The charm of a rustic wedding lies in its ability to weave simplicity with elegance, and Beth and Tommy's wedding on September 30, 2023, at the Walnut Valley House in Chippokes, was a perfect example of this enchanting blend. As their wedding photographer, I was privileged to witness and capture the myriad moments that comprised this beautiful day. From the laughter shared during the preparations to the tears of joy during the ceremony, each moment was a testament to their love and the start of their new journey together.

Wedding accessories elegantly arranged on a wooden surface, including a pair of metallic boots, a watch, rings.

The Venue: Rustic Elegance at its Finest


Walnut Valley House in Chippokes stands out as a haven of rustic beauty. Its natural setting, with lush greenery and a backdrop of rolling hills, provided a tranquil and intimate atmosphere for the wedding. The wooden structures of the venue, adorned with delicate fairy lights, created a warm and inviting ambiance. Guests were treated to a visual feast of natural beauty, which not only served as a stunning backdrop for photos but also enhanced the overall experience of the day.

Newlyweds standing hand-in-hand in front of a quaint white house with red details, under a large tree with magnolia-like

Capturing the Moments: Bridal Portraits to Ceremony


The bridal portrait session was a highlight of the day. Beth, in her exquisite gown, exuded grace and elegance. Each photograph captured her radiating happiness, reflecting the love and excitement she felt. The ceremony, held under the open sky with the gentle rustle of leaves, was a heartfelt display of their commitment. Capturing the exchange of vows, the emotional glances, and the joyful smiles of the guests, these images encapsulated the essence of their bond – pure, simple, and beautiful.

Bride and groom sharing a kiss beneath an ancient tree, surrounded by guests seated in white chairs, capturing a romance

Details that Dazzle


The devil is in the details, and this wedding was a testament to that. Every element, from the rustic-themed table settings to the bespoke signage, was thoughtfully chosen and beautifully integrated into the venue. The floral arrangements, featuring a mix of wildflowers and classic blooms, added pops of color and life to the setting. These details were not just decorative but were reflective of Beth and Tommy's personalities, making the celebration all the more personal and meaningful.

A black and white image capturing the intricate details of a bridal gown's lace train spread across a wooden floor, repr

A Day to Remember


As the day drew to a close, the setting sun cast a golden glow over the celebrations, a perfect conclusion to an unforgettable day. Being a part of Beth and Tommy's special day was more than just a job; it was an experience that reinforced my love for wedding photography. Their wedding was not just about the union of two individuals but also about the coming together of friends and family, celebrating love in its purest form. If you’re envisioning a rustic, elegant wedding, reach out, and let's turn your dream into stunning photographs that you'll cherish forever.

Joyful bride and groom walking hand-in-hand while guests on either side of a gravel path blow bubbles to celebrate.