Joanna and Alan’s wedding was such a happy event (as you’d expect). The church service was held in a landmark building near where they live, after which we captured one of our favourite images ever (Joanna under the stained glass windows). After the ceremony, we arrived at The Talbot, Ripley for the drinks reception in the lovely terrace, entered via the old coaching tunnel over cobbles. You can feel the history in every inch of this old coaching inn.
While the guests enjoyed their drinks and very tasty canapés on the terrace, we stole away to the park with Jo and Al for some gorgeous portraits making the most of the golden light from the sunset through the budding leaves of the weeping willow. We found daffodils and blossoms, to really remind Jo and Al about the time of year they were married every time they look at their images.
We come across more and more weddings where traditional roles are changed – brides with ‘bride’s men’ and, at this wedding, a best woman. We love it when couples make a real point of having their day their way. The best woman was true to form and gave a cracking speech.
We had a great day and we hope you enjoy the images.
Joanna’s dress is Caprice by Maggie Sottero
Built in the 15th Century, The Talbot, Ripley, with its stunning features, quirky characteristics, original oak beams and warm atmosphere, truly sends you back in time to an age of sophisticated romance. For centuries, this traditional Coaching Inn has played its part in history and is said to have provided the stage for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton’s love affair to blossom in 1798. For enquiries, call +44 1483 225188.
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