Watch the slideshow here: http://fionacampbell.myshowit.com/lewinweddingslideshow1
From the moment that I met Sarah and Andy I was struck by their relaxed sense of humour. We clicked immediately, so I was really thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding at Sarah’s mother’s local country church and nearby Coltsfoot Country Retreat in Hertfordshire.
I love it when brides go all out on the details for their wedding. So it was with Sarah, who gave her beautiful country wedding a Florentine theme, because that was where Andy proposed. The table plan showed a map of Florence, with each table named after a different part of the city. There were flowers and tea lights everywhere, with beautiful pots of lavender on the tables and elegant silver candlesticks as centrepieces. The ancient country church, St Peter’s Tewin, looked beautiful, with flowers at every turn. The bridesmaids had fresh green dresses which added a wonderful shot of colour to the day.
Andy is a cricketer, and I loved his cricketing cuff links, which proclaimed, ‘I’d rather be playing cricket.’ Hmmn. Seemed to be rather enjoying himself to me. Methinks he doth protest too much. The cake was decorated with tiny bunting and a cricket bat inscribed ‘Andy and Sarah’. So cute! Two of the guests found my sons cricket bat in the car and had an impromptu match while I was photographing the bride and groom. Hilarious!
The weather on the day was a downpour, and I was quite depressed as up until then I had an unbroken record of good weather for all the weddings that I photograph! But then during the service the sun suddenly smiled, and from then on the light bounced off the rainfall to create the most brilliant sunlit images. In fact rainy days make for very flattering portraiture, whereas sunshine is better for more atmospheric shots, so we had the best of both worlds, and all the challenges.
After sunlit drinks and a delicious supper, the wedding party danced the night away to Penfold, a rocking live band that I hadn’t heard before, but certainly hope to hear again!
Here are a few of my favourite images, and a link to the slideshow preview that I created for Andy and Sarah. Don’t forget to leave some love for the bride and groom if you’re having a look!
I was assisted by Funmi of FOPhotography, who second shot for me, carried umbrellas and was generally an absolute trooper.
If you’d like me to shoot your wedding, get in touch on 07977 538424 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is www.fionacampbelllondon.com