Jess & Ashleigh vibrant country wedding
Jessica and Ashley’s lovely wedding was shot by seasoned snapper Stephen Swain – and, as usual, he did a great job of capturing the emotion and atmosphere of the day. Jess and Ashleigh now live in Australia, but they wanted to find a venue that reflected their rural English roots. South Farm’s tranquil countryside setting and lakeside gazebo was perfect, as it meant they could say their vows outside. “It rained all morning, but cleared just in time for the ceremony. I’ll never forget how everyone rushed around transporting flowers to the gazebo at the last minute!” says Jess. Ashley’s talented mum did all the reception flowers herself – I don’t think I’ve ever seen pink gerberas look so pretty! I also love the way Jess chose white flowers for her own bouquet but went to town with colourful posies for her bridesmaids – a very modern trend that flies in the face of old fashioned, matchy-matchy weddings!