A three-day wedding extravaganza: Sophie and Stu's wedding
Today marked the long-awaited wedding for Sophie and Stu, a couple who had a grand plan in store for their special day. As a Macclesfield Wedding Photographer & Videographer, we had the privilege of witnessing this extraordinary journey unfold over three remarkable days. The festivities took place at Toft Estate, nestled on the edge of the enchanting Peak District.
Their love story began on foreign shores while travelling in America, leading them to Stu's homeland of New Zealand. Though they got engaged, the unexpected pandemic brought borders crashing down around them. In response, they held a surprise Zoom ceremony for their loved ones, making today technically their second wedding—a testament to their unbreakable bond. To kick off the celebration, a lively fancy dress party on Friday night welcomed all their cherished guests and set the tone for the weekend ahead.
Day two marked the official ceremony, held at a charming church near the estate. Sophie, the radiant bride, embraced a boho chic style, substituting her veil with a floral headpiece. Her Bardot neckline and barefoot grace epitomized relaxed elegance, and her loose, beachy waves added a touch of natural beauty. A simple gold locket adorned her neck, accentuating her total earth goddess vibes.
Their young son - not even a year old - played a special role, dressed in adorable braces and a bow tie. Stu held him close as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife at the altar—a heartwarming moment that symbolised the union of their family. After the ceremony, they baptised their son, and he even graced the confetti tunnel with his presence. Notably, the bride's aunt officiated both the ceremony and the christening, making it a truly remarkable family affair.
Photography as an unspoken language...
The reception unfolded within a splendid tepee on the estate grounds, provided by the venue. The space was adorned with twinkling lights and with pictures of friends and family, along with international flags—a testament to the couple's extensive travel. The bridesmaids, in a touching tribute, shared a heartfelt poem dedicated to the bride. Emotional speeches from family members filled the air with love and joy, as everyone revelled in the long-awaited reunion. The whole event was perfect for videography.
On the final day, the newlyweds and their loved ones enjoyed a laid-back Sunday, complete with a sumptuous hog roast, axe throwing, and archery for entertainment. It was a day dedicated to cherished moments and the joy of being together.
Sophie and Stu orchestrated a wedding extravaganza that was truly a masterpiece, meticulously planned within a tight schedule. Their love story is a testament to perseverance and the power of love to conquer all obstacles. As a Macclesfield Wedding Photographer & Videographer, we extend our heartfelt thanks for allowing us to be part of your extraordinary day. We wish Sophie and Stu a lifetime filled with happiness, adventures, and endless love. Cheers to your unique and unforgettable journey!
Sarah & Paul x
Finally, if you would like to chat to us about your upcoming day, contact us to get the ball rolling - we love to talk weddings!
Hair and Make up - Penny- Jodie Smith
Florist -The Flower House Cheshire
Band / DJ - Lee Gordon
Saxophonist- Dave Sax
Archery- Madrenaline events
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