A gorgeous rural wedding complete with heirloom dress, an 18th century church & a tipi in the grounds of an old vicarage!

I first met Anna and Alfie at the National Wedding Show in Birmingham back in October 2021. Long and anxiously awaited as it was following the you-know-what, these two came onto my little stand and shared their plans with me. They were such a lovely couple I hoped they would be back in touch, and sure enough not long after they sent me an email, we had a zoom call, and the rest was history! Well...until their beautiful wedding day a few weeks ago...

The day began at the very beautiful St Mary's Catholic Church in Madeley, Telford. There I found Alfie and his groomsmen preparing the church for the ceremony. The strings arrived, the buttonholes arrived and then the guests. When Anna appeared, led in by her father, she was wearing the most beautiful dress which I later found out was her Nana's wedding dress. She seemed to float down the aisle! The service had all you could want from a traditional Catholic wedding - everyone sang, both mothers did readings, and there was even the National Anthem sung by all! (It was the Jubilee weekend after all). So many reasons for a tear to the eye!

When we emerged from the church, the heavens opened and umbrellas of all colours were deployed! We elected then to move the confetti moment to the reception venue and soon we all moved off...flashy cars, minibuses, the lot! Twenty minutes later we were at the Old Vicarage Hotel in Worfield, just outside Bridgnorth, where the sun shone at last.