Jeylan & Nathan
The wedding of Jeylan & Nathan at Tewin Bury Farm - 2nd May 2016
When Jeylan first asked me to photograph her wedding I was actually on my honeymoon on her wedding date so I had to say no. We ended up changing the date of our holiday so Jeylan was over the moon, as was I, when I contacted her again to say I could now do it. I first met Jeylan and her 'husband to be' Nathan at their venue, Tewin Bury Farm, to go over the details of her day. I knew straight away that this was going to be a great wedding. I got on with them both immediately and Jeylan made me laugh so much with her laid back attitude to the whole day. Not to mention that their little girl Ella was the cutest little tot!
I've photographed at Tewin Bury Farm many times before and on this occasion we were in the Barn, my favourite! I got to the venue a little early on the day of the wedding so popped in to see her and her harem of bridesmaids... 8 in total! They helped Jeylan get into her dress and put on her handmade custom veil.... she looked unbelievable and wore one of my favourite dresses I've seen on a bride!
The ceremony was beautiful and full of laughs and tears, especially when Nathan got a few of his vows wrong... it happens to the best of them! We then went straight out and did the confetti shot - this is always one of my favourite shots of the whole day. Jeylan and Nathan made it clear that they wanted to remember their wedding day and spend time with all their guests rather than be taken off for an hour for photos... something I was really on-board with. We went off for about 20 minutes to get the formal shots that they wanted then it was straight back to the party. I did force them to let me take just one or two of them though despite their protests!
The weather was fabulous on the day so everyone was outside most of the time with their pimms and champagne just enjoying the days festivities. The atmosphere of the day was so infectious I had to keep reminding myself that I was actually there to work. It was so great meeting Jeylan, Nathan, and all their lovely family and friends and I was so pleased to be able to photograph their special day!