Leo + Lee
Leo and Lee had a magical, relaxed DIY woodland wedding in Leo’s home turf, Suffolk. They had travelled down from the Midlands to celebrate in Leo’s old school grounds that aren’t usually used for weddings, so they had the privilege to have complete control and free rein of this blank canvas to make and own as theirs for the day and they did exactly that!
Leo & Lee had an electric gang of family and friends which filled the space with laughter and banter, a tight-knit of supporters and a genuine feeling throughout the day of them all becoming a unified team, even before the wedding began. Leo and Lee had created an abundance of little details to tell the story of their love and their adventures together, painting a perfect picture of them both. They even got married under a handmade wooden arch that Lee had made, with beautiful flowers and ivy just everywhere, trailing the marquee, tables and doors. Their day was so creatively done and suited them perfectly.
‘I had my heart set on having Rosie photograph my wedding having shot with her previously some years before and feeling comfortable with her. Having said that however, even if I had not have met her previously, I know I would have felt completely comfortable and confident on the day having RXC shoot my wedding. We were not hustled and bustled into positions, we were not directed to go here there and everywhere, and we were not made to feel like we had to be taken away from our guests to have some ‘classic wedding photos’ taken. RXC felt a part of the wedding tribe, completely blended into the guests to the point that you didn’t feel on the spot with a camera in your face and they captured so beautifully the sheer joy, excitement and happiness on ours and our guests faces perfectly. Nothing too staged, nothing unnatural, just completely organic. The photos that we ended up with are out of this world and capture us perfectly. Not just the way we feel for one another, but who we actually are and I am so pleased to having chosen Rosie to do this as I don’t feel like we would have had the same outcome or harnessed the same effortless energy with anyone else. From booking we had constant contact, and Rosie took on board every image I had in mind for the feel I wanted to create from the photos- she even offered to come to the venue prior to the date to help find some perfect photoshoot spaces and find the much desired ‘sunset’ shot location. If I could do it all over again, I would always choose RXC Rose!’ Leo, Bride
‘Being someone who originally thought paying for a wedding photographer was completely unnecessary, I can honestly say my opinion has completely reversed having had Rosie shoot our wedding day. I am not one for posing for photos and find it incredibly awkward and annoying being dragged away from a day where I have family and friends together of whom I have not seen for years, but not once was I made to feel pushed around or rushed here and there. The photography happened without even realising to the point that I was happily surprised with the amount of brilliant shots and candids we had. I will definitely listen to my wife more when it comes to photography being an essential for events now, but especially if its Rosie she suggests. ‘ Lee, Groom.
Flowers- foxglove and moss @foxgloveandmoss
Cake- sugar sorcery @roe_bakes
Cupcakes and treats- miss muffin top @miss_muffin_top
Photobooth- Slow mo booth @slowmobooth_uk
Afternoon meal- Manor farm hog roast
Chocolate fountains- A and M events
DJ- Robin Tungate (east Anglian discos)
Dairy cheese- Suffolk farmhouse cheese @suffolkcheese
Vegan cheese- the vegan kind @thevegankindsupermarket
Fibre optic lighting- Caz Dickson at Nemitode @nemitode
Venue- Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School
Arch- built by Lee the Groom.
Ivy, wood and decorative table pieces- by Leo the Bride
Dreamcatcher- made by Lees cousin Faye!