I had a great morning with the girls capturing their bridal prep at the family home. I particularly loved the South African trinkets around the house. The wedding had a South African theme because of Jay’s heritage, and I couldn’t resist doing a bit of a different ring shot using an elephant ornament.
The pair were married at Jay’s old school, St George’s in Harpenden. After a beautiful ceremony in the chapel we headed towards the reception venue at Country Tipi’s Vanstone Park venue. Jonny & Jay had hired a beautiful vintage car for the ride! We stopped en route down the country lanes to take some couples out and get some pretty outdoor portraits.
I love incorporating nature wherever possible in my wedding days and I truly love the photos we got in the woods near Codicote. We had previously scoped out this spot when we had our wedding consultation, and being 5 mins from Vanstone Park, it was perfect!
I’ve shot at Country Tipi’s before and worked with them on a styled shoot, so was really looking forward to being back at the venue. The tipis looked amazing and the grounds have been sculptured since I was last there.
To keep with the South African theme there were super cute little safari animal favours on the tables. Jay’s Mum had sourced them herself from South Africa! The traditional flower and baby’s breath flower had also been used across the venue and cake decorations.
The day went absolutely beautifully and I wanted to stay and party at the end of the night – the dancefloor was heaving! One of my favourite things about a tipi wedding at Vanstone Park venue is that you can sit outside and enjoy the summer evening in the grounds. They even have a fire pit should it start to get a bit nippy.
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