Hampton Manor Secret Garden Wedding
What could be more romantic than a Hampton Manor secret garden wedding? Jessi and Jamie both love the book ‘The Secret Garden’ and loved the idea of an English afternoon tea. These were cleverly incorporated into their day, by Karen at Passion for Flowers. Karen worked her magic with books, moss, ferns and roses which gave the room a real enchanted feel. Ben the Cake Man, created their spectacular cake. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a dog lover, so I did a happy dance when I heard that their dog, Oreo, would be joining in the photos. He looked very smart in his tweed waistcoat.
Jamie is in the army in England, Jessi lived in Florida. Their story began when Jamie walked into the bar that Jessi was in, on a girlfriends hen night. As they say, right place, right time! After months of Skyping and transatlantic visits, they realised they couldn’t be apart. Jamie proposed, Jessi moved to the UK and wedding plans began.
Jessi and Jamie’s families and friends were my kind of people, warm, funny and full of life. They made me feel so welcome and as always the team at Hampton Manor, did a brilliant job of looking after everyone.
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Just as Jessi’s Dad began his speech, he was interrupted by the best surprise ever! Jessi is a big Musical Theatre fan, Les Miserables being her favourite. Without her knowing Jamie and organised a local amateur dramatics society to interrupt the speeches and begin a performance of some of her favourite songs, her reaction was incredible! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.
I loved the fact that Jessi had two dresses, one for the daytime and then a shorter one so she could dance later in the evening.
Jo Hastings is a Birmingham Wedding Photographer, offering creative, relaxed, natural wedding photography in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cotswolds and throughout the UK. She is also sought after for her natural, colourful family photography.
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