‘Hi Helen, thank you so much for the incredible photographs. They are absolutely perfect – better than we ever could have hoped or imagined.’
Emma & Matt chose the beautiful South Farm, Royston for their wedding. Despite being fellow South Londoners, they were as won over by it’s beautiful gardens and friendly and relaxed staff as I have been in the years that I have been lucky enough to be one of their preferred suppliers.
Emma and her bridal party got ready on site at the venue with the help of the wonderful hairstylist Jaydean and make-up artist Niki Lawrence. I adored Emma’s twisted up-do hairstyle which looked so stylish and her understated coppery and nude make-up – all so perfect for a relaxed country wedding. Her beautiful dress with its beaded overlay from bridal boutique, Morgan Davies was so pretty and with it’s flowing loose structure, had a gentle swish to it.
Both the bride and groom surprised each other with special gifts on the morning of the wedding. Matt gave Emma a delicate Tiffany necklace with a lovely olive branch and she gifted him stunning cufflinks. I’d been struck in our emails leading up to the wedding that Matt was deeply romantic and he took the time to write Emma a love letter for her to read before the wedding. These very personal touches from college sweethearts, who were keen to make their wedding an expression of their life together, made the day so beautiful to be a part of. I’m sure the letter in particular will be treasured for many years ahead.
The weather was a little damp for an outdoor ceremony so took place in South Farm’s huge barn instead. Fortunately the rain held off for the reception and Matt gallantly carried his bride around the garden for some romantic portraits to save her beautiful sparkly shoes, (or perhaps that was just an excuse!). Crab apples, tumbling white roses over the stream and the late summer abundance of perennial garden blooms created a setting that was luscious and sensuous; perfect for some gentle and intimate portraits.
The couple’s personal touches were carried through to the reception, where the place names for each guest were custom made by Emma’s family business, a specialist company that makes filters and accessories for theatre lighting. Later a larger version of this design was lit up from behind a beam of light creating a magical projection onto the dance floor, as the bride and groom danced their first dance, a tender rumba.
I am a recommended supplier at South Farm so if you are planning a wedding there, please contact me to check my availability.
Venue: South Farm, Royston
Emma’s Hair by Jaydean
Make-Up by Niki Lawrence
Emma’s Dress from Morgan Davies
Emma’s necklace by Tiffany