MARK & SHUA

I met American girl Shua and homegrown Mark just a few months ago. From sunny Florida, Shua made the leap across the pond to be with Mark, and they were eager to tie the knot. On the morning of the wedding, the weather was glorious. Beautiful blue, sunny skies gave the perfect natural light. You’d have thought Shua brought the Florida sun with her… but typically for an English winter wedding, it was just a mere 3 degrees Celsius! Shua’s Floridian family were frozen. I swear the little bridesmaids lips were turning blue!

Everyone started getting ready at Orchardleigh Estate, where the beautiful bride got pampered calmly. Shua looked stunning in her all-lace dress, with makeup by Jackie from JaxGlam. Before it was time to head to the church, the couple met each other, back to back against an old door, and held each other’s hands to pray.

Traditional Rolls Royce’s took the wedding party to a nearby church in Lullington, a village close by. Everyone looked immaculate, and the flowers were beautiful. They made for stunning floral crowns atop the flower girls pretty heads.

The handsome Mark waited patiently and excitedly at the front of the church, and his face lit up at the sight of his beautiful wife-to-be. During the service, three family members gave readings and a member of the congregation sang and played the guitar which added a lovely personal touch. I was delighted that the nice vicar allowed me to discreetly move around for some great close up shots!

 

Hello Kerry!
These photos are absolutely stunning! We are enamored by your talent, and so happy we found you to capture our wedding!
 
Once the register was signed and confetti thrown, everyone made their way back to Orchardleigh, where warm winter Pimms greeted them. I managed to whisk the newlyweds away from their guests for some gorgeous romantic shots and snapped a few of the bridesmaids outside (very wary of the cold!)  

Back in the warm, everyone settled down at the magnificent tables decorated with stunning floral arrangements and the short, sweet speeches were given. Food was served and the party began with the couple’s first dance before I headed home!

Huge congratulations to the newlyweds on your beautiful day and marriage, and I wish you a very happy life together! And lastly, it was a pleasure working with the incredible videographer Philip White. You can check out his work here!

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

Winter wedding at Orchardleigh Estate

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