When David & Ruth started to think about the kind of theme they’d like for their engagement session and up coming wedding they realised that they wanted to do something that celebrated their life together and their upcoming marriage. “We soon realised that like our life together and we pretty much wanted it all to reflect us – vintage, geek chic, retro, scifi, lowfi, folk, rock, disco, soul, town and country – with extra sprinkles please.”
The couple headed from Manchester to Hoarwithy, nestled in the Wye valley in Herefordshire for their engagement session with their photographers Nicola & Toni. “After having a wee yawn and a big stretch, we unpacked the dressing up trunk from the car and went to meet Nicola & Toni in a little wood on the bank of the river Wye. The next two hours were spent having a laugh, dressing up, and playing in and around the gorgeous old wooden gypsy caravans. It was a great way to meet Nicola & Toni who are doing the photos at the wedding and from this taster, we can’t wait!”
Well guys, I hope you like the full set! I’m so excited to share them with you and the rest of you Rock n Roll Brides.
Thanks to David, Ruth and Nicola for sharing these
Daffodil Waves Photography
Signs: Lucy Ledger Designs
Hearts: Giddy Kipper
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