Antony and Liz met in 2013 after a few weeks of crossing paths on the way to work in Salisbury. After 3 adventure filled years, Antony proposed to Liz on a beach in Wales near Cardiff. Wedding planning started soon after and I was soon booked for the big day.
I have had a wonderful journey with Anthony and Liz. Things work out so well with couples when they just get me and what I strive to achieve, especially when there are opportunities to shoot outside of the box. Being photography fans, they were so open to my ideas including the memorable Ikea Engagement Shoot which we shot back in April which were based off of my idea, their love for Ikea and their favourite film, '500 Days of Summer'.
Their wedding was in August at Salisbury Registry Office. It seemed the right location for them as neither of them are religious and they both grow up in Salisbury. Keeping it within the Salisbury area, their reception venue was at Lower Lawn Barns (Clementines Shop) in Fonthill Gifford, West Tisbury and much to the bride's relief, the weather was beautiful after weeks of rain. Liz and Antony wanted their wedding day to be casual and relaxed and although there was a theme of woodlands it was a minimalistic approach letting the historic venue do most of the talking.
The venue was set in a courtyard at the end of a country lane surrounded by woodland and fields reflecting the couples love for the outdoors and local countryside. Tables were set for the BBQ lunch in the old coach-house that ran along the bottom of the courtyard with a cottage on the corner connecting to the barn where the bar and dance floor were ready for the evening.
Decor included a lot of greenery, ivy, bamboo, and borrowed plants from a local garden center. Candles and fairy lights lit up the summer evening. The greenery that decorated the venue was collected the day before from friends and families gardens. Liz, Antony and their friends and family all helped to decorate the venue the day before. There was also a very fitting green converted Defender Landrover serving coffee and espresso martinis all day thanks to Exodus Coffee."
Liz's dress was by Madeline Gardner and brought from the Organza Rooms in Amesbury. Liz's shoes were pink suede Vans comfortable for all the dancing and running around that day. Liz got ready in the house she grew up in, in Winterbourne Earls, where her very talented Mum created their wedding cake as her mum owns her own cake business called 'House of Sankey'. The two wooden bear cake toppers were made Liz's old school friend Emily as well as a bear themed wooden post box for the bride and grooms cards. If Mum didn't have her hands full enough with the wedding cake, she also created all of the flowers for the day, the buttonholes, bouquet and bridesmaids flowers. The arrangements included Pink roses, hydrangeas and lisianthus.
Wedding Venue: Salisbury Registry Office
Wedding Reception Venue: Lower Lawn Barns, West Tisbury
Wedding Catering: The Earl of Sandwich, Winchester
Wedding Dress: Madeline Gardner
Wedding Shoes: Pink Vans
Wedding Make Up and Hair: Amazing Face
Wedding Coffee Cart: Exodus Coffee
Wedding Cake: Liz's Mum - House of Sankey
Wedding Car: Doris Days Out VW Campers
Wedding DJ: Cosmic DJ's
Antony and Liz's Testimonial:
"From start to finish Nick was a dream to work with. My husband and I are not the best in front of a camera and were quite nervous, but Nick made us feel confident and relaxed. He also helped us think outside the box for our engagement shoot which ended up being at Ikea and we had so much fun!
On our wedding day, Nick was everything you could hope for in a wedding photographer. He caught some truly special moments that I didn't even know he was there for! All of our photos are unique, creative and beautiful, he really captured the atmosphere and feel of the day. I really cannot speak highly enough of Nick and I am sad it's all over as we won't get to work with him again!
Thank you so so much Nick, I know some friends have already contacted you already, fingers crossed we will see you at more weddings in the future!"