A good English country pub in the autumn plus a super duper couple makes for a right good knees up! Jo & Chris had their entire wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst and I fell in love with it as a venue - nooks and crannies, roaring fires, good ale. Wedding perfection. I am posting way more images than usual as as hard as I tried I couldn't whittle it down anymore. Mainly because this wedding was just so incredibly brilliant. Just like the couple.
I've spent a lot of time in Oxfordshire but never did I know it was so stunningly beautiful. Arriving at Hambleden, after driving through the gorgeous Marlow, I was so struck by his gorgeous village I had to stop the car to walk around it a little bit (good job I was a few hours early!). After bumping into the boys at the church, I headed up the hill, through windy trees and rolling hills to find Carolyn at Old Luxter's Barn where they'd be having their reception later on. Old Luxter's Barn is my kinda place - an independent vineyard is a stunning location selling local wares.
Carolyn met Jim outside the church before their ceremony (which, unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to photograph) and then we headed back up to the barn as the night set in. The mist and the low light created such a beautiful atmosphere and was perfect for those first moments alone as man and wife. They then partied into the night with a ceilidh!
I was lucky to work with the wonderful Rosie Powell who was on film duty and the film is just incredible! Check her out.
It's been a while since I blogged - the reason is simple, there's just been too little time to prioritise it! But as the year winds down I've been busy choosing images for blog posts and what better wedding to kick off with than this one! I still stay in touch with Michael and Gordon and they both have such busy lives as actors in Germany, I wish them some downtime to spend together some time over the festive period!
You may have felt like I've blogged this one already because I've been constantly posting images from it for the past few months! I can't tell you how much fun I had with these two and they clan on one sunny Monday in July. Their wedding was just beautiful, all about their friends and families and possibly the most emotional ceremony I've shot.
The boys got ready at Drakes (where the whole wedding was held) and we did some couple shots before the ceremony so they had more time with their friends later. You can read more about their wedding (including all suppliers) on the feature on Rock'n'Roll Bride here or see what they had to say about me here.
Second shot by Robbins Photographic.
I love The Londesborough, nestled away in the back streets of Stoke Newington it's a cosy little corner pub that tends to attract laid back couples. The staff and food are always incredible and if you're looking for a London venue I wholeheartedly recommend it. Nansi and her girls got ready together at Hotel 41 in Victoria before she joined her beau Sean at St Josephs on Highgate to be wed. Nansi is English but met Sean in Brooklyn where they both live. Their English/Amercian fusion wedding was just beautiful.
Birling Gap and Beachy Head are one of my absolute favourite parts of Sussex so when Tim and Sarah booked me for their wedding at Birling Manor I was really excited. Birling Manor as a venue is incredible, so much space, character and just loved the whole vibe about the place. Tim and Sarah married in June this year at a church in East Dean before heading to the Manor to party. Loved it.
It's amazing where time goes. I can't believe this wedding was way back in October. October is such an amazing time to get married - there's a lovely smell in the air, the air is crisp and the leaves are turning. Loved that Ben & Mel had orange feature in their wedding, something you don't see often and they did it so well.
So last August I shot a beautiful wedding, laced with amazing tones of yellow and a couple so in love they could do nothing but grin all day. When I arrived at their ceremony venue my jaw dropped, there's something about The Chantry that is just magical - it makes me want to just grab a backpack and head to New England and photograph little white wood chapels! I'm so lucky to be shooting again there next month but when I had an enquiry for another wedding there last week I went to point them at this post and actually found that although images were included in my end of year round up posts I never actually blogged this wedding which is a crime as it was beautiful!
So check out Emma and Rom's amazing humanist wedding at The Chantry with a reception at Emma's parents in Isfield, near Lewes. Romain is French so this wedding was a French/English fusion wedding and love that French men walk their Mum down the aisle before they get married!