What an incredible wedding. When Ben and Meriel first contacted me to say they would like their couple shots in a local National Trust orchard, it really peaked my interest. Ben and Meriel are based in London so knew where the orchards were, but the orchard location is hardly something listed on a sat nav, or a place you can easily describe directions to. Way before the wedding in spring, my partner and I decided to find the orchards. There were a lot! Along the way we met a local who regularly walked by the orchards with his little dog and was more and happy to help us find it. We spent about an hour just walking and chatting with him as he told us a little local history. We found even more orchards so became very quickly spoilt for choice.
Shortly before the wedding, I met up with Ben and Meriel to find out where the orchards they had in mind were, and to catch up on details to plan ahead for the day. It was amazing to find that the orchards that the local man and his dog found us were exactly the ones Ben & Meriel wanted. What was even more amazing, is that on the wedding day, whilst taking those photos we bumped into the local man and his dog! He saw the London Taxi Cab they had hired as transport parked up, and decided to find out what was going on. It was brilliant to meet him again and he remembered our little walk.
One thing I loved about this wedding is that the bride and groom chose so many local suppliers and vendors despite being from London. Choosing a local Herefordshire wedding photographer certainly made me happy and I’m glad to have taken part in this amazing wedding.
Along with what I think are some of my best couple photos of the year, the bride and groom had created a national parks themed wedding with each guest table being named after a famous park. They also painstakingly created real map bunting! Guests were spoilt to a Great British bake off cake buffet and the wedding cake was a brilliant cheese tiered cake. Ben and Meriel were a brilliant couple and I wish them all the best.