Mary & Will

Mary & Will had a beautiful Bingham hotel wedding in late November. The Bingham is a lovely boutique hotel in a Georgian townhouse (With lovely bow windows, as I was informed by Will’s dad!) tucked away in Richmond-upon-Thames, in fact it’s literally on the banks of the Thames – I hadn’t shot a wedding here before, so it was a nice treat. I love photographing weddings in Surrey, there’s so many awesome venues, so I’m always discovering something new!

The Bingham weddings are terribly sophisticated affairs, from its beautiful terraces overlooking the river to it’s sophisticated decor, to its impeccably styled food – every last detail was taken care of. Mary & Will wanted to celebrate with their family and friends and know that everything was completely under control, so the Bingham was the perfect venue. As their wedding took place in late November at 4pm – we didn’t get much of a chance to head outside, but with the abundance of wonderful indoor space at The Bingham, we had plenty of options.

Our coverage started a little before the ceremony in a gorgeous suite at The Bingham, where Mary got ready, wonderfully assisted by her Mum and two best friends – who also had the none-too-small task of affixing ribbons to the many favour baubles – a treat for the guests just in time for Christmas.

Mary wore the most stunning Jenny Packham dress, paired with a gorgeous pair of silver shoes and you could tell Will was holding back the tears as Mary walked down the aisle.

After their lovely, intimate ceremony everyone headed out onto the now dark terraces, to enjoy an evening of beautiful live music, amazing company and immaculately present canapés – all under the warm orange glow of the patio heaters.

Mary and Will are unbelievably friendly, relaxed people – it was a pleasure to get to know them, and alot of fun to be a part of their day.

Helen & Adam

Helen & Adam got married at the fantastic St Michaels Manor a lovely hotel in At. Albans, The weather was lovely for a few minutes here & there – but not so good the rest of the time, but the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of anyone.

I love weddings that all take place in the same location, not having to travel between multiple venues always seems to make the day more relaxed (for me as well as the guests!) – although after having spent the day with Helen, Adam & their friends & families, I couldn’t imagine it being anything but a relaxed, fun day, regardless of the backdrop!

Lucinda & Malcolm

Weston house weddings are great, not only is it a really nice venue, but it’s only twenty minutes drive from my house =) Wiston House wasn’t the star of the show this day though, that honour went to Lucinda, our lovely bride & Malcolm – our ultra cool groom. why is he so cool you say? he wore batman cufflinks. enough said.

Lucinda is the kind of bride thats been planning her wedding since she was a little girl, She’d picked out her church from an early age & sang with the choir, to make sure they were up to spec for the ceremony (they were!)

It’s genuinely been a pleasure to be their photographer – from their pre wedding photography session earlier this year, to sharing their wedding day – It’s been great getting to know them, so it’s my pleasure to share these photos =)

The day started in Shoreham, at Lucinda’s parent house:

(but don’t worry Anne (lucinda’s mum), I’ve kept the curler photos to a minimum =) It was a fabulous look though…)

Karen & Adam

Karen & Adam had a wonderful Horsted Place wedding in September – I met Karen & Adam through their friends Amanda & Glenn, whose wedding I photographed last year, So I knew what sort of crowd to expect at their wedding – I’m not sure I’ve ever met such a lovely, lively, fun, crazy ( & totally fabulous!) bunch!

Horsted Place weddings are wonderful, it’s a beautiful country house nestled in the heart of Sussex and surrounded by some of the most wonderful countryside, it’s such a perfect spot to celebrate a sophisticated, yet relaxed wedding – not too formal but certainly with a great sense of occasion. A perfect match for our Bride and Groom – Karen and Adam.

To say they are popular is an understatement, they are clearly loved by many and Adam is a rugby player, so a large portion of the crowd were professional rugby players, and lets just say these chaps know how to let their hair down.

Karen is a supremely stylish lady, and opted for the most wonderfully sophisticated black and white colour palette for the day – outfitting her bridesmaids in very classy black dresses which set against her own gorgeous sweetheart neckline dress and silver shoes.

As the day passed more colour was gradually introduced into the palette – culminating in the most delightfully colourful and well stocked sweet table we’ve ever seen, fueling the guests long into the evening on one of the most energetic dancefloors we’ve ever witnessed.

Our coverage starts with Karen and the girls getting ready at Horsted Place, a wonderful spot to prepare for a very special day and an immensely close, yet welcoming group of ladies who were a pleasure to work with – these ladies have grown up together and have been bridesmaids for one another – so to say they are close barely covers the whole story. Karen clearly experienced pre-wedding nerves, but the combination of her bridemaids influences and the distraction of getting stung by a bee (!) helped keep her calm. (Although I wouldn’t recommend a bee sting in future, if it can be avoided!)

The girls closeness was only rivaled by the Adam and the chaps – rugby players spend so much time together, they form their own tighly-knit family – a family that knew everyone else’s secrets and (embarassing) stories, and were certainly not shy about banter – or the occasional bit of heckling!

I had my associate SJP working alongside me & as always, it was brilliant to work with him.

Thanks to Karen & Adam for having us along for the ride.