I loved Bryony and Lewis from the moment I met them! They are such a lovely, fun, down to earth couple. We met up at Abbey Fields in Kenilworth for their pre wedding shoot which was great. I was so excited about their outdoor, tipi wedding! I have never watched the weather more than on the lead up to their big day- I prayed for no rain as I knew how much it meant to them to get married outdoors.
The ‘legal’ bit
Bryony and Lewis had big dreams for their wedding day but as they wanted an outdoor ceremony, in the field at the farm, it meant carrying out the ‘legal’ bit somewhere – well ‘legal’! On the morning of their wedding, they met at Warwick Registry Office with their immediate family. They had a quick ceremony where they became married in the eyes of the law and then they went their separate ways to meet their bridesmaids and groomsmen. Here the preparations began!
The setting was absolutely stunning and the weather was perfect. The sun shone down on Bryony and Lewis as they exchanged personal vows in front of their family & friends. With the tipi in front of them and Kenilworth Castle as a back drop, it could not have been more picturesque! There was a really relaxed vibe, with hay bales to sit on and beers and prosecco keeping cool in buckets of ice. Horses grazed in the next field acting as if giant tipis were normal and weddings took place every day!
Weddings can be so emotional- it is one of the reasons I love them so much. There is something very special about having your loved ones all together. When a loved one is ill or missing though, it can be very hard. Bryony’s Dad had been ill leading up to the wedding. He was receiving treatment and luckily, was well enough to walk his beautiful daughter proudly down the aisle. Unfortunately he had to leave before the wedding breakfast so Bryony’s brother bravely stood up to read his Dad’s speech. I photographed the speech through tears. Guy did an amazing job of standing in and speaking his Dad’s words.
There was a beautiful sunset. It’s always lovely to capture some couple portraits in this gorgeous light before the evening celebrations kick off!
I loved the chilled vibe through the whole day as people relaxed and had fun. As I walked away, the sun was setting, and there was a brilliant party atmosphere. I absolutely loved being part of this amazing day! Thank you to my fab second shooter for the day- Lisa Leeman. I love the images she captured of Bryony and her Dad waiting to walk down the aisle and it is always great to capture the groom prep too so the whole story of the day is recorded.
I hope you enjoyed a sneak peak into this fantastic wedding day! If you love tipis, check out more inspiration here.