The Crown Inn wedding in Pishill, Henley-on-Thames. Set in a 16th-century former Coaching Inn, Molly and Mark celebrated their wedding day! They are the sweetest, kindest, most lovely people we have had the pleasure of working with and it was a genuinely such an honour to witness them get married.
They wanted a small, intimate and casual wedding with just immediate family and a few friends. The whole day was filled with joy, loads of hugs and kisses and many happy tears! Molly and Mark have been together for over 13 years so this was a such a huge celebration for both families.
Molly and Mark are talented entrepreneurs and have enjoyed a life of travel and adventure together, as well as joint business ventures. They currently run a successful creative studio called Moyo Studio. As photographers and creatives themselves, we were so excited to be invited to photograph their wedding day.
They planned their whole wedding whilst living in Spain. Molly chose her dress from Story of My Dress Bridal Boutique in Kent. Molly fell in love with The Hydra Dress, by her favourite bridal designers Rolling in Roses. They design and create ethical and eco friendly wedding dresses and make them by hand in Yorkshire. A simple, graceful cut with intricate star lace details. Molly styled her dress with blush pink shoes to match her blooms, vintage jewellery and a large flower-crown lovingly made by the talented Babylon Flowers. Together with her bridesmaids and flower girls, Molly got ready with the help of MUHA Charlie MacGregor in a little cottage on site at The Crown Inn.
Mark and his groomsmen got ready together, along with his family, in an Airbnb not far from the wedding venue in the village of Henley-on-Thames. Mark wore brown to compliment the boho style and feel of the wedding. His tweed-like woollen suit jacket and matching waistcoat were from Harry Brown, his shirt and skinny black trousers from Topman.
The wedding was at the end of summer, in September. They chose a colour theme of warm blush tones. They opted for wild and rustic floral arrangements in contrast to the modern stationery, designed by themselves. Their cake was made by Beryl, a family neighbour. Each of the tiers represented some of the countries that they had lived in which included lemon (for Spain), coffee (for Vietnam) and coconut (for Thailand).
Joined by their family and friends from all over the world, they declared their love for one another with beautiful personalised vows and exchanged rings. They were married by Molly’s Uncle Patrick, who had actually married her parents years before. The flower girls (Mark’s nieces over from Australia) and Molly’s Maid of Honour (her best friend over from America) read sentimental poems and stories.
‘Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two’.
The highlight of the day for us, is almost always when we go for a walk to take a few photos of the bride and groom together. Often it’s the first time the bride and groom have really taken any time for themselves, to soak in the moment. We went for a walk through a nearby field for portraits in the last of that golden summer light as the sun set into the surrounding fields, it was magic!
The Crown Inn wedding in Pishill Henley-on-Thames is a stunning venue to get married and we cannot wait to come back.