It’s been a wonderfully busy wedding season and it brings me so much joy to be able to capture love stories once again. Today on the blog I’m offering you a little nosey inside Helen and Stevie’s Northampton wedding, which really was centred around their amazing group of friends and family.
And really, that’s what weddings are all about… Celebrating your love for one another surrounded by your favourite people. It was a real pleasure to document this for the newlyweds and I hope you enjoy a snippet of their very special day…
Helen and Stevie (a proud and loyal Crystal Palace fan) created a rustic vibe for their wedding day, with plenty of mentions of their gorgeous greyhound, Blue. Helen got ready with her bride squad at her parent’s house – I always think the morning of the wedding is such an integral moment of any wedding and this was no exception. The vibe was relaxed, fun and feel-good, filled with Buck’s Fizz, the breakfast spread of dreams (bagels, fresh salmon, fruit etc) and selfies galore. I am also still smitten with the bride’s wedding dress – it was so chic.
Her best girls all looked incredible in gold midi dresses from ASOS – in fact, one of my favourite photographs from the day was the ‘girl gang’ shot by the ice cream van.
Stevie, the groom, had thoughtfully made Helen a little box to open on the morning of their wedding day. It was full of cards, jewellery, toys and empty sparkling water bottles – which are SO prominent in their relationship.
Opting for a religious ceremony, the couple said their ‘I dos’ at All Saints Church in Earls Barton. The family are a part of the church community here, so it was a truly meaningful setting to get wed. Despite not being allowed to sing in the church due to COVID-19, Helen asked her cousin to sing all the hymns and she really did have a beautiful voice.
Stevie’s brother and Helen’s bridesmaid also performed some live music, giving the couple a private performance of Lover by Taylor Swift after the ceremony which was so emotional and special to photograph.
I was then on hand to capture those all-important confetti shots as well as a handful of group pictures, before Helen + Stevie’s friends surprised them with a camper van for their wedding transport. Shortly after, everyone headed to the reception venue to continue the celebrations!
Their reception took place at Lamport Hall, with a large marquee in the grounds of the venue. The owner of the Hall allowed access to the private gardens for the couple portraits and it’s easy to see how happy and in love the couple are from their photographs.
During the reception, guests enjoyed the speeches which were brilliant. First up was the Father of the Bride, followed by the Mother of the Groom – who presented the newlyweds with two chocolate hedgehog cakes. Stevie had actually proposed to Helen by enticing her into their garden, pretending there was a hedgehog and once she was done searching under the bushes, she turned around to see Stevie on one knee. Helen herself did a speech (empowering!) followed by the Stevie, and then his brother who did a new version of “Southgate you’re the one”, tailoring it to the bride and groom. Evening guests started to arrive before everyone hit the dance-floor and danced the night away…
Helen and Stevie’s entire wedding day just radiated happiness – it was filled with pockets of magic, an amazing atmosphere and a genuine community of love, friendship and family.
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