Terry & Alison’s music-filled country house wedding
Terry and Alison got married at one of my very favourite country house wedding venues in Northamptonshire, Fawsley Hall.
My day started with a few relaxed shots of Terry and his Best Men chilling before getting ready. It was a rather long commute for me; down my garden path and up the one next door! Terry and Alison are my next-door neighbours so it was particularly lovely to be a part of their wedding. But not without a little pressure … they know where I live!
Then it was on to Fawsley for everything else: Alison getting ready, a civil ceremony in The Salvin Suite and a drinks reception in the spectacular Great Hall, followed by a candlelit dinner, speeches and a laid-back evening of chatter and champagne.
Live music was an important part of the day. Alison’s nephews performed a short acoustic set before dinner, with Alison joining in herself for a bit. This is a family full of talented musicians!
The thing I loved most about photographing this wedding was capturing the energy of the day. Terry and Alison planned an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends which allowed them to spend quality time with everyone. It also felt inclusive with lots of guests being involved in the day somehow; such as with hair styling, readings, MCing, Ushering, music, managing the tech … which made it really relaxed. Everyone was super chatty; there were big hugs, three-mile smiles, lots of personality, and my favourite thing: hearts on sleeves. That meant there were some great moments to capture in their micro-wedding photos.