Today I am thrilled to share the stunning Shropshire Wedding of Elspeth and Nathan with a palette of peach and a big Surprise.
The Wedding was held at Ellesmere Mere, a beautiful lake with gardens, woodland walks and historic parkland on the edge of the medieval market town of Ellesmere.
Images of the day were captured by Shropshire Wedding Photographer Phil Barrett of PB Artworks.
Phil is a creative photographer that fuses documentary with his strong artistic vision, he is one of the most in demand creative photographers working in the Shropshire area.
With over twenty years experience in the combined fields of illustration, design and photography his documentary approach has won him plaudits from all sectors, including commercial, portraiture as well as wedding photography.
He says of the couples day…
“This was a beautiful, and very special wedding….made more so, for me personally, as this was a wedding that took place in my home town of Ellesmere.”
“Also because of where the wedding reception was held, right by the side of the stunning Ellesmere mere….a natural spring water lake, or Mere, situated right by the main road as you enter the charming North Shropshire town.”
“This has been the scene of many a gorgeous sunrise I have witnessed as the years have gone by.”
“I have also spent many a winters morn walking across the frozen lake….watching the birds flying gracefully over it, and now I am there seeing beautiful couples getting their first taste, as husband and Wife, right by it’s side……perfection.”
“The Wedding was held at Ellesmere Boathouse, an iconic Boathouse that has recently been restored and has unparralelled views over the Lake.”
“The day was largely a DIY affair.”
“In the pictures below, you will see Nathan presenting a small box to Elspeth during the speeches…..in this box was a gift.”
“That gift led to a rather emotional Elspeth…taken aback by her new grooms lovely surprise.”
“Nathan had been working tirelessly to get the two cars, featured in the wedding, ready for the big day.”
“Mainly the old Triumph that needed restoring, and with the help of his cousin, my daughter’s boyfriend, he made it. But equally he had another car, a stunning Moggy Thou, or Morris Minor to give it it’s proper name.”
“This he told Elspeth was a friends car and one he had “borrowed” for the wedding day to take Elspeth and her Father to the Church. Well, that was a little “white” lie, for in the box was a set of keys…the keys to the beautiful little car.”
“That was his gift to Elspeth. She was overcome with emotion as she had wanted her own little Moggy Thou for quite sometime….and on her wedding day, the little car that had taken her and her Dad to the Church, was all hers.”
Thank you so much to Phil for sharing this gorgeous Shropshire Wedding.
Love the contrast of light and dark in the images with a moodiness and edginess to the shots and the emotion being palpable.
This Wedding was made all the more special as Phil about to embark on a new stage in his journey with the relocation of his Oswestry studio.
At the front of the mere is a lovely white cottage known as “Mere Cottage”, an old cottage is nestled between the Boathouse Resturant and the little Kiosk that serves coffees, teas and various light refreshments.
From this coming January the stunning little cottage, right by the beautiful Ellesmere Lake, is to be the brands new home.
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