Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Cotswold Wedding with a pretty navy and Sunflower theme.
Images were captured by Special Day Photography.
Jon Sparkman is the photographer at Special Day Photography based between Bristol and Birmingham.
He loves to shoot happy, relaxed couples in a modern lifestyle wedding way.
He did his time at university and spent years working in a printing lab, giving me a taste of the colours and tones of traditional roll film.
Teaming up with his friend Scott, they travel the countryside shooting photography and videography for couples throughout the year.
In his spare time he loves to teach photography to new students, giving workshops in London.
He shares his recollections of the couple..
I met the couple of Kirsten and Tom via the most modern way – online.
They sent me an email in the middle of winter 2016 and asked to meet up for a drink at a local pub.
Being just a short hop down to my local, I was more than happy to oblige the offer!
Over a drink we had a chat and asked how they met, where they were planning on getting hitched and any other interesting stories of each other they could tell me.
Straight from the off I could tell this couple were going to be my ideal mixture of laid back, happy and creative individuals.
Over the coming months we kept in touch, exchanging ideas and discussing the finer points of the wedding like colour palettes and wedding cars.
Even though the wedding location was about 10 miles from where I had been living for the past 8 years, I had never even heard of the tiny village of Dumbleton.
Nestled between Evesham and Cheltenham, the most quaint location was perfect for their navy and sunflower inspired wedding day.
Inside a fully packed traditional church, sun shone through the stained glass windows as we observed a traditional Christian wedding ceremony.
Once that was finished, a little walk round the corner and we ended up at Dumbleton Hall Hotel, a huge castle/batcave of a building.
Its a traditional Cotswold Manor House with fabulous interior features set in 19 acres of stunning gardens, woodland and lake.
Exotic black swans guarded the lake, which made for a great challenge when shooting the couples shoot, but the weather held out all day for outdoor festivities.
My fondest memory of this wedding was their first dance – Kirsten and Tom opted for a ceilidh/barn dance instead of the normal slow love song.
Guests were packing out the dance floor for this complex line dance hosted by a ceilidh caller, all captured in marvellous technicolour..
Thank you so much to Jon for sharing this incredible Cotswold Wedding.
Love the pretty sunflowers in the bridal bouquet and floral arrangements, such a vibrant flower and so striking complimenting the navy of the bridesmaids and bringing sunshine into the styling.
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