The setting for Luke & Tessa's summer wedding couldn't have been more idillyc - the romantic Burnt Norton Hall perched high on the edge of the Cotswolds escarpment near Chipping Campden, overlooking the Vale of Evesham. A marquee in the grounds made the most of the impressive backdrop for the couple's reception which followed a ceremony at St James's Church in the centre of Campden. The hot sunshine of the day gave way to balmy summer's evening and as I left, glancing over at the setting sun, the scene of twinkling fairy lights, the clinking of glasses and animated chatter of guests was a perfect end to a perfect day.
When I first spoke to Anna & Tom about their wedding, it was via Skype from their home in Nairobi. Their wedding was to take place in the lovely grounds of Anna's parents' home in Oxfordshire, but their home country became the basis of their theme. They brought Africa back with them, using a Tippee Tent beautifully decorated with vibrant tribal fabrics and birds. Friends from the World over came together to celebrate the occassion and they sure did know how to party!
I love Christmas. I love photographing weddings. I really loved photographing this Christmas wedding! Guests braved the stormy conditions to gather at the pretty Cotswold church in Church Westcote near Burford and how beautiful bride and groom Zana & Ed's departure was thanks to nearly a hundred glittering sparklers waved by guests along the church pathway - really stunning. It was then back to Zana's parents house for Champagne,food and fun in a sumptuous marquee.