weddings

Chloe & Jamie: Chic Industrial Wedding at The West Mill, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire

Chloe & Jamie’s wedding day was industrial yet romantic in style, and over and above everything else.. just effortlessly cool! The setting for their day was the fab West Mill in Derbyshire, which Chloe and Jamie found once settling on an industrial style for their big day. We just loved how each floor caters to a different aspect of their day: the ceremony, wedding breakfast, drinks reception and evening party!

Chloe wowed us all as she walked down the aisle in a stunning Suzanne Neville dress, full length veil and carrying a huge bouquet of soft pinks and greens, a look she later added an edge to with a leather jacket.

Their emotion-filled ceremony was beautiful and incorporated a religious blessing from Chloe’s granddad who is a vicar, bringing a real closeness and sense of family to their day. They said their vows in front of a bespoke calligraphy backdrop, featuring lyrics from Into My Arms from Nick Cave, with joyful readings by friends and family and lots of happy tears.

For their wedding breakfast, they opted for long tables decorated with garlands of greenery, succulents, candles and handwritten place names. The pretty romantic flowers contrasted beautifully with the industrial nature of the venue and really brought the style of their wedding together.

The party had a real nightclub/bar evening feel to it, and kept the momentum of their day going, and we left them to dance away to a fab DJ.

Huge love and thanks to Kate Sharp Photography for having me along to second shoot!

Venue: The West Mill, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire
Dress: Suzanne Neville
Shoes: Topshop

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Planning your wedding at the West Mill in Derbyshire and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!


Jess & Martyn: Heartfelt & Intimate Wedding at Shepherd Neame Brewery, Faversham

My last wedding before Christmas was Jess & Martyn’s wonderfully intimate day at a really unique venue: the Shepherd Neame Brewery!

Jess looked gorgeous in a show stopping silvery beaded dress, carrying a unique bouquet of paper flowers made from comic book pages. She beamed as she walked down the aisle arm in arm with her father, under beams dripping with gorgeous dried hops. Their ceremony was short, sweet and full of emotion with Jess’s brother doing a reading of A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton (a firm wedding favourite!)

On the run up to their day, Jess & Martyn asked if we could grab a photo under the archway at the brewery. And paired with a backlight, the rain helped to create some really epic shots. I left them to their evening shortly after cutting the two gorgeous cakes they’d chosen – one chosen by each of them!

Jess & Martyn’s day is a wonderful example of how hourly wedding coverage can work for a smaller wedding day (available Mon-Thurs) On their day, they opted for 4 hours to cover the excitement of everybody arriving, the ceremony itself and portraits afterwards. Sound like something you'd be looking for? Just get in touch and I'll be more than happy to help!

Venue: Shepherd Neame Brewery

They’re so beautiful, we couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much! We had so much fun with you. And thank you for sending our photos before Christmas, we can’t wait to show everyone.
— Jess & Martyn
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Planning your wedding in Kent and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!


Emma & Rich: Autumn Wedding at The Grand Hall, Bedford

First of all we have to talk about these two rocking their wedding day style – I just love their outfits! Bride Emma looked incredible in a unique soft pink coloured Justin Alexander creation, with layer upon layer of soft tulle for a gorgeous bridal look, and she added an edge with funky leopard print heels! And Rich looked ultra-dapper in his brown tweed suit from my favourite people at the Vintage Suit Hire Company, complete with engraved pocket watch. Love it!

They held their ceremony in a beautiful Catholic church in Bedford, which I just knew would make for gorgeous pictures with the sunshine spilling through the big windows and catching the tulle of her dress. The best ceremonies always have a few tears, and I just love their smiles as they sang the hymns they had chosen.

As they left the church to tight hugs and congratulations, everybody lined up for a fab confetti shot, one of the best we’ve had all year! With the October sunset we got some gorgeous sunshine in the gardens of the church for their portraits, after which we headed to the Great Hall for their reception. I love that they had chosen matching bride and groom caterpillar cakes for their wedding cake, paired with a fab tower of choc brownies made by their friends.

With a room decorated in picture frames, and incredibly touching speeches, it was clear to see how close their families are. The best part of weddings are the relationships between people and Emma & Rich’s day really embodied this.

