What a way to round up 2017 (a fabulous year of wedding photography) and kick start 2018! Laura & Richard tied the knot on New Year’s Eve at Iscoyd Park, a wonderfully elegant yet cosy manor house just over the border into Wales. Rustic textured floral arrangements decorated every surface, and an adundance of candles and roaring fires created a magical festive atmosphere!
Laura wore a showstopper of a gown – custom-made for her in a deep shade of red, with removable off-the-shoulder straps. She looked absolutely phenomenal! Richard and the groomsmen looked pretty darn sharp in their blue woolen suits, which tied in with the navy bridesmaids’ dresses. The styling was perfect for winter wedding at Iscoyd Park!
For the most-part we were treated to a crisp, bright day of weather – glorious! The white walls and towering windows of the ceremony space made it a dream for two light & airy wedding photographers to capture. We even had a little golden light burst through at sunset, so we dashed out with Laura & Richard to grab some romantic couple portraits! We stayed to count in the New Year with everyone, and had SO much fun capturing the fun at midnight!
Venue: Iscoyd Park | Florist: Campbellsflowers | Caterers: The Fine Dining Company | Videographer: Love Two Film | Decor: Hipswing & Tamaryn’s Treasures | DJ: Mister Fox | Photography: White Stag Wedding Photography
One of the best things about our job is the people we meet along the way, and we can honestly say that we have made two lovely friends in Emma & Jamie. We knew their day was going to be pretty and pastel inspired (check out Emma’s gorgeous stationery here at Bea & Bloom), but the attention to detail on the day blew us away!
One of our favourite florists Heather & Wood put together a collection of soft, blush bouquets and a really spectacular floral arch. Emma’s Essence of Australia dress from Isabella Grace Bridal added to the romantic look of the day, complimented perfectly by the boys in their blue suits which added another pop of colour!
The day had so many highlights that it’s hard to pick out just a couple, but we LOVED Jamie’s emotional reaction to seeing his bride walking down the aisle. We also can’t get enough of the pretty pink chapel at Kent Life – how good does it look behind the bride and bridesmaids in their pink dresses?!
The whole wedding day had a lovely relaxed atmosphere – guests enjoyed being on the farm and saying hello to the animals while Andy Nash treated us all to some guitar music. The wedding breakfast was a huge BBQ, and into the evening everyone enjoyed lots of dancing! We wish Emma & Jamie all the happiness in the world.
Venue: Kent Life | Stationery: Bea & Bloom | Photography: White Stag Wedding Photography | Florist: Heather & Wood | Caterers: Zest Creative Catering (part of Kent Life) | Guitarist: Andy Nash | DJ: Harry Kilb | Cars: Steve’s Wedding Automobiles | Make-up: Helen Lee | Light Up Letters: Locke & Busby | Chairs: Ambassador Hire | Cake: Bunty’s | Wedding Rings (workshop): Elizabeth Anne Norris | Suits: Moss Bros | Dress: Essence of Australia | Bridal Boutique: Isabella Grace Bridal
Cat & Matt had the most beautiful wedding, full of handmade goodies, laughter and vintage touches. They wanted the feel of their day to be very intimate, low-key and personal which made us feel incredibly honoured to be a part of it!
They both got ready in their stunning Rochester home before heading to the Willesborough Windmill in Ashford, Kent for their late-afternoon ceremony. Guests travelled from all over, many of them all the way from Texas to celebrate Cat & Matt’s wedding day with them – it was so special to witness this coming together of families!
In the evening an ice cream van arrived in honour of Cat’s grandfather and great-grandfather, who were both ice cream men. Clearly Cat has inherited these genes as she went on to serve ice creams to all their guests (with a little help from Matt!) 🙂 The reception was held in a small barn next to the windmill, which had been lovingly decorated with lots of handmade bits and pieces, including a gorgeous little bud vase for each guest, a naked cake adorned with fruit and an array of vibrant flowers. The speeches were incredibly emotional, and the evening was rounded off by lots of fun and dancing!
