Barnsley House Wedding Photography – Summer in the Cotswolds , Gloucestershire

A wedding from a couple of summers ago, shot at the gorgeous countryside venue in the Cotswolds, Barnsley House. Such a gorgeous location, overshadowed only by the gorgeous couple getting married. I could gush about how amazing the day was, how perfect it all was but I will just let the images speak for themselves…

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Andrew & Sarah’s Beautiful Spring Wedding

The month of May brought me a wonderful wedding to photograph. Set in the amazing grounds of Knebworth Park with the stunning backdrop of Knebworth House; one of England’s most beloved stately homes, Andrew and Sarah’s wedding proved a huge success!

Sarah prepared for her big day at her parents house, a beautiful country terraced cottage, providing some wonderful relaxed images of Sarah getting ready. Lovely images of the Groomsmen were captured in the gardens and on the steps of the sunken lawn prior to the guests arriving.

Following the ceremony in the 400 year old barns it was out to the sunken lawn for champagne and sun. After a little while enjoying the company of their guests, I took Sarah and Andrew on a walk about the gardens, taking advantage of the hidden spots and gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian landscaping.

Late afternoon brought the wedding breakfast, amazing food and speeches and then to the second room of the fantastic barn for evening guests, music and first dance. What a wonderful wedding day for the happy Bride and Groom!
























Primrose Hill, Pug dogs, Pints & Pork Pies

Here are a few of my favourite images from a little, relaxed shoot I did back in the summer. I met with the couple in primrose hill in London, we did a few shots and then kicked back and talked about their wedding over a pint & delicious homemade pork pies! And on our travels we were accosted by a lovely little pug dog who delighted in slobbering not only over them but me as well. I love pugs because they always look daft and you can’t take them seriously as they always have their tongues hanging out in a silly way. London in the summer is always a favourite place of mine and while winter sets in now outside my window, I’m hoping next summer will make up for it…

 

A Very English Village Wedding in Hampshire

As usual during a busy year of photography, fresh content on my blog is a little thin on the ground, so this lovely village wedding from late spring has been waiting in the wings for far too long.

Although the bride & groom both live now in London, it was back to the village that the bride grew up in for the wedding. For the groom the day started in traditional style at the village pub and then a short walk to the church to wait for the bride. The bride was getting ready at her parents house ( who couldn’t have been more British if they tried! That was the fathers sword used to cut the cake) and then a short walk to the church, cheered along the way by the villagers who had come out to watch. Following a church service ( In which photography was banned unfortunately) it was a walk down the lane to the village green for a champagne reception followed by the wedding breakfast. All the guests were turned out in their finery, making it reminiscent of ladies day at Ascot. A harpist provided the perfect backdrop..

Anyway enough of my words, here is what the bride had to say:

” We wanted a relaxed, country wedding where everyone had lots of fun. Flowers were very important so we had lots in the Church and the marquee in pale pinks and greens with plenty of scent. The flowers were the centre piece but were complemented by navy blue and silver where appropriate. Vintage tea sets and cake stands helped bring the English country wedding theme to life and were particularly popular with the American guests! There was plenty to drink, great food and a fantastic band with lots of dancing! An absolutely perfect day. ”

Here are a few of the many beautiful moments from the day:

Love my dress blog feature

Really pleased to find out that the shoot I did with Liberty in Love & Chic Brides at the lovely Old Vicarage boutique hotel has been featured on the amazing Love my Dress wedding blog.. Full set of images in my facebook gallery: www.facebook.com

See the full article  here: http://www.lovemydress.net/

Andy & Amanda’s Kent Countryside Wedding

I was lucky enough to shoot this wedding just before the new ice age set in last year, although it was so cold that day! Even though snowy weddings are so beautiful, this was way out in the Kent countryside,  so I was afraid if it snowed I would not have been able to get away and I had a flight to catch the following morning.

It was a lovely wedding and the reception was at the very homely Who’d a thought it champagne & oyster bar. It’s called a bar but it really is a country pub with all the usual beverage plus an amazing champagne collection. Not what you would expect on first glance but that is probably why they gave it that name. I was reliably informed that it is a favourite haunt of Kelly Brook but to many of the male guests dismay she didn’t pop in for a quick drink that day.

here are a few of my favourite moments from the day:

Stephen & Donna – Outdoor country wedding at the Three Lakes, Hertfordshire

I must admit I have been a bit slow in blogging about the weddings I shot last year, but there was no way I wasn’t going to blog about the lovely wedding of Stephen & Donna at the Three Lakes in Westmill, Hertfordshire! They are such a lovely, fun couple and it was definitely one of the most fun weddings I covered last year. Stephen is Irish, and he and his family lived up to the Irish reputation as being funny, friendly and generous. Combine that with the fact their surname is ‘Trotter’ & you can guess why they have an amazing sense of humour! They also booked the guestbook studio for the reception and I don’t think there was one guest who wasn’t in the guestbook. In fact at the end of the evening we had to turn people away! It was a real winner and I received so much positive feedback and requests for parties & barmitzvahs!

Here are a few of my many favourite images from the day:

Reuben & Jess – Buckinghamshire Country wedding

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was on Hampstead Heath with Reuben & Jess doing a pre-wedding shoot with them and now here I am posting the shots from their wedding! It was such a beautiful wedding and Jess looked amazing. I loved the classic ‘Grecian’ style of her wedding dress and it worked so well with her vintage style hair piece. Rather then choosing a traditional guestbook, we set up a photobooth with a basket full of props and shot as many of the guests we could on polaroid film and they were all pasted into a lovely leather book, with everyone writing their messages in it. It was a huge success and as the evening got late we were still in full flow with a never ending stream of people. It was funny to see not only the kids but also adults too getting into the spirit of things and dressing up. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

Here are some of my favourite images from the day:

Donna & Stephen – Engagement shoot in Camden

It is only a couple of months away until their wedding but we all thought it would be nice till the summer to do a pre wedding photoshoot. They chose Camden in North London as the setting as it holds special memories of many a fun night out and was a local haunt of theirs. We spent a little while having a wander through the markets before settling for the main destination for the evening: The Pub!

I know their wedding is going to be great fun from what they have told me about the day and I’m looking forward to it. Here are a few of my favourites: