A Viking & Elvin Princess wedding I hear you ask? Yep…! and oh my goodness what a feast for your eyes Alex & Callum’s’ wedding was. As a massive Lord of the Rings fan myself this wedding was never going to disappoint. Never mind the torrential rain we had, you just never know what weather Middle Earth is going to chuck in your face after all… Alex & Callum’s big day was epic! Truly fantastic and out of this world incredible. They’re such a lovely couple too. I met Alex a few years back when she answered an ad I posted needing a red head model for a shoot in London I was doing. We hit it off back then and have stayed in touch ever since. When she asked me to be her wedding photographer I literally leapt at the chance and I really really loved seeing her being walked up the aisle with her amazing Dad and tying the knot with her gorgeous Viking Callum. I am not ashamed to admit I welled up quite a bit behind the lens! I’m pleased I could hide behind all the beautiful greenery and pergola Alex’s parents had made and installed into the ceremony room in Southend Barns. In fact they did an amazing job with all the décor. They made it all and put it all together and completely transformed the barns, they looked simply stunning.
Alex did her own make up as she is a Beauty Therapist & Consultant herself – you can check out some of her work on her instagram page Cutie Red. My lovely friend Charlotte of Polka dot Hair and Make up was on hand to make everyone else look gorgeous and also did the hair for the day and I have to say Alex’s braid was so beautiful. So fitting for the look she was going for with the beautiful head piece and Elvin ears from Muse Suite on Etsy and her dream like Maggie Sottero dress.
Callum and his boys looked so dapper in their suits with the button holes Becci (Alex’s mum) had made and the day ran so smoothly thanks to Rob and his team from Field and Fork and their big golf umbrellas – I’m really going to miss working with them. We also had the lovely Gary as Master of Ceremonies and DJ for the day and he did a fab job too. Oh and I can’t start uploading the photos to this post yet without first mentioning Nic’s woodland cake creation from Nic’s Slice of Heaven. Amazing!!
We did battle with the elements a little bit but the clouds cleared and the sun came out long enough in the evening for us to sneak out in the lane behind the barn by the field for a few gorgeous couples portraits and I’m so pleased we did as they’re some of my favourite photos ever…