Northwest Wedding Photographer // Emma & Jak
Emma and Jak were married on the 27th May with a beautifully rustic wedding day at Hogarth’s Stone Manor in Wolverhampton. The venue is a stunning timber framed building within gorgeous mature grounds, just the setting for a rustic wedding. The weather was perfect too and so Emma and Jak were able to marry outside in the grounds as they had planned. There’s nothing better than saying your vows in natural surroundings complete with birds twittering and the breeze gently weaving through the trees.
The day started with all the bridal preparation, with Emma and her best girls having their make up and hair styled and enjoying a glass of fizz. Emma’s little daughter was the prettiest flower girl and once mummy was ready, she got ready too with a little help from Emma’s dad keeping her well and truly entrained in the moments before it was time to go. I really enjoyed when Emma’s dad saw her, before whisking her away to meet her groom. A really touching and moving moment.
Emma looked beautiful in her wedding dress with its delicate detailing on the bodice that cascaded through to the stunning long flowing skirt. Emma’s two bridesmaids wore pretty pale blue lace and chiffon dresses, blue as it’s Emma’s favourite colour, so had to be part of the rustic wedding day theme!
James was second shooting for me on the day, which was great as the photos show, he was able to be with Jak, to capture him getting ready and the moment where he saw the touching gift Emma had given him. Of course, he was also able to photograph Jak waiting for Emma too, another perceptive to see when looking back at their photos of the day.
What else can I tell you about Emma and Jak’s amazing rustic wedding day? So much, it was wonderful …but um well there is the matter of the bouncy castle (so cool)….and the fact that it was not exclusively the domain of the little kids!
I asked Emma to tell me a little more about their day;
We met at school and begin going out in March 2008. Jak then proposed while on holiday at Devon Cliffs. My favourite colour is blue so I always knew that was the colour I wanted to go with it. Then I had a look what would go with it and found burlap and lace looked great so we did the cake with this rustic wedding theme.
Our day was amazing, magical and just full of love. For me one of the most memorable moments would be the first dance, it was the best part of the day for me.
We found you after I asked Jak to look for the photographer and he came across yourself and said your photos looked amazing and we needed to have you.You and James were absolutely amazing on the day, you made everything so easy and were really laid back and chilled.
All my love and congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Harper! You were so lovely to be around and made James and I so welcome, it was a pleasure to photograph your day!
Lovely working with
Hair – Joy Shepherd & Claire O Driscoll
Entertainment – Blue Diamond
Dress – Wed2B
Suits – Blooms Wolverhampton
Florist – Jodie and Carol from Funky Flowers
Chair covers and sashes – The Flower house
Cake – Elizabeth Jayne Cakes
Venue – Hogarths Stone Manor