Holly & Rick Wedding

First Contact

Way back in January 2017, I had a message from Lara at Thurning Hall (http://thurninghall.co.uk/) to ask if I had availability for a wedding at the end of July. Lara put me in touch with the wonderful Holly (I could only assume that she was wonderful at this point as had never met). She booked me after a couple of emails and I had the distinct impression that this was going to be an awesomely relaxed wedding 🙂

So, at the end of January, I took my assistant (paid in grapes and to have a little recce around Thurning Hall & get a feel for the place…

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www.facebook.com/richardjarmy – smile@richardjarmy.co.uk 🙂

Pre Wedding Shoot

With all my wedding packages, I offer a free Pre Wedding Shoot so that I can get to know the happy couple to be, what they like and what they don’t like, but more importantly, for them to get to know me and feel at ease in front of the camera. Both Holly & Rick confessed that they didn’t feel comfortable having a posed photoshoot for their pre wedding shoot, which was good because I don’t like posed photoshoots!
Considering their wedding is at the end of July, these were such a relaxed couple! Conversations about food, friends, food, rowing, food and how competitive they were with each other, oh and food again… before you know it, they were at ease with me snapping away at their banter with each other 🙂

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

Wedding Day – July 29th 2017

Bridesmaids

The timeline was finalised and, so I headed off to Holly’s and Ricks house to be greeted by Holly, Louise & Laura. Within minutes I was snapping away and the banter was strong! We even coined a new phrase – ‘Smace’ (Smug and Face), as demonstrated by Louise who had just achieved level ‘Master’ on styling Holly’s hair! 🙂
Before setting off to go the Groom, I asked Holly if she would be able to get into her dress, so I could get a few pictures of her before the venue… When Holly came down the stairs, she looked absolutely stunning! Amazing dress, colours and that smile… just beautiful!

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

Groomsmen

Next up was the Groom, Rick, who had stayed over at one of his best men’s houses in Mattishall. Now both Rick and Holly did mention that there were quite a few groomsmen…

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After everyone was ready, it was time to head to the venue, but wait… As this was a DIY wedding, they needed to do a quick stop off at Sainsbury’s to get the ice for the arrival drinks…

Any excuse for a different kind of photo 🙂

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

Thurning Hall

Time to head to the venue, the beautiful Thurning Hall. There’s something so wonderful about this place, it’s serenity and beauty, set in what seems like a billion acres of unspoiled countryside – that and the fact that it is run by the most loveliest (and craziest) people you could ever hope to meet! Lara & George had pulled out all the stops on getting everything ready for Holly & Rick’s big day!
Once the congregation had arrived, it was time for the (legal) indoor wedding, to get everything signed and documented.

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

Now all the legal part for immediate family, Maid’s of honour & Best Men were done, it was time to move onto the main outdoor ceremony all friends and family were waiting.

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

Once the groupshots were out of the way, I had some time to get lots of candid shots and also time to grab the newly wedded couple to get some pics of them on their own in the vast grounds of Thurning Hall!

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

The rest of the wedding day was just amazing, the couple, the guests, the venue… all just totally chilled.

The speeches were banter central, with everyone who spoke, poking lovable fun at either Holly, or Rick or both! They had everyone in fits of laughter and the father of the bride’s analogy was simply awesome – as he is a (celebratory) weatherman (meteorologist) he HAD to include a forecast for the future! Brilliant! x

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

The weather held out wonderfully, when it needed to – Holly’s Dad said that there would be light showers at 6pm – I saw him at 17:57 looking up to the sky and then I felt it, a single drop of rain damnit! Thankfully it was only light and didn’t last very long as the evening guests started to arrive to witness the first dance…

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

Before I left, I wanted to do something a little different with them, so dragged them away (again) for one last mini shoot with a difference…

smile@richardjarmy.co.uk – Richard Jarmy Photography

Thank you Holly & Rick for the most enjoyable, totally chilled and amazing wedding and allowing me to have the honour of capturing it all for you. *SMACE*

Richard 🙂 x

ps – to view the full gallery, please ask for the password from Holly & Rick – the link is here – http://richardjarmyphotography.zenfolio.com/hollyandrick 

For more information about wedding packages with the free pre wedding shoots, please visit – http://richardjarmy.co.uk/packages/love/