Stoke Park Wedding
Ellie & Francisco’s wedding
Last summer I had the privilege of being Ellie & Francisco’s wedding photographer at the beautiful Stoke Park wedding venue. They contacted me a few weeks before their big day, just a week or so after they began organizing their very personal and intimate wedding plans. I was so excited to be Ellie & Francisco’s wedding photographer, I knew their wedding would be something very special and a new experience for me.
There were a few details about their wedding that made their day very personal and unique. Firstly, their wedding party was a total of 6 people Ellie, Francisco, Elina (Fransisco’s daughter) and their parents. This gave the whole day a really different feel to other weddings I have photographed, it was a very personal and relaxed atmosphere. They had also spoken to me about having couple shots and family shots with Elina before their wedding ceremony. I love it when couples feel they can break a few traditions and this was a wonderful idea, we got some really wonderful shots around the Stoke Park grounds. Being in such an idyllic venue I planned to use as much of the grounds at Stoke Park as possible throughout the day.
Ellie & Francisco got ready for their ceremony in separate rooms to keep the dress a secret until the last moment and allow the excitement to build. Their ceremony was very emotional and extremely personal with vows given, not only to each other, but also to Elina.
After the ceremony Ellie & Francisco headed outside to a lovely part of Stoke Park gardens that was theirs for the entire day. The weather was beautiful and it was the perfect outdoor celebration, drinks by the water fountain and a single table for everyone to enjoy canapés in front of the Stoke Park building.
The couple shots were a breeze, Ellie and Francisco were wonderful in front of the camera and there were so many lovely spots to work with. Just before heading in for dinner, we drove golf buggies down to the lake at Stoke Park and captured some of my favourite shots on the bridge.
I have to say thank you to Elina for adding so much fun into a very beautiful and personal celebration, it was a dream to work on.
Ellie & Francisco thank you for choosing me to be apart of your special day!