Firstly, I just want to say - I love that Hannah shares my name - it means that for the last eight-or- so months there's been a big "Hannah Wedding" on my wall planner. A girl can dream, right? Hint hint.
Hannah and Oscar's wedding was the perfect way to kick off a new year of weddings - they were married in Notley Tythe Barn, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire which is a beautiful barn that they had covered in fairy lights and gorgeous bunting. The happy couple both looked wonderful, oh and those bridesmaid dresses were just beautiful (they even had pockets - everyone loves dresses with pockets, right?)! More importantly, though, they were a joy to be around - not just Hannah and Oscar (who I already knew were great to be around after we met in the summer), but, the bridal party, their friends, their family...Hannah's Mum wrote to me after the wedding say I felt like part of the family and I was so thrilled because I really felt like they'd welcomed me in with open arms.
As part of my job I often get to crawl over the front seats of the wedding car to get some shots of the couple in the back of the car - I always love feeling how squidgy those seats are and looking at how cosy the back look. So when the gents from Allerston Taylor & Regency Carriages
offered to drive me up the hill to a less muddy location for some couple shots, I was very excited - I got to ride in the bridesmaids car and it was like driving on a sofa. I'm currently car shopping, so, that may have added to my excitement...!
Hannah and Oscar had added a lot of lovely little touches to their day - being in February (although, we did see some lovely sun, albeit, paired with icy cold winds) there were lots of rainy day games, such as Jenga and Hungry, Hungry Hippos, which were just a joy to watch the guests play. They also had printed up little badges with pictures of themselves as children on them and the guests had to wear the face of the person they'd met first - I thought that was just a lovely touch. Really, I just cannot express how much I loved this wedding! On with the photos...