A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Buckinghamshire to photograph Lizzie & Duncan’s wedding.
I’d been looking forward to their wedding ever since skyping with Lizzie & hearing all about their plans – they wanted a wedding that was part garden party, part festival – all the things I love in a wedding! & with their talented, creative, bunch of friends providing lots of the entertainment, decoration & indeed food, I knew it was going to be a cracking day.
Autumn has to be my favorite time of year, with all the golden sunlight, crisp mornings and falling leaves. And I’m so excited to have a calendar full of lovely autumn weddings this year, starting off with Carrie and Tim’s gorgeous day at Birling Manor in Eastbourne!
I first got to know Emily and Stuart when they were the Bridesmaid & Usher at a previous wedding I’d shot (the lovely Kate and David, who in a wonderful role reversal were Bridesmaid & Usher today!) so I knew their wedding would be a lot of fun – and I knew a lot of their friends too, so it was great to catch up with them again! Newick Rugby club sure know how to have a good time!
Emily and Stu had chosen a circus theme for their reception – with a marquee set up to look like a big-top, hula hoops, plate-spinning and a circus tent cake. Emily even arrived at the church in the most amazing clown-themed car!
Everything a wedding should be – family, friends and a lot of fun!
I had the ultra talented Heather Wilkinson helping me out at this wedding!
Kate & David got married earlier this year in Newick, a lovely little village in Sussex. Newick is a village I’d driven through more times that I can remember, but had no clue how lovely the community contained within was!
Fortunately that all changed at Kate & David’s wedding – Lovely is an understatement – from beginning to end, this crowd knew how to have fun!
Photographing Kate’s bridal preparations, at The Chequers,Maresfield, was a surreal experience in itself, as 3 of the four people in the room were my clients, all of whose weddings were rapidly approaching! In addition to Kate there was Emily, Kates’ lovely bridesmaid & Jeni, an immensely skilled make up artist. So I was certainly feeling the pressure to be on my best behaviour otherwise I would have been in for a few months of awkwardness!
At weddings, I always try and become a part of whatever group of people I’m working with. I love it when guests ask me how I know the bride & groom, and whether I was a friend of their’s before they booked me to capture their day!
Rarely does it come as easy as with Holly & Nick, & their guests – the friendliest, most welcoming bunch of people you could hope to meet! A fantastic combination of folks from the UK & Denmark – Brought together over a mutual love of Holly & Nico… & Real Ale.
When I arrived at Holly’s parents house the morning of her & Nicks wedding, the place was a hive of activity, everyone was contributing – from final checks to the marquee, to tapping barrels & labelling up the beer van, to assembling the buttonholes, to attaching balloons to lampposts! – everyone was involved & working hard to ensure the day went perfectly! But never too busy to offer me a cup of tea of make me feel welcome! (Thank you!)
It was obvious how much love there was for H&N & I was so pleased to be there to document it all! I love days with tons of character & personality – suffice to say, their day had pints of it! (keeping the real ale theme going!)
There are a ton of pictures, but anyone that makes it to the end will be rewarded with a rave & some amazing dancing!
After a seriously busy wedding season, I’m finally catching up on my editing & finding time to share some of the lovely weddings from earlier in the year!
Ana & Roly got married in Somerset, the majority of the day took place at Ana’s parents place, with the ceremony & legal bit taking part in nearby Wells Town Hall. It was a great day with an Anglo-Brazilian theme to it! – Going into it, I wasn’t quite sure what it was going to look like, but had ideas of it being colourful, fun – full of life, love & laughter – it delivered on all counts! Thanks to Ana & Roly for having me along! =)
Becca & Dave’s wedding back in July, was all about family & friends, with everyone contributing to make their day amazing & unique! – It took place in Becca’s parents garden in an amazing marquee that had been decorated with literally miles of bunting & looked fantastic! A friend of the family made the dress, the catering was provided by someone Becca used to waitress for & Jill, Becca’s godmother made the (beautiful!) cake! Truly a team effort & the love for B&D was obvious! Was a lot of fun to be a part of!
Caroline & Rob’s Wedding took place on Carolines parents farm & in the church opposite-ish, I knew they were going to be great to work with after their engagement session & they didn’t disappoint – it was a great day filled with great company, great moments, sun, fun & unfortunately for my shoes… a fair amount of cow pats… Farm weddings are great…
I had my buddy Stuart along for the ride on this one, I don’t usually work with other photographers, but our styles gel really nicely, so its always a lot of fun to shoot with him!
Tina & Roys wedding was mega. One of the (increasingly long) list of weddings that will stand out in my mind for ever! A combination of great people, great locations – locations that a tied into Tina & Roys history, Great details!
I started the day with Tina & her friends/family (& hugely talented make-up artist sister) at The Wroxton House Hotel