Emily and Dan's wedding day was the third in a row for me during the last weekend of August, and despite running mainly on adrenaline and caffeine I couldn't wait to get there and get started! Even the pouring rain didn't do much to dampen my spirits (I was actually secretly hoping for a little more, so we'd get some awesome rainy outdoor shots later!) As always, the staff at The Old Vicarage were so welcoming and it was a pleasure to return there after quite a while.
Emily and her bridal party looked stunning when they arrived, having had hair and makeup done at home before heading over to the venue, so it was just final prep shots before Dan and wedding guests arrived. As per my usual style, we kept everything pretty laid back and natural in the run up to the ceremony, which took place in the beautiful Orangery looking out onto the gardens. I just adored the look Emily gave Dan when they saw each other for the first time at the front of the aisle!
The rain stopped for long enough to get everyone outside for some fab confetti shots and family photos, then Emily, Dan and myself ventured down into the gardens for some couple portraits...with the assistance of a few goats in the adjacent field who found the whole thing incredibly interesting!
I'd been pre-warned that there would be some Irish dancing happening during the reception, so I was prepped and ready to go when the two dancers took their places...their performance was incredible! Topped off by Emily the bride joining in for a final dance before I headed off.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Leiper!