I met Laurel over a year before the Wedding, which is quite usual in photography. Due to their busy lives though, Laurel and Dan opted not to have an engagement session with me so when the wedding day arrived there was a new element of photographer excitement for me to keep me on my toes.
I arrived to a huge amount of hustle and bustle and learned that Laurel, her SIX bridesmaids and the hair and make up team had been in full swing since 5:30 that morning!
In addition to this, I was so impressed by the fact that they had all dedicated time to a full English, and managed to get an array of flower girls and page boys ready all at the same time. Motherly magic if ever there was!
I took a quick peek in the reception hall before the ceremony began to see the glory of my fellow suppliers work. Look at the beautifully unique centre pieces designed by Emma at Boutique Floral. These same summer colours ran through all of the Wedding, this tied everything together beautifully.
I was then bowled over with the intricate lace look and sugar flowers on the perfectly neat three tiered cake custom made by Pat at The Ivory Cake Company.
I love this picture of Laurel just as she was fully dressed. Her Mum had just handed her the bouquet. You can see the tears welling up, two of the 6 bridesmaids had lost it and were crying in joy at her vision, 2 were on flower girl and page boy control, and one of her bridesmaids had been fully debriefed to ‘stop the tears!’ She said many irreverent things and kept Laurel focused on laughing which I thought was so funny.
Laurel was itching to see her babies dressed in their finery, and all three of them were equally delighted to see each other. I think this picture conveys this moment just beautifully.
And this is the full brides preparation team. Never have I met a team made up of so many children before, I have to say this added a whole new energy and level of excitement to the morning.