Sutton Elms baptist wedding and reception at Foxlands Farm, Ashpole Spinney

The last time I photographed a baptist wedding was over three years ago, and at the time I was really struck by the warmth of the church community, and how it really was a whole congregation affair.  The community come together in love and celebration of two of their own, and it is heartfelt and wonderful to witness as a wedding photographer.  Rebecca and Matthew’s wedding at Sutton Elms baptist church was just as lovely to be a part of.  Friends and family had flown in from all around the World and everyone has lended a hand to help the couple have the day of their dreams.  Indeed their dear friend and previous church Minister flew all the way from Cape Town to lead the service for them, it was, as they say, emotional.  After lots of singing and merriment, the service spilled out into the church garden where everyone was treated to a cuppa and a Krispy Kreme donut, before heading over to Ashpole Spinney at Foxlands Farm in nearby Cosby for a marquee reception by the fishing lakes.

This wedding was a unique one in that it was a true community effort, almost every part of the wedding had been contributed to by one of the guests, all of the food had been handmade, and I really still need to pester Rebecca’s mum for her curried bean salad recipe.  It was all so fresh, tasty and delicious!  All the servers were volunteers from the guests who joyfully dolloped up everyone’s plates, whilst others ran around clearing tables and positioning space heaters.  It was really heartwarming, truly how it was a team effort to make sure everyone had an amazing time.  I can’t forget to mention either that the groom arranged all the flowers, including buttonholes and the bouquets!  How talented is he?

Over to the photos then to share some of my favourites from the day, which was an absolute pleasure to be a part of from start to finish…

Many congratulations Rebecca and Matthew, and I wish you every happiness for your future x

L~ F~:

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