The disco lights lit up Emma’s dress beautifully as they went into their first dance, followed by a full dance floor right up to the moment we left!

Ceremony Venue: Christ the King Catholic Church, Bedford
Reception Venue: The Grand Hall, Bedford
Dress: Justin Alexander via George James Bridal
Shoes: River Island
Suit: The Vintage Suit Hire Company
Hair: Kate Atalay

Thanks so much for all of the beautiful photos - they are even better than we had imagined! Thanks for making the photo taking process easy and for allowing us to have such lovely photos to keep forever to remind us of the day.
— Emma & Rich
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Planning your wedding in Bedfordshire and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!


Lucy & Alex: Autumn Wedding at Chicheley Hall

Lucy & Alex’s day brought us back to the fabulous Chicheley Hall, which will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the venue for one of my first ever weddings!

Lucy looked so elegant in her strapless Maggie Sottero dress, chic updo and killer red shoes, with the boys looking dapper in their morning suits and teal ties. Alex paired his suit with his dream watch which Lucy wrapped up for him as a wedding morning present – a really wonderful surprise.

They chose the little church in the Chicheley Hall grounds for their ceremony, and I just love the way they kept looking at each other throughout their vows. Everybody managed to keep the big secret under wraps: a surprise ring bearer in the form of a gorgeous husky the pair used to own when they lived in England. It was so thoughtful and there were tears and beaming smiles all over the place!

After the ceremony we took a bit of time out to shoot portraits in the beautiful grounds of their venue, before leaving the two to mingle with their closest friends and family. Lucy & Alex descended down Chicheley’s iconic staircase to cheering guests for dinner, such a dramatic and memorable moment!

Later that evening, Lucy returned the earlier surprise by booking a Frank Sinatra style singer much to Alex’s delight, who got everybody up on their feet dancing. After a beautiful choreographed first dance, we left Chicheley with the music pumping and the disco lights shining through the windows. Congratulations you two!

Venue: Chicheley Hall
Dress: Maggie Sottero

Thank you so much for all these wonderful photos. They look incredible and we couldn’t be happier! We very much enjoyed reliving the day through these photos and you have done an amazing job with them!
— Lucy & Alex
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Planning your wedding at Chicheley Hall and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!


Jade & Luke: Autumn Countryside Wedding at Gorwell Farm, Weymouth

I love how weddings allow me to visit new places and Jade & Luke’s day was no different, taking us down to picturesque Weymouth for their heartfelt day at Gorwell Farm.

It was one of those weddings where these is just a real closeness between everyone and bucketfuls of emotion.. my absolute favourite! I love her unique lace panelled dress by Alfred Angelo, which she’d cleverly had altered into a backless dress for her own unique twist.

The setting for their day was Gorwell Farm, in their beautiful stone barn with edison bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Their ceremony was beautiful with tears already flowing as Jade walked down the aisle, and they said their vows alongside heartfelt readings from friends. I loved that their families couldn’t wait until they’d walked back down the aisle to hug them.. the second they finished signing the register everybody got up to congratulate them!

One of my favourite things was that Jade & Luke had incorporated time for photographs into their schedule, so we had time to hop into the car and go for a short drive to take photos in front of the gorgeous Dorset scenery.

After emotion-filled speeches they danced the night away to an incredible band, and an open bar meant that we were destined to get some fab dancing shots!

Thank you both so much for having us along to party with you - we loved every second.

Venue: Gorwell Farm
Dress: Alfred Angelo via Luna Daisy Bridal
Bride’s shoes: Carvela at Kurt Geiger
Suit: Hackett Personal Tailoring
Groom’s shoes: Crockett and Jones
Florist: Sophie Ingham

Thank you both for being so amazing on the day. We felt really comfortable with you guys there, you felt like part of the wedding party and blended in with our guests seamlessly.

We just sat down this afternoon to look through everything and absolutely loved the pictures, it was sooooo good going through them and reliving the day - we can’t thank you enough. We’re super excited to go home over Christmas and show the rest of the family - we know that they will be just as delighted as we are and we’re prepared for another round of excessive crying as we flick through them!
— Jade & Luke
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Planning your wedding at Gorwell Barn and on the hunt for a photographer? Check your date and get in touch - I'd love to hear all about your plans!