Cherries were ripe on the trees that line the driveway to the main house. Light glittered through the leaves making the fruit glow brightly. This was to be a South Farm wedding to remember.
When Annie and Jim came to meet me for their Southampton Common engagement shoot in January, I could so clearly see the love and respect they have for each other in each gesture they make. Jake and I had been looking forward to these celebrations and meeting their family and friends.
To complement Jim’s army uniform, Annie chose an elegant tea length 1950s style dress by English designer Candy Anthony. The lace overlay of the dress was complemented by a lace parasol and embellished heels. She wore a pretty cherry red lipstick, and pale blue accents in her underskirt, in her veil and in the sapphire earrings Jim gave her.
As they walked back up the aisle towards the guard of honour, they were framed with jars of roses and flowers from Annie’s mother’s stunning garden and ribbons dancing in the breeze.
They had some striking homemade details. Their table plan was printed on to vintage plates, and their guest book was a special plate on which their guests could write – messages that would later be fired into the glaze.
As the evening drew in, Annie and Jim danced in the meadow in the setting sun. This was a very special occasion, and we just know they will be surrounded by the love of those close to them as they begin their married life together.
Annie & Jim’s South Farm wedding team:
Venue: South Farm
Annie’s dress: Candy Anthony
Bride’s Shoes: Monsoon
Bride’s details: Candy Anthony
The Bridesmaids dresses: Phase Eight
The bouquets, buttonholes and reception flowers: Crazy Daisy
The Buttonholes: Crazy Daisy
Groom’s suit: Army Uniform
Stationary: home made
The cake: home made
Music: Sons of Dooneen
Photography: Ria Mishaal Photography