Fun & Flower Filled Day at Langar Hall
When a florist gets married, you can be sure there will be some statement blooms and Sophie certainly did not disappoint with her vibrant and colourful wedding day. Beautifully captured by Rachael Connerton Photography, it is obvious just how joyous this celebration was and we can’t help but smile at the images. We hand you over to Rachael to tell us more about day.
“If I was asked to describe this incredible day, I think I could sum it up in one sentence… quite simply, if you didn’t have a good time at Sophie and Richard’s big day, then you’d arrived at the wrong wedding.
When I arrived on Friday morning to meet the lovely Sophie of Sophie’s Flower Company at Langar Hall, one of the first things she excitedly told me was that Richard had bought her an incredible wedding present…..a red Landrover Defender (which she’s always dreamed of). The most brilliantly unique present, which sums up just how brilliantly unique the whole day was. We loved it. Think songs with animal actions in church (for everyone), surprise singing waiters, a conga of guests from room to room at Langar (during the daytime!), an impromptu rendition from Sophie and, unsurprisingly, the most beautiful flowers everywhere.
Months before, Sophie and I had sat excitedly discussing possible colour options for the day (over brunch!). I have a bit of thing for beautiful blues and oranges together and I was SO excited to see that Pinterest board of tones come to life. I was lucky enough to have a sneak peek (and a little sneak shoot!) of the exquisite floral magic that Sophie and her team had performed the day before and, needless to say I was even more excited about the day ahead. (Ian ‘may’ have mentioned that my voice went up an octave as I was describing it!).
And why have one floral arch (or in this case, foliage arch at church!) when you can have two? This utterly beautiful magic that was created on the morning of the wedding (yes, Sophie could be found ‘calming her nerves’ at the top of a ladder creating this show-stopping entrance at Langar before anyone had even had breakfast!).
I’d had the privilege of being introduced to a similar Jesus Peiro dress a few months before, but seeing ‘her’ hanging in the door way at Langar with that extra exquisite statement bow, the lovely Julia at Frances Day Bridal and I were just a little bit excited about the moment that Sophie put it on. And we were not disappointed –it was as though that beautiful design had being created specifically for Sophie and she literally radiated as she stood under that heavenly floral arch at Langar.
After the ceremony, we chanced a trip to the pretty ruined church at Colston Bassett and, in the pouring rain, with brollies, giggles and fizz, we ran to capture some relaxed, fun portraits. Sophie and Richard were brilliant and completely embraced the moment and the rain before we headed to beautiful Langar (with more bubbles of course!)
And that is where the fun stepped up a gear with entertainment from the brilliant George Simpson and later the fun-guaranteed Souljers, we had an absolute ball. I remember laughing, singing, crying and dancing all behind my lens and every time I glanced over at Ian shooting, he had a huge smile on his face too!
I loved the colour scheme, I loved the styling, I loved Sophie’s beautiful gown, but most of all we loved the non-stop fun, love and connections from start to end – what a way to spend a Friday!”