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Iscoyd Park Wedding – Shropshire – Rachel & Tim

amazing rainbow sihouette photo

Rachel and Tim’s wedding is particularly dear to my heart. I’d like to think that one of the things I appreciate an awful lot at weddings is the importance of family. My reasons – well, I’m not only a son but also a brother, a husband and, in the last three years, a father; and as a result of that my heart strings regularly get a good old tugging during a wedding. Naturally, there’s the more obvious moments that this happens; during the speeches, those emotional embraces at key moments, but also the tender touches & little loving glances that can easily go unnoticed. Often, they’re the most powerful displays of the bond between two people. So I often find myself thinking about what emotions people might be going through at a given point during the day and what it would mean if I were able to capture them.

A few weeks after Tim and Rachel’s wedding, Rachel told me her dad had sadly passed away. My heart literally sank and I remembered what an awful time it was when it happened in our own family. I was absolutely devastated. The thought that they were going through the same distressing time was tragic. If you’re reading this and you’ve suffered a similar loss, you’ll know full well that it’s very hard to find any kind of consolation in such times and I’m sure it must have been the same for Rachel and the family.

Looking back on these photos however, I was so glad that Rachel’s dad got to witness her wedding day, experience that proud moment as he walked her down the aisle to marry the love of her life, to see her enjoy the day with the wonderful friends that love her and Tim so much. As a father myself I think I can imagine what that must have meant to him. There’s no doubt he must have been extremely proud.

I’m in very real danger of shedding a tear or two if I carry on writing any more, and really whatever I say just doesn’t seem anywhere near significant enough in a situation like this, so I’ll just end by thanking Rachel and Tim – it was an absolute privilege to be a part of your wonderful day and I hope the photos help the family think back upon happier times both now and in the years to come. Warmest love to you all. X

Iscoyd park wedding venue
an old rusty sign reading iscoyd dairy
an old piano in the woods
a bridesmaid hanging a wedding dress on the end of a four poster
the bridal party having their make up applied
dramatically lit photo of bridesmaid in beautiful window light
lip liner being applied to the brides lips
the bouquet sitting on top of- an antique chest of drawers
a bridemaids laughs as her friend has eyeliner applied
a little girl and her dog sitting on a matt
the brides son brings her a bracelet as a gift
looking through the main doorway at the ushers on the driveway
An usher greets the groom with an ambrace on the steps at Iscoyd
Guests congregating on the driveway of Iscoyd Park
guests talking and laughing
family embracing on the driveway
guests framed in a doorway
The beautiful ceremony room
chairs and flowers in the ceremony room
father of the bride watches bridesmaids tying up their dresses
two pairs of hands tie the bow at the back of the wedding dress
the bride looking at herself in a big circular mirror
the flower girl shows off her boquet of flowers
the brides last minute lip touchup
the bridal party wait in the hallway before walking down the ais
the bride walks down the aisle with her father
the couple smile affectionately at each other as the bride reach
The ceremony takes place
two bridesmaids in purpkle dresses perform readings
a bridesmaid gives a reading
smiling guests look on during the ceremony
the couple exchange rings as they look into each others eyes
the couple kiss for the first time as husband and wife as everyo
the signing of the register
the audience applauds
the recessional
guests throw confetti over the happy couple
guests laugh as the bride pulls a piece of confetti from her mou
the best man congratulates and hugs the groom
emotional moments as guests congratulate the couple
guests mingling
Guests enjoying drinks and canapes at Iscoyd Park
canapes being served while a string quartet plays in the backgro
guests clink glasses together in celebration
A group of wedding guests posing for the camera
everyone runs into the house to avoid the rain
a guests laughs as he holds his drink
The reception room decorated wonderfully with trees and flowers
gold pots on the tables with pink roses in them
table decorations and candles
father of the bride gives a moving speech
A guest wipes her tears with a tablecloth
guests applauding the speech
the bride touches the grooms hand as he makes his speech
lots of guests shed a tear during the speeches
the groom tries to hide his shame during the best mans speech
guests laughing
the audience laugh!
The audience and top table raise their glasses in a toast
the best man and the groom embrace as the bride applauds
the bride and groom step outside for some portraits
bride and groom watch the cricketers playing
couple hugging and laughing
The bride and groom walk to the back of Iscoyd Park
The couple cuddle
Wedding portraits in the gardens of Iscoyd Park
the couple laugh together among the leaves
The couple take a romantic walk around the lake at Iscoyd Park
The couple have some romantic portraits in the gardens
groom tenderly kisses the brides forehead
The couple are silhouetted against an amazing rainbow
the couple enjoy their first dance surrounded by family and frie
newlyweds hold each other tightly during their first dance
Guests are invited onto the dancefloor
Guests start to dance and someone hugs the groom
the grooms friends surround him
a male guests points at the bride on the dance floor
the wedding band playing with a female vocalist singing
guests partying
groomsmen bashing their bottoms together!
the dancefloor goes off!
The guitarist playing among the crowd with the guitar behind his
two girls wearing silly costumes and posing for the camera
a pint of beer being held in the air

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Sam Docker - Sensational fella, love this set!!

Jarek Lepak - Such a stunning collection, Alex. Amazing as always!

Crooze Photography Aruba - What a beautiful venue to get married. You images are on point as always. The rainbow was a great bonus!

Ashley Davenport - Awesome work dude. Great set of images.

Alex - Thanks so much guys! 😀

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