Amy & Ross get married at Wilkswood Farm in Dorset
I first met Amy & Ross at a wedding I was filming a couple of years ago. I met them for an engagement shoot at Durdle Door which was heaps of fun. So I was very excited that is was finally their big day. I met Amy and her sister, Mum and friends at her Mums house in Swanage and a right giggle whilst they were getting ready.
The ceremony was at St Marys Church in Lytchett Matravers just down the road from the house where they were getting ready. The church was packed, the weather was cloudy but warm – perfect for a wedding. There were nerves a plenty at her Mum’s house so I picked my moment to shoot off to the church to meet Ross, the nervous groom who was waiting with his Best Men and ushers. It as a very intimate ceremony; romantic, touching and subtle and before we knew it they were pacing down the aisle ready to be covered in confetti by all their friends and family. Ross’s Dad has lent them his old car for the occasion for them to drive away in and I couldn’t resist getting some shots of them in it!
The reception was held at Wilkswood Farm in Dorset at the top of a hill and surrounded by lush woodland. It was a windy day but the rain held off. The reception itself was held in a marquee, it was here you could really see their personalities come through. They had made all the signs themselves, and it was decked in bunting and wild flowers. The favours were gingerbread men (or women) and the cake was made by Ross’s Mum and featured elements from all their travelling together. The table plan was made from corks and was a great feature to the entrance – there was lots of rustic features and lots of attention to detail such as ‘fingerprint tree’ as an alternative to a guestbook – which will look lovely framed on their wall. It really got the imagination flowing seeing it all.
The meadows were a lovely setting for both their group shots and shots of Amy & Ross together. We tried to keep the group shots informal and had lots of fun, posing, jumping and generally having a good time. We managed to sneak off for a few photos around the farm before it was time for their sit-down meal.
Night-time crept in, the dancing and merriment began. We snuck outside for a peek in their honeybell tent and for a couple of night-time portraits. It really was a fun, warm and friendly day.