My oh my i love a snowy wedding.. aren’t they just romantic and beautiful!! Paul and Claire married literally in a blizzard, luckily it didn’t affect their day too much.
Thanks so much to Berkshire wedding photographer Memories Thru A Lens for sharing their gorgeous images, here is what they had to say about the day….
“I’m sure by now everyone has forgotten all the snow we had just before Christmas (and in fact for some over Christmas). The wedding I covered in the snow however will long be in my thoughts.
I think having a wedding on 18th December means, for the bride and groom, in the back of their mind there is the small hope of snow or a crisp icy whiteness on their wedding day. I’m not sure however that Paul and Claire would ever have imagined the amount of snow they would have on their wedding day.
I can honestly say that throughout the morning it was a full on blizzard, I have certainly never photographed a wedding in the conditions we had.
When I pulled up the the house in the morning to capture the all important shots of the bride getting ready, it was snowing quite lightly and all the roads where clear. This didn’t last however, after the church ceremony it would be fair to say at least a foot of snow had laid, I felt like I was in the Alps not north Buckinghamshire.
It was an absolutely wonderful day, the relaxed attitude of Claire and Paul was amazing. The blizzard fell all around them but as they could walk to the church they didn’t seem to mind. They just seemed full of happiness that their wedding day had finally arrived.
Sadly not all the guests could make it to the wedding ceremony as it was in a small church in rural Buckinghamshire (I’m impressed with those guests who abandoned the car and walked to ensure they got their though, what great friends!).
After the ceremony it was an unscheduled trip to the pub two doors up, while decisions where made whether we could make it through the blizzard to the wedding reception venue, and if in fact we could get down the field to the converted Tythe Barn when we did make it.
I’m pleased to say we did make it to the reception as did about 75% of the guests. It was an interesting journey in but well worth it to capture some amazing photographs of an equally amazing wedding day.”
It was the last night in our first flat together before we moved into our new place. I went home after work to pack up our stuff but when I got back it had all been done and the place was empty apart from candles and rose-petals everywhere and Paul waiting to propose.
The Vision for the day….
A wintery wedding that involved candles and sparkles.
The Planning process….
Quite easy as we often picked the first ‘thing/person’ we saw and we’re so glad we did because everything and everyone was amazing!
The Dress + Accessories…..
Had a horrible experience in a bridal shop in central London, very impersonal, dull and boring! My mum asked if i would go into a wedding dress shop (Frilly Frocks) in town when i went down to visit her and i did. I knew that i wanted to buy my dress from the shop as soon as i walked in because Fiona was so lovely, personal and friendly.
A gorgeous Maggie Sottero dress, style Karena Royale. I said from the beginning that I knew I didn’t want lace on my dress and I ended up with a dress covered in lace! It was recommended to me by the lady in the bridal shop and I loved it from the moment i put it on. All accessories came from the same shop which have been handmade by local people. The shop is called Frilly Frocks in Barnstaple, Devon which is where my mum lives.
Dessy dresses in midnight blue with fur shrugs.
The lovely Lesley Pattinson. An amazingly creative, personable and friendly person. She took some amazing photos and fully captured the story of our day.
Advice for other couples…
If you have snow don’t worry if your day doesn’t go as you planned as it will be better than you ever expected and it will be something that everyone will have a story for whether they made it or were one of the unlucky ones stuck on the motorway for hours.
Memorable moments…so many.
Hearing about people’s journeys to our wedding – people abandoned their cars in the snow and hitchhiked to get to the church, family members ended up getting a lift from a local farmer and his tractor down to the venue, walking to the church in my wellies in the middle of a blizzard with my dad, the best man managing to turn up after 2 days of travelling from Switzerland via plane, trains and automobiles and being able to do his speech, cramming people into the landrover to get them to the venue (we had 11 at one point!)
It was supposed to be a safari in Tanzania and then beach hol in Zanzibar the day after we got married but Heathrow cancelled all flights because of the snow and couldn’t give us any alternatives. Instead we went for a week snowboarding in Utah in February, very ironic!
Thanks so much to Claire and Paul for sharing their day today.
Credit where credit’s due….
Wedding dress shop – http://www.frillyfrocks.co.uk
Venue – http://www.notleyfarm.co.uk
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