weddings

Hetty & Josh: Summer Garden Marquee Wedding

There is something particularly special and heartfelt about a wedding held in the garden at home, and that is exactly what Hetty & Josh chose for their sunny June wedding day, held in the garden of Josh’s parents.

Hetty looked stunning in her lace dress by Sincerity Bridal and flowing blonde curls. She carried a bouquet of white peonies, and pink and white roses by Daisy Ellen and walked down the aisle to a string quartet. They said their vows in the marquee in front of the fountain, before heading out greeted by their gorgeous little dog Harley (have I ever said how much I LOVE dogs at weddings?!)

The garden had a beautiful hedge of lavender, sprinkled with fairy lights which made for the perfect backdrop for their portraits, and as we shot the sun shone through the trees. It was gorgeous! They treated their guests to one of the best wedding bands I’ve ever seen and an awesome saxophonist for the evening’s entertainment, and we left them to boogie the night away. Congratulations you two!

Wedding Planner: Oasis Events
Bride's Dress: Sincerity Bridal from Shades of White
Bride's Shoes: LK Bennett
Flowers: Daisy Ellen
Hair: Genesis Hair Co
Cake: Seventh Heaven
Band: The Faithettes
Saxophonist: Dan Blaax

“Wow! Thank you so much for these amazing pictures, I feel like you captured every second of our special day. I’m going to have so much enjoyment looking through them all (numerous times!!) It was such a perfect day!

You were both so great on the day, really helpful with guiding us through and you managed to get all these photos without being in the way at all! Just brilliant. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know getting married in the future!”
— Hetty & Josh
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Planning a garden marquee wedding and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!


Jeff & Sarah: Destination Vineyard Wedding at Castello Monaci, Italy

Jeff and Sarah’s day was one of the most exciting weddings I’ve ever photographed for two reasons: one, it was in the grounds of an Italian castle and two, it was a SURPRISE WEDDING!

Jeff and Sarah were visiting Castello Monaci on a wine tasting tour with friends and decided to add an unexpected twist to the trip by getting married there! Wedding planner Claire Clarke and I arrived to capture the wine tasting tour, under the cover that we were a photographer and writer covering the tasting for a magazine article. As somebody who isn’t a particularly good liar this was a bit of a challenge but it all went perfectly, with bride Sarah slipping out half way through the winery tour to get ready, and the tour group heading over to the Scuderie for dinner. It was then revealed that Sarah and Jeff would be getting married in just a few minutes, much to the joy and surprise of their guests!

Sarah walked down the aisle arm in arm with her friend Al, before she and Jeff exchanged vows in a heartfelt humanist ceremony lead by Douglas. It was beautiful and the secret plan couldn’t have gone any better, so huge props to Claire for making it happen so smoothly!

They enjoyed Castello Monaci’s own Prosecco on the poolside, before venue coordinator superstar Marco picked us up in a golf buggy so we could take photos around the castle and the vineyard. It was perfect.

As the sun set, everybody sat down for an outdoor dinner of exquisite Italian food, and they shared their toasts as Chinese lanterns from a nearby wedding lit up the sky. The perfect end to their day.

Wedding Planner: Claire Clarke Weddings
Venue: Castello Monaci, Puglia, Italy
Flowers: Annalori Blasi
Celebrant: Douglas Duckworth

“Cat has the ability to understand how to get the best from you as a couple on a day when so much is going on. Her ability to capture in her photos the moment and the couples personality is wonderful. Cat helped make the memories of my wedding day, by laughing, helping and joining in while still being professional; it felt like a friend taking the photos. So very pleased we went with Cat, I’d recommend her in a heart beat.”
— Jeff & Sarah
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Getting married at Castello Monaci and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!


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!


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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