This summer has been THE summer of weddings.
I’ve been so lucky to photograph some exceptionally beautiful events and as a couple, Clem and I have had the joy of watching several of our close friends finally walk down the aisle after 18 months of stress and uncertainty.
After photographing their engagement session back in 2020, I couldn’t possibly have not taken a few snaps of Jonty and Harriet’s big day. I was first and foremost a guest at this stunning Staffordshire summer marquee wedding, but had the pleasure of capturing some shots along the way.
A relaxing morning with a sprawling brunch platter (thanks to Harriet’s mum) was followed by an elegant church service filled with personal nods thanks to the chosen music which was all played by a string quartet.
Guests then flocked back to Baden Hall, the family home, where Moet & Chandon flowed, canapés were nibbled and old friends caught up with one another.
Sal’s Catering treated everyone to a delicious three-course meal consisting of asparagus wrapped in Palma ham with soft boiled eggs, fillet of beef and a finale of lemon posset topped with an elderflower jelly.
It wouldn’t have been complete without emotionally fuelled speeches, a huge cheese board and a tiered wedding cake that the couple sliced with an ancient family heirloom.
As you’ll see, the camera went swiftly away after the portraits (I could have easily kept going but my husband told me to relax and enjoy the day).
However, after too much wine and several toasts, it made a return appearance for the end of the night with a couple of dancing shots!
It’s not a full wedding gallery, but here are some highlights from their special day.
Congratulations to Harriet and Jonty!