Verity and James chose a church wedding in Lemsford, followed by an amazing wedding party hidden in secret Bluebell woods in Wheathampsted. When we first met up for a pre wedding shoot and chat, I realised how amazing they were and just how important the day was for them both. I met their horses and the dogs Hoggy and Bex, and was enthralled when James showed me bits of an amazing Geodisic dome that he was making for the wedding bar. In fact everything was made by them. James made his own wedding band, a cake stand, the bar in the dome, centrepiece and Verity stitched masses of bunting, including fabric with horses on and some of Jame's old shirts and ski resport themed table plan even the table names from Verity's horses' shoes! A true massive project, which was kept quiet from almost everyone. Verity's dad mentioned this in his speech "Isn't it exciting!?" She had told him, as she explained their dreams for turning their friend's wood that had no road access into their dream wedding location. They not only built the dome, but also cleared a road through, laying hardcore down so that caterers and the yurt could be placed just where they wanted it. They hoped and dreamed that their date would coincide with bluebells in the wood. It was spectacular to see. Guests were ferried by tractor to the location and the couple themselves drove right through a path made in the bluebells on their quadbike. This was a party of celebration of love, determination and faith! Verity's parents were understandably very proud, that showed, and the welcome I received as photographer was so genuine and touching. Their two dogs wandered around the woods and even joined Verity and James on the dancefloor. I have never seen such a packed yurt of happy guests, happy for this lovely couple to be married and start a new part of their life together.. I'll let you see the photos...
Guests arrived at a barn, and transport took them to the secret bluebell woods, where the reception awaited them!
Keen skiiers Verity and James had decked their venue out with names of places they have skied in, the Geodisic dome that James made was their Saloon bar, complete with skiis and a massive stock of home made shots for the guests.
Verity is a vet, and of course a big animal lover, so the cake featured their pigs, horses, dogs, quad bike and cat!
Truly the most full yurt I have ever seen! Shots were delivered by these backpack and guns for the drinking games the guests played.
They were joined on the dance floor by one of their dogs Hoggy, who was just as excited to be busting some moves!
Bride's dress Essence of Australia
Brides personalised Wellys Weddingtons
Bouquets and buttonholes Stephanie Rose Florist
Catering It's Grilled
AMAZING GEODISIC DOME Bar - Made by James
Venue Will's Private Secret Bluebell woods
Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+
This is just a selection of the photos from the day, family and friends can obtain the password to the online gallery to view photos.