I first met Liv back in 2012 at Heather & Tim’s Wedding – where she was the maid of honour & was immensely helpful throughout the day – especially during the group photos! So when her email dropped into my inbox enquiring If I’d be able to be her wedding photographer, I was massively excited! Knowing the crowd & some of the family already, I knew it was going to be a relaxed, fun & friendly day – one that would be immensely fun to document!
Jess & Chris got married at the stunning Rumbolds Barn, near Billinghurst in Sussex. It’s a venue I’ve heard great things about for a long time, but not one I’d had the pleasure to work at until their wedding. And it did not disappoint! It’s a really lovely space with beautiful gardens & a fantastic lake.
Jess & Chris planned their entire wedding remotely – as they’re based in Germany (Chris is a designer for Rolls Royce – which explains the ultra luxury wedding car, further down!) But the remote planning didn’t show on the day – everything went perfectly & every little detail was perfectly considered.
Sophie & Adam – two of the most welcoming people I’ve have had the pleasure of working with. They had a wonderful wedding at Grittenham Barn back in August & invited Heather & myself along to document it.
Jessica and Hugh’s Sussex wedding is another autumn corker! Jessica and Hugh wanted both the groom and bride’s morning prep covered so they booked both Heather and I to photograph their special day.
Regular followers of the blog might remember Jessica and Hugh from their engagement session in Brighton in the summer, where they brought their energetic boxer dog Squid along to join in the fun. And Squid was also a special guest at the wedding – complete with a bow tie collar.
As another year draws to a close I like to spend a little time reflecting on all that’s happened. 2014 has been really good to me, with weddings taking me far and wide, from my hometown of Brighton up to the stunning the Peak District and on to Lancashire.
I’ve been luckily enough to shoot some fantastic weddings and have met some amazing people. So I thought I’d round up the year with some of my favourite images from 2014. A huge thank you to all my 2014 couples and all the very best for 2015. And to all my 2015 couples – I’m really looking forward to working with you this year!
Jess & Chris’s wedding was a lot of fun! – I went to college with Jess a fair few years ago (we both studied Photography! & Jess always got better grades than I did!!) – so it was with a hint of nervousness & a lot of excitement that I went into their wedding day! But I needn’t worry, as between the incredibly welcoming people, beautiful locations, & the brilliant atmosphere they had created – It was a great wedding to be a part of! Vintage bus, DIY details galore, Jam & Scones + Jess made her own dress – This wedding had it all!
I started the day in Hellingly at Jess’s parents house, then we all boarded the wedding bus to the beautiful St. Peter & St. Pauls Church, before everyone moved onto the lovely Sussex Barn, Hellingly.
Heather & Tim are rarely in the UK, but after getting to know them a little bit over the internet, it was such a thrill to join them for their wedding, It was the epitome of what weddings are about – A chance to celebrate, catch up with old fiends and have a great time, Friends and family alike contributed in a variety of ways to infuse character and charm throughout the day! From the chef, to the bartender, to the serving staff – everyone had a personal connection to Heather, Tim or their friends – a fantastic thing to witness!
I’m always treated amazingly well by my clients and their guests, and H&Ts wedding was no exception – I arrived a little earlier to the bridal preps than I was expected, So early Heather hadn’t returned from the Hairdressers yet, but I was welcomed & treated to breakfast with the family (Thank you!!)
Louise & Craig got married earlier in the year, at the fantastic Barn at Bury Court, a venue I’ve had the privilege of working at before – It’s always a lot of fun there & after shooting Louise & Craig’s engagement I knew their day was going to be special & filled with fun. Sadly Kane, their beautiful dog couldn’t make an appearance, but it was a great day none-the-less, filled with smiles, laughter & tons of happiness!
I started with Louise & the girls at The Bush Hotel, Farnham:
After meeting them, hanging out with them for their engagement session & getting to know them over the course of a year – Kate & Lincoln’s wedding was a day that couldn’t arrive quick enough for me – everytime I saw that Kate had visited my website (My web stats show a lot of visits from San Francisco, I don’t know anyone but K&L in SF!) the anticipation increased just that bit more! So even though the weather was not kind (massive understatement), it was still a brilliant, beautiful day filled to the brim with emotion, excitement & fun.
I started the day briefly with Lincoln in the pub. Mainly as I’d already been to see Kate, when the bridesmaids, in various state of preparedness, ran away like startled deer – albeit way more glamorous!
*Nic & Wills wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding today – Head over there for lots more details & a lovely write up by Nic.*
After Nic & Wills Engagement, I knew their wedding was going to be amazing, They’re both so relaxed & really easy to get along with!
Nic’s an avid reader of Rock My Wedding, (which is where she found me, through their coverage of Aisling & Phils Wedding) and whilst she took lots of inspiration from there (details galore!), it was still a very personal celebration; a lovely, relaxed day, brimming with character & personality! A day that was all about fun & friendship, a day that was amazing to be a part of!
Their wedding took place at the beautiful Notley Abbey in Oxfordshire.