Nikki & Ryan at Batch Country House

Bride and groom among autumnal colours

Perfect Autumnal Day

Nikki & Ryan chose the perfect Batch Country House for their autumnal wedding. You wouldn’t have thought it was the 2nd of November, the sun shone all day and gave us the prettiest light possible.

Bridal details
The Details

Nikki’s dress was a gorgeous champagne a line from So Gorgeous Bridal in Worle. The wedding had a navy and burgandy theme running through it. The garter was inspired by Harry Potter. Nikki’s sister made her a beautiful box for her Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue and gave her a stunning antique blue broach belonging to a grandmother. The yellow rose in the centre of her bouquet was from her grandfather’s favourite yellow rose bush. It’s all the little details that make a wedding special and unique to each couple.

A haze of hairspray
A haze of hairspray

Nikki is very lucky to be surrounded by talented people. Her sister did her make up and a life-long friend did her hair. 

Groom Preparations
Groom Preparations

Ryan also got ready at Batch Country House so Roger was able to capture his preparations.

Calm bridal preparations
Calm bridal preparations

Nikki was as cool as a cucumber despite the madness going on around her. She was serene and beautiful and a pleasure to be around.

Surprise addition of the dog
Surprise!

Lacey is Nikki & Ryan’s fur baby. Lorraine, Nikki’s mum, arranged a surprise in the form of Lacey appearing to be their ring bearer. Caroline, who was looking after the dog for the day brought her along and Nikki was so happy to see her.

You may think he's not looking, but he can see her in the mirror!
You may think he's not looking, but he can see her in the mirror!

Ryan watched through the mirror as his bride walked towards him on her father’s arm.

The Ceremony
The Ceremony

The ceremony went without a hitch, despite the registrar not realising there was a last minute substitution with the ring bearer.

Lacey feeling the love
Lacey feeling the love

Luckily the weather was just perfect on the day, so we were able to get outside and enjoy the milky sunshine.

Family photo
Family photo

We started the family photos with the most special one, of mum and dad with their fur-baby.

All the reception details
All the reception details

Nikki’s sister Kristy did an amazing job with the wedding cake. The shilloute details of their relationship, little Lacey poking through at the back and the light boxes were all fantastic.

The favours were gorgeous Christmas baubles with lights inside. There was a special favour of a tea cup for Nikki’s grandmother.

The girls
The girls

We took the adult members of the bridal party off for photos, as the little ones had had enough.

The lovely Batch
The lovely Batch

And then it was time for some alone time with this gorgeous couple. The colours of the leaves at this time of year is always stunning.

Red Acer
Red Acer
On the bridge
On the bridge
Love the light
Love the light

It was totally worth climbing into the compost to get this shot, I love the way the light is falling on Nikki’s face.

Bride and groom among autumnal colours
Perfect Autumnal Day

We headed back indoors for food and speeches.

Speeches
Speeches

You all know we love messing about in the dark to get a great shot. Nikki and Ryan had some light up LED trainers (which everyone wanted to steal). So we combined them with a smoke bomb to create this little piece of magic.

Night shot
Magic

The guests made great use of the photo booth and we had a bit of fun with the empty frame.

Frame shots
Frame shots

Nikki’s brother in law entertained everyone with his magic tricks.

Meanwhile Gerry from DJ at my Wedding got the dancefloor moving with the first dance followed by a father daughter dance.

Dancing feet
Dancing feet

It was such a gorgeous day at Batch Country House for Nikki and Ryan.

Leave them a comment and let them know your favourite bit from the day.

4 Comments

  1. Sharon and chris hearn says:

    It was a wonderful evening, Nikki and Ryan are a lovely couple xx

  2. Sandra Wilkins says:

    Hi Mr and Mrs Wilkins, thank you for including me in your special day, it was such a fun and happy occasion but also very emotionally charged, it was simply perfect! You both looked stunning, the service was beautiful, having Lacey as a surprise ring bearer was very special. All of the speeches were wonderful, your first dance and Nikki’s dance with her dad were gorgeous, I danced with little Ayla, she told me to follow her moves which sounded like a good plan but started off with star jumps and got more and more challenging so a sit down with a drink was needed! Children were occupied with lots of fun things for them to do which was lovely to see, I know how hard you both worked to make your wedding day so special and it absolutely was, the entire day at The Batch was perfection so a huge well done to you both! I know you will both continue throughout life loving and caring for each other, it is the biggest adventure for the pair of you and is full of possibilities, you are surrounded by people who will always love and support you x

  3. Jill Siddons says:

    I think the photo of you through the grasses is just stunning. So sorry we couldn’t share you day.

    Jill xxx

  4. A personal pleasure to be part of their big day
    All the best for a great future life together

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