Beth & Dave's Welsh Wedding at Tower Hill Barns


A Tower Hill Barns Wedding in North Wales

Once again I was back at the lovely Tower Hill Barns in North Wales, this time for Beth & Dave’s big day!

The pair chose to say their I do’s in the quaintest little Welsh church before heading over to the barn to celebrate in style as Husband & Wife. After a bit of a grey start to the day, the sun came out in full force just in time for the guests to enjoy drinks on the terrace and to whisk Beth & Dave off again for some evening portraits. After a pretty rainy week it was an honour to be blessed with such beautiful light to work with!

Beth & Dave, thanks so much for asking me to be a part of your beautiful, beautiful day. I hope you’ve had an amazing honeymoon & looking through your blog will ease any holiday blues <3

 

Marie & Paul's Garden Party Wedding at Mere Brook House


Mere Brook House Wedding, Wirral

Marie & Paul planned the perfect garden party wedding at Mere Brook House on the Wirral. This was my first time at Mere Brook and I arrived to see a beautiful old manor house, giant pink tassel balloons, lawn games, alpaca’s & SUNSHINE... So I knew it was going to be a good day right from the off!

Marie was busy getting her make-up done upstairs by her super talented mum. Once she was in her dress & wedding ready it was off to the church to an eagerly awaiting Paul. After a beautiful ceremony & a showering of confetti it was back to Mere Brook House to continue the celebrations!

Now I love a bride with a red lip & I love it even more when they spend the whole day grinning like Marie did. And the best part? Marie’s chosen shade of Chanel lipstick was actually called ‘Marie’. It was obviously meant to be!

Marie & Paul, thanks so much for asking me to be a part of your day. I hope you’ve had an amazing honeymoon & that you love your photos! Can’t wait to share the rest with you <3

 

Emma & Scott's Welsh Manor Wedding at Tyn Dwr Hall


Emma & Scott Tyn Dwr Hall Wedding

I’d been so excited in the run up to Emma & Scott’s big day. Firstly, because I couldn’t wait to get back to the beautiful Tyn Dwr Hall & secondly, because Emma & Scott are AWESOME and I couldn’t wait to see them both tie the knot!

As Emma walked down the aisle looking a million dollars, Scott was completely overcome with emotion. He did the best groom-cry I’ve seen in ages & made my job very difficult shooting through blurry eyes!

Emma & Scott, thank-you so much for asking me to be a part of your special day. You guys were just as fun & laid back as I knew you would be and it really was a pleasure to be involved. Hope you had an amazing honeymoon & hopefully this gallery will ease some of the holiday blues <3

P.S. A massive thanks to Ayesha for being a fabulous 2nd Shooter!

 

Sam & Keyvan's Tipi Lake District Wedding by the River


Outdoor Tipi wedding in the Lake District

Keyvan & Sam got ready together in The Boathouse in Pooley Bridge - a beautiful little building with its own jetty & balcony overlooking the lake. It couldn’t have been a more stunning location & the perfect way to start off their wedding day. After the pair were suited and booted we headed out on the jetty for some pre-ceremony portraits and to make the most of the idyllic Lake District setting.

We then set off into the village where the tipis had been set up, tucked away in a little field right next to the river. Keyvan & Sam said their I do’s under a tipi surrounded by their friends and family. They chose to do the speeches through the ceremony which worked perfectly and meant more time later on for eating, drinking & dancing!

The pair planned their wedding day by prioritising what was important to them and ditching the traditions that weren’t. They had a DIY help-yourself bar & the best dim sum street food for their wedding breakfast (seriously, the best.) They didn’t want to do a first dance but the DJ kicked off at 5pm and the dancefloor was jam packed all evening! It was the perfect day & it was exactly what they wanted.

Sam & Keyvan, thanks so much for asking me to be your photographer! I hope you’re having an amazing honeymoon & enjoy looking through these photos whilst you’re away <3

 

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!


 

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!

 

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