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2013 - the year of weddings

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Before Christmas I thought it was going to be so much easier to break my end of year posts up this year into a series of 12 days of Christmas posts. But then I saw wedding round ups by other photographers and realised I do actually need one of those for myself! I photographed more weddings than ever in 2013 and I really feel like I've grown as a photographer this year. A wedding round up is a perfect way to celebrate all the weddings I photographed in 2013 and I cannot wait to push myself further in 2014.

You can read my write up of the year here but I'm going to let the images tell the story of my year. Now, there are rather a few I'm afraid but it was so hard whittling it down. I worked it out as averaging around 3 per wedding - soooooo tough to choose!

For the wedding photographer among the readers of this post, I will be covering my shooting style and how I keep inspired in my Wedding Photography Bootcamp at Photography Farm week, check the details out here.

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Wedding // A bright colourful rockabilly music wedding at Hotel du Vin in Brighton

So I'm off to Thailand today for the awesome Sassy's vow renewal. I can't tell you how excited I am - not only about visiting somewhere I've always wanted to but also because it's going to be such an honour to be a part of something so personal.  So company for the cat is sorted, all print orders and albums have gone out for Christmas, the out of office is on and I figured I should leave you with another of this years weddings. And what better wedding to leave you with than this colourful, music focused shindig. Gemma & Forbes are ultimately cool and you'll see we have a lot of couple shots - they were so up for it! Love.

I'm going to let the images do the talking on this one but they were married at Hotel du Vin in Brighton and we disappeared off to JB's Diner for some photos and milkshakes!

Music by Brighton's amazing Bad Bad Whiskey and all hair, nails courtesy of the amazing Betty Lou's (who incidentally are also responsible for my awesome Thailand nails!)

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Wedding // Hangleton Manor

Morning! I figured amongst my busiest season yet (mental!) I should show you a bit of what I've been busy with. Loved this wedding so much, Chris and Marine turned out to have mutual friends (such is the Brighton way) and I had a ball.

Hangleton Manor is a gem of a venue tucked away in Hove - it's huge gardens and wood panelled rooms are perfect.During the ceremony diffused light streams in and it's just beautiful.

Marine had her family over from France and there was much singing, toasting and general love and happiness. Ace.

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[Wedding] A Stoke Newington town hall wedding with a pub reception

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City weddings work for me - I absolutely love them. I love how down to earth they are and how much history the town halls have. Stoke Newington Town Hall is a beautifully retro art deco building and it worked perfectly with Cerian's look. Her beautiful blush dress was a custom altered vintage dress from the rather talented ladies at Fur Coat No Knickers. She also had the amazing Ana Ospina on make up duty, doesn't she look amazing. Cerian and her bridesmaids got ready in a beautiful room above the Rose & Crown on Church St and were married at the town hall before we made our way to the Londesborough for their reception, stopping for photos along the way. The groom made the amazing cake and their tables were all London themed. I loved that they used one of their engagement photos on the back of the place names with a little message for their guests!

A wonderful day for a wonderful couple. Naaaaaw!

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Wedding // A beautiful rainy city winter wedding in Wandsworth and a reception in a London Leon

I shot my last wedding of the year last Saturday and this week I've mostly been editing and reflecting on what an incredible year it's been. I'll be doing a blog post before the years out but in the meantime I want to share this amazing wedding with you. I have so many weddings to blog from this year. But this winter wedding is possibly the one I'm most proud of - the light was tough, it rained all day but I couldn't be happier with this set of images. I think what makes them is Ebba's amazing smile. It didn't come off her face all day and her happiness is infectious! Just looking at these images makes my heart sing.

This is my favourite type of wedding - no expensive frills, down to earth and a couple just so clearly in love.

Despite the rain hammering down, Ebba insisted we all get the 37 from their flat to Wandsworth Town Hall. She was an absolute picture on the bus in the dress her and her mum made (yep, you heard that right!), her red heels and her mile wide red lipped grin - I loved her for it, she looked like a movie star! Ebba is Swedish so it's not customary for her to not see her groom beforehand so her and John spent the morning together - I say that, Ebba got pampered while John went out for sandwiches and sushi!

They were married in the amazing council room at Wandsworth Town Hall - a huge red room with a high ceiling and circular seating. A hired bus took them and their guests to a Leon restaurant in St Pauls - I love Leon so this got a massive thumbs up from me. Not only do they do amazing wholesome food the buildings are so airy with their exposed brickwork and light walls.

Popcorn kept the guests happy before their amazing feast was served, throughout which there were speeches from pretty much everyone - a Swedish tradition!

Massive congratulations to Ebba & John and hats off to you for pouring yourselves into your day, resulting in an absolutely amazing wedding x

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Ceremony Venue - Wandsworth Town Hall

Reception Venue - Leon St Paul's

Hair and make - up - Lucy St John