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REAL WEDDING | MARIE AND STEVE | RELAXED BARN WEDDING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS


Black and white portrait of a man in a suit kissing a lady in a wedding dress, her veil billowing over their heads

FOCUS ON FUN - SIMPLE CHURCH CEREMONY AND RELAXED RECEPTION AT PRIORY BARN

For Marie and Steve, the most important element of their wedding day was spending as much time as possible with family and friends, so they focussed on a relaxing and enjoyable day from start to finish.



 
Sarah Whyte, owner of Purple Kite Photography, sitting on a bridge in Hertford, Hertfordshire

Hi, I'm Sarah!

I love being able to document the raw emotions and excitement of a wedding day and take pride in delivering stunning images that my couples will cherish for a lifetime.

I create a calm and relaxed atmosphere for my clients, ensuring that they feel at ease and enjoy every moment of their day.

Although I'm based in Hertford, I'm not just a Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer. I can travel all over the UK (and beyond) for your Wedding!


 


A chilled morning getting ready with 'Team Bride'

Marie, her family and bridesmaids spent a relaxed morning getting ready together at a gorgeous Airbnb not far from the church. The bucks fizz flowed while Lucy and Lucy were at work on hair and make up.





The Ceremony

Marie and Steve were married in St Ippolyts church. A beautiful, traditional church basking in the sunshine on top of a hill in the small village of St Ippolyts, before heading to the Priory Barn, Little Wymondley for the wedding reception.





REAL WEDDING - BRIDE Q&A

Bride Marie shares her thoughts on their relaxed, fun-filled reception at The Priory Barn.


Which were your favourite photos from your wedding day and why do you love them?

The natural shots of us together, and with our bridal party. They capture the moments really well!



What were your wedding “must have’s”?

As much time as possible with our friends and family. For everyone (including us!) to feel relaxed and just enjoy themselves.




Styling your wedding: how did you personalise your big day? 

In line with the relaxing / having fun - we wanted good entertainment (hence the garden games and the "advice cards" and shots we had on the tables) and plenty of drinks and good food, a lovely outside space, and sunny weather (which we were very lucky to have!)



Did you have a band or DJ for your evening reception? Did you have a first dance – what song did you choose?

Yes, we had a live band and then they did a DJ set afterwards for the last hour or so. Our first dance was "You & Me Song" by the Wannadies  - which has always been "our" song. Very simple melody and lyrics but really innocent / romantic


 

WHAT THE COUPLE SAY


"Sarah did an amazing job photographing our wedding. She captured so many lovely moments - with lots of natural shots as we really wanted. She was also super professional, friendly and responsive both during our wedding prep and on the day. Thanks Sarah!"

Marie


 

THE TEAM

Photographer: Sarah at Purple Kite Photography

Church: St Ippolyts

Reception: The Priory Barn

Florist: Gayle at Blooming Happy

Outfits/Accessories:

Dress: Love and Liberty dress from Lumi

Bridesmaid Dresses: Ever Pretty

Bride's Hair and make-up: Lucy Beesley

Bridesmaids' Hair and Make-up: Lucy Arthurs

Evening entertainment: No 7 Band

Garden Games: Herts Vintage Hire


 

by Sarah Whyte, Purple Kite Photography

Female wedding photographer based in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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