Laura and Ian’s sunny Marquee Wedding

Combine a Marquee Wedding in a beautiful Herefordshire village, a lovely Church, loads of sunshine, garden games and sparklers. What do you get? An absolute cracker of a Wedding!

I’d met up with Laura and Ian for their engagement shoot earlier in the year. They are a really easy going and fun couple, they even put on a pair of wellies and waded into a river! I was recommended to Laura and Ian by their close friends Kim and Mark. I covered their wedding just down the road a few years ago now. That was another sunny day in Herefordshire. Anyway big thanks to Kim and Mark for passing the good word


Reportage Wedding photography

As I reportage wedding photographer I tend to cover a lot of Marquee Weddings, especially in Herefordshire. Each wedding offers countless opportunities. Working discreetly as possible, rather than machine gun off hundreds of frames, I tend to observe and look for moments to capture. I do this whilst making the best use of light, composition and timing. I have years of experience so a lot of this comes second nature to me now.


The Wedding day

I started the day at Laura’s parent’s House, a beautiful Georgian house, lovingly restored. Located in the village of Leintwardine an idyllic river flows close by complete with stone bridge. The Marquee was set up on the spacious garden lawn and finishing touches were being applied as I arrived. Upstairs there was a hive of activity, with bridesmaids and Laura having their hair and makeup done. Meanwhile, all the boys were getting ready at the Red lion Inn, just over the road. Ian was looking very nervous but he soon started to relax once he was all booted up and ready to take the short walk up to the Church.

After the ceremony, it was back to the Marquee. Drinks and canapes were served. Everyone was very relaxed, chatting and playing various lawn games. Come the Speeches the best man and Ian’s brother told embarrassing and funny tales of his brothers Swimming Pool antics. I won’t go into details! Ian’s other best man laid on a cracking speech too.

After the first dance and some wild dancing, the happy couple played around with some sparklers, before I headed off home.

You can view a music slideshow of the highlights by clicking on the top image. Below is a selection of my favourite images from the Marquee wedding day. I do hope you enjoy them and feel free to share if you wish.


Bride hanging up her wedding dress

Bride looking in mirror and putting on makeup at wedding

Detail photo of flowers at wedding

Quirky wedding photo of bridesmaids getting ready

Groom putting on tie at wedding preparations

Groomsmen laughing at wedding preparations at The Lion Hotel in Herefordshire

Best man helping groom at wedding preparations

Detail photo of flowers at wedding

Groom and ushers walking in front of Lion Hotel in Herefordshire at Marquee wedding

Groomsmen handing out order of service in church

Mother helping bride get ready at wedding

Bride hugging her mother at wedding preparations

Bride descending stairs at wedding

Bride hugging her Dad just before wedding ceremony

Bride and Dad walking in front of Georgian house

Bride and father walking to the Church at Marquee wedding

Bride and father entering the church at rural wedding

Vicar addressing bride and groom at Church wedding ceremony

Bride looking into grooms eyes at church wedding ceremony

Choir singers in blue at Church wedding

Bride signing the registrar at country church wedding

Bride and groom leaving church after Herefordshire wedding ceremony

Bride and groom leaving church and getting showered with confetti

Bride and groom outside rural church after wedding

Wedding guests greeting bride

Wedding guest with sunglasses hugging bride

Bridesmaid hugging bride

Candid photo of father and baby at rural wedding

Documentary wedding photo of guests sitting on straw bale

Wedding guests laughing in garden

Wedding guest on lawn with champagne

Wedding guests playing lawn games

Portrait of bride and groom kissing in front of green bush

Grandma looking after baby at Reportage wedding

Wedding detail photo of pimp your prosecco

Wedding guests looking at seating plan and laughing

Detail photo of wedding sitting plan

Bride and groom make an entrance at Marquee wedding

Wedding guests clapping at Marquee wedding

Wedding guests cheering bride and groom in Marquee

Vintage wedding cake

Vintage wedding detail

Barman pouring drinks at Herefordshire wedding

Groomsmen sticking his tongue out and crossing his eyes

Toastmaster speaking at wedding

Father of bride speaking at wedding

Wedding guests toasting the speeches

Groom fist pumping the air during wedding speech

Guests reacting to speeches at Marquee wedding

Groom toasting the bride at wedding speech

Wedding guests toasting

Best man making wedding speech

Best man making a wedding speech in Herefordshire

Wedding party listening to speeches

Bride holding grooms hand as she makes a speech

Bride and groom hugging after wedding speeches

Bridesmaid having fun with baby

Bride and groom cutting vintage wedding cake

Wedding detail photo

Guests standing outside wedding marquee on sunny evening

Wedding guests chat on bench in garden

Sunset photo of bride and groom in feild

Portrait of bride and groom stood by a river and green trees

portrait of bride and groom at marquee wedding

Pizza man at wedding

Playing ping pong in the garden at wedding

Wedding guests kick off their shoes and relax by the fire

Guests play wedding lawn games

Guests sit around fire on straw bales at Marquee wedding

Girls trying to catch bouquet at Marquee wedding

Bridesmaid laughing with captured bouquet at Marquee wedding

Bride and groom clapping at first dance for Marquee wedding

Canon confetti during first dance at Herefordshire wedding

Wedding guests kissing on the dance floor at marquee wedding

Groomsmen with blue waistcoat doing a strange dance

Live marquee wedding band

Portrait of bride and groom playing with sparklers


What did you think of Laura and Ian’s Marquee Wedding? Do you plan to get married? Looking for a natural, relaxed, fun wedding photographer?

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