Zoe and Darren were married at the incredible Fforest in Wales. Venues like this make me feel incredibly happy.. they celebrate the stunning countryside, they always have incredible homemade food, an amazing team but they also just seem to bring people together. Friends and family get stuck in.. they share and help and just leave all their normal everyday stuff behind.. a complete wedding haven. You then add Zoe and Darren to that mix and you get one of the most relaxed, friendly, honest and touching weddings you can imagine.
On the day Zoe and Darren had two ceremonies.. one legal one in the small stone house (with just a handful of close friends and family) and then headed to the large tipi for a beautiful humanist ceremony. I cannot recommend humanist ceremonies enough.. personal, friendly, smiley, happy, warm.. they are are everything that you would want for your wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony as guests were enjoying drinks a faint beat of drums could be heard across the field.. the noise began to grow and guests began to fill the terrace.. Zoe had managed to keep it a complete secret to pretty much everyone (except us!).. and came out with her amazing Samba band and guests joined in with multi-coloured egg shakers.. cue blubbing wedding photographer..
Looking back over these images I just can't stop smiling.. over the past three years we've travelled all over the country to places where we might not have ever visited and met so many genuinely beautiful souls.. it just couldn't get any better.. and then to be able to give them their wedding memories of such an amazing day.. it's just the most beautiful cherry on the top.