“Thank you so much for these, they are wonderful!! Not only are there some really beautiful shots in there but you have also really captured the true feeling of the day, which is exactly what we were hoping for.
For us the overwhelming memory of the day is being completely surrounded by joy, fun & laughter, and that really shows in the pictures!”
Weddings that incorporate two cultures always have a special atmosphere – even more so when the couple come from different countries. One such wedding took place last October. Kate is English. Tommy is Swedish. They called theirs ‘The Swenglish’ wedding and they held it at Delbury Hall in Shropshire.
The service took place at St Peter’s in Diddlebury. The church is just a short walk through the Delbury grounds , but rather than going straight to the church, the guests were invited to meet in the church hall for ‘Fika’. This is a traditional Swedish coffee with pastries. A pleasant, social way for everyone to start the celebrations.
As with our previous visit to St Peter’s, Reverend John Beasley conducted the service and he did a wonderful job . The service also featured the talents of one of Kate and Tommy’s guests, who is a professional singer back in Sweden.
This was our second wedding at Delbury Hall, but unlike our first, the weather was less than ideal, The rain started during the drinks reception and making its presence felt for the remainder of the day but at no point did anyone let the wet get in the way of enjoying themselves. We were particularly impressed that everyone stayed outside for drinks as the rain started to fall!
In Sweden, wedding speeches are hugely important and are given far more priority than we’re used to in the UK. On Kate and Tommy’s day, the speeches started during the drinks reception and went through the meal and well into the evening, And, they were heartfelt, entertaining and at times, absolutely hilarious.
This was such a wonderful wedding to work on. The mix of English and Swedish traditions gave the day a fantastic feel, but more than that Kate and Tommy’s day was full to the brim with fun and laughs. To Kate and Tommy – thank you.
Delbury Hall wedding photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie, husband and wife photographers based in the Midlands.