Well over a year after it was originally planned, after changes of dates and a change of venue, Jodie & Tom finally got to tie the knot last week. It was a really unique day with some thoughtful homemade touches (Jodie is an artist and it totally showed!).
The Chiltern Open Air Museum was a new venue for me, full of rustic charm. One of the guests described the museum as a kind of sanctuary for old buildings - where they go when no one else wants them. With a choice of barns, as well as a gorgeous tin chapel, not only does it give you plenty of choice for your ceremony, but there are also some amazing photography backdrops.
The rings were brought into the ceremony by the cutest page boy, AKA "Ring Security", presented in a case and held in place by Thunderbirds figures. The Thunderbirds also made an appearance on the groomsmen's buttonholes - all from Tom's childhood collection.
Then there was the Bluesmobile - how can you not recreate the iconic Blue Brothers shot when you have that car to play with?!
When you proposition your bride with "now tell me if you not up for this, but I was thinking..." and she replies that she'll happily try anything for a great shot, it makes a photographer's heart sing. Thank you so much Jodie for humouring me when I asked you to climb gates and sit on the bonnet of the car (and huge thanks to Ben, owner of the Bluesmobile who barely batted an eyelid when I asked if the happy couple could climb onto his car)! It was an honour to be a part of your day and to capture the memories for you.