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 in Sussex 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 hotel wedding venue, 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 (embarrassing) 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.

Charlie & James

Charlie & James had a village fete theme for their wedding at Duncton Village Hall in Sussex & I can’t imagine the theme suiting any couple better – Totally relaxed, tons of fun – epic day. I knew they were going to be my kind of clients from their engagement session, but their wedding blew every expectation to pieces. It.. was… mega… Made all the more personal by having family & friends play huge parts in the day!

We travel around the UK alot for weddings, so to be able to work with such a lovely couple right in our back yard was a real pleasure. Charlie is something of local celebrity being a local news reporter & James is a professional camera man, both of them oozing with charisma and charm so were absolutely wonderful to spend the day with.

update: Charlie & James’ gorgeous wedding received some lots of love on Rock My Wedding recently!

You can see the feature, along with a fab write up from Charlie Here – Part 1 & Part 2. It’s a seriously good read for anyone looking for a bit of wedding inspiration!

Maria & Ty

Greek weddings… wow.

This was my first greek wedding & wow was it awesome, it wasn’t quite a ‘full fat’ greek wedding, as Ty & his family are from South Africa, so it was coined as a ‘Big Fat Greek South African Wedding’ – whatever it was, it was amazing!

Readers will recognize these guys from their engagement photos posted the other week, I knew their wedding was going to be cool from that day, the day when they described greek ceremonies, customs & traditions over gallons of pimms. As I’d never shot a greek wedding before it was ultra important that I knew was going to happen in advance, so I could plan ahead – but no amount of planning truly prepares you!! There was so much going on, but it was mega!

They got married at the Twelve Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Hertfordshire & then headed over to Fanhams Hall for their reception.

A massive thank you goes out to Maria & Ty, & their family & friends for having me along for the ride! I loved every minute! & would love to shoot a million more greek weddings!! We utterly love weddings from different cultures, with a lot of experience in Asian weddings and Jewish weddings, Greek weddings were a new one for us, but a truly wonderful first experience – it’s always a pleasure to learn about a different culture through the lens of a wedding day!

Victoria & Tim

Victoria & Tim got married earlier this year & it would be a gross misrepresentation to say it was epic. it was more than epic. it was incredible.

Great People? yup! Mindblowing Castle? yup!! Fantastic Fireworks? yup… ear crushingly loud Canon Salute? errrrr….. Oh yeah! (the ears are still ringing from that one).

They had their ceremony at Stibbington Church, both the church & the area have a lot of family history attached, before heading onto the nearby county of Rutland, and the delightful Belvoir Castle for the reception. A long-distance from my usual Sussex Weddings, but a truly enjoyable day to be a part of.

I first met Victoria and Tim back in the spring, in Surrey – while they were visiting family, and it was there that I learned that Victoria, Tim and virtually of their guests are doctors – and it’s true what they say, Doctors know how to have a good party – from early in the morning late into the night these guys were full of the magic, energy and excitement that makes a great wedding.

Kylie & Gez

A Saturday, a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Kylie & Gez’s wedding at Crawley Registy Office! Now, 5 weeks before there wedding I hadn’t even heard of Kylie & Gez, they were putting together their wedding in a very short space of time & only contacted me a few weeks before the big day! But from meeting them, listening to their plans, I knew their wedding was going to be a relaxed affair & I knew I wanted to be a part of it!!

Then we did a little engagement session a week before the big day & I found how insanely easy Kylie & Gez are to photograph, so I knew this was going to be one Saturday to remember!! and it was!!

I started the day with Kylie at a Bed & Breakfast in Surrey, besides being a nightmare to find (Suffice to say, Satnav & I are no longer talking…), its was an absolutely lovely location!!

Kath & Ian

Last month I travelled up to Oxfordshire to assist my good friend ( &  great wedding photographer) Mister Phill In photographing Kath Ians wedding. Their wedding took place at Friars Court. Not a wedding venue I’d visited before (As Oxfordshire is a little out of my usual area!) but its a really lovely country house, with a barn a lovely area for outdoor ceremonies.

Victoria & Graeme

(These photos have been featured on Ruffled, Rock My Wedding, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings & various international blogs.)

A few weeks ago I photographed a wedding. It was a very pretty, totally relaxed & utterly vintage day. It was the wedding of Victoria & Graeme.

When I met V&G… They told me their plans to have a vintage wedding theme – a 20’s vintage picnic type affair to be precise & I loved the idea! After our meeting they invited me to hang out & play Little Big Planet on the Playstation3 , which was awesome… & after our meeting/chatting/gaming session – I knew these were absolutely, 100% my kinda people, So when they booked me to be their wedding photographer I was very excited!

Over the following months I had the opportunity to get to know them a bit & the more I got to know them, the more I loved them & their plans for their wedding!

Then we had their gorgeous engagement session, on that hot day in June, (you know – the only one we’ve had this year…) Where their taste in vintage loveliness came through even more – So, the wedding was shaping up to be pretty amazing!

Now we start our story, on a different day to that of the actual wedding.

V wanted some pictures of her shoes & dress, but the schedule of their day didn’t allow for this, So I offered to start my coverage a few days early & get some details in the bag!