Chris and Kathryn
Lynford Hall is one of my favourite places to photograph weddings. For me as a photographer seeing the effort people put into their wedding day has to be seen to be truly appreciated. Chris and Kathryn had obviously spent a great deal of time (months) personalising their wedding by creating most of the table decorations a signs. There was obviously an elf type theme happening and Lord of the Rings played a big part (the paper cones for the wedding confetti were made with pages from the book).
The wedding rings were handmade and the wooden box had elfin written on it. Vows to be said at the wedding ceremony were written on scrolls tied in ribbon.
Kathryn’s dress was was designed and made by her mother. The wedding ceremony was conducted by a family friend who had special permission to marry the couple. It is not often you see the registrant marry a couple in a photograph and see here again doing a ceilidh dance in another with her childhood friend. After the wedding ceremony everyone enjoyed some drink and snacks outside before some formal family wedding photographs.
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish.I didn’t count but I was assured by Chris he had fold 1000 origami cranes. They were everywhere!
These place mats were made from Chris and Kathryn’s first Christmas tree. Now that is planning ahead.
Great wedding tip number 1. If you want a great wedding confetti photograph make sure you supply some confetti to share with guests as people tend to forget to bring any.
Shoes for the first dance.
Guess who didn’t have matching socks?
The Frog Chorus Wedding Dance
Chris and Kathryn swapped their wedding shoes for elf’s shoes and took to the dance floor for their first wedding dance to The Frog Chorus. Their well practised and choreographed dance even included a lift that was truly appreciated by their watching audience.
Bride and groom matching elf shoes! I never thought I would write that in a sentence.
After the first dance we had two sessions of ceilidh dancing which everyone joined in with.
Lynford Hall is a fantastic wedding venue. It has an attractive interior and landscape grounds. There is no one around to disturb with parking and accommodation for guests who travel a long distance. I highly recommend you go and see then and find out for yourself. This was a truly great wedding day for a couple who are obviously meant to be together that was full of laughing and smiling.
If you would like to see more brides and grooms having a great wedding day please have a look at Peter and Louise’s wedding photographs at Easton Grange.