After some truly awful May weather the sun decided to make a welcome appearance for Julia and Anuar’s wedding at Bury Court. And boy was it a beautiful day!
Although I’d not met Julia and Anuar before the wedding I had spoken to them on the phone and knew how warm and friendly they both were so I was mega excited about shooting their wedding!
The couple really wanted dual coverage of their wedding so I had Heather shooting with me for the day – it’s always lovely to capture both the groom and the brides morning prep! And at Bury Court the ceremony and reception all take place in the grounds of the venue so Heather and I were able to easily dart about from morning prep to ceremony and then reception without missing any of the action.
Earlier this month I headed off to Surrey to shoot Christabel and Joshua’s wedding at Hampton Court House. I’ve shot a fair few weddings at HCH now so it’s always handy to know exactly where I’m going when I set off on the day!
My first stop was to meet up with the girls for the bridal preparations at Christabel and Joshua’s house: one of the sweetest houses I’ve ever seen, tucked away between some plush apartment blocks in Hampton Wick. After spending a bit of time with the girls I headed off to Hampton Court House to meet up with Joshua and the rest of the wedding party.
Jo & Tom’s story is of a holiday romance that blossomed into true love.
I first met Jo and Tom when I did an engagement session with them in the Surrey Hills a few months ago. We had so much fun that day so I knew that their wedding was going to be awesome.
Jo got ready at her parents house in Woking so I started the day with her there for croissants, bubbly and to meet the rest of her bridal party. It turns out they were all as smiley and friendly as Jo!
When it came to the ceremony itself later in the day, photography unfortunately wasn’t permitted, which was a bit of a shame, but you’ll just have to
take my word that the legal bit did happen and it was lovely!
After the ceremony everyone headed off to Bury Court for the reception. I’ve actually done a few weddings at Bury Court and it never disappoints – it’s such a lovely venue and it really comes to life when the bride and groom put their own special touches to the day. For Jo and Tom this was homemade gingerbread men wedding favours, gorgeous summer flowers and all the guests tables were named after places that had played an important part in Jo & Tom’s lives. And during the speeches guests were treated to not one but two slide shows that had been put together by Jo and Tom’s close family and friends – touching family stories and the obligatory collection of embarrassing photos provided plenty of tears and giggles!
To the amazing Jo and Tom, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!
Nothing makes a wedding photographer happier than a gorgeous wedding venue, sunny weather and a brilliant wedding party. Hannah and Thomas’s wedding at Nonsuch Mansion in Surrey was all that and more!
Catherine & Jon are two thoroughly lovely people, with the most welcoming group of family and friends. They started the day at Old Thorn’s Manor Hotel, before moving onto St. John The Baptist Church, and then Cain Manor – a trio of great venues!
The weather was absolutely perfect and everyone just had a really chilled, relaxed day – so much so that they were up for getting creative with group shots. I even managed to steal Catherine & Jon away at Sunset for a few photos in some of the most gorgeous light I’ve seen in a long time!
They had myself & Heather along for the day to document the fun, laughter, love (& jumping!)
Arni and Mark were blessed with glorious sunshine for their wedding at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park in London.
Arni’s bridal prep took place in the Richmond Hill Hotel, which is just a few moments drive into Richmond Park and Pembroke Lodge, where the ceremony and reception were taking place.
Pembroke Lodge is a stunning wedding venue, with amazing views of London, beautiful wisteria growing over the main entrance to the house and wild deer wandering around in the park outside. Pretty much idyllic!
After the ceremony, I managed to steal Arni and Mark away for some couple shots up on Richmond Hill before we headed back to join the rest of the wedding party at the Lodge for the rest of the day’s celebrations.
All in all, a beautiful wedding, a stunning venue and a wonderful couple – congratulations Arni and Mark!
One thing about English summer weddings is that you can’t guarantee sunshine, but the heavy rain clouds did nothing to dampen spirits at Natalie and Warren’s lovely wedding in Richmond upon Thames.
Heather and I spent a bit of time with Natalie and the girls for the bridal preparations, before heading over to meet Warren at the ultra plush Richmond Hill Hotel right next to Richmond Park.
Warren is probably the most relaxed groom I’ve ever met, and happily chatted away to us while calmly going about his wedding preparations. Check out the shots of his wedding shoes in the post below: utterly amazing!
After the wedding ceremony at the majestic St Mary Magdalene church in central Richmond, we headed on to Ham Polo Club for the wedding reception. The wedding party was treated to plenty of fizz, a sumptuous wedding breakfast, much laughter and Natalie and Warren’s amazing first dance to Billy Ocean’s Caribbean Queen, complete with outfit change! Good times!
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!
Victoria & Jon got married at The Barn at Bury Court; having shot their engagement in the new forest & getting to know them over the past year or so, it was a day I’d been looking forward to for ages! It was doubley exciting, as I’ve been working with Victoria on a few other projects this past year; & over business lunches (mmm burgers!) I’d heard stories about their families, so I felt like I knew everyone before the day even began – & putting faces to names was great fun!
Featuring special guest appearances from Carolanne Armstrong & The Wedding Reporter.
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: