Claire and Rob married on one of the very rare sunny days of 2012. A beautiful ceremony took place at Claire’s local Church, followed by a reception at the stunning venue, which is, Avington Park.
Claire and Rob own their own event company so needless to say their reception was truly something else. From the chilled Ibiza sounds of the DJ to the elegant flowers and table décor of their wedding breakfast, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were at a very chi chi Mediterranean wedding. After dinner, the guests were later surprised by an additional marquee which had been kept a total secret. Inside revealed a chill out area with white leather seating, chandeliers, and an amazing sweetie tree.
The band played into the evening and a final surprise for Claire and guests were images of the two of them, projected onto the front of Avington Park, it was like a mini re-creation of the Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham palace and an incredible end to their day. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of. Huge thanks to Emma Russell for assisting
On Saturday Ellen and Mark tied the knot at The Tithe Barn in Ditcham. Ellen has her own flower company called Pashleys and we have worked together on quite a few weddings over the last few years so it was lovely to finally be photographing her big day. I had been hoping for some magical frosty weather but all week signs were leading up to a wet warm and windy day. Thankfully on the day itself we did get some sun but it was a bit chilly. Guests braved it outside for the group shots and we managed a few of Ellen and Mark before we took refuge back in the cozy barn. It was great to see two of my past wedding couples, Dave (Marks brother) and Beth and Ben and Laura who were guests.
There was a surprise visit from Father Christmas which was fab for the kids and twinkling fairy lights and Christmas trees made it feel very festive. Church candles decorated the barn and crackers and Lindtt chocolate father Christmas figures decorated the tables. Ellen wore a stunning Maggie Sottero gown called Presca Marie from Miss Bush bridal and looked absolutely radiant.
We left the guests and Bride and Groom dancing to a fab Guildford based band called the Sausage Monkeys. Wishing Ellen and Mark and their gorgeous Merryn a wonderful happy future together. Thanks also to Emma Russell who assisted me on Saturday - as always you had my back!
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Christmas and I look forward to photographing lots of amazing weddings in 2013.
I creep slowly back to my blog with my tail between my legs. The reason for the lack of blog posts since August is that I’ve been crazy busy with weddings.
2012 has given me some amazing opportunities to photograph at some truly beautiful wedding venues and a chance to work with some gorgeous couples. So here we are in December (how did that happen) and I’m thinking about buying a Christmas tree and looking forward to photographing my final wedding of 2012. I can’t wait to post Ellen and Mark’s Christmas wedding in a couple of week’s time. After which point I’m aiming on a blogathon to show you all the super weddings I’ve been a part of this year.
So I am going to kick start my blog drought and in no particular order, I’d like to share with you the wedding of Sam and Tom from September at Bury Court Barn in Surrey. This was the second of two weddings I photographed there this year. Sam and Tom married at the catholic church of St Joan of Arc in Farnham, followed by a reception at Bury Court Barn with their friends and family. The rain, which has been so prominent this year, did make a little appearance but didn’t dampen spirits. Their portraits were effortless and you can clearly see just how besotted these two are with each other. A big thanks to Victoria Pearson my lovely assistant and to Sam and Tom for having us as your photographers. Here is a taster of their beautiful day.
Please keep checking back on a regular basis as I’m hoping to be able to post a couple of weddings a week from now on. There’s so much wedding goodness to to come……
So, where to start with this wedding?.....It was the first wedding of the season for me and I was really looking forward to Amy and Steve’s day. An Ian Stewart dress was featuring, who wouldn’t be excited?
Emma and I traveled to Brympton D’Evercy House on the Friday to check out the venue and then later met with Amy and the wedding party at a lovely hotel in Yeovil, called The Lanes. All was going to plan.
On Saturday morning, we arrived at the Bridal suite to find Amy looking a little peaky. Amy seemed confident that she would be fine and that all she needed was a little shut eye. We left the girls alone for a bit and went off to photograph some of the house detail before returning to start on photographing the bridal prep. On our return things were not looking much better, in fact Amy was feeling worse and had been physically sick. Everyone was trying to remain calm but the clock was ticking and the morning was slipping away. Amy was unable to even start getting ready as she felt so dreadful. I decided that we needed to take action and fast! I knew that there was an anti sickness injection that could be given so set about calling local GP’s and NHS direct. Nothing seemed to be happening fast enough and no-one was calling us back so I suggested calling Yeovil A&E and seeing if we could get Amy seen at the hospital. Luckily the hospital were amazing and told us to bring Amy straight down.
So I found myself in my car driving to a hospital with a very poorly bride lying on my backseat. Meanwhile back at Brympton guests were arriving, Steve was being informed, registrars were moving the ceremony time and trying to keep everyone calm.
I am pleased to say that there is a happy ending to this wedding day and Amy did make it down the aisle. Amazingly Amy looked incredible after the most awful start to what should have been a really exciting morning.
Amy and Steve were able to enjoy the rest of their wedding day and celebrate with all their friends and family before setting off on the most gorgeous honeymoon. I’m thrilled to be able to share a selection of images from their day.
Lastly, a huge thank you to Emma, my second shooter who held it all together whilst I was at the hospital with Amy. She captured some fab images of Steve and the groomsmen in my absence.
Amy and Steve, thanks for having us as your photographers, it was an unforgettable day!
Dan and Sara married last October at Trunkwell House in Reading. This blog post has been a while coming as I had a crazy end to the year.
A big thank you to Tarah Coonan who again very ably assisted me at this unusually warm autumnal day. We made the most of this gorgeous light and stole the couple away pre-pudding to capture the golden hour light that you can see in the couple portraits.
Dan is a keen DJ and you can see from the table plans there was a definite music theme running through their day. Dan, the groom is actually my brother in laws best mate and the three best men came up with a very funny rap for their speech which can be viewed at the end of my post. My sister was responsible the filming!
Sara is originally from the North and as such was not content with one wedding cake but a Pork Pie wedding cake too! I guess it had to be done. It went down so well with the guests that there was nothing left for them later on!
The evening ended with the photobooth and much dancing to a play list that Dan had put his heart and soul into.
An amazing wedding that it was a pleasure to be a part of. Here are some of my favorite images from the day. Thanks to Tarah for her keen eye
and ability to capture some of the bits that I missed.
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