Ellen and Nick are clearly a couple with a very specific vision and outlook, and their wedding and wedding photography are a true testament to this individuality. It was a day to remember and delight the senses.
Not many would be brave enough to decorate a farmer’s field for a wedding blessing and outdoor reception in late September, but the day went off without a hitch. Despite clouds, it was warm and a perfect day for enjoying the countryside. I loved all the pretty details of red, gold and purple to reflect Hong Kong Chinese wedding traditions.
There were paper lanterns adorning the barbed wire and wooden gates, stone Chinese dragons with red ribbons, a marquee decked out in gorgeous red decorations and Chinese characters and bespoke details including an amazing floral, lace and Lego adorned cake (doesn’t sound like it’d work, but it did!), and all with the bucolic setting of the West Sussex countryside with hay bales, cows and big skies. It was a very unexpected and beautiful wedding ying and yang, which I think shines through in their wedding photography.
A ukulele trio of their friends played songs during the ceremony for another spark of quirkiness, and then for a bit more tradition with a tea ceremony and wedding breakfast with speeches and toasting.
Clearly foodies, Nick’s and Ellen’s evening meal was absolutely delicious and followed by an array of lost of lovely, tiny desserts and a brilliant first dance routine and disco for all ages into the wee hours.
What also punctuated the day for me was Ellen’s relaxed demeanour and gorgeous big smile and laugh. Nick is clearly a very lucky bridegroom.
I loved photographing for this lovely couple, and it is not too often that I see such a creative and unique wedding.