A Woodland Wedding | Charlotte and Jon

incredible night time fforest wedding portrait

“Alex! Wow, the pictures are absolutely amazing and way more than we ever anticipated – thank you so so much! You have captured every special moment and all the angles that we never saw ourselves – what a great evening we have had reliving our day through your eyes. Truly special.”

I know I probably say this all the time, but I feel incredibly lucky with the couples that book me. Take Charlotte and Jon – incredibly kind, fun and just wonderful to be around, with a wedding so cool that it even has it’s own hashtag #newlyjeds!

I knew soon after we met, seeing Charlotte and Jon’s warm smiles that it was going to be a day to remember. Everyone was amazing – even the priest, who had everyone in stitches as he decided to skip the ‘boring bits’!  ‘Blah, blah, blah …the end’ I think were his words at one point! Brilliant! Another highlight had to be the point where Jon announced he’d been taking secret singing lessons for the last 6 months so he could sing a special song to Charlotte during his speech. I’ll always remember the look of surprise on Charlotte’s face as Jon burst into song… only to find out he HAD actually just been going down the pub instead!

The fun flowed right throughout the day and I love that Charlotte and Jon just did everything their way – a totally relaxed wedding with everyone having a great time, all in the magical setting of a forest. Incredible! Here are a few photos from their wonderful woodland wedding.

Reflection of lace wedding dress in a mirror.Jimmy Choos on a shelfsparkly high heel wedding shoesbride getting ready creatively framed inbetween two doowwaysbride-to-be looking through photobook as bridesmaids look onbridesmaid looks through romantic photobookbride having her veil put inbride putting perfume on before her weddingproud mother sees her daughter in her wedding dress for the first timethe bridal party enters the quaint village churcheveryone looks as the bride and her father walk down the aislebride and groom getting married at the altar in old village churchparents of the bride looking happy during marriage ceremonyexchanging marriage vowsclose up of the wedding ring being put onto the grooms fingerthe recessionalhugs and congratulations outside the churchsmiles and congratulations outside the churchnatural photos of wedding guests outside the church on a lovely summers daymore hugs and confetti is passed around guests in a basketA wide angle photo of wedding guests outside an old village churchConfetti is thrown over the bride and groom as they walk away form the churchamazing wedding portrait photo of couple against a brilliant blue summers skyAn intimate photo of the newlyweds happily cuddling closelyBeautiful summer wedding portraitdriftwood sign saying 'the enchanted forest'A Red Kite bird of prey flies above the tree topswoodland wild plants and a white butterflyguests gather for reception drinks in the woodbride and groom arrive at the clearing in a golf buggyguests mingling in the woodcanapes and champagne are servedA jazz band play music for the guestsA guest takes her shoes off and goes barefoot on the grassA big fly lands on the back of someones suit jacketwoodland wedding receptionguests mingling and talkingwedding guests arriving in the woods on a golf buggy waving at the cameraepic ushers and bridesmaids woodland portrait group photowoodland sign hanging from a tree saying 'marquee'wedding marquee set in the woodland at Evenley Wood Gardens, Buckinghamshirewoodland wedding detailsbeautifully decorated marquee interiortable details - a decorative apple and menuwedding table details - flowers on cut tree trunksstepladder seating plan with pot plants on itwedding guests walk through the enchanted forestguests walking through the woodswedding guests move up to the marquee in the golf buggyguests outside forest marqueewedding guests outside marquee in woodland settingguests helping themselves to beer from the barrel, perched on a haystacka couple of women sitting on hay bales, enjoying beer and laughing in the sunshineholding a bottle of beer up in the airlady in wheelchair throwing her head back in laughterdocumentary style photographs of guests minglingA man throwing a ball into a friends glass of beera ball lands in a pint glass and a little girl laughs!a hand points to a seating planan amazing hamper sitting on the table, full of lovely food and drinkan incredible spread of food in hampers and on wooden boardsa wedding favour thank you note attached to an applethe bride and groom about to make their entrance into the marqueeeverybody cheers as the newly married couple enter the marquee for the wedding breakfastfather of the bride produces hilarious prop 'breathing mask' during his speech!woman clapping and laughing during speechman laughing at joke in speechbride and groom laugh during speecheschampagne glasses chinking during speechesa meaningful moment as the groom addresses the bride during his speechmother of the bride crying at the grooms speechgroom mock singing to the entire room of wedding guestsbride and father laughingguests laughingbest man stands up to deliver his speechfits of laugher at the best mands speechthe family all raise their glasses to toast the bride and groomnewlyweds take a romatic stroll through the woods at sunsetbeautiful backlit wedding portrait at Evenley Wood Gardenbeautiful sunset wedding portrait at Evenley Wood Gardenthe bride and groom cross a small bridge as they walk through the woodsBride and groom walking through the woodland at sunsetBride and groom walking through the woods at sunsetBride and groom woodland wedding portraitBeautiful evening light in the woodsthe bride and groom silhouetted against a bright background of green foliagewoodland drinks reception at a hut in the woodsguests chatting by a shelter in the fforestwedding guests drinking in a hut in the woodspaper decorations hanging from the ceiling of an old wooden hutwhiskey bottles and drinks on a vintage chestguests smoking cigars and drinking by an old hut in the woodsinterestingly framed photo of guests drinkning in the woodfun photo of the groom smoking a cigar surrounded by drooling ladiesthe lads playing beer pongan usher throws the ping poig ball at the cups in a game of beer pongsilly photo of a guy eating a ping pong ball during a game of beer pongnewyweds pointing to a driftwood sign above their heads that reads 'newlyjeds'tilt shift photo of a woodland wedding settingthe couple enjoy their first dance, surrounded by friends and familyromantic first danceemotional parents look on during their daughters first dancecouples dancing togetherthe dance tempo increasesguests join the dance floor in a group circlefun on the dancefloor!guests dancing and huggingbrother of the bride perfoms a bending backwards dance movewedding party time!the bride dances with a friend on her wedding nightguests party down on the dance floorgroom parties and dances with his guestsa flame burning amidst the treetopslittle girl laughing at her daddy as he blows a bubbleincredible night time fforest wedding portraitthe marquee lit up against the stars with guests dotted about outsidethe marquee lit up against the stars at night with guests dotted about outside

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  • Top stuff Alex my man! Beautiful portraits and moments captured throughout. Looks like a really fun and relaxed day. Love the third to last shot of the bride and groom silhouetted with the tree line!ReplyCancel

  • Robin Horton

    Top class Alex, love how you capture every little detail, from the bee to the bubble, the whole set is a work of art.ReplyCancel

  • Top stuff dude!!! A stonkingly good set from start to finish!!ReplyCancel

  • Sublime!! Totally sublime!!! Those hazy evening sunlight portraits are something else my man!ReplyCancel

  • Ace Wedding Alex. Looked like so much fun all day. PERFECTReplyCancel

  • Steven Rooney

    What a cool wedding! and great photography!ReplyCancel

  • wow. didnt know you could take such amazing portraits on a simple lawn! good job.ReplyCancel

  • What a masterpiece! A beautiful wedding story well documented. I love the images!ReplyCancel