The bride and groom share a kiss.
The groomsmen in their black tuxedos and blue socks by the wedding venue.
Small purple flower blossoms alongside the bride's wedding dress and shoes.
The bride stands in her wedding dress by the mirror and holds her pink, green and white bouquet.
Back view of the bride's wedding dress as she stands in front of a mirror.
Small white flowers in the flower girl's hair and the bride's dress and hair accessory.
A small diamond hairpiece in the bride's hair as she stands in her wedding gown.
The bridesmaids fix the bride's dress as she walks with her father.
The bride and groom stand in arm in arm at the altar during the ceremony.
The bride slides a wedding ring on the groom's finger.
The couple share their first kiss as husband and wife.
The couple sit together at a wooden table in gazebo surrounded by guests.
The bride poses in a gazebo with her bridesmaids and flower girl as she smiles.
The bride and groom hold a wooden sign with a positive message above their heads.
Tables and chairs alongside a message from the couple in their wedding guest book.
White and gold wedding cake with a cake topper of the bride and groom and wedding favors.
The couple share a toast with their guests at the wedding reception.
The couple share a laugh at the head table at the wedding reception.
The bride poses on a vintage blue chaise sofa in her wedding gown.
The couple smile with each other alongside a wooden wedding sign.
The couple pose with their wedding party as confetti is thrown in the air.
Grey and red wooden wedding sign with a vintage font.

Kerri and Andy Astley from Worcestershire had set their heart on an outdoor English Spring wedding, complete with cherry blossom and blue skies. But with the British weather being known for its April showers, it was important to find a venue (and a photographer!) that could cope with any eventuality.

Step forward unflappable wedding photographer Amy Woodward-Taylor, and specialist wedding venue Warwick House in Southam with its pretty outdoor wedding gazebo designed to keep the wedding party looking fabulous, should the weather take a turn for the worse.

As it turned out, fortune was smiling on Kerri and Andy's wedding day, which fell during a brief week of gloriously unseasonal sunny weather and they were blessed with cloudless skies and blossom-laden trees, just as they had envisaged.

The guests enjoyed drinks on the terrace in the unbroken sunshine before taking their seats in front of the garden gazebo where the couple were married under a clear blue sky.

The theme of the wedding was "Spring Country Walks", a pastime that Kerri and Andy both enjoy around the British Isles. The bridesmaids dresses were Cornflower blue, as were the groomsmens' socks, and the tables were each named after a walk or mountain which had been 'conquered' by the couple. Table favours were little personalised pots of jam, and traditional British wildflowers continued the relaxed and understated theme of the day.

There was also a delightful handmade theme running through the wedding, with a selection of painted wooden signs featuring inspiring and romantic quotes, made especially by one of Kerri's friends. To top it off, Kerri made the beautiful fruitcake and lemon sponge wedding cake herself!

Bathed in spring sunshine, the historic venue with its gothic arched windows came into its own, creating the perfect backdrop for a joyous event with a relaxed and informal feel, which comes across so strongly in the photographs of the day.

Guest blog by, the Gorgeous Guide to Buying British


Photography: Amy Taylor Imaging

Venue: Warwick House

Wedding Dress: Francesca's

Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Rooms

Make-Up: Jenny at Preens Beauty Salon

Flowers: Suzanne Evetts

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