I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to capture Parisa and Eugene‘s wedding yesterday all the way over in the USA. Here’s some teasers from yesterdays Washington D.C wedding! Such beautiful day with perfect weather and such a beautiful couple! Thank you Parisa and Eugene for inviting me to such a big part of your special day! Xx Check back for more samples later!
Yesterday I was thrilled to be able to photograph the marriage of the cutest couple, Ruth & Ash! Speaking to Ruth the week before she was so worried about the weather forecast but we couldn’t have asked for a better day! A slight wind caught her veil and whipped it up for the photos like we asked for it on cue!
After a wonderful service at St Mary’s church in Eversley I took Ruth and Ash for a walk in the wheat fields nearby for some gorgeous moments between the two of them! Then (in a first for me) I gave the happy newly weds a 20min ride to the reception in Rotherwick. I even let them pick their favourite song to play in the car ride there!
Ruth’s Dad had arrange a confetti line for Ruth and Ash upon their arrival at Rotherwick and after some fun photos we had a few moments to mingle before being called in for the wedding breakfast! The day finished up with this wonderful couple by a romantic and beautiful sunset, even the moon came out to finish the evening with this stunning closing shot!
I cannot wait to get this collection back to Ruth and Ash as they are gonna be thrilled and surprised as to how good they look as a couple on camera!
On Friday I travelled up to Stevenage to capture the marriage of Simon and Trevor. This gorgeous venue is situated in the stevenage country side and is home to a giant old school barn, house and hotel!
When I first saw these two dapper dressed men I could physically see poor Simon shaking with nerves but after the ceremony was over he was able to relax and enjoy the rest of his day. Trevor said that the ceremony was a complete blur and wasn’t without tears from both men and guests. It was so lovely to see the emotion flowing from everyone in the room. The weather stayed away from rain and the chill wind was fought off by the staff lighting heat lamps throughout the outside patio area. Everyone enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea and after a break for guests to sit down and enjoy each others company Simon and Trevor returned to cut the cake and cement the marriage with the first dance. The first dance was so much more emotional than I thought it was going to be as it quickly turned into a passionate, deep felt hug whilst dancing so you can see that this moment they had been waiting for for a long time!
A staggering amount of evening friends and relatives turned up in the evening and filled the barn with a hips shaking playlist from the DJ! All in all a amazing day but even more amazing for them! I’d like to thank Simon and Trevor along with the staff at ‘The farmhouse at Redcoats for looking after me so well and to once again congratulate them on tying the knot!
Yesterday I was at Highfield Park to capture the marriage of Heather and Andrew. This beautiful venue had been decorated by Heather and Andrew’s deep red and champagne coloured flowers. It looked fantastic! Andrew was clearly showing signs of nerves moments before the ceremony, but he had nothing to worry about. When Heather walked into the ceremony room Andrew’s jaw could only drop as she looked amazing! The dress had a reminiscence of Kate Middleton’s with long lace sleeves and figure hugging frame. There was just the right amount of flair at the bottom with a perfectly lengthen train.
After the ceremony we went off to some of the many locations that provided stunning photo opportunities for the ‘one on one’ and group photo’s. We had a surprise visit from their gorgeous dog ‘Jess’ who thoroughly enjoyed all the attention she was getting! The autumn colours provided the perfect backdrop for the wedding and clearly, Heather’s attention to the colour scheme complimented this!
There were more surprises with a Hampshire brewed keg of beer brought in specially for the wedding and was on tap for guests to help themselves. Oh and how could I forget the surprise firework display timed perfectly to AC DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’!
It was a fantastic wedding from start to finish and it went out with a ‘bang’….. literally!
Yesterday I witnessed the marriage of Rachel and Nathan in the centre of Milton Keynes. After a lovely and warm welcoming at their home for the bridal prep and cuddles with Bella (their pet dog) we moved onto The Church of Christ The Cornerstone in the city centre. This massive venue with it’s bright and airy multi-storey levels made for a great venue to get married in. What made this wedding even more unique was the fact that the ceremony was conducted by none other than Rachel’s father! This made for some amusing moments when he had to ask himself “who gives this woman away”?! Rachel had a very special and emotional message printed on a floor runner that went up the isle that I believe her Dad had no idea about. You could see the emotion as soon as he turned onto the isle and saw it. This was very touching! We were very blessed to have one of the bridesmaids singing with a live band drummed by one of the brothers and boy could this girl sing! I was so impressed!!
With a large turn out of 100 people, Rachel and Nathan were whisked off in a long stretch limo to De Vere Horwood about 15mins drive into the country side. I’m a recommended supplier for this lovely house located smack bang in the country surrounded by fields and wildlife! I love this venue as it has so many good locations to wonder round for photo opportunities! We had a gorgeous sunset to finish up what was clearly a wonderful and emotional day for this lovely couple and super friendly family!
I’d also like to extend a thank you for the staff of De Vere Horwood and to Lee the videographer for lending me his micro screwdriver kit to help fix one of my pieces of gear! That Dairy Milk was well deserved!