The Vows | Cow Parsley Wedding Venue Somerset

I really like the mixed emotions in this shot which was captured as his new bride was reading her vows during this outdoor humanist ceremony at Cow Parsley Wedding Venue in Somerset.

I love that more and more couples are choosing to get married outdoors with humanist or alternative ceremonies, getting the formal contract done ahead of their wedding day. England is so restrictive and antiquated with the rule that stipulates there must be a roof over your head to get married. In Canada (where I'm from) you can choose to be married at a beach, woodland or even your own home. You just need witnesses and someone who can marry you.

Many of my couples are now going down this route, like this humanist ceremony in Bristol I photographed a couple years ago. I have a few more this year at some really unique venues so stay tuned!