Cathryn & Richard’s Wedding – St. Margarets Church & Ifield Barn Theatre

There was something about Cathryn and Richard’s wedding that I adored and whilst I love every single wedding I shoot, this was just one closer to my heart. Why? Well, I’ll try to explain. Whilst this wedding was totally stamped with Cathryn and Richard’s personality, it was very much like my own wedding – a church wedding and marquee in comfortable surroundings – like most weddings, I know right? However, this one just exuded that ‘just right’ warmth, love and fun…that hug-in-a-mug feeling. It was full of laughter, a hint of nerves, brimming with handmade details (every place setting had a cork…every bottle drunk by the couple themselves over about 2 years!) and adoring loved ones who just…simply kicked back and enjoyed. I had met up with this dynamic duo just a couple of days before their wedding and whilst a little nervous, they soon warmed and talked excitedly about their plans. Just two days later and I was soon in Cathryn’s family home where she prepared for the day. I had slight dress envy, I admit, over the soft fishtail and ivory lace gown Cathryn had chosen – it suited her perfectly and she looked so, so beautiful. The couple had decided to marry at St Margaret’s Church in Ifield, a church close to Cathryn’s heart and family. Their reception was just a minute’s walk at the end of the church path at the Ifield Barn Theatre where a marquee sat in the grounds. Guests were treated to a gorgeous afternoon tea by the lovely, Jacqueline Wise, and later a hog roast with all the trimmings. It was a wonderfully relaxed day and guests soon spilled out onto the lawns with drinks, kicked off their shoes as the sun began to set and the band began to play for the evening dancing. Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (531 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (20 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (11 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (76 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (35 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (57 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (52 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (88 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (90 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (84 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (30 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (115 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (271 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (144 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (147 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (153 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (155 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (159 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (183 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (195 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (210 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (211 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (215 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (216 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (222 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (225 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (229 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (242 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (259 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (262 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (268 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (320 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (327 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (366 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (379 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (449 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (411 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (431 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (452 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (461 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (447 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (493 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (599 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (522 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (523 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (552 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (562 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (578 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (596 of 621) Cathryn & Richard - Laura Ellen Photography (610 of 621)