sally & matt

Sally and Matt are made for each other. No, really, they actually are. Sally Taylor and Matt... Taylooor (see I told you) met at Sally's Dad's church in Quinton... Sally's Dad was the vicar there and Matt's parents got married there... and Sally and Matt have now also got married there and Sally's Dad walked his daughter up the aisle and then married them both. How cool!
Sally and Matt got in touch as Matt works with Ruth (who is not only a friend but the first bride I photographed last October)...and me and Pete met up with them at a local pub and the four of us drank cider and got on like a house on fire... I knew this was gonna be a good wedding... and it was. Not only did they have their reception in a tipi (yipee) but both Sally and Matt's families are beyond wonderful. They are so gorgeously close and warm that the whole day was just such a happy, easy going, fun and precious celebration.
Sally got ready at her parents house and then walked up the road to the church and although we were asked not to take pictures through the ceremony, we watched as the next Taylor generation were married with a few funky music interludes from the band and a gorgeous reading from Matt's Mum who had the same reading read at their service.
They then all boarded a London bus to take them up to the tipi which stood on a farm where Sally's Dad used to go every weekend when he was a boy (how cute)... it was just sooo lovely and relaxed. Guests were playing cricket or sat drinking on the grass and then we had high tea consisting of finger sandwiches, cupcakes and tea followed by some cracking speeches.
A fantastic buffet was served early evening and we were able to sneak the bridal party off for some shots in the beautiful evening sun. The evening was finished off with a fabulous photobooth and lots and lots of dancing. Oh and quite a few people camped... including the bride and groom (if you look at the last picture... the bridal suite is the very small tent in the middle!)
I also want to add a huge, huge thank you to my very first Second Shooter Ms Debs Ivelja. It was my first time bringing anyone other than Pete with me and I was actually pretty nervous but it was brilliant! Debs is a bloomin' wonderful photographer and we had such a great day! She's wonderfully talented, a great friend and such a sweet, sweet person. Go check out her blog :)


  1. Stylin'!
    The one of the parents kissing is genius :)

  2. these are wonderful...as always

  3. Wow Emma, these are really rather very gorgeous! x

  4. Love your "from the grass" perspective!

  5. love that field of tall grasses! the photo in the field with the bride/groom blurred is spectacular!! beautiful beautiful!!

  6. Sally and Matt20 July 2010 at 20:20

    emma we love you!

  7. Wow, Emma! You've made me want to be a guest at that wedding - what fun; what happy, friendly people having an amazing time. And a gorgeously in-love bride and groom. Perfect!

  8. Sally and Matt, what a wonderful wedding! Beautiful bride, fabulous couple, heaps of fun and all round amazing day!

    Amazing stuff Miss Case...and a public thank you for all the lovely things you said about me :) I am blushing!
    'twas a real honour to be be a part of this with you!


  9. I love the shot of everyone kissing in front of the bus! So lovely :)
    That tipi is SO cool!

  10. I had such a fun night dancing with you last week :)
    This wedding is great - I think you might have something... all the images are fab of course (and the blue carpet with the baby, I want that), but there are 8 images that are SO Emma Case - can you guess what I think the are??