Real Wedding - Lucy and Chris

Lucy and Chris are the absolute epitome of young love. I've chosen to write about their day as it is, one of, the most personal weddings I have ever been to. Totally focused on their love, their family and friends and had some of the most beautiful handmade finishing touches.

Lucy and Chris's story all started with their engagement shoot at the beautiful Ryton Pools in Coventry, the site of their very first date (aah!) on a bitterly cold January day.

Thankfully this was the polar opposite to their actual wedding day that, despite a rainy morning, turned into a gloriously warm and sunny day with the most beautiful sunset.

The day started, unusually, with me photographing the groom and groomsmen getting ready for the day at his parent's home. Getting to Kenilworth Methodist Church for their wedding it was obvious that this was going to be a warm, friendly and very personal day from the homemade bunting to the hand-written orders of service. I was not wrong! From the friends playing in the band, to the obvious emotion and the best reaction to the first kiss I've ever seen it was all about who they are as a couple.

Arriving at Park Farm for the reception I was blown away by what Lucy and Chris had done with the gorgeous white marquee, the campsite to the side and the surroundings at the venue were incredible. We made the most of the lake, the boat house and the wooded areas for the portraits before I headed into the marquee to photograph the gorgeous home made details (just look at the gorgeous copper pipe candle holders and the homemade decor hanging from the roof of the marquee). Everything just screamed Lucy and Chris even down to The Archer's themed table plan - something they both listened to whilst at University.

One of my favourite things about this wedding simply had to be the speeches. The backdrop of the gorgeous lake and the guests sitting on camping chairs and picnic blankets just highlighted how relaxed and personal the speeches were. As the guests played lawn games and we waited for the first dance we were treated to a sunset that only the British countryside can give and I couldn't resist a good old fashioned sunset shot.

The evening rolled on with Lucy and Chris cutting the cake (or pulling apart the Kransekake), sharing their first dance and then some serious moves were thrown on the dance floor to the wonderful live band all before, greeted by sparklers, they left for their honeymoon.

If you're looking to have a relaxed, heartfelt and homemade wedding then you can't go wrong with looking at Lucy and Chris's wedding.