From the moment Emma & Owen first got in touch we had been so looking forward to capturing their big day. The whole wedding was held at the historic Ellenborough Park near Cheltenham in the Cotswolds (anyone who knows us knows that we LOVE this area and would move here in a heartbeat!). The day was styled with rustic elements and elegant blush tones, as well as a nod to their love of books with literary-themed table decor. Also how cool are Owen’s cufflinks (an homage to his days playing in a metal band)?
When we arrived at Ellenborough Park, the sky was looming with dark stormy clouds, but we kept everything crossed for the rain to hold off – and we got lucky! We had a couple of hours of dry weather, which meant that the drinks reception and photos could both take place outdoors. Everybody was enjoying the grounds, lawn games and even Florence the dog made an appearance in her best wedding outfit! As soon as the wedding breakfast was served it started to pour with rain, but this made for some pretty spectacular night shots after the meal.
Emma & Owen’s whole day was bursting with emotion – we particularly loved Emma’s brother’s tearful reaction as they were announced husband and wife 🙂 A beautiful day from start to finish for an incredibly sweet and down to earth couple. We wish them both every happiness!
What an absolutely stunning day! Grace & James created a rustic DIY farm wedding on a farm in Bodiam, East Sussex overlooking Bodiam Castle and the magnificent East Sussex countryside. After an intimate church ceremony, the reception was held in a barn that was lovingly restored for the wedding. With lots of love and attention to detail Grace, James and their friends and families created the perfect space for a celebration! Having stables on site, they were even able to have a few pictures with their horses – even if we nearly lost Grace’s bouquet, it clearly looked very yummy!
After the meal and speeches, we headed back out in a Defender to enjoy the view of Bodiam Castle – this is where we were photobombed by Lancelot the donkey, who was SO adorable that we didn’t mind in the slightest!
Oh my, what fun it was working with Sophie & Tom! They got married at the Old Kent Barn on a glorious summer day and had the most amazing time with their friends & families. The Old Kent Barn is the perfect mix of rustic charm and a clean, modern aesthetic, and the space for the outdoor ceremony in the white gazebo is perfect for a soft, fine art look in your wedding photographs. Sophie & Tom’s styling was a mix of pastel blues and greens – Heather & Wood never fails to impress with her amazing floristry, just look at Sophie’s bouquet! Nicole Lee & Zara Rose did an amazing job on Sophie’s hair and makeup, she looked like a Hollywood star as she walked down the aisle with her glamourous curls!
We are so thankful that we get to work with such lovely couples – we can genuinely say that on a day like this it feels more like capturing the wedding of two friends than it does work. Sophie & Tom, we wish you all the very best for your future together. If it contains even half as much love and laughter as your wedding day you’re onto a winner!
What a fantastic wedding day to kick start the summer – Lizzie & Chris got married at the magnificent Westenhanger Castle near Folkestone, Kent. It was a lovely sunny day, perfect for an outdoor ceremony in the grounds of Westenhanger Castle surrounded by ancient ruins and mature trees. Lizzie looked absolutely stunning in her backless Alfred Angelo gown as she walked down the aisle. It was such an incredibly emotional and fun ceremony with lots of tears and laughter. At the drinks reception, guests were entertained by saxophonist Ian Thompson and magician Spencer Wood. The whole marquee was adorned in pink, pastel flowers by Flower Explosion and Lizzie’s mum created the most amazing folded book art for the centerpieces – we loved their whole vintage, rustic decor and their Minions cake by Creative Cakes.
After the meal & speeches were over, Ian Thompson was back on the sax, now playing a twist on modern club music, and together with Diablo Disco they kept everyone in high spirits throughout the night. The drinks were flowing and the weather was warm, so naturally everyone was given sparklers for a grand sparkler exit. Lizzie & Chris, we loved capturing your day for you and we wish you all the happiness in the world together!
