I met Joe and Miriam a few months later and knew immediately that this wedding was going so be so very special. Their kind, gentle manner and absolute adoration for each other was just beautiful to watch and they did nothing but support and encourage each other at every moment . You know how sometimes you have a bit of a bad day, get snappy and wish that you could be a little nicer to your other half? Well Miriam and Joe have so much love and respect for each other, I can't imagine they ever have those days. The way they talk to each other, look at each other and support each other is truly beautiful to witness.
Their day started beautifully and the sun shone for them all day. Miriam and Joe had decided on Bradley House as the perfect place for their wedding, and I could not imagine anywhere more perfect. The home of the Duke and Duchess of Somerset, Bradley House is filled with an eclectic mix of Royal family life. Beautiful paintings, countless books and even some family photos! But weirdly, whilst you feel the warmth of being in someone home, you feel nothing but the presence of the couple who's day it is.
As Miriam got ready in the master bedroom, surrounded by family pictures, calming bridesmaids and a doting Mum, Joe bustled away getting the last bits ready and welcoming the guests as they started to arrive. As Miriam dressed into her beautiful August Jones wedding dress, the moment she caught sight of herself in the mirror was such a pleasure to watch! She looked absolutely divine an her dad could not have looked any prouder as he walked her down the stairs to her give her away.
It really was all the little genuine details that surrounded Miriam and Joe that gave everyone such a feel for their life together as a couple. Nothing was themed and everything was personal and a genuine reflection on them.
A keen photographer himself, Joe had brought his vintage cameras along, filled with film that guests were encouraged to play and use. Miriam's sister and friends sang beautifully through the ceremony giving me goosebumps as their gorgeous voices sang her down the aisle. Lots of family photos were dotted around the place giving Bradley House a sense of being their home for the day. Invitations and stationary designed by the very talented Miriam, tea inspired table names and tea favours (Joe's favourite) and Miriam's beautiful hair piece designed and made by her bridesmaid. And the sound of the piano being played by a friend was the perfect background to their day and complimented the musical feel of the day which was ended with Joe surprising his wife with a beautiful song he played to her on the ukulele. Not a dry eye was left in the house!
So I will leave you with the images from Miriam and Joe's day... and to say I got goosebumps during their photo session is an understatement! Thank you so much Miriam and Joe for letting me share your gorgeous day with you. Its was such an honour and a privilege.
Miriam and Joe's fabulous suppliers!
Flowers: Ted Martin
Catering: Jump Events
Wine and Prosecco: Great Western Wine
Hair and Make up - Tanya Jane Bridal
Miriam's Dress: Augusta Jones (Parker)
Miriam's Shoes: Rachel Simpson
Joe's Suit: Paul Smith
Miriam's head piece: Designed and Made by her bridesmaid, Jackie
Stationary Design: Miriam and printed by Ripe Digital
Piano Music: Tom Lindsay
Choir: Mini Lifted... Miriams sister and friends
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon