When I met with Jessica & Matthew a few days before their wedding we had a good long chat about their plans for the wedding. “We’ve planned an Italian inspired wedding day”, they said. Olive trees, lemons, gelato, Limoncello shots and a Fiat 500. Clearly in love with Italy, but with a desire to hold the wedding on the family grounds in the English countryside.
The weather In England had been on and off all summer and there really wasn’t any knowing how this Saturday in July was going to turn out. Jessica’s family had planned and organised an outdoor reception in their Suffolk country home, with drinks on the lawn and the wedding breakfast to be held in a marquee on the grounds.
When my friend, who’s also a photographer, asked me to document her daughters wedding I instantly said yes.
Yes because I wanted my friend to relax and enjoy this day with her family knowing I was there to capture it all. Yes, because I was honoured that she’d asked me. And yes because, as always, there’s no better feeling than to be part of something spectacular, to be an observer and a preserver of memories.
Jessica & Matthew got married on one of the hottest summer days of 2016, and it could not had been a better day for it!
It was perfect. Nothing rarely is, and there’s a lot of beauty in the imperfection too, but it really was perfect.
The weather for sure, the location, the dress, the picturesque walk across the meadow from church to reception, the fiat 500, the corn fields, the music, the food, the limoncello shots, the dance off, the cake. All of it. Perfect!
J + M, what a wedding! So. Much. Fun! You guys are great and just all around lovely. As are your family and friends. Thank you for having me be a part of your wedding and your terrific day, I enjoyed it so very much and I’m so happy that it became everything you wanted and more.
As always, much love and appreciation, and especially to the very best Ingrid Simons for working together with me on this wedding, Anna