Worcestershire Wedding Photographer

Worcestershire Wedding Photographer

Worcestershire Wedding Photographer | Stanbrook Abbey

Kira and David were so lucky to have their wonderful wedding on 7 March 2020. Weddings, as we know them, have not really been happening since Covid. Their wedding brings back wonderful memories of normal times.

I first met Kira at The National Wedding Show in Birmingham. She loved my photos and albums and it wasn’t long after when she and David decided to make their booking.

As I wasn’t familiar with Stanbrook Abbey Hotel I thought it would be a good idea to meet Kira there the day before the wedding to discuss all their ideas, run through their itinerary and hunt for beautiful photo spots. Stanbrook Abbey is a luxury hotel set in 26 acres of beautiful Worcestershire countryside. A grade two listed former monastery where history and modern living fit seamlessly together. I just knew this would be the perfect backdrop for their wedding and I couldn’t wait capturing their wedding day.

Getting Ready

Kira’s morning began in one of the magnificent suites of Stanbrook Abbey. When I arrived she was already in the capable hands of her make-up artist, Nicky Foster.  Her immaculately draped Lula Ann Bridal wedding dress, by Ronald Joyce set the tone for a day of opulence. Not to mention her pretty Aruna Seth shoes. Shoes are my personal favourite and Kira’s wedding shoes are my all time favourite!!

I had a wonderful time capturing all her special  moments with her beautiful mum and very elegant bridesmaids. Leon, my husband and second photographer, spent the morning with David and his groomsmen in the beautifully wood panelled Groom’s Room. A little early morning Whisky helped to calm their nerves and relax in front of the camera.

Ceremony

Kira and David had their hearts set on tying the knot in the breathtaking, historic Callow Great Hall featuring stunning Pugin architecture. They had two consecutive ceremonies. First a registry ceremony followed by a truly beautiful Christian ceremony and blessing. With all the stressful and serious bits out of the way it was time for confetti and celebration.

I whisked Kira and David off for a 20 min fun-filled portrait session in the Lavender Gardens and Callow Great Hall.

Later, we saw the tallest, most spectacular wedding cake I have ever seen which the bride made herself! Unbeknown to me Kira, creates spectacular wedding cakes  for her own clients in her spare time. So, needless to say her creation was jaw dropping and gorgeous.

Reception and Party

The spacious garden pavilion marquee was the perfect setting for their wedding breakfast and evening party and what a fantastic party it was. All the guests where on the dance floor at one time or another and I was in the middle of all the fun.

 

 

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Sarratt Village Hall wedding photographer

Sarratt Village Hall wedding photographer

Sarratt Village Wedding | Hertfordshire

Nel is a Sarratt Village Wedding Photographer. Victoria and Craig where so lucky to have an amazing wedding at the village hall, in September 2019. Weddings before COVID! They where so lucky and recently celebrated their first anniversary. In addition their stunning 60 page Henley leather album arrived as part of their celebration. What an amazing way to relive your wedding day and all the wonderful moments and emotions. I love designing albums for my clients and just believe that images look so much better in print.

Victoria initially got in touch with me by e-mail. We decided to meet up for a casual chat about their day at the Cricketers pub in Sarratt Village. They told me all about how they first met waiting for a Taxi after a late night out in Harpenden. Well, they where clearly meant to be together.

Getting Ready

Victoria’s morning began at her mother’s pretty countryside cottage near Sarratt Village. It was a glorious sunny day with beautiful natural light beaming into the bedroom. A wedding photographer’s dream. When I arrived Victoria looked absolutely amazing in her Sottero and Midgley dress and pink velvet, diamanté  Jimmy Choo shoes.

Before heading of to church I took some lovely group photos of Victoria and her family. She then stepped onto a real old-worldly bus continuing on her wedding day journey.

Ceremony

Victoria and Craig tied the knot at All Saints Church in Croxley Green with special guest Bud, their beloved English Bull Terrier. He was dressed for the occasion wearing his smart blue bow-tie.

They had a beautiful ceremony lead by Marion, the vicar, who knows Victoria well. Bud, put his best paw forward and nearly fell asleep during it all.

The beautiful church garden was the perfect place to mingle with family and friends after their ceremony. The grand yew hedge posed as backdrop for all  their group photos. After a fun photo session we went on to the pretty village of Sarratt, Hertfordshire.

Most of their guest waited their turn to be taken to Sarratt Village Hall on the gorgeous vintage wedding bus driven by Victoria’s step dad. They definitely turned some heads on the way.

 

Reception and Party

They were greeted by all their guests seated in the beautifully decorated hall. The ceiling was filled with an assortment of colouful pink, blue and green round paper laterns.

Their reception was fun filled with a magician to entertain all the guests as well as a very talented face painting lady who added that extra bit of sparkle to everyone.

