melanie & mark
priors court tithe barn, cotswolds
Melanie & Mark's wedding was incredibly special to me. I met Melanie whilst photographing a wedding. She was a bridesmaid for her friend and we instantly clicked. Melanie then recommended me for many of her friends weddings and on a beautiful Autumn day I finally got to photograph her and Mark's special day. Located in the Gloucestershire countryside, friends and family joined them for the ceremony at St Georges Church. A quick hop, skip, and jump (with some confetti thrown in) they carried on the celebrations at Priors Court Tithe Barn. Moody skies, endless fields and characterful outbuildings gave us plenty of locations for their couple shots. After an epic entrance and some great speeches, the night finished with lots of dancing and a mojito cocktail bar.
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roslyn & richard
the matara centre, cotswolds
On the morning of their big day, Ros got ready in the Grade II listed Kingscote Park House. Her father walked her through the Japanese gardens and down the aisle at The Matara Centre. The ceremony was conducted under the blossom trees, by one of their close friends. After the confetti shots, family and friends followed them through the woods and Geoffrey gave them a blessing followed by the planting of a tree. The grand house was a beautiful backdrop for group photos and we also took advantage of the blossom trees and Japanese garden for some intimate photos of the newly weds.
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samantha & darren
finca la vuelta, rojales, spain
Samantha had been going to Finca La Vuelta for over 15 years, when Darren proposed they both knew they would get married there. When Samantha's parents bought their house in Spain they always dreamed of photos on the staircase of their spanish villa and that we did!
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jodie & steve
the gallivant, camber sands
A beautiful, relaxed seaside wedding in Camber Sands in the spring sunshine. Jodie & Steve got married at the Galivant Hotel, followed by confetti shots on the sand and champagne on the beach! They returned to the Gallivant for their beach themed reception with family and friends!
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lydia & joe
the rectory, cotswolds
Lydia started off her wedding day with her mother and bridesmaids in The Rectory Hotel. A Grade II listed grand Georgian house only a stones throw away from The Potting Shed pub where Joe and his groomsmen started their day off with a pint in their kilts! Lydia's father walked her down the aisle of the stunning All Saints Church. They carried on their celebrations back at The Rectory Hotel with close friends and family. Lydia & Joe took a walk around the grounds of the hotel and we made the most of the beautiful dry Autumn weather and the stunning oolitic limestone house. Joe even did "the lift" for some photos in the courtyard which showed off Lydia's timeless Suzanne Neville dress.
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charlotte & nate
st tewdrics house, wales
I travelled just over the England and Wales border to Chepstow, to photograph Charlotte & Nate's big day. St Tewdrics House is an italianette villa set in the Welsh countryside. The large bright rooms were a perfect space for Charlotte & her bridesmaids to get ready. After present giving, the flower girls even gave us a little dance to "all the single ladies". During the ceremony in the Courtyard, Charlotte surpised Nate with gospel singers. It was like a scene out of Love Actually. They braved the rain, with umbrellas in hand, to get some shots down the house's long driveway and under the garden's summer house, a recent addition at St Tewdrics.
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charlotte & andrew
high rocks, tunbridge wells
After starting the day in Charlotte's family home, their crisp autumnal wedding day commenced at St Johns Parish Church in Copthorne, West Sussex. The celebrations continued in the stunning and unique High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This made the perfect backdrop for some dramatic landscape shots.
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anna & ashley
appuldurcombe house, isle of wight
Anna got ready at her parents house on the Isle of Wight. The whole wedding was set in the stunning Appuldurcombe House in Godshill, an 18th century baroque ruin. They filled the venue with bright pastel flowers. The ceremony took place in the Drawing Room. After an emotional ceremony, we went outside for a confetti and champagne reception. We did the group shots outside the main part of the house and the couple shots inside the ruin, with no roof there was plenty of natural light! The guests had a threecourse sit down meal. A guest from each table was in charge of carving the lamb and each of the chosen 'chefs' wore a chef's hat and apron which created a fun atmosphere! After speeches and the first dance they cut their amazing naked cake which was decorated with perfectly placed flowers!
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emma & michael
gildredge manor, east sussex
Emma started her wedding preparations at her family house in Eastbourne, just a two minute walk from the very impressive All Saints Church. Gildredge Manor was a great place for them to stamp their mark to create their Jamaican & Malaysian inspired wedding. We even built a little set for their family photos in the beautiful gardens!
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cicily & richard
court garden vineyard, east sussex
We started off the day at Cicily & Richard's house in Lewes. After a relaxed morning getting ready and photographing Cicily's bump (affectionately nicknamed 'Halloumi'), we set off to Court Garden Farm. Cicily and Richard had a romantic 'first look' before the ceremony. This was also a first for me. I loved how they broke tradition and got time alone together before they tied the knot. After the ceremony they danced down the aisle and met their guests back at Court Gardens rustic barn. Their meal had a Lebanese feel and their wedding cakes (they had several) were by made by Flint Owl Bakery in Lewes. After photographs around the barn and the beautiful vineyards in the Sussex Downs backdrop we went to the courtyard for some natural family group shots in their traditional Scottish attire! They broke tradition again when Cicily and her best friend gave heart warming speeches. There wasn't a dry eye in the barn! They finished off the evening with a game of throw the welly and rounders!
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rebecca & joe
ashton court mansion, somerset
Rebecca got ready at her house with her bridesmaids and her daughter who was the cutest flower girl. They got married in their local church where they were joined by their other two children, family and friends. After some bubbles in the church, confetti outside and some group photos, we then went to Ashton Court Mansion just outside of Bristol. Set in acres of land we did some fun family shots (a lot of jumping, even in her heels!) and then some relaxed couple shots down the grand, tree lined walkway. The beautiful doorway was great for group shots. After the speeches they had their first dance, the kids even joined in at the end - very cute!
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bianca & nathan
apple tree farm, isle of wight
This was my second wedding at Apple Tree Farm. I was extremely excited for it as you can really put your own stamp on this venue. I met Bianca, her bridesmaids and her daughters at Bianca's mother's house. Her beautiful cottage was filled with character as well as a lot of flowers and some beautiful handmade floral crowns for the girls. The bridal preparations carried on in Bianca's mother's artist studio (a photographers dream!). With everyone gathered, and flower crowns firmly in place, we arrived at the beautiful quaint church. Bianca's grandad walked her down the aisle. It was a truly unique ceremony, their children and nephew were given musical instruments (which bought lots of smiles). After confetti the newly weds drove off in a VW Beetle to their boho reception at Apple Tree Farm. After photos in the apple orchards, they danced the night away in their festival teepees with family and friends.
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