Eaves Hall Wedding Photography – Melanie & Richard

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 Clitheroe 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!

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Bury Court Wedding – Julia & Anuar

After some truly awful May weather the sun decided to make a welcome appearance for Julia and Anuar’s wedding at Bury Court, a stunning barn wedding venue in Surrey – And boy was it a beautiful day! I’ve photographed many a wedding in Surrey, being based so close & it’s always a great place to shoot!

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.

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Wedding Photographer Chichester – Rosie & Alistair

Rosie and Alistair got married at Chichester Cathedral. Bishop Michael performed their ceremony. A wonderful Double Decker bus ride for the guests. They had their reception at Goodwood House. Photos on the Lawns of the Goodwood Estate. A fun-filled, Luxurious day.

With the ceremony taking place at the magnificent Chichester Cathedral and the reception held at Goodwood House in Sussex, Rosie and Alistair’s wedding was the epitome of English elegance.

The couple are originally from Sussex but now live in Switzerland, so they flew over from Zurich to be married at the Cathedral by Bishop Michael, a close friend of Rosie’s family.

After the wedding ceremony a vintage double decker bus was ready and waiting to transport everyone to Goodwood House. While the guests were boarding the bus I made a mad dash to get to Goodwood ahead of them so I could get some shots as they made their arrival up the sweeping driveway.

Later on in the evening Rosie & Alistair unveiled one of their own special wedding touches: a giant illuminated sign spelling out Cogwalks – a play on their new married names! I’ve seen big letters like this at a few Asian Weddings and they always make for showstopping photos!

Rosie works in events so as you’d expect the day was meticulously planned and went without a hitch!

Massive congratulations Rosie & Alistair!

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Eastwell Manor Wedding – Gemma & Simon

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!

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Meeting House Sussex Wedding – Jacqueline & David

I first got to know Jacqueline and David a few years ago when I photographed the wedding of two of their friends, Victoria & Graeme, so I was thrilled when they got in touch to book me for their own wedding.

Jacqueline and David met when they were both students at the University of Sussex, so it was a lovely touch that they decided to hold their wedding ceremony at the atmospheric Meeting House on the University’s campus.

The Meeting House really is an incredible venue: each window is filled with a different coloured pane of glass and when the sun shines it’s a bit like standing inside a kaleidoscope!

Jacqueline and David are an incredibly cool and stylish couple and their wedding day was no exception. Jacqueline arrived at the Meeting House in a vintage VW Beetle where David, looking incredibly dapper, was anxiously waiting to meet her.

After the ceremony, witnessed by Jacqueline and David’s friends and family, we headed on to Pangdean Barn for a lovely reception, delicious food, some really touching speeches and a good old boogie!

A gorgeous spring wedding and a thoroughly fab couple.

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Indian Wedding Venue East London – Ecology Pavilion – Yasmin & Alex

After months and months of what seemed like never-ending rain the weather decided to buck up its ideas up in time for Yasmin and Alex’s spring Ecology Pavilion wedding in Mile End, London.

I had Heather along shooting with me this time so that we could cover Yasmin and Alex’s wedding prep simultaneously. In fact Heather has already worked with Alex on a few of her own photography projects so we felt incredibly privileged to be chosen to shoot his wedding to the gorgeous Yasmin.

Yasmin and Alex’s wedding was a day of two halves: the first was an intimate morning ceremony with just close friends and family at Stoke Newington Town Hall and then a lovely brunch at a nearby florists café.

Later in the day we headed over to the Ecology Pavilion in East London to join over 100 more guests for a more formal Nikkah (an Islamic marriage ceremony that lasts for about an hour with readings, prayers and wisdom from an Imam.)

I’ve covered many weddings from a variety of different cultures and religions, including Indian Weddings, (and we’ve recently added indian wedding photography and videography packages to our offering – exciting times!) – but Alex & Yasmin’s day was such a beautiful blend of east & west – it was truly awesome to be a part of. Combining elements from both cultures created the most unique day, from the more relaxed morning at the town hall through to a more formal religious ceremony – the day was all about Alex and Yasmin coming together and really captured both of their spirits beautifully.

Such a colourful wedding, full of touching traditions, happiness and spring sunshine.

So far, we’ve not mentioned the food – but it needs its own section – it was incredible, such a wide range of flavours and spices – a real treat (all put together by the wonderful Jada, whose wedding we also photographed!) I’m not normally a spicey food eater, but the balance of flavours and the combinations were just amazing – Of course, we had lots of photography work to be doing, so we couldn’t sit for too long to enjoy it – but its probably a good thing, as we would have ate ourselves into food comas!

Alex and Yasmin – huge congratulations. You’re both beyond lovely and it was an absolute pleasure to shoot your beautiful wedding.

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Goodwood House Wedding Photographer – Katherine & Dominic

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.

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Sussex Barn Hellingly Wedding – Jess & Chris

Jess & Chris’s wedding was a lot of fun! – Full to the brim of gorgeous moments. Their wedding was incredibly special for me on a personal level, as I went to college with Jess a fair few years ago (we both studied Photography! & Jess always got better grades than I did!) – so when she asked If I’d photograph her & Chris’s wedding It was an easy decision.

This personal connection also meant that I had more than a hint of nervousness & a lot of excitement going into their wedding day!

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Cain Manor Wedding Photographer – Catherine & Jon

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!)

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