Frankie & Tom: Summer wedding at Abbey Hill Mercure, Milton Keynes

Watching the lovely Frankie & Tom get married was particularly special as I know Frankie from way back when at school! They were married at the Abbey Hill Mercure in Milton Keynes, and although their initial plan of an outdoor ceremony wasn’t possible due to the wind they were still able to make the most of a gorgeous Plan B indoors. Frankie walked down the red carpet with a huge smile on her face carrying a pastel bouquet of hydrangeas, nigella flowers and peonies, and I just love all the little excited looks exchanged between her and Tom throughout their ceremony!

After the ceremony, everybody spilled out onto the patio for drinks accompanied by music from a saxophonist, and we sneaked off onto the golf course for photographs. I’m completely in love with Frankie’s Justin Alexander dress, in the most delicate peachy pink colour with tulle flowing everywhere. She paired it with the coolest pair of sparkly Kate Spade Keds.. which I am not afraid to admit I am super jealous of! Tom took a unique twist on the morning suit by pairing his with a grey tweed waistcoat.

After speeches and dinner, they turned the lights down low for their first dance, before inviting their loved ones on to dance with them. Congratulations you two! It was such a privilege to photograph your day.

Venue: Abbey Hill Mercure, Milton Keynes
Bride's Dress: Justin Alexander from George James Bridal
Bride's Shoes: Keds by Kate Spade
Groom's Suit: Suitors
Hair: Artizan Hair MK
Makeup: Yasmin Christina Makeup
Florist: The Flower Company, Milton Keynes
Saxophonist: Sam Fisher

“Cat was amazing on the day, couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. She was patient, kind and full of bright ideas that will make remembering our wedding even more enjoyable. She took the time to get to know the wedding party, which produced better pictures in my opinion as everyone was comfortable and forgot the job she was there to do. Thanks Cat!”
— Frankie & Tom
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Alice & John: Pretty Pastel Wedding at The Woodlands, Hothorpe Hall

Alice & John’s wedding brought along my first time shooting at their wedding venue:  The Woodlands at Hothorpe Hall. It’s a fab venue tucked away in the countryside and surrounded by cabins, so you really feel at home within your own little woodland paradise for the day.

Their pastel hued and rustic wedding was just lovely, with bouquets of peachy and pink roses, veronics and hydrangeas, and Alice’s bridesmaids in sky blue beaded dresses. Alice looked beautiful in her Ella Rosa dress with its button train detail and elegant silhouette. 

The sun shone for them all day, maybe even one of the hottest weddings we’ve photographed! They left their ceremony under huge clouds of confetti, which guests picked up from a cute little confetti bar where they could choose which colour they fancied!

The grounds of the woodlands were perfect for portraits, filled with lots of greenery and wild flowers, and an awesome luxury tree house wedding suite. Alice & John enjoyed a quiet few moments away from the wedding madness before returning for speeches, wedding breakfast and an evening of dancing away to a fab band. Congratulations you two!

Venue: The Woodlands at Hothorpe Hall
Dress: Ella Rosa from Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Rachel Simpson
Hair: Askews Hairdressing
Makeup: Beauty by Bethany
Florist: The Bouquet Workshop
Band: Divinity Live

“Thank you sooooo much for these amazing photos...we can’t stop looking at them, we’re so happy with them!! Thanks for all the tips for ordering and printing photos - I have no idea how we’re ever going to narrow them down though!”
— Alice & John
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Getting married at Hothorpe Hall & the Woodlands and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!


Bassmead Manor Barns: Spring 2018 Tasting Evening

This time last week I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph Bassmead Manor Barns' Spring tasting evening - a fab event put on for their future brides and grooms to try the menu, catch up with the staff and see the venue dressed up by their favourite suppliers.

I'm super honoured to be on their list as a recommended photographer - Bassmead is one of my all-time favourite venues to shoot at with its stunning Rickety Barn, beautiful light and scenery. And not forgetting the amazing staff and food of course - they're the first thing I mention when couples tell me they have chosen Bassmead for their wedding!

Big love to everybody involved in the making of this day - it was such a joy to photograph so many different vendors' talents and see such an exciting part of a bride and groom's planning process.

