Phil & Laura / A Micro Wedding at All Saints Church, Holbeach / Lincolnshire Wedding Photography
Phil & Laura didn't let the virus ruin their day, although it certainly did try.
Originally planned to marry in the summer, it couldn't happen like so many other weddings because of lockdown. They then rescheduled for 2021 but decided to go for it in October. Only 4 weeks between making the decision and choosing the date and actually walking down the aisle.
Im sure you will all agree that in 4 weeks Laura & Phil did a great job of getting everything planned.
I 1st met them early 2020 at Old Hunstanton on the beach for their pre wedding shoot; I love the beach huts, dunes and cliffs at Sunny Hunny, we're so lucky to have it close by.
Meeting up for a pre wedding shoot is really important and useful to me; it's a great way for us all to get to know each other and I get to see how the couple feels about my 'big' camera.
Phil & Laura did great on the sand.
A few months passed by, we had a few messages and calls about the wedding and the dates, then it was October and it was the morning of the wedding.
Laura got ready at home surrounded by her family.
Make up by Kiss & Makeup by Rachel Bray
I persuaded laura to let me hang the dress outside the font door.
It was a little windy at times and we were all ready to run and catch it!
The dress was from Wed2be Northampton
I love capturing these details.
Hair by Courtney at Fifth Avenue, Holbeach
Dad's 1st look.
A proud and happy moment!
Who said you can't have a father of the bride dance in the kitchen?
It's these photos that people will enjoy forever.
You've got to have a laugh in life!
Before we all raced to the church I had a quiet moment with Laura.
Flowers by Wendy Goodliff Floral Design, Spalding.
What a beautiful machine courtesy of Limo4u, Peterborough.
Phil & Laura, chose to tie the knot at All Saints Church, Holbeach.
A huge church perfect for an 'I do'
Phil was ready and waiting for his soon to be wife.
Suit's from Robert Goddard, Spalding.
Here comes Laura.
I absolutely love walking around the guests and the action capturing these little real moments!
We quickly headed back inside because you can never have enough kiss photos!
And then it was back to Phil & Laura's house for confetti. The perfect excuse to throw something at the happy couple.
Cutting of the, truly amazing looking, cake by Vintage Cake Craft, Spalding.
And the 1st dance.
A week before the big day I had a drive around the villages near Holbeach to find a quiet tree lined country road and found this beauty in Gedney Dawesmere.
It wasn't so quiet though with tractors and other farm vehicles passing by every few minutes!
I asked Laura what it was like too marry during the pandemic and she said "I am so glad we moved our wedding forward, although we couldn’t have the big party, I still had everything I wanted and more on the day, it was intimate, small and a beautiful day".
And so, as I said at the start of the blog, I'm sure you will agree that this micro wedding still looks like Laura & Phil had the best day despite all the negativity going on around them.
Sometimes you just need something good to look forward too.
Phil & Laura, the new Mr & Mrs Winterton, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding, you made me a happy Lincolnshire wedding photographer x