Earlier this year I got to fly out to Germany with Phil to photograph Mae and Markus’s engagement session in their home and beautiful town, Bremen. After drinking several cups of tea, indulging in some yummy cake, and hearing about their wedding plans it made me all the more excited to be documenting their wedding day.
One thing that was noticeable about Mae and Markus’s wedding right from the beginning was the incredible thought, creativity and time that went into making their day.
Mae decided to do the wedding flowers with her bridal party after having recently done a Floristry course with her maid of honour Rosie. The flowers were all purchased super early on Thursday morning at the flower market so that they were ready for the wedding on Saturday. With this in mind, the wedding day started with the bridal party teaching each other how to make the beautiful creations you see throughout this blog post!
As well as making the flowers Mae and her Mum Faye also made Mae’s wedding dress, yes it’s true! How talented are these ladies?!
Whilst the finishing touching were coming together over at bridal prep Markus was making his way to the church with his groomsmen (and groomswomen :-)!) to greet their guests who were coming from all over the world to spend today with them. Soon to follow was Mae with her bridal party as they began walking to the church, perfect as it was only a stone’s throw away. Beatrice the flower girl was so sweet, as on arrival at the church she began to explain to Sue the vicar that she was there to marry Mae!
After the ceremony, the reception took place at a close family friends’ working farm in Black Notley, which was surrounded by such gorgeous countryside perfect for couple photos! We took Mae and Markus off for their couple photos at just after 7 pm, with the sky looking fairly overcast. During the last few photos, the sun broke through the clouds and created the most gorgeous light, if I could have bottled it up I would because it was just so magical.
Someone really special unfortunately couldn’t make it to the wedding and that special someone was Mae’s Grandad, after having been admitted to hospital a few days prior to the wedding. The couple made a special trip to the hospital to visit him and his face lit up when he saw them both, I could tell from the look in his eyes that he was so grateful for their brief visit and I could see how proud he was of them both.
Upon arriving back to the reception the evening entertainment started with guests doing musical performances on the stage, which soon lead to some groovy moves on the dance floor.
Below are my highlights from their wedding day, I am incredibly thankful to Mae and Markus for being so welcoming and trusting in me as a photographer I couldn’t ask for anything more you!