Gorgeous Gloucestershire Country Wedding
Pitchforks, bugles, People Watching...and Paddy
Shipton Moyne is a village that is very local to me, so when Emily and Ed asked me to photograph their Gloucestershire Country Wedding there last autumn I was of course very pleased to obliged.
Both Emily and Ed are from farming families, and rural life was very much a theme of their lovely wedding.
From the grooms drinks in the famous Cat and Custard Pot pub (Prince Charle’s local) to the pitch forks, bugles and amazing marquee in the farm grounds for the wedding breakfast.
I started my day with some short bridal preparation photographs of Emily and it was at that point I was first introduced to Paddy the Jack Russell.
We became firm friends throughout the day….
The ceremony was in the local parish church of St. John the Baptist, Shipton Moyne and as mentioned, the traditional pitch forks and bugles were out after the ceremony.
I enjoy every wedding I photograph of course, but this was a real exercise in people watching for me.
As I tell many of my students on my photography workshops being a wedding photographer is more about watching and observing than it is about being a camera operator.
At Emily and Ed’s wedding I spent long periods of time watching the amazing characters, and relationships between them.
Wedding Photography for me is all about humanity and its that that I like to capture in my work.
I think Emily and Ed’s wedding in Shipton Moyne was a perfect place for simply watching, exploring and photographing.
The wedding breakfast ended with some spectacularly humorous speeches.
Obviously I won’t divulge but…..well, what exactly DO farmers get up to ?
“Thank you so much for the photographs, we absolutely love them. You have done such a great job of capturing the day.”
– Emily & Ed