Today I am thrilled to share a stunning Georgian Manor House Wedding in Shropshire with a House of Mooshki gown and champagne details.
Images were captured by Lisa Carpenter Photography.
Lisa Carpenter is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer, based in the West Midlands who shoots amazing, natural, fun and creative weddings and family portraits.
She says of her work, the couple and their day…
I have by far the best job in the universe!
I’m a visual story teller and I get to spend my working days with happy couples starting a new adventure together! What could be better?!
Lauren first got in touch a couple of years before the big day.
They had a long engagement but I kept up to date with their plans by email, we met for a cuppa to talk about their day and a few months before the wedding we got together again for an engagement shoot in the park.
Right from the beginning, I could tell that Lauren and Damien were a dream couple, they laugh a lot, they’re incredibly sweet together and I just loved spending time with them!
Their Wedding was such a brilliant day, from the moment I arrived for bridal prep photos at Goldstone Hall, I felt like one of the family.
We had beautiful weather, laughter all day, a barefoot bride and space hopper racing – and to top it all off, we ended the day in a field at golden hour with the most beautiful light that had me happy dancing all the way home.
I’ve since photographed Lauren’s Mom’s wedding and got to catch up with everyone again, they’re a really lovely, close knit family with some amazing friends and I’m hoping to see them all again at the next family celebration.
I hand over to beautiful Bride, Lauren…
How did you meet?
We met at Air Cadets, when we were 13. I said how cool Damien’s trainers were, and the rest is history!
Tell us about the Proposal…
Damien: I took Lauren to a quaint B&B in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire for her birthday. I was sick the night before, I was that nervous!
I had asked the owner to decorate the room with rose petals before we arrived – the setting was perfect.
Then as soon as we walked into the room, Lauren saw all of the decorations, turned around and I was down on one knee in the doorway! The owner then delivered a tray of tea and cake (which went cold, we were too excited!)
We ended up leaving the B&B early the next day, we couldn’t get any phone signal and we couldn’t wait to celebrate with our family and friends!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We decided to have a long engagement, so that we could make the most of the planning experience.
It seemed a shame to rush anything! We enjoyed every second of the planning, envisioning our perfect day.
The best part of the wedding planning was the menu tasting at our amazing venue – it all became so real!
We wanted our day to be fun, relaxed and easy – having our wedding all in one place certainly helped and put our guests at ease straight away (we even had space hoppers to get everyone bouncing around!)
Any special touches/DIY?
We wanted to keep costs at a minimum, so improvised on a lot of things.
We were very lucky that we had some amazing friends and family to help us put the finishing touches together (including Damien and his best man Tom, putting the table centres together on the morning of the wedding)
I wish we hadn’t worried so much about big, flouncy décor – no one even remembers it now anyway!
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
Very natural with some champagne hints – we had a few bee themed things hidden in our décor too.
What was the best bit of your day?
Taking our first steps as Husband and Wife!
Once we had said our vows and walked out of the pavilion, the only emotion we can describe is pure elation. The true feeling of being on ‘cloud 9.’
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
If you both feel that your decision is right, it probably is!
Everyone has an opinion on what the perfect wedding day should be like, but you can’t please absolutely everyone.
Do what you want to do, it will all work out okay on the day!
Photographer: Lisa Carpenter
Venue: Goldstone Hall – Market Drayton
Bridesmaid Gowns: Biba @ House of Fraser
Suit: Peter Posh – Telford
Cake Maker: Lauren’s Mum – Jill Miles
Florist: Alexandra Christina – Market Drayton
Videographer: Lauren’s brother – Chris McKeon
Rings: Damien’s – H. Samuel; Lauren’s – Belonged to Brides Nan (on her Dad’s side) and engagement ring was a family heirloom.
Stationery and Styling: Lauren – Bride
Make-up: Lauren – Bride
Hair: Bridal Hair Specialists (Aaron)
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