Yesterday I photographed the marriage of Lauren and Ryno at the sensationally gorgeous venue that is ‘The Elvethanm’! This beautiful venue was perfectly suited to  the lovely Lauren and Ryno who had put so much effort into making this day everything they had dreamed off, and boy did it pay off! Flowers lined the staircase, handmade boards, signs and decorations were seen everywhere, a harpist. Special glass tables were shipped in and decorated in the Library room, and of course, Lauren’s dress look amazing!!

After a traditional late dash to the church where a wonderful service was held I noticed the order of services had a few of the photo’s that I took from Lauren and Ryno’s engagement shoot in it!

We headed back to The Elvetham for a second confetti photo with all the guests! Never has so much confetti been thrown at a wedding I’ve attended! The sky was filled with tiny paper butterflies that swirled around them by the wind like some magical Disney moment!

Taking a stroll around the grounds you quickly become overwhelmed by the beauty of The Elvetham. It’s clear that these two were made for each other and are not shy about displaying their love for one another. I throughly enjoyed watching Lauren and Ryno playfully bantering with each other and hearing Ryno come out with witty humorous comments, only to see Lauren give him ‘the look’…followed by laughter!

I can’t thank the staff enough for all their help. I’d also like to extend a special thanks to Kate Duckmanton from Juniper Green Photography for all her help as second shooter, I couldn’t have done it without her!

I would like to personally congratulate this amazing couple and I wish them a happy and prosperous life together!

On Friday I was at De Vere Horwood in Milton Keynes to capture the treasured moments of Holly & Bradley’s wedding! It was a amazing day with great weather.
The day was very relaxed from the start with Bradley and Holly keeping their cool throughout the morning. That was until they were about to open the doors to the ceremony room for Holly to walk in. But thats just great! Seeing the emotion of Holly’s face shows just how much this day meant to them as it was my pleasure to capture it for them! Holly looked just amazing and I even compared her to a young ‘Lorraine Baines McFly from the ‘Back to the Future’ films!

With a wonderful crowd of guests we sped through the group photos and then I took Holly & Bradley away for a walk and gave them some time to theirselves around the wonderful gardens that make up Horwood house.

There was a chilled afternoon after the meal service where the guests relaxed, played pool and darts before we had the first dance and finish up with some awesome closing shots!

Please all congratulate and raise a glass for the new Mr & Mrs Jones!

Saturday just gone saw Hannah and Martin tie the knot at the lovely venue that is Horwood House! I started at the Manor House itself in the morning, covering the bridal prep and got to know some of the immediate family. With the groom being ready well ahead of time at the venue I made my way down to fill him with confidence that Hannah was upstairs and indeed fully intending to go ahead with the marriage! This didn’t seem to calm poor Martins nerves but we had a laugh and took many photos outside the back of the house. Even the bridesmaids got stuck in taking photos from the upstairs bay windows as Martin and the rest of his groomsmen posed for fun!
Hannah looked stunning and I commented on her having a striking resemblance to the young Lorraine Baines McFly from the back to the future films. Coincidently I learnt that Hannah had actually sent Martin a lego back to the future Delorean the night before the wedding to take his mind away from getting nervous!

The ceremony was as lovely as ever and except for a small music hiccup (iPod wouldn’t play) it all went smoothly. We even got a little history lesson on Horwood!
It wasn’t long before I realised that we were all in very good hands as the room was packed with paramedics and dental nurses. Should any of the guests fainted at the emotional sight of these two lovely people getting married, then we were well and truly covered! Fortunately this did not happen but it was nice to know we had medical help so close at hand!

The weather held out till around 3 o’clock with was ironically just when we were finishing the one on one shots! Horwood as ever looked after the guests and myself very well and I’d like to thank them for that!

The day finished up with a beautiful first dance and we got a stunning photo out of the front of the Manor House using a clever piece of tech that I won called a ‘Pixelstick’!

Please raise and glass and congratulate Hannah and Martin on their new lives together as Mr and Mrs!

Last Saturday I travelled to Worton Hall in Oxford to photograph Donna & Liam tying the knot!
Upon my arrival at Worton Hall I was staggered by the beautiful scenery they have on site. Having a quick nose in the main hall I was blown away with how massive and amazing it was. With a higher tier balcony I realised how great this room would be from a photographers perspective later for the speeches and first dance!
Worton hall is also a dog friendly venue and we were join by a few dogs -trigger who I became very friendly with and I loved what Donna & Liam had done with the little tie on his collar!

Once the bridal prep had been completed we travelled a short journey to Tackley church for the main ceremony. Tackley church has a tradition which they still uphold where by as the newly weds head up the isle to leave the church rose petals fall from the ceiling! Its a wonderful addition to the ceremony which I’ve never seen before!
We then headed back to Worton Hall for group photos and and some one on one time one the fields near free roaming horses. I cannot tell you how beautiful the buildings and cottages around Worton Hall are! So many great photo locations we didn’t have time to make use of them all!

We finished up the night with some smokey romantic photos out in the gazebo down at the bottom of one of the gardens.
On this particular wedding I was joined by assistant photographer Tracey from tmsphotography. Tracey is a very talented photographer who travelled all the way down to Oxford from Derbyshire! I’d like to extend a special thanks to her for all her help throughout the day and especially with the group photos!

Today’s wedding was brought to you in Milford on Sea where Daniella & Tom tied the knot! Daniella looked absolutely stunning and showed up in a Rolls Royce Phantom (and yes I did see the umbrella in the door for you car fans)!

Tom kept his cool, until he reached the church and saw his mum but the ceremony went smoothly! There was some slight showers but we worked the group photos around it. Oh and did I mention a sword fight!? Well.. there was some military friends there with their swords so it happened – Tom and Daniella had a duel!

I met Daniella and Tom at a previous wedding I photographed and it was a real pleasure to see Poppy and Johne again this time at their friends wedding!

Congratulations again to Daniella and Tom!