Weston Favell church wedding
Pat and Liz
A wedding ceremony at St Peter’s church
Pat and Liz got married at St Peter’s church in Weston Favell village. As a child, I often walked past this church to visit my friends and play tennis at the club around the corner. So it was a double dose of nostalgia to return all these years later and photograph a wedding there!
Weston Favell church is stunning and a dream to show off in photos. And it’s spacious inside too – which meant there was plenty of room for David (my second shooter for the day) and me to capture the ceremony discreetly.
And the path leading out of the church is ideal for a confetti line! You literally walk out of the door, down the path, through the gate, and into your wedding car waiting to whisk you off to your reception. Speaking of which…
A country house wedding reception
Pat and Liz had their wedding reception at Plum Park near Towcester in Northamptonshire. And the afternoon was very much about their combined Brit/Aussie heritage.
Pat grew up in Canberra in Australia. He came to the UK to work in Manchester for three months, met Liz, and never left! Cue lots of photos of The Ashes with the Pommes and the Aussies playing (very competitive) cricket.
When we first met, Liz told me she loves cake … and really loves cake. And so their wedding cake was really important to photograph. As always, I took some photos of the cake set up and ready to be cut. But, as always, it’s the natural documentary photos that tell the real story. Pat and Liz made their cake-cutting a fun moment by actually cutting a piece of cake and sharing it there and then. Why wait?! That’s definitely the best way to make sure you get a piece before all your guests devour it! That was such a fun sequence of photos to capture!
The rest of the day was just as much fun to photograph with blue skies and blazing sunshine, lots of presents exchanged, happy tears, big bear hugs, hilarious speeches, an Olympic effort to catch Liz’s bouquet, a first dance danced like no-one was watching even though everyone obviously was, and all finished off with a sensational sunset.
Enjoy some of my fave photos from their day…
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Want to see more of my wedding photography at Plum Park? Check out the photos from Kate and Martin’s 1920s-themed Plum Park wedding.