I am so happy and excited to annouce this brand new feature on the blog. The idea is to give you a little insight into getting married here at Huntsmill Farm and to follow the journey of a real couple from planning through to the day itself. Let’s face it, we all like to be nosey and we all love a wedding so what could be better?! Without further ado please let me introduce our very first real couple Laura and Christopher…
Hello! My name is Laura, my partner is Christopher and our 3 year old daughter is called Emily. I say partner because we have a funny story about how we booked our wedding date with Ruth and Henry at Huntsmill which we will delve into later. We will be getting married at my childhood church in Cropredy, Oxfordshire and then onto the party and egg hunting at Huntsmill. Easter wedding! Cannot wait!
Chris and I have been together just over 6 years now. Quite the modern-day family, we got together and I moved in with him pretty quickly. Then we got our house together and decided to have our little lady. Now we have set our wedding date! It’s all quite exciting and seems to be right for us.
This is us
I am a working mummy, a family portrait photographer and a cheese lover – much to Chris’s disgust! As well as photographing families and pre-schools, I also photograph weddings. Before we set our date, I thought this should help us out. I am privileged to see so many weddings of such a wide variety. So not the case!! Most girls have an idea about how they would like things, and its great having a little inside knowledge, but being an indecisive couple, it has had its challenges already! But we are currently on the right tracks (fingers crossed).
Chris works in IT for the Mercedes F1 team and loves his 80’s music and hates cheese (I KNOW!). He plays the saxophone in 2 bands – que dilemma for band music at the wedding..! He is very like me in that he is a little bit of a geek – our first date chat confirmed this with a loooot of talk about cameras. He is quite good at saying what he doesn’t want but when it comes to what he does want with the wedding it is a little bit of a struggle.
Emily is our funny little 3 year old. She has all the cheekiness of her daddy but I like to think we are raising a polite little madam – most of the time anyway. She loves her dinosaurs, naming more than I ever could! This may not be incorporated into the wedding though – we did have a suggestion to have dinosaurs on top of our wedding cake! She will have quite a few of her friends at the wedding and will be lovely to see them all playing together in the garden (pray for a dry day!)
We chose to have lots of children at our wedding as most people we know have children and met through the children. I am very fortunate that Ruth is one such lady. Emily is our world and my life revolves around children, work and play, so if we didn’t have them at the wedding then it would feel very strange. Each to their own and it’s not for everyone. I have been to plenty of weddings both adult-only and child friendly, thankfully Chris is going along with this idea for me (one of many ideas I am sure he just says “yes dear” to).
So that’s our little family. I am very much looking forward to documenting all the events leading up to our big day!