Welcome to Lickey Hills, Worcestershire! According to local folklore, the Devil used to roam around here on a white bull, hunting wild boar. I didn’t see him on the day, but I was at least fortunate enough to see Penelope and Tim’s beautiful countryside wedding, alongside the super-talented,bearded tog, Mr Lee Allen.

The happy couple live in Birmingham – that’s where they started their day, getting ready together, and that’s where they had a quiet, private marriage ceremony. We were all ready and waiting for the newlyweds, and what a celebration it was they’d put together! It was a literary-themed reception, to honour their shared love of English literature. Penelope had decorated the hall with pages from books, and we were all treated to readings from famous poets (well, their poems – not the poets themselves. Most of them were dead, and couldn’t commit to the date. But still.)


This outdoor venue was sensational, offering incredible, panoramic views of the sprawling Worcestershire countryside. In my pictures, I really tried to capture the sense of space of freedom – the vivid greens, and the big sky. At the same time, it felt like a very private and personal moment, shared between a great group of friends and family. The hills were genuinely alive with the sound of music!

Finally, it was on to Lickey Parish Hall – a lovely, traditional venue, where everyone danced and drank into the night. The food was amazing – tacos and waffles! Who knew?! – and the music was fantastic: an old-school céilidh, which being Scottish, always gets me a bit excited. What a great end to a fantastic day – what a perfect setting for a perfect couple.