I met Chris and Helen earlier this year and I dont think they had even sat down before we were chatting like old friends about everything under the sun. Having been together for twelve years, they decided it was finally time to get married (a point which was mentioned quite a lot throughout the day!).
Being based in London, they wanted a relaxed countryside feel for their wedding day and River Cottage was the perfect location. Their ceremony was at the idyllic countryside church of St Andrews in Monkton Wyld, which was such a lovely setting.
Helen and Chris are such warm people, who bounce off each other, and their friends and family were all just as lovely and outgoing, which made the day an absolute joy to photograph. The day was perfect – bright, sunny and absolutely roasting! The brilliant staff at River Cottage made sure that the drinks kept flowing and handed out umbrellas to shade everyone as they chatted and enjoyed the canapes.
You may or may not know that back in February 2012 there was a fire that gutted the 400 year old barn at River Cottage HQ that they had used for weddings. They have been hard at work rebuilding it, and Helen and Chris were the first couple to get hold their wedding reception in the newly finished barn which looks amazing.