So, I’m just putting the finishing touches to Kate and Dom’s wedding at Boconnoc House and can’t help but let this one out into the wild. This is Kate armed and ready to go and get hitched to Dom!
Mark and Ellie’s wedding at Lower Barns was one of the first of a very long season. Things are starting to quiet down this end now and the manic-ness of wedding season has started to taper off.
Here’s Ellie (well, part of her!) about to make her way to the now famous Wed Shed!
Oh my word, you are going to love Rosie and Sam’s wedding at Clapton Country Club. Situated in Hackney, London, this old tram depot is unbelievable.
Rosie and Sam, along with most of their friends and family live a stones throw from it’s location so you guys can only imagine what sort of party this was. I cannot wait to share this wedding with y’all with a full break down on who, where, when and what happened just as soon as they receive their photos this week. You’ll soon see why they booked their wedding at Clapton Country Club. Maybe you should too?
GEMMA AND PAUL’S WEDDING AT CAME HOUSE
Congratulations to Chrissie and Jase who got married at The Beach House on the weekend - we had an absolutely awesome time shooting their wedding and we can’t wait to post up some more images. Here’s one from a nearby beach with some pretty awesome rock formations!
Hayley and Jack had their amazing wedding at Cornish Tipis this summer (sorry, I’ve been really not on the ball with blogging).
They had a small intimate celebration with their closest family and friends at the incredible Cornish Tipis in north Cornwall, a tucked away gem of a place to either holiday or have your wedding at. The lake (a long since filled in quarry) is absolutely stunning and a photographer’s dream to shoot.
Look out for some more snaps from their stunning wedding over the coming weeks.
I’m not going to lie... I may have gotten just a touch lost for Louise and Jerry’s wedding at Pip Farm - so much for technology.
Found along some dirt roads smaller than my lower intestine, Pip Farm was full of electricity for the big day ahead.
All hands were on the deck as guests hung lanterns, set out chairs, cooked breakfast over an outside open stove and chased after the kids on the wide open lawn that was being set up for the ceremony.
Louise wore a stunning ball gown-esq dress from Kleinman in New York (the stuff that dreams are made of - I know) fitted at the waist with full flow of ruffles and layers pillowing down to the floor.
Jerry scrubbed up nicely too...
Before their 60 closest family and friends, Louise and Jerry along with their 2 adorable children stood with the legend that is Zena Birch and vowed to continue their fantastic journey along this road called life, making each other happy and whole, which apparently would start with a rave on exiting to what I think the kids would describe now a days as ‘garage’
After an amazing sit down banquet, followed by guests providing entertainment with their speeches about the newly weds, such loud and colourful music blared that couldn’t even keep me off the dance floor. Everyone gathered as traditionally, the brides dad, stuck dollar bills on his daughter as she danced with everyone watching and clapping along.
It was a hard wedding to leave, so much energy, so much love and so much pizza. If you can think of a better way end the days celebrations, go ahead - I’ll wait....
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CEREMONY VENUE: Pip Farm
Louise’s wedding at Burgh House, London kicked off with bridal preparations at the unbelievable Corinthia Hotel near Embankment. I can’t wait to get to work on her (and Scott’s!) photos in the coming weeks - trust me, you won’t be disappointed by how gorgeous their wedding was.
Here’s a teaser of Louise leaving the building to her waiting hub-to-be.
I am still reeling from Kate and Adam’s wedding at The Lost Orangery on Saturday - the venue is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever taken pictures at and never have I seen such a myriad of little nooks and crannies on the grounds. Kate and Adam’s wedding at The Lost Orangery was everything a special day should be with the vibe turned up to 11 all day and all night. I haven’t had a chance to go through all of their pictures yet but this lake, just wow.
Kate and Adam, you guys are absolute heroes - we love you!
PS. Yes, I know I’ve been rubbish at posting - there has been such many beautiful weddings with beautiful people this season which I promise to get around putting up here!
Wow, we’ve been so busy we haven’t had the chance to share any of our adventures lately, including this gem of a wedding at Mount Folly Farm in Devon (staring Rachel and Matthew).
We’ve never shot here before and it was difficult for us to picture of how it was going to be set up. To say we were blown away by the place was a massive understatement, the view is unbelievable. Where they put up the marquee basically over-looked Bantham beach and the winding estuary that flows into the sea (I promise I’ll share some photos the moment I’ve had a chance to go through them all).
For now however, here’s a couple we took during their portrait session on the beach at Burgh Island…as you can see they had incredible weather and even a cheeky little bottle of fizz as a ‘prop’.
Here’s a little preview shot of Emily about 15 minutes away from Mike who was patiently waiting at the end of the aisle from their Devon wedding. I’ve not had a chance to go through all of the images from their AMAZING day but rest assured, there are some corkers in amongst of the 5000+ photos taken.
Just wait until you see the reception site - totally next level.
Ellie and Mark had their wedding at the always amazing Lower Barns in St. Ewe with a small number of family and friends in attendance. I must admit, I do love a Lower Barns wedding, Janie and Mike (who own the place) are the most amazing humans and look after their guests as if they were staying at the Ritz. If you’re a regular reader of my posts (not that I’m really really active with the blog - yes, I’ve just given myself a stinging slap on my own wrist) I photograph quite a few weddings at Lower Barns and I realise I must sound like a broken record. For those who don’t, basically every post I put up is riddled with superlatives about the place along with over exaggerated compliments about the beautiful surrounding area that is the Roseland Peninsula. Ellie and Mark wanted to hit the beach for their portraits so we headed to Gorran Haven, a beautiful little fishing village about a 15 minute car ride away which, on a summer’s day, is usually buzzing with beach-goers and tourists. What I like about the place is that it never gets too full and busy, it’s almost like a mini St.Ives about 30 years ago. Perfect!
