Fenella & Sam, Stapleton, Presteigne
Garden Party Delights
Fen & Sam recently had their wedding at Sam's family home near Stapleton, Presteigne at the beginning of August and I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph their day for them.
The rain and hail stones that greeted me when I woke thankfully made way for bright sunshine which was handy as Fen & Sam had planned an outdoor wedding and reception with a festival/garden party theme. The ceremony was conducted expertly by Fen's dad and together with a few live songs thrown in for good measure it made for quite a unique experience.
Various games and activities filled the afternoon before the reception in the wonderful barn later on (more about that in a bit). The speeches were as entertaining as ever, queue a new acronym on me... ADJ - Adult Dad Jokes. Some of the best (and worst) that I think I've heard. A rather interesting cardboard cut out also made an appearance, although being a family friendly website, I think I'll leave that one to peoples imaginations!
A quick word on the barn which I feel I must also mention. In a word, WOW! Ok, it was a little 'snug' once all the guests were inside, and a little bit of a challenge, but the amount of work that had taken place to get it to look as amazing as it did was mind blowing! When I met with Fen & Sam for their engagement session they explained how much it had changed, but until I saw pictures of just HOW much it had changed, I really had no idea (check out the picture below 'The Story of the Barn'). Hats off to all involved, an amazing achievement.
As I mentioned in my sneak peak post, it was great to work for and also get to know Fen & Sam. They seem to be made for each other and I wish them all the best in their future together.
Just a few from a thoroughly enjoyable day...