Chaz x Jamie’s Gorgeous Garden Wedding

Jamie & Chaz got married on a moody Sunday in April. It poured with rain while the two got ready, every now and then a little break of sunshine would assure us that the weather would be fine for the ceremony, until it poured a few minutes later again! Chaz gave all of his groomsmen a blue tag with “best man or groomsman” etched into it. I loved this different take on groomsmen gifts/boutonnieres.

Jamie got ready at the house of the garden wedding. She is extremely good at makeup so she opted to do her own (how brave?!) and hired a hair stylist to do her hair. Jamie was so calm on the day, she had her sister and mother by her side to make sure that all ran smoothly up until the ceremony.

The couple opted for gorgeous raw wooden tables, paired with clear under plates and pastel florals. Their wedding favors were plant seeds – great for the environment and long lasting for those who would plant them and think of the couple when ever they looked at their full grown plant…

Jamie’s room was situated right opposite the bedouin tent and she was able to view the set up of the venue as well as the guests arriving – this definitely helped with nerves and she could see exactly what was happening during set up!

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Before we knew it the groom and guests were waiting and Jamie’s dad arrived to fetch her. It was time to walk down the isle… just after a few more portraits of course…

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I loved how intimate their wedding was. The couple chose to have 15 of their closest family and friends at the ceremony, they were later joined by another 35 guests who were invited for the reception and party. It was a special evening with a total of 50 guests who were very excited to celebrate with the couple- what a special day it was…

Image-31The rain subsided for their garden ceremony as well as for their family photos and bridal party photos. Jamie covered the walls and windows of the house with gorgeous rustic pallets (thanks pinterest), so the couple decided to have family photos and photos of the bridal party in front of the rustic wall. She really turned the garden into her dream garden wedding!

Finally it was time for my favourite part of the day… the couples photos. We headed for the forest, just as it started to rain. Luckily we were slightly protected by the trees, and Jamie was clever enough to bring two umbrellas which made great props and were much needed in the down pour!

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When we were blessed with a gap in the rain, we moved to a nearby field where we were treated to the most amazing light AND bright double rainbow – this made the gloomy weather all worth it…

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We made our way back to the house, ready to continue with wedding formalities. I love the above shot that I took as the two finally had a few minutes to themselves before greeting a crowd of excited guests again. I always leave a few extra minutes at the end of my couples shoot for the couple to enjoy some quiet time together, chat and take in the amazing day that has happened so far, this is when the most beautiful photos occur.

We arrived to a beautifully lit garden filled with fairy lights and candles…

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Congratulations Jamie & Chaz! You had one of the most beautiful weddings, I am so honoured to have been there to capture your day. A huge thank you to my second shooter, Megan Davies – you are just THE best ❤

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@tegansmithphotography

 

 

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