A Halloween themed wedding was a completely new one for me and it was great fun. Set in the Shakespeare Globe Theatre with the stunning backdrop of St Pauls and the Thames there was no shortage of places for me to photograph! Jenna and Mike run a comic book and merchandise shop (check them out here at Get Ready Retro) and really wanted to do something fun and different for their big day. My favourite bits were the smoking sweet table, skull candles and the cauldron of punch!
Arpit & Denisse put a lot of planning into this wedding and with so much packed in I was worried about having time for all the photos they wanted. They were both so laid back on the day and made my life very easy in the end. Denisse didn’t even panic when the Rolls Royce they had hired to take her to the ceremony broke down on the way and they all had to jump out and hitch hike their way there! Being from Indian and Colombian backgrounds, there were a few traditions thrown in that I hadn’t heard of before. For example ‘La Hora Loca’ or ‘Crazy Hour’ when everyone dresses up and goes crazy on the dance floor. All in all it was a really fun wedding and a pleasure to be part of!
Megan and Matt’s wedding was a day of opposites from a beautiful sunny morning to torrential rain and heavy winds (as you can see in the below photo, we got incredibly wet taking this). It didn’t have any negative impact on the day though and The Kingscote Barn is a beautiful venue with really great countryside surrounding it. Both Megan and Matt were laid back, fun characters and great sports – willing to brave the crazy weather for some fun shots!
Well if there’s one thing the Irish know how to do it’s to throw a good party! Ross and Maria got married about an hour outside Dublin in the Irish countryside. The location was Mount Druid, a boutique camping farm complete with yurts, barns and a tin chapel! We couldn’t have been much luckier at this time of year in Ireland. It was beautifully warm and the sun was out all day. I will let the photos do the rest of the talking:
These photos were a long time in the coming. Arpit and Denisse asked me to take some engagement photos to use at their wedding months ago but every time we set a date the weather would be terrible. Finally last weekend we made it down to Mersea and the sun (mostly) stayed out for us. I’ve been meaning to take some photos down by these colourful beach huts on Mersea for a while, I think they make a great backdrop.
I have just got back from photographing Marta and Alejandro’s wedding in Northern Spain and what a wedding it was! I met Marta several years ago when she was living in England. Marta met Alejandro in Mexico and they flew back to Spain to get married. Unfortunately none of Alejandro’s family could make it over for the wedding but Marta had a surprise in store for him (see photos below). They got married in Marta’s family home out in the middle of nowhere in the beautiful landscape of Northern Spain. I will let my photos do the rest of the talking!
Ellie and Alexis’ wedding was by the far the smallest I have photographed and it was a breath of fresh air to shoot such a different wedding. With only 15 guests of family and closest friends, Ellie and Alexis got married in a cute little cottage in the middle of the Suffolk countryside. After the wedding it was back to Ellie’s parents house for the reception in the woods behind the house complete with an amazing buffet spread, lots of wine and a fire pit. The whole day was so laid back and a real pleasure to be part of.
Helen and Tom’s wedding was laid back and good fun. The reception was held in a marquee in Helen’s parents’ garden with beautiful views looking down towards Abberton Reservoir . There were lots of guests and a really good blues band that really got the party going. I may have even busted a few moves on the dance floor myself!
It was my first time at Notley Abbey and I was impressed. Set in the countryside of Buckinghamshire, the abbey is a stunning building with even better grounds. They even throw in a vintage car as an extra (see the photo below). Kate was a very laid back bride and made my life really easy and both her and Matt were a pleasure to photograph. Thanks for having me guys!