Floristry: The Flower StoryWild OrchidLuke & LottieSkipps FloristFlowers by SuzanneHelen Jane Floristry
DJ & Lighting: Strobe Disco Roadshow
Flower wall: Flower Walls of Cambridge
Cake: Meadowsweet Cakes
Prop hire: Olive events
Photo Booth: Pro-Pose Entertainment
Live music: Cara Beard
Entertainment: Matthew Le Mottée - Dapper Magic

  The gorgeous drive in to  Bassmead Manor Barns

The gorgeous drive in to Bassmead Manor Barns

  Festoon lights, uplighters & DJ booth by  Strobe Disco Roadshow

Festoon lights, uplighters & DJ booth by Strobe Disco Roadshow

  Centrepiece by  The Flower Story

Centrepiece by The Flower Story

  Centrepiece by  Wild Orchid

Centrepiece by Wild Orchid

  Centrepiece by  Luke & Lottie

Centrepiece by Luke & Lottie

  Centrepiece by  Skipps Florist

Centrepiece by Skipps Florist

  Centrepiece by  Flowers by Suzanne

Centrepiece by Flowers by Suzanne

  Centrepiece by  Helen Jane Floristry

Centrepiece by Helen Jane Floristry

  Flower wall by  Flower Walls of Cambridge
  Stationery by  Grace & Bramble

Stationery by Grace & Bramble

  Cocktails by  Galloping Gourmet

Cocktails by Galloping Gourmet

  Rickety Barn decorated by  Olive events

Rickety Barn decorated by Olive events

  Wedding prop hire by  Olive Events

Wedding prop hire by Olive Events

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Wedding prop hire by Olive Events

  Letter hire by  Olive Events

Letter hire by Olive Events

  Photo booth by  Pro-Pose Entertainment

Photo booth by Pro-Pose Entertainment

  Live Music by  Cara Beard

Live Music by Cara Beard

  Wine tasting by  Galloping Gourmet

Wine tasting by Galloping Gourmet

Annabel & Graham: Blossomy Spring Wedding at Quinton House School

Being asked to photograph a wedding is always a huge honour, but it's even more so when the groom is a talented photographer! 

What I loved most about Graham & Annabel's day is that they designed it exactly the way they wanted, with a ceremony and intimate drinks reception in the morning at Rushden Park Hall for their closest friends and family before heading to the gorgeous Quinton House School for a humanist ceremony in front of their full set of guests. 

Annabel walked down the aisle in the most elegant bespoke wedding dress, carrying a bouquet of ranunculus, freesias and grape hyacinths. I just love the big hall at Quinton House, it's so elegant but small enough to give a ceremony atmosphere. Humanist ceremonies are my favourite – they are so personal and really celebrate not only the love between the two of them but who the bride and groom are as people.

We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and the most abundant cherry blossom trees for their photographs, something I was ridiculously excited to see as we approached the venue in the car. And thanks to Graham & Annabel's special request I got to do something a little different - I brought my medium format camera along with me that day and shot some portraits on it!

Thank you both so much for the opportunity to photograph your beautiful day. I still can't get over the idea of having shot another photographer's wedding!

Ceremony Venue: Rushden Hall
Reception Venue: Quinton House
Flowers: Julie Anna Flowers

“Wow! We’re over the moon with our collection of photos - so many more than we imagined! We were up till the early hours of this morning looking through them all and have been at it again this evening! Thanks so much to you both for your hard work. From one photographer to another, I can tell you’ve done an amazing job and I shall be singing your praises for a long time to come.”
— Graham & Annabel
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Katie & Grant: Intimate Church Wedding at Hengrave Hall

Katie & Grant’s wedding took me to Hengrave Hall in Bury St Edmunds on a beautiful sunny day at the end of March. It’s an absolutely stunning venue with its own little church in the grounds. It was perfect for their day.

Grant looked dapper in a navy suit with polkadot bow tie, and Katie wowed in her lace dress, carrying a bouquet of white and pink roses and hydrangeas. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Katie & Grant shared personal vows which had us all tearing up and lit a candle with their parents to start their new life together.

I was honestly taken aback by the expansive beauty of Hengrave Hall when it came to shooting their portraits - I could have taken portraits all day and not run out of beautiful places to shoot. My favourite was the stunning panelled glass windows in the the banqueting hall.. just beautiful.

After their ceremony, they enjoyed drinks and garden games on the terrace, the perfect end to their short but sweet wedding ceremony. It was such a privilege to photograph your day - thank you so much you two!

Venue: Hengrave Hall
Dress: Hope by Rebecca Ingram at Maggie Sottero

“The photos are absolutely incredible! We can’t thank you enough for capturing our wedding day in such an intimate and beautiful way!”
— Katie & Grant
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