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Kate and Liam / Wedding Photography at the Cock o Barton Malpas - a dreamy DIY wedding.

Kate and Liam - this dreamy pair tied the knot last summer in a totally dreamy DIY intimate wedding that genuinely was beyond the creativity of what you find on pinterest. With their wedding reception being held at the beautiful cock o barton in Malpas, exquisite corn fields and wilderness mountain range, with a laid back chilled vibe meeting rustic DIY chic, it really was a dream to shoot. 

To be honest i'm a little ashamed that it's taken me nearly a year to get round to blogging it, genuinly that's how crazy busy we get during wedding season, but this year i've been smart in my planning to keep ontop of blogging. 

You may remember me sharing a while ago that this was actually featured on an amazing blog called bridal chic in the city, it always feels so amazing when a blog accepts a wedding you shot, it's like winning an award, getting a new badge of honour, and of course you get to share the amazing wedding created by the stunning couple. 

Kate and Liam did not disappoint, their uniqueness shone through in so many amazing ways. They’re so devoted to their stunning family, it was so important to them that their love for their family was their number one priority on their day. The wedding was stunning, small and intimate. Yet insanely romantic! It was the first time I’ve ever had a bride and groom walk up the aisle as a new Mr and Mrs to straight away having tea and homemade cakes. From vintage double decker buses with all the guests and couple on it, to a rustic country chic restaurant, with enough floral hanging garlands to even make Pinterest want to pin the images itself, this was a dream.

There’s some real highlight moments for me, as I was only booked for a short coverage of ceremony to speeches, there were so many moments that took my breath away. Firstly, seeing the love in this couple for their beautiful children, and seeing their youngest kneeling on the alter alongside them. Next, wandering dreamily through towering corn fields overlooking the breath taking Cheshire Plaines, I’m so crazily in touch with nature, so being able to explore with such an epic couple like this was a dream. And finally, the speeches, now I’m not usually one for speeches as yes we’ve heard it all before and seen it all before. However, seeing a maid of honour stand and give the most hilarious speech I think I’ve heard, seeing the reactions of all the guests – crying – laughing – giggling – hysterical laughter – gasping – it was just truly amazing document. This is definitely one of those weddings that I wish would have been a full day.

So without further a do, let me hand you over to Kate and Liam to tell their wedding story in their own words. 

Mr & Mrs Jerrum – 

We first met at their engagement party and love blossomed with three children living and working in the city. Liam proposed got down on one knee in our home on a child free night, he had planned it all. He decided on the Wednesday he wanted to marry me, bought the ring as an impulse, proposed on the Friday we went and painted the town red. Drank champagne cocktails in the Grosvenor, and partied and celebrated with friends and family.

The Ceremony took place at Christchurch Newton in Chester. Kate say’s “Everything was so personal to us, our friends wrote the bidding prayers for us and the church was our church, afterwards we had tea and cake there before moving onto the reception which took place at The Cock o Barton – Malpas.”

The bride’s wedding dress was from Diane Harbridge Chester made with Italian lace it was the last ever dress made as it’s been discontinued. The shoes were from Kurt Geiger the accessories, the flowers in the hair and bracelet as a gift off the bridesmaids. The groom wore his suit from Moss Chester.

We had a floral vintage homemade wedding theme. We made the table plan from a sanded down old frame with the card purchased from Paperchase. The flowers used were purchased from the Liverpool Flower Market and we made the hanging flowers for the reception from artificial flowers again. “My friend made our cakes so everybody had their own on their table. We made sure this wedding was all about us and not just a carbon copy typical wedding.”

Kate Says “Our advice for future couples would be to plan a wedding that you want, have it how you want it, be true to who you are. Don’t let other people try and tell you what to do. Try and share the planning 50/50 both have their roles. Play to each others strengths! i.e use one to organise and do the budgets and one to create and make etc”

Here's some favourite images from the day - Now as i write this i'm beginning to get super excited, as Kate's lovely maid of honour has booked her wedding with me now too and i can't wait to shoot it and see all this crowd again! 

 

J xx