Off to Peper Harow I went for the wedding of Primrose and Sam, a charming pastoral affair – fields, flowers, plenty of children (all adorably outfitted) and a magnificent tipi provided by Fiesta Fields. I was booked for five hours to cover the pre-ceremony shots, the service, reception and speeches.

Sam and Primrose are without doubt a pair of cool cats – check the wedding car, an old school Fiat. Except, perhaps cats is not the right word to use here as much of the ceremony had a distinctly doggy theme, owing to Primrose’s beloved dog Mabel. Although Mabel wasn’t at the ceremony, she remained very much present in thought and was actually my first subject of the day in front of the lens, resplendent in a tiara with Prim before hotfooting it to the church ceremony.

One of five siblings, Primrose had plenty of nieces and nephews to call upon for flower girls and page boys (nine in total!) making for some very funny group shots. Primrose, a modest kinda gal, not to mention super kind and – as you can see – totally gorgeous, was not keen to have any posed photographs, but I managed to persuade her and Sam to take some couple shots – a quick 10 minutes and the rest were candidly shot.

I finally got the chance to work at a wedding with Cherfold Flowers, whose floristry I have keenly followed and heard so much about – and for good reason, the flowers were exceptional, perfectly attuned to the day and the personalities of Primrose and Sam.

As dusk crowned the day, guests gathered around the fires in the tipi and toasted a marshmallow or two, a wonderfully relaxed interval before the evening’s entertainment began and I headed home, reminiscing on what had been a truly beautiful wedding brimming with creative collaboration. Congratulations Sam and Primrose, it was perfect without pretention.

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Wedding details / suppliers:

Peper Harow Church http://www.peperharow.info/church.htm

Cherfold flowers http://www.cherfoldcottageflowers.com

Fiesta Fields (Tipi weddings) http://www.fiestafields.co.uk