Mr + Mrs Delaney said I do in the quintessential English Village of Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds. After recently moving from London and Ty being from South Africa, their day was a world affair with some of their family meeting his bride for the first ever time. A beautiful church service was followed by a tractor ride up to the hill top private barn which had been decorated and made into their own party haven.
Everything about this wedding was encapsulated with love. Their vicar and good friend from their Church in London travelled all the way to the Cotswolds to marry them, their friends and family flew from all over the world and even the children that Lisa looked after were there to celebrate.
The morning began at a hotel in the heart of Stow on the Wold, there was a brass band playing in the village green which filled the room with a beautiful atmosphere as Lisa and her girls got ready.
Ty was at home with his groomsmen before heading to the church early to welcome all of his guests.
Champagne was toasted and steamers were out to make sure Lisa's beautiful gown was perfect.
The service was just as beautiful and also full of personality. They had two cheeky young Boys tear down the isle in style as wedding 'security'! The room filled with laughter however the real emotion started when I noticed the tears filling Tyrones eyes as his beautiful bride to be was escorted down the isle by her Mum.
All eyes were on her and the grins on their faces said it all about how symbolic this moment was between them as they were to become husband and wife.
Live music filled the church as their friend played an acoustic session as they signed the marriage register.
It was a beautiful summers day and we gathered everyone after the service for a confetti line before everyone piled into the tractor for a ride up the lane to the barn where canapés and cocktails were served.
Whisking the loved up couple off to enjoy some time together, I photographed them naturally as we walked along the stream and the mini bridges that are so iconic to this part of the country.
The cotswolds is also known for it's gorgeous stone buildings and rustic, country luxury living. A typical British setting.
To get the perfect shot, I even paddled into the river!
Anything for a good photograph!
As we arrived to the reception, the guests were already settled in, playing games on the lawn with a background of beautiful acoustic music. This scene continued throughout the rest of the afternoon.
We naturally did group photographs around the hay bales and then head to cut the cake before dinner was served.
Hill Barn at Fir Farm, where the reception was taking place, is nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, surrounded by stunning countryside views.
Fir Farm is a 800 acre mixed livestock farm raising native and rare breed animals using sustainable, high welfare practices.
The beautiful and unique touch of this wedding was that the meat was provided by Fir Farm. The food was out of this world, some of the best Beef I have ever tasted!
Guests settled down on the hand crafted table's (made by the Groom himself). The rustic, elegant and chic styling and decor was a touch of both their backgrounds but also the venue and the setting we were in.
The speeches were so heartwarming, from laughter to crying as they toasted both of their fathers who were no longer with them. The emotions were touching but the atmosphere soon turned amazing with cheers and clanging as Ty toasted to his beautiful bride, Lis.
Speeches are one of my favourite moments to sit back and take in the atmosphere of a wedding as you really get an insight into this families life, the inside jokes, the story of how they met and obviously an embarrassing story of the Groom!
After dinner the evening was very relaxed, people were enjoying the open bar, chatting and admiring the rolling hills but also taking to the dance floor to show off their moves.
I snuck Lisa and Ty off for a romantic sunset couple shoot in some of the fields near the barn before gathering everyone together for a large group shot taken on the drone.
The rest of the evening was truly magical with a first dance personally sung to them by their close friend, followed by a full dance floor all evening, fully enjoying the band they had hired!
This wedding was full of music, fun and love. It was beautifully relaxed, romantic and intimate. A joy to witness the joining of two families from two countries.
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Laura Jayne is a professional photographer with a passion for showing people how beautiful they are.