Lucy and Matt (or Stan as he is affectionately known!) had a well and truly country wedding on a perfect summer day in June.
The wedding took place in the heart of Herefordshire, where Matt grew up. Herefordshire is a quiet but hugely understated part of the UK in my opinion – with its rolling hills and valleys, orchards and hopyards it is the epitomé of English Countryside.
Matt’s parents have lived on the estate of Croft Castle for many years which meant they were given special permission to be married in the wonderful St Michaels and All Angels Church which is situated just next to the Castle, making their day even more unique.
The transport of choice for the bridal party were three Land Rover Defenders; perhaps not some people’s idea of a luxury car but it couldn’t have been more fitting for down-to-earth, countryside dwellers Lucy and Stan.
After the ceremony, I hopped into the back of one of the Defenders with Matt and Lucy and we drove up to the top of Bircher Common to take some picturesque portraits with the stunning Shropshire and Herefordshire backdrop. The hill also overlooks Matt’s parents house, which was the venue for the reception.
Lucy and Matt opted for an open sided marquee on the lawn, with flowers sourced and arranged by her cousin, local Herefordshire food and a stunning cake made by the her sister. Everything was so personal and close to home, it couldn’t have been more unique. The evening light continued to pour in throughout the dinner, cake cutting and dancing, and eventually faded into a stunning sunset where we decided to take a few more portraits of the happy couple dancing in a field of buttercups (you can’t make it up!).
I have to say this was one of my favourite weddings of the year; Lucy, Stan and all their guests were such good fun and it couldn’t have been a more perfect summer wedding.