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Relaxed Country Wedding, with a Musical Bride and Groom

These beautiful images come courtesy of Essex based photographer Hayley Ruth, who’s natural documentary style has perfectly captured this relaxed Bride and Groom. As soon as I saw the picture of Bride Carley, peeking out the window of her parents chocolate box home, I knew they were going to be special.

Here’s a couple who have really celebrated what I believe makes a wedding extra special – themselves…and in this case, their shared love of music and the historical and characterful pub where they first met…

“I’d been looking forward to Carley and Ian’s intimate country village wedding for months and we’d been having fantastic weather so I was really excited to wake up on their wedding day with the sun out. But Mother nature decided to turn the weather inside out on that day, we had glorious sunshine one minute and then horrendous showers another, that seemed to come from no where, plus temperatures that where more reminiscent of March than June.

Despite all this, the wedding was a beautiful day and we managed to dodge the rain for all the lovely outdoor elements of the day, including the parade through the village from the church.

The Bluebell Inn is a very special place for Ian and Carley, it’s where they met and it’s where they spend a lot of time with their musician friends. Rod the best man is also the landlord.

Now here is a little piece of history for you. The Bluebell Inn is the birth place of Dick Turpin and if you want to find out all about him you need to pop inside enjoy a pint and read all about his life on the walls.

Ian and Carley are accomplished musicians and wanted to kick off the evening party themselves. It was amazing to see so many friends and family joining in, and just fabulous to see a tea chest and the spoons being played so brilliantly!”


I feel real affinity for Carley and Ian, as they have created a wedding celebration that truly reflects them as a couple and every single shot of their day exudes this. Congratulations Carley and Ian!

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