Ellie’s surprise wedding – hair styling and makeup

These first images were taken moments before Ellie was about to surprise her family and guests that it was actually her wedding day and not the surprise engagement for Ellie they were originally expecting.

I was lucky enough to see the whole story unfold and listen to Ellie read a heartfelt letter to her parents from behind a door, keeping her wedding gown concealed. In a Hollywood movie moment, the door swung open before asking her parents “will you walk me down the aisle?”.. not a dry eye in the house!

As if that wasn’t enough to cope with, an even bigger surprise was announced after the ceremony, that not only in one weekend had they gone from fiancé to husband and wife but also soon to be parents. Have a look through the images to see the point where they found out their own surprise of what they are expecting.

In keeping with the wedding being on the down low, Ellie opted for very natural makeup with subtle waves in her hair, finished with a flower crown fit for the country setting at Little Forest.

I included more images than I usually would to see the beautiful story unfold.  Incredible images captured by Jack Gilchrist Photography

Venue at Little Forest Cottages

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