It’s always great to be recommended by previous clients, especially a recommendation from another member of the same family. So I was thrilled to be asked to photograph the wedding of Sally and Greg. I had photographed the wedding of Sally’s sister, Katie, and Doug over nine years ago. I was shocked when Sally reminded me it had been that long since their wedding at Ufton Court – I remember it as though it were yesterday.
Following a few photos of Sally and Katie getting ready at their parents’ house, the wedding ceremony was held in St Mary’s, Bucklebury. This is the same beautiful church that Katie and Doug were married in, so this meant that I knew where I was allowed to photograph their ceremony from.
After the ceremony, Sally and Greg were keen to stop briefly at Bucklebury Ford nearby, before heading to Herons Farm (one of my very favourite Berkshire wedding venues) for a few photos. It was hard to believe it was the middle of October as it was a very sunny 20 degrees, which really brought out the autumnal colours in the trees.
Among the highlights of the reception was the lineup of all male guests sporting their teams’ rugby socks. Also, one of Greg’s previous jobs as tree surgeon inspired the “Nail Game” in the barn (which looked bad for the fingers), and – best of all – Sally and Greg using an axe to cut their wedding cake!