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 FromBritainWithLove.com, 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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