The day of Sian and Rory’s Ilam Hall wedding in Derbyshire was beautiful from start to finish. On our drive over the sun was shining and the sky was a gorgeous shade of blue. When we arrived at Ilam Hall itself you could feel the buzz of excitement from the numerous guests that had stayed over the previous night. People were just starting to potter about and enjoying the grounds on such a fantastic morning! Even the hungover few I met on arrival, waiting desperately at the bar for water (with raging hangovers) seemed positively up for an amazing day!
The effort that had gone in to the preparation leading up to the wedding was evident immediately! From the photographic bunting and sunflowers covering the ceremony room to the confetti all perfectly bagged up by the hall’s entrance. Every last detail had been accounted for in Sian and Rory’s own personal way. (Or perhaps just Sian’s, as planning and organising isn’t really Rory’s thing I’m led to believe).
Both Sian and Rory were cool as cucumbers in the hours running up to the ceremony. Even though Sian’s make up artist was running late she didn’t let it stress her one iota and she looked positively radiant before hair and make-up even began, boasting her beautiful baby bump.
The ceremony was a relaxed and intimate affair, followed by drinks, games and face painting on the lawn outside! Rory even surprised his bride by arranging a band last minute (I’m told this should have happened months beforehand) and picking them a song to have their first dance as man and wife to….something Sian knew nothing about.
A huge congratulations to Sian and Rory. We had so much fun capturing this special day and we wish you both a lifetime of love and laughter!! Plus we can’t wait to see your newest addition when they arrive!
Dress by Ella Moore: http://www.ellamoorecouture.com