I’ve been meaning to blog this one for a while now, but having a baby sort of got in the way!
Let’s talk Houchins… I first visited Houchins earlier this summer to prepare for an upcoming wedding & plan ahead for my portrait shots. The grounds are truly exquisite… this venue has a undeniable charm & i can see why brides fall in love with this special place. It is spacious, yet everything you need is close by, tastefully decorated, all on a beautiful plot of land. The close knit team behind it all are on top of their game, nothing gets missed & everything runs like clockwork. It doesn’t have that formal feel you would expect for such a popular wedding venue, it has a rustic/country/chic vibe, something a little different from the ‘norm’, which I personally love.
On to the fabulous couple in my images - Katrina & Jonathan. I literally smiled whilst editing their photo’s… these two are so full of fun & they have the cutest relationship. I knew I was going to enjoy their wedding when I found out the theme was based on GIN! I met with them a couple of years before their wedding & Katrina showed me her Pin Interest mood board, lots of sage green/rose gold/bright & airy inspirational ideas for her day - it’s safe to say Katrina totally pulled this off!
Katrina got ready in the bridal suite with her mum & close friends. The ceremony took place outdoors at the Loggia, I set up a confetti tunnel for them to walk through after their ceremony & it worked out beautifully. The rest of the day simply unfolded & they enjoyed a beautiful wedding breakfast by Splinters Caterers, some hilarious & heartfelt speeches followed. Whilst working with them on their portrait shots, they pretty much just wanted to jump in the air & pull faces - awesome couple right there! We made the most of the grounds & eventually got some beautiful natural shots. They then danced the night away to The Teenage Kicks rock band.
Katrina’s vision was a match made in styling heaven for this venue & I had the pleasure of capturing it all.
Dress designer - Charlie Brear
Cake maker - Lucky + Co
The Band - The Teenage Kicks
Catering - Splinters Outside Caterers
Florist - Country Garden Flower Company
Hair - Turrell and Jones