This is what 2018 looked like!!


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2018, WHAT A YEAR!

37 weddings // 8 engagement shoots // 16,951 delivered images

Every year that passes by, I worry how long I’ll love this job for & whether I’ll eventually start to tire from the craziness that wedding season brings.

But each & every year I love it more and more.

I get more of a buzz from traveling up and down the country more times than I can keep track of. I feel more every time I witness two people making the biggest declarations of their lives. I cry more, a lot more.. I try to fight back the happy tears but there’s always something that gets me at each and every wedding.

I shot my 150th wedding this year & I can remember each & every one of them.

I can sit here and think about what I’d do instead of this job but I can’t imagine myself ever giving all of this up.

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN CRAZY GOOD!

Thank-you to each & every one of my beautiful clients, who have made it my best year yet!


 

Katie & David's Rustic North Wales Wedding at Llanrhaeadr Springs


Llanrhaeadr Springs Wedding in North Wales

Katie & Dave chose to the tie the knot at the quaint little church in Llantysilio, North Wales. Katie arrived in style in a tiny vintage wedding car, adorned with flowers & driven by her father. She looked absolutely amazing with a huge smile, red lipstick & beautiful rustic bouquet.

After the intimate service came to an end and the pair were declared Husband & Wife, it was time to head over to the North Wales wedding venue, Llanrhaeadr Springs to carry on the celebrations. The newly wed’s headed over in the vintage car as I followed behind so we could pull over in a lay by en route and make the most of the beautiful Welsh scenery.

Katie & David, thanks so much for asking me to be a part of your day! I hope you love your preview.. can’t wait to show you ALL the rest <3

 

Kirsty & Andrew's Stubton Hall Wedding in Nottinghamshire


Stubton Hall Wedding in Nottinghamshire

Kirsty & Andrew chose to have their beautiful, beautiful day at Stubton Hall in Newark, Nottinghamshire. After a week or so of colder weather, the sun was out again in full force for their special day & the hall looked all the more grand against a backdrop of blue sky. 

Kirsty & Andrew, thanks so so much for asking me to be a part of your day, I had SO much fun with you both.. really hope you love your preview & can't wait to show you the rest too! <3

And last but not least, huge thank-you to my amazing 2nd shooter, Olivia x

 

Marcus & Emily's Colourful London Wedding at Gaynes Park, Epping


Gaynes Park Wedding in Epping, London

Right from the off, Emily & Marcus's day sounded perfect. They wanted a super relaxed day filled with colour that combined both British & Nigerian traditions. Plus they'd booked the absolutely beautiful barn wedding venue, Gaynes Park for their reception. Amazing!

I started the day over at Emily's parents house, where her and EIGHT bridesmaids were getting ready. There was a great buzz around the house as everyone pitched in helping each other prepare & a one or two tear-jerking moments with thanks to Emily's Dad! Once everyone was dolled up in their wedding gear, it was off to the church in the most appropriate London wedding cars ever.

After a touching ceremony the pair were declared husband and wife and exited the church being showered with confetti & congratulations from their nearest and dearest. Next stop was Gaynes Park in Epping, a beautiful barn venue surrounded by corn fields.  After all the food had been eaten & the new couple had been toasted, it was time for a knees-up, Nigerian style. Emily & Marcus were led into their evening reception by African drummers & guests took delight in showering the pair with dollar bills.

Emily & Marcus, hope you had an amazing time in Croatia! Can't wait to show you your full set of photographs, there's A LOT more to come! xx

P.S. - a huge thanks to my 2nd shooter, Helen!

 

Lucy & Roland's Botanical Wedding at Buxton Pavilion Gardens


Buxton Pavilion Garden's Wedding in Derbyshire

Lucy & Roland chose to tie the knot at the unique & quirky Derbyshire wedding venue, Buxton Pavilion Gardens. 

After a morning of preparations at a nearby hotel, Lucy & her maids walked down the street to the Gardens, where Roland and their guests eagerly awaited their arrival. After an intimate ceremony in the band stand the pair were declared husband and wife & it was time to be smothered in hugs and kisses by their friends & family. The rest of the day continued with more celebrations, a showering of confetti & enough sandwiches and scones to feed an army.

Buxton Pavilion Gardens is perfect for those who don't want to get married in a typical 'wedding venue'. The gardens are stunning & the Victorian greenhouses make for a super unique champagne reception space & wet weather alternative to the band stand ceremony. You then have the convenience of an entire park for your photographs & a little blue train to drive you round and preserve your heels!