After short speeches and enjoying all the delicious canapes  the evening came to life with Victoria and Craig opening the dancefloor with  Frankie Valli’s- I cant take my eyes of you.

I had a fantastic time doing this wedding and will always have fond memories of Victoria and Craig’s day!

 

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Notley Abbey Wedding Photographer

Notley Abbey Wedding Photographer

Notley Abbey wedding photographer | Buckinghamshire

Ryan and Benjamin had a wonderful Notley Abbey Wedding on 26 September 2019. Being an actor, Ryan fell in love with all the history. Notley Abbey is the former home of  Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and has played host to kings and celebrities such as Henry VIII and Marilyn Monroe.

They where so lucky to have a blue sky, autumn day with only a scattering of cloud. Leon followed Benjamin’s morning in one of the cottages with all the bridesmaids and children while I captured Ryan’s morning in the Abbot Suite.

Both rooms are blessed with wonderful natural light, simply any wedding photographers dream come true. We are always seeking the best possible light, especially indoors.

Luckily the weather was kind enough for their ceremony to take place in the historic walled garden. They had an intimate outdoor ceremony with beautiful readings and hand written vows.

The ceremony was followed by their drinks reception on the front terraces and lawns where guest mingled and children played. Speeches and dinner was in the Monks’ Refectory with wonderful movie themed table settings all made by Benji over three months, from Mulan, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Alladin, UP, Moana  to the star of the show Winnie The Pooh.

Their entire day was centred around the togetherness of friends and family and we loved capturing their special day from beginning to end. 

 

Please get in touch if you would like to book a Notley Abbey Wedding Photographer.

Kent Wedding Photographer

Kent Wedding Photographer

On Saturday 3 August I travelled to Kent for the wedding photography of Louise and Dan in the beautiful village of Chilham.

Kent wedding photographer – Chilham Village wedding – Chilham Village Hall Wedding

London based Louise and Dan fell in love with Chilham Village! Who can blame them as Chilham is a true chocolate box English village nestled in the Kent countryside near Canterbury.

Louise and her six bridesmaids had fun getting ready at the amazing Woolpack Inn and Dan and his groomsmen shaved and showered at The Old Alma Inn.

They tied the knot at St Mary’s Church, Chilham, which features in The Domesday Book, with history as far back as the 7th century AD and then had their reception and wedding breakfast at Chilham Village Hall. Historically the main hall was a 15th century tithe barn.

 

 

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I loved capturing Louise and her bridesmaids wearing palettes of soft green offset by vibrant yellow sunflower bouquets in the private garden of number 18,  at The Woolpack Inn.

Leon had a blast capturing Dan and the boys having a great time at The White Horse Inn just before the wedding ceremony- literally, a stone’s throw from St Mary’s Church.

So lovely capturing real emotions in the church right through to their reception and all the fun on the tree swing (made by Louise’s brother especially for their wedding).

Louise and Dan placed their emphasis on family and friends and Louise’s love of animals. A couple true to my heart.

 

 

 

I have made a short slide show to give you a preview of some of their magical moments.

If you are looking for a Kent wedding photographer or just have some questions about wedding photography then, please

Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer

Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer

Last Saturday I travelled to Bedfordshire for the wedding photography of Matt and Robyn.

Bedfordshire wedding- The Stable Yard wedding venue, Wootton Green

This wedding venue is a real gem at the end of a beautiful tree lined road. The Stableyard is a working livery yard which adds to the charm of the venue. While Robyn got ready in one of the cottage apartments I went to meet Matt in the woodland, just a short stroll away.

He was frantically busy with all the last arrangements – checking that everything was just right before Robyn’s arrival.

They created a magical scene and divided the space up with a beautiful open-air ceremony area, with strawbales dotted around. They arranged a large open marquee where all could go and huddle in case of rain. So it did, on and off during the day, but it all added to the wonderful relaxed atmosphere of their day. In a small corner garden games were set up from limbo dancing, bean bag throwing to giant Jenga.

 

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Robyn and Matt are a lovely, relaxed couple and wanted their wedding photography to be natural and unposed to reflect them as a couple.

The day had a really natural flow. Robyn arrived in style with her dad in his open-top Jaguar- why walk if you can drive?

After photographing their wonderful ceremony I followed them down a woodland path and then on to a vast open field for some relaxed portraits. Group photos were done throughout the day as and when people were ready.

I had a wonderful time capturing all their candid moments chatting to guests, queuing for the hog roast and tossing her wedding bouquet -twice!!

Documentary wedding photography worked really for them as they wanted to spend the day with their family and friends in a relaxed way.

 

 

I have made a short slide show to give you a sneek peak of some of their  magical moments. 

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