Laura and Tom’s Amersham wedding on a day that should, in theory, have been filled with blue skies and sun drenched countryside, instead it totally poured it down all day, as well as blowing a gale. What do you do when that happens? Well, you just get on with it and have a great day anyway. To be honest, when the weather isn’t playing ball it means you have to get a bit more creative and that can bring some great results.
Their ceremony took place at Speen Baptist Church which is this perfect little intimate chapel. It’s so small but can fit a good amount of people due to the balconies. After the ceremony it’s quite normal to take a little trip with the bride and groom to do a couples shoot, that obviously couldn’t happen without a wetsuit so we went to the pub instead, of course! I got to take some pictures of the bride and groom getting a quick drink before heading off to the reception venue, that was a first for me, but a good idea for sure!
The rest of this Amersham wedding took place in the beautiful Kings Chapel. The vibe was great, the entertainment was amazing and the rain kept coming which meant everyone stayed inside and danced instead of dispersing out into the lovely gardens, ideal really.
I have to admit to shedding a tear every once in a while during speeches. I am often reminded how precious family and friends are and how life can be really short. It’s not unusual for me to call my wife on the way home and talk about the couple and how the wedding day went. After these speeches I think I spent a full hour talking to Lillian as I drove down the motorway back to Bristol. (Don’t worry I had my handsfree!).
Tom and Laura, you guys are warm, welcoming and just genuinely lovely people. It was a pleasure to photograph your wedding day.