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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Pete & Fran's Wedding in Stanton St John

It's a good thing that I love wind. And long grass. Because I had both in spades for the pre-wedding shoot and the wedding day itself. On Saturday Pete and Fran exchanged vows in their village of Stanton St John. It was a truly local affair with their home, the church and the location for the reception a very short walk apart. However we did need to jump in the Land Rover to get to the spot on the edge of the village where Pete proposed and began this special day.

I've included a few of my favourite images from the pre-wedding shoot because we only did this on the Monday beforehand. This is the land that he works on so it is a very significant location. They were very relaxed and we had a great time together.

I had such a lovely time on Saturday - when so much effort is put into every detail it is a pleasure to be tasked with capturing it all. I loved the strong pinks that were the accent of the day and the flowers were absolutely stunning - particularly in the church (see the image a few down in the post).

Fran got ready at her parent's home and used their bedroom which had one fabulous pink wall. The preparations were very relaxed and happy, with people coming and going. Fran's mum, Penny, was happy to let the pageboy Henry have a good bounce on the bed.

The three flower girls, Eleanor, Millie and Rosie loved the day - they were all gorgeous and I loved their headbands. Millie, in the middle, is wearing her handmade placecard as a necklace here.The weather was a bit up and down but the flashes of pink made everything look so vibrant.

She may have been a little bit late but she was certainly happy. You can see Penny, her mum, looking to see Pete's reaction.

Fran has been drying flowers that Pete has given her for a while and the flowergirls handed out the confetti to guests.

The boys on the very short walk from St John the Baptist Church to the reception across the road.
Here's a happy shot of Fran with her bridesmaids - sister Sophie and friend Emily.

There was keen interest in the bouquet throw - particularly amongst Fran's 4 female cousins...

It was really very windy up by the reservoir but Pete and Fran were not phased at all - this image makes me smile as Pete was delighted to see Fran in her dress AND wellies.

I just love the drama that the wind and light lend to this sequence.

Pete with his beloved wife and beloved car!

There was a lot of smiling and a lot of hugging at this wedding.

And the band were brilliant - getting the dance floor rocking in a matter of minutes.

Stanton St John now plays host to an annual Napoleonic re-enactment group and Pete has a thing for weapons (they cut the cake with a sword) so was delighted when he was given the chance to fire an authentic period pistol.

The last shot of the day after saying goodbye to the bridal party and leaving them on the dancefloor. Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful day. Look forward to seeing you soon.


  1. Beautiful images Kate, I espcially love the ones in the long grass, just stunning. The couple must be thrilled with their photos. And I love the hot pink accents!

  2. Hello Katy. Hope all great with you! The hot pink is very Katy Lunsford Photography. Hope to see you soon, Kate

  3. Beautiful pics, the bride and groom must be chuffed to ribbons. If you ever fancy popping along to a Hartbeeps toddler music session (Chesham or Wendover) to photograph and sell to mummies, let me know!! I'll be watching your blog with interest. Had a look at your www too - just fabulous! Caroline x



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