Weddings just have something special. You can’t put your finger on it – It’s a sort of intangible magic.
Duaa and Titus’ Pelham House Wedding was packed full of this magic.
From the fact they put the entire day together from the other side of the planet, in just a couple of months.
They planned their big day alongside relocating, across the globe + moving house + starting new jobs.
These guys certainly know how to make life tough for themselves – but they certainly pulled it off.
If you’re working your way through my blog posts, you may believe I exclusively cater to brides names Katie, not true – but it does wonders if you’re not good at remembering names.
We’ve got some other names coming up soon, but until then…
Katie & Charles were married a few weeks ago at Firle Place, the Riding School to be precise – a hugely popular country house wedding venue in Sussex and one I’ve had the pleasure of returning to many times over the years for weddings.
I’m a big believer that it’s the people that make a wedding, it’s not always about the venue, the weather or the details. Ok, so it also helped the visual side of things that they had a beautiful venue, beautiful weather, beautiful details and an all star team of suppliers. But at the end of the day, people make the wedding – my role is all about capturing those human moments, the little laughs, the looks and the feelings – and this day had that by the shed load.
Alice and Greg got married just before Christmas at Cowdray House. A Cowdray House wedding is always a grand affair, and this was no exception! It was the most magical day!
A Winter Wedding at Brympton House. A heartwarming day in the middle of winter. The chapel was decorated with beautiful candles. Liss looked ethereal in her Sarah Janks dress. They danced the night away in the party barn. Good Times!
Blimey, where to start with this Brympton House Wedding! A few weeks ago I headed along the coast to Somerset for Liss & Matt’s wedding at the stunning Brympton D’evercy House. I regularly travel west for weddings, including places like Bath and Bristol – always fun immersing oneself in a long-distance wedding!
Team Faz went off on a mega road trip for Richard and Mel’s wedding, and we loaded up the car with travel sweets for our 5 hour journey from Brighton to the beautiful village of Clithroe in Lancashire (we don’t usually need an excuse for Haribo Sours). A big thanks to The Lawsons for recommending us for this one!
We always do a weather check before a wedding, but hearing the words ‘Biblical storms’ was enough to almost make us weep into our camera bags. Did it rain on the day, erm, yes. Did Richard and Mel give two hoots? As you’ll see from the photos, not in the slightest!
We started the day with Melanie and the girls for the bridal preparations at the Gatehouse of Eaves Hall, and we were both greeted with hugs from the lovely Mel. In fact Mel has to be one of the most serene brides we’ve met in a long while!
This was such a lovely wedding with so many personal touches: Mel was given away at the church by her Mum and her sister gave one of the speeches during the meal. And in a bit of a break from tradition Richard took the lead in the wedding organisation and his aunt and uncle designed the gorgeous, orders of service, menus and table plans.
We also mustn’t forget to give a mention to the Eaves Hall events manager, Barry, who was an absolute delight to work with – we’ve never been so well-fed at a wedding before and we even got dessert! Air punch!
A truly fab wedding – Mel and Richard didn’t stop smiling all day – just goes to show you don’t need sunshine to have an absolutely perfect day, although we suspect their honeymoon in Australia more than made up for all the rain!
Earlier this month I headed off to Ashford for Gemma and Simon’s wedding at Eastwell Manor. All the preparations, ceremony and wedding breakfast took place at Manor itself, a gorgeous country house, complete with stunning grounds in the heart of the Kent countryside.
I hadn’t met Gemma and Simon prior to their wedding but they were both so friendly and welcoming that within minutes of meeting them I was made to feel like part of the family. And although it was slightly cloudy they certainly weren’t about to let a little bit of rain spoil their day in the slightest. When these two smile it’s impossible not to feel happy!
An integral part of the day was Gemma and Simon’s son, Ethan, who did a fantastic job of leading the wedding party up the aisle. Although, as you’ll see in the photos that even chief pageboys are entitled to take an afternoon nap!
Katherine and Dominic’s Goodwood House wedding was a truly sophisticated and stylish day filled with emotion.
- The bride wore a Lusan Mandongus dress & Manolo Blahnik shoes.
- Wedding ceremony was at Goodwood House.
- Drinks reception on the lawns in front of the house.
- The groom hired a Spitfire for a flyover, during the drinks.
- A luxurious wedding breakfast in the beautiful dining room.
- They explored the estate in a golf buggy for their photographs.
- They danced the night away in style.
- A beautiful day, from beginning to end.
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 (on the Surrey, Hampshire Borders) – 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!)
Following on from Jen & Steves wonderful registry office wedding in Brighton with Marilyn & Elvis – they had a humanist ceremony at the beautiful Hill Place in Hampshire. They took over the house for an entire weekend of Fun, Laughter, Frisbee & Jaegermeister!
Jeni is an amazing/world famous makeup artist (Jeni Dodson) who I’ve had the great pleasure of working with at a few weddings (and here!), so for her to choose me to document their wedding(s!) was an insanely huge honour, she’s worked with thousands of photographers so its such a compliment that she would pick me to capture their weddings! & a special thank you to Heather, who came along and documented the day with me! The images below represent a good mix of both our efforts.
This wedding has just been featured over on RocknRollBride – Where Jen and Steve have provided a lovely write up of their experience.