Willen Lake • The Peace Pergola • A perfect wedding second time around • Documentary Wedding Photography • Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer

This was a wedding focusing on family and close friends. Having married years ago but forced to invite people they didn’t know or want there (!) Sanjeev and Savita decided to marry again the way they wanted to.

Because of this it was a very small affair, but it was exactly what they wanted. No pressures from anyone else, they had those who loved them supporting them through their day. Don’t you wish all wedding guest lists could be this straight forward!

After tying the knot we headed to The Peace Pergola at Willen Lake Park; only 5 minutes from their house it was the perfect location for their couple shots. Savita said that when they were looking around at the area when buying houses, she saw this monument and said, ‘we have to live here’, they both walk their beloved dog here everyday, and Savita has often sat in the peaceful pergola and imagined her wedding photos there. So it really was a meaningful location for their couple shots, which always gives that extra something special when the couple look back over their day. I could see just how happy they were to be able to take photos here, and it was beautiful to see.

Moving into the reception, again it was lovely and laid back due to them having only very close family and friends there, so relaxed in fact that Sanjeev had an hours nap after the meal! It proves how tiring a wedding day is, it takes it out of you emotionally and physically, especially when you’ve been planning and organising all of the elements for years/months leading up to the day. Once you are married and you know it’s been a success and everyone’s enjoying themselves, it really does hit you like a ton of bricks, the element of relief and happiness and love, a swell of emotions all bundled into one.  

I wish these two every happiness going forward, it’s so nice knowing that now, even after all these years, they finally had the wedding they dreamed of.

"Sometimes you have to be selfish to look back without one regret."

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