Lucy & Roland, I really hope you love your preview & can't wait to show you the rest :)

 

Kate & Tim's Beautiful Boho Wedding at Stonyford Cottage Gardens


Stonyford Cottage Gardens Wedding in Chester, Cheshire

Kate & Tim's wedding had ALL my favourite things. A beautiful bride in a beautiful beaded boho frock, a 'help yourself scone station' which should be made compulsory at all weddings, an emotional father of the bride (sorry Fred!) & an outdoor ceremony with an abundance of happy tears & belly laughs.

& that's not even mentioning the Land Rover wedding car, boho tipi reception & abundance of confetti... I could go on (& on!)

Kate & Tim, thank-you so so much for asking me to be a part of your AMAZING day. You should be so proud of yourselves for planning such a bloody good shindig!

And a huuuuuge thank-you to my amazing 2nd shooter, Leah for all your help on the day <3

 

Pink Hair & a Floral Dress for Becky & Jason's Walled Garden Wedding


An Sugnall Walled Garden wedding in Staffordshire

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I knew Becky & Jason's wedding was going to be an amazing day when they rocked up to their pre-shoot in the Peak District like this -->

& ohhh yes it was!

The pair actually tied the knot a little while ago but wanted to have a blessing to celebrate their marriage in front of the friends and family who couldn't make it the first time round. 

Despite a couple of torrential downpours throughout the day, after everyone had their fill of afternoon tea, we were finally blessed with blue skies and sunshine. The rain actually ended up helping us out a little too, when a double rainbow appeared over the gardens. To top off an already perfect day, the late sunshine developed into that beautiful golden light that everyone dreams for & provided us with an epic photo opportunity to end on a high!

Words cannot describe how good Becky looked, with her flower crown, pink hair and floral printed dress. She threw out the traditional stereotypes of what a 'bride' should be and looked all the more incredible for it! 

Becky & Jason, thank-you so so much for asking me to be a part of your day. I hope you're having an amazing honeymoon in Sri Lanka!

And last but not least, a huge thanks to my amazing friend & 2nd shooter, Helen Smiddy <3

 

Vicky & Nick's Colourful Combermere Abbey Wedding in Shropshire


Combermere Abbey Wedding in Cheshire

Vicky & Nick's big day ticked all the 'perfect wedding' boxes. Filled to the brim with colour & covered in garden grown wild flowers, handmade origami cranes & beautifully hand-painted chalk boards. It was DIY wedding heaven & the hard work that both Vicky & Nick had put in shined through & made it all the more special.

Vicky looked absolutely incredible with her stunning dress & infectious smile. No one could blame Nick when his eyes filled up as he watched Vicky walking down the aisle towards him. 

I hope you love your preview guys, I can't wait to show you your full set.. there's soo many more to come <3

 

Becky & Rich's Tower Hill Barns wedding in North Wales

Becky & Rich, Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photography

Becky & Rich decided to ditch the traditions and just have a bloody good day, exactly how they wanted it.

There were no formal photographs, no cake cutting, no first dance. But there were not one, but FIVE Cocker Spaniels, a giant tv screen playing the England World Cup match & an outdoor rave to the amazing gospel singers from Sing Out Music. Any wedding featuring a dog is a success in my eyes, so you can't imagine how excited I was when I saw five of them (all sporting bow ties) running towards Becky.

It was so so great to be back at Tower Hill Barns again for my seventh wedding at the gorgeous venue too! I swear it just keeps getting better there! It's the perfect venue for a chilled out knees up with great food and a great atmosphere.

Becky & Rich, I hope you love your preview... can't wait to show you the rest <3

 

Chelsey & Mike's Beautiful Welsh Elopement at Hafod Farm, North Wales

A Hafod Farm Elopement in North Wales

I was only with Chelsey & Mike a short but sweet three hours & wow, what a three hours they were! The pair flew over from the States to elope in the beautiful Welsh countryside in front of their closest friends & family. They chose to tie the knot at Hafod Farm in Snowdonia National Park, under a beautiful handmade Chuppah & were lucky enough to witness the rare British sunshine!

Before the ceremony started, Chelsey & Mike had arranged to meet in private, for a "first look." Mike's face lit up as he saw Chelsey for the first time on their wedding day, who looked absolutely incredible in an elegant fitted dress, super long veil & handmade bouquet.

Thanks so much for asking me to be a part of your day guys, I hope you're having an amazing Honeymoon :)