Being a part of Karunja & Phil’s wedding at Friern Manor Country Hotel was incredibly special. From start to finish the whole day was incredibly personal and hugely emotional, and was full of little touches that reflected their life together. The wedding breakfast room was decorated with a literary theme as both Karunja & Phil love to read, and the navy and gold colour scheme was inspired by Stardust, the first film they watched together. So romantic!
Phil’s uncle conducted the wedding ceremony, which was personalised with unique vows, readings and music. Karunja enjoyed the best of both worlds, wearing a lovingly-stitched sari for the daytime and changing into a gorgeous white gown for the evening celebrations! All in all a totally unforgettable day, full of the kindest and most welcoming people we could have asked to work with.
The Cotswolds are one of the most beautiful and quintessentially British areas of the UK to hold a wedding! Sarah & Simon got married in a small little village called Lower Slaughter, close to Stow-on-the-Wold.
Sarah and her bridesmaids got ready at Hyde House. Lots of light, beautiful florals by Allium Florist and a Naomi Neoh dress made it perfect to photograph. After decorating the barn with hundreds of edison lightbulbs, he got ready at the Porch House before greeting guests at the Lower Slaughters Manor House next to their chosen church in Lower Slaughter.
An emotional ceremony was followed by confetti, lots of hugs and kisses. It was a beautiful crisp day and everyone enjoyed the last bit of sunshine of the year as we mingled in the picturesque village setting – surrounded by honey coloured cottages and small rivers running through Lower Slaughter. Before heading back to Hyde House, we went for a little stroll with the newlyweds and had so much fun capturing natural, light & airy photographs of them as a couple 🙂
After a short drive back to Hyde House, the guests were enjoying the beautifully decorated barn with lots of drinks, food and incredible company. The day ended with fun speeches, dancing and we even managed to pop out for a quick few photos during sunset!
We photographed this beautiful wedding in early autumn last year. The ceremony itself was held at the Rye Town Hall which comes with the most iconic Town Cryer you could imagine – he’s such a character! After the ceremony, we quickly used the beautiful backdrop of Mermaid Street in Rye for some photographs before heading to the reception at the Goudhurst Village Hall. The autumnal harvest and bonfire themed reception looked absolutely stunning and we obviously couldn’t leave before getting some sparklers lit as it got dark!
Ally & Paddy first got in touch two years ago so it was great to finally be able to capture their big day! They had a beautiful lavender and pale green colour scheme for their wedding at The High Rocks. Paddy was given the keys to Ally’s Dad’s E-type for the day – considering the extremely narrows lanes down to the hotel a brave choice indeed 🙂
The venue was beautifully decorated with fairy lights, hanging lanterns and lovely vintage centre pieces. The sun was shining, so while the guests enjoyed the long summer day on the terrace we ventured up onto the rocks for some sunset shots with the newlyweds! Once back inside, everyone danced the night away and we managed to grab a quick night shot just before we headed off. Congratulations guys!
Elaine and Daniel got married at the High Rocks Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. A venue with a rather unique setting and a wedding photographers dream. They got ready at two hotels in Tunbridge Wells before heading off for the ceremony at High Rocks. A beautiful wedding with a great crowd – congratulations to Elaine and Daniel!
Sometimes you just need to go for it and embrace the summer colours! Love this wedding with all its vibrant colours and the vintage VW campervan!
Emma and Tom had the most beautiful wedding at the Archbishops Palace in Maidstone. The reception was just a few minutes away at the Mote Cricket Club where Tom had played Cricket for many years. The DIY decorations, twinkly lights and most of all a great crowd made for a really special reception which was a joy to photograph.
After having great fun with Mary and Stuart at their engagement shoot, we couldn’t wait for their wedding day at Knowlton Court! We both love the venue, which simultaneously manages to be grand and impressive, yet friendly and intimate. Mary and Stuart are such a sweet, smiley couple, and their soft pink flowers and bridesmaids dresses were so delicate and pretty!