This wedding is a real visual treat so you might want to put the kettle on and settle down with a cup of tea and a biscuit! I was in absolute awe of the amount of detail and effort Emily and Matthew put into their vintage meets rock n roll wedding, especially given the horrendous weather conditions they faced in the week leading up to their big day. Read on to find out more!
I was second shooting for the amazing Kari Bellamy so my day started with the guys as they made their preparations. I loved the tweed suit with bright pink lining Matthew had custom made and the flowery shirts all the groomsmen wore. There was also an interesting choice of underpants but to save the guy's blushes I won't post them here!
We moved on to the ceremony at St Mary's Church in Barkby (via the local pub) where I got to see Emily's gorgeous custom made vintage style dress and beautiful bouquet for the first time. As you'll see both are absolutely stunning. After the service it was off to Scraptoft Hill Farm in Leicestershire for the reception. I'd been warned that I'd need my wellies as the terrible weather this summer meant that the marquee had flooded days before the wedding. After much hard work from Emily, Matthew and their friends and families, they were able to go ahead with their plans, but all the guests brought their wellies to change into.
The marquee was decorated beautifully with natural flowers, vintage china and an amazing amount of personal touches. It really was a labour of love and a reflection of Emily and Matthew's personalities. The evening ended with a rock band and Matthew's own rock band played some songs too.
It was an absolutely brilliant day. Thanks to Emily and Matthew, and to Kari for inviting me along. And here are the pictures!