After spending a delightful evening with Ify and Ed in their Brixton flat, eating delicious fennel pasta (yum – fennel is one of my favourite summer veggies) and talking about weddings and life in general, I knew that this was going to be a good day. And it was!
I joined Ify and Ed and their parents on a bright and sunny July morning (like the ones we had so many of this summer) at St Albans registry office for a very small and sweet ceremony.
Having gotten the legal stuff out of the way, we went back to Ify’s family home to get ready for the main event. Ify’s 3 sisters, parents, niece, nephew and best friend kept her company giving me lots of great opportunities to photograph what bridal preparations are really about – the people and the connections between them.
Ify and Ed wanted a relaxed outdoor wedding. So they put up a marquee at the beautiful Springfield Park in Hertfordshire and tied the knot with a personal and very lovely humanist ceremony in front of all their favourite people.
It was the perfect place for a summer wedding with the guests enjoying the space, the sun and the delicious BBQ food. The little guests made the most of the setting by climbing the surrounding trees.
Like so many couples I photograph, Ify and Ed wanted some natural couple photos – nothing too staged or cheesy. So we went for a little walk around the picturesque setting. Ify and Ed stole a few moments together. The sun shone and gave us some golden light. And we ended up with some really gorgeous photos of the two of them (without having to do any posing).
Congratulations Ify and Ed – I really loved photographing your wedding day. And Ed, you win my best dressed groom award. That suit was amazing! I wish you both all the best for the future and a very happy life together.
If you are planning an outdoor wedding and are looking for a documentary wedding photographer to capture it, I would love to hear from you.