service are!) and it was a fabulous service. Us photographers were only allowed to stand at the back, as is often the case in church services, but Emily’s dress is just stunning from the back, and how beautiful is that big stained glass window in front of them too! It was a privilege to witness Mr and Mrs Morgan make their vows to each other.
It was then out into the church grounds for that super fun confetti tunnel! (I do LOVE a bit of confetti!) and some close family portraits, and then the guests headed over to the reception while Emily and Richard stayed behind for some photos of the newlyweds at the church.
Arriving at The Old Stables we were greeted by a fantastic saxophonist playing to the guests out on the beautifully sunny lawn. It really felt like a summer wedding! (I just wanted to say a quick little thank you to the staff too for being so lovely and welcoming, it really was a treat to be offered a coke that hot afternoon. Thank you Amy!)
Emily and Richard were soon welcomed into their wedding breakfast by their lovely group of friends and family, and after a delicious meal, their heartfelt speeches began.
As the evening went on and the sun grew low in the sky, everyone headed out on to the lawn for drinks and fun. All the more relaxed now, everyone had fun with things like Emily’s bouquet toss, and Richard’s mates seemingly attempting to chuck him in the river, ha ha! It was great to play with the smoke grenades for some fun and dramatic wedding photographs too.
As the sun set it was time for the cutting of the cake and Emily and Richard’s first dance as a married couple. Guitarist Richie Phillips played and sung an Ed Sheeran song for them, before all their friends and family joined them on the dance floor. Then it was time for us to leave them to continue to enjoy their amazing day late into the night!
Congratulations again Mr and Mrs Morgan! I hope you have an incredible time on your honeymoon, and I can’t wait to complete the rest of your wedding collection for you!
Are you getting married in Leicestershire, or having a wedding in Loughborough? Are you looking for a fun and relaxed style of wedding photography? Please do take a look at the Weddings pages to see if I could be the wedding photographer for you! – Jenny x