Although this was an amazing wedding, with the glamour of a country manor, after I shot Frankie & Edward’s wedding, there was a small piece of me which was left a little distraught. I learned their wedding venue, Whitbourne Hall in Worcestershire, only did 8 weddings per year! This meant my chances of photographing there again were greatly diminished and I would LOVE to go their again!! Poor me! haha! It would be amazing to have the opportunity to photograph another wedding at Whitbourne Hall and explore every inch of this amazing Palladian style, country home. This is beautiful gem in the middle of nowhere, not too far from Worcester. If you are planning a wedding, this place is well worth a look…and don’t forget to invite me along if you go ahead!
Frankie & Edward’s not only took place at Whitbourne Hall, but they went all out, and had an uber cool wedding reception in a Tipi just down the road at Green Cow Kitchens. They were so very lucky with the weather as the day was perfect from start to finish. There was a wonderful atmosphere and such a great good group of people. This wedding fit with my style of photography perfectly and I had an amazing time creatively speaking. More weddings like this one please!!
Congratulations Frankie & Edward! I wish you all the love and happiness for your many years to come…
1) Please tell me how you first met?
Edward and I met online, in 2014. I was initially really skeptical about the success of online dating, and questioned cancelling our date! Thankfully I did go, although arrived 30 minutes late. 2) When was it you knew they were the one?
Our first few dates were really awkward. Edward said he was so nervous around me, he couldn’t function and became a rambling mess! I must have known from the start he was the one to persevere! 3) Could you give us the story of the proposal?
Edward had dropped my parents of at Heathrow airport in the morning, on the way home he rang me and asked me to pack a bag including a swimming costume as he had a surprise for me. He arrived home, checked the mail and suddenly went very red and started sweating, asking if the postman had delivered anything else for him – no! He said sorry I have to go, and left the house! An hour later he arrived back at the house looking marginally less stressed and said it was time to go. I sat in the car waiting and he went into the garage, and came out holding a pet carrier.
*A few weeks before I had seen a pure white, Lionhead rabbit in the pet shop whom I had fallen in love with, I had named him Moonlight and made up a story about what it would be like if he was mine *
At this point I didn’t expect a proposal so called my sister and nan out of the house, shouting I’ve got Moonlight!! I hadn’t realised there was notes attached to the rabbit asking me to look inside the envelope, inside was the most beautiful ring!
We then went to Malvern Spa where Edward had sent flowers and champagne. I asked him where he had disappeared too and he had recently moved in to my house, but had accidentally sent the ring to his old address. His house was empty at the time, however the ring company had said somebody had signed for the parcel, Edward worked out it was his neighbour who had accepted the delivery. When Edward got to his old house, his neighbour wasn’t there, so he broke into the garage! Andy arrived home just as Edward was making his way into the kitchen!
As a side note, Ed & Andy are actually friends and have since laughed about it.