Louise and Jerry’s wedding at Pip Farm, Devon, kick-started probably what was our craziest period of the 2019 season; a total of 5 weddings in 10 days, from Cape Cornwall to Cirencester and a couple of trips to Dartmoor in between. Even though fatigue had thoroughly set in - and feeling rubbish from Premier Inn breakfasts, it was hard not to feel a sense of accomplishment and elation that we had been a part of five couples’ special days.
Louise and Jerry’s wedding at Pip Farm was simply awesome and the tempo and energy levels didn’t get turned below 11 for the whole day. They had an outdoor ceremony with our favourite celebrant Zena Birch running the show on the lawn outside of the main house in front of this beautiful couples’ nearest and dearest (if you want a humanist wedding, then you seriously need to click HERE and book her, it’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make!). kids running riot throughout, a drum and bass exit tune and the most awesome moves being pulled on the dance floor to a mix of music from old school hip hop to Nigerian beats.
Oh…and we let off some smoke bombs too.
More to follow!
I love this pic of Muhammed just before Heam entered the room for their wedding at Key West in Bournemouth. For me, it sums up that anticipation moments before the bride walks up the aisle. More to follow from their day.
I simply cannot wait for Ashleigh and Luke’s wedding in Newham. They’re having the ceremony at the church that Ashleigh’s parents and grand parents got hitched in followed by a marquee. Most people I speak to are uncomfortable with the camera (in fact, 99% of the population I’d say) however, during their little practice shoot in the woods it was like working with a couple of seasoned pro’s.
As with al couple’s I have the pleasure shooting with, I never dictate how long we go out for. I never want folk to spend time away from their guests if they don’t want to. Some people are actively want a little break from their guests because, pretty much this will be the only time they’ll have together (seriously!). On average we spend about 30-40 minutes on a portrait session depending on whether if a car journey is involved, but some people only want to go out for 10 minutes - some don’t want any at all! We just fit in with the day and shoot things covertly!
Vicky' and Martin’s wedding at Lower Barns was part of the back to back wedding weekend at The Green (starring Gary and Olga). As with all wedding’s at Lower Barns they had an intimate family and friends affair. For their portraits we headed down to Gorran Haven which, even though it was chilly, the sun shone down and in turn, packed out the beach with holiday makers. I always find it funny how any sign of that mighty ball of fire will have us Brit’s setting up down the beach in spite of the cold!
Anyway, I digress. I was hoping to capture them walking on the harbour wall when a curious photo bomber just HAD to get his picture taken.
Gary and Olga’s wedding at The Green all went down a few weeks ago on a beautiful spring day with wall to wall sunny blue skies and favourable temperatures. Gary works for UEFA (Europe’s football governing body who are based in Switzerland) and has met all of the big names and regularly goes to huge matches…especially the Champions League and Europa Cup. Being mildly obsessed with football, I obviously found it hard to resist asking him lots of a questions and drop subtle hints about sorting some tickets for me but, being the professional I am, I concentrated on the job at hand. He met his Russian bride Olga at his work and their wedding had an element of Anglo-Russian influences.
These guys rocked. The venue rocks (you should definitely check it out if you want your wedding at The Green).
In the meantime I’ll leave you with a few teaser shots from their day - I hope Gary and Olga like their pics and maybe, if I keep hinting, I’ll be at next year’s Champions League final. Yay!
So, we’ve not long shot our first wedding at the Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury, Gloucester (which starred the beautiful Rachael and James).
We were still acclimatising to the UK weather up until their big day and totally lucked out with glorious warm sunshine and blue skies (just what the doctor ordered!). Their day was totally awesome and was shared with a small selection of lovely guests coming from Wales and Northern Ireland. We came away with a HUGE selection of awesome photos - it was hard not to after all. The place was absolutely beautiful.
If you are looking for a place around the Gloucester / Cotswold’s area then having your wedding at The Great Tythe Barn would be a pretty smart move. Click HERE to check it out.
More to follow - here are a couple of their portraits in the nearby field!
Wow, Heam & Muhammed’s wedding at Key West on Bournemouth pier was a bit special. This was our first UK wedding of the season and what a start to a busy year of weddings! It was our first ever wedding that featured lots of different Arabic traditions (I can’t wait to show the final pics off) on a chilly sunny day and was topped off with a spectacular, mike-drop of an exit when the newly weds left the venue on a zip wire.
More to follow…
Mention a wedding at Higher Eggbeer Farm and without question the word ‘awesome’ will feature too. For those not in the know, it’s a beautiful, tucked away farm a stones throw away from Exeter in Devon. I can’t wait to feature a few more pictures from Kim and Brad’s day there - it was simply stunning and, hopefully, you’ll all agree when I say that their wedding at Higher Eggbeer Farm was pretty darn awesome.
See what I mean?!
For more information about having your wedding at Higher Eggbeer Farm click HERE - you really will have an awesome time. There it is again!