Francis and Katy live in Perth, Australia but have English and South African roots amongst others. Most of their family live in England so they decided to have their wedding back in England with all their close family and friends for a very relaxed day in the village of Tarrant Monkton with the use of a family friends Farm and grounds for their beautifully decorated country style wedding and their ceremony down the road at All Saints Church, Tarrant Monkton.
They had lots of help from family and friends who all got stuck in making cakes, setting up bunting and other country style elements to the day along with arranging the flowers and much more. As well as pastel colours in their beautiful marquee from all the bunting for their country style theme, Francis and Katy had pink for the bridesmaids and blue for the boys ties and suits.
The food for the day was incredibly important to them, partially Katy, being a vegan and wanting the food to be incredible and delicious. She was lucky enough to find Tierra Kitchen, who are based down in Lyme Regis. They prepared the most delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes ever for everyone. As well as Katy making her own wedding cake and Francis ordered in the all important beer keg from Butcombe Brewery.
The highlight for everyone (apart from their marriage of course!) were the speeches. Francis' brother Charlie was the best man and is a lawyer and so very used to public speaking. The thing I love about some weddings is where the best men really goes to down wth their own, bespoke speeches rather than using the internet for help. Charlie did not disappoint! The stories about Francis were hilarious. Everyone was either smiling or laughing and it's absolutely one of the most memorable speeches I have ever heard after shooting over 300 weddings.
The evening was a joy to shoot and be at too as they had one of the best wedding covers bands I have seen for a while. An all girl band called Festival Foxes, who not only looked awesome but sounded fantastic starting off with a very cool acoustic set, into a rock set later on in the evening.
Wedding Ceremony Venue: All Saint's Church, Tarrant Monkton, Dorset
Wedding Reception Venue: Marquee at Manor Farm, Tarrant Monkton, Dorset
Wedding Caterer: Tierra Kitchen, Lyme Regis
Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Milano (Style 7717)
Wedding Shoes: NU, Australia
Wedding Hair: Hair by Karren
Wedding Makeup: Amanda Jackson-Sytner
Wedding Flowers: Friend
Wedding Cake: The Bride
Beer Keg: Butcombe Brewery
Wedding Band: Festival Foxes