Holly and James’s day was a very special one for us, because it was a chance to catch up with lots of familiar faces! Last September we photographed Clarrie & Matt’s wedding, and Holly was the maid of honour!
Holly and James wanted their day to reflect their love of the countryside, so the whole day had a fantastic rural vibe which we loved – especially the wedding car (which was a Land Rover Defender) and the visit from the other man in Holly’s life, her horse! The table decorations and names centred around British wildlife, and the flowers by Moody Blooms looked rustic and beautiful in delicate whites, pinks and blues bound with raffia.
After getting ready at home, Holly and James had a moving ceremony at St Mary’s Church in the village of Stansted, nestled away amongst rolling hills and country lanes. After the ceremony the guests had a short walk down the hill to the spectacular reception venue, Court Lodge Barn. The British weather lived up to its reputation – in just a few minutes we had rain, sun, wind and hail! But after briefly sheltering in the barn we managed to get out into the grounds and the village for some photographs.
Lardercraft really treated everyone by putting on a fantastic spread, which kept people fuelled for the evening entertainment – a Ceilidh!
Tom & Hannah got married in the incredibly beautiful Bassmead Manor Barns, a charming and rustic venue surrounded by open countryside in Cambridgeshire. Their sunny yellow & blue colour scheme was perfect for an Easter wedding, and we loved the use of the daisies throughout the day (especially in Hannah’s hair)! Tom & Hannah wanted a fun, relaxed day, and for their photographs to reflect this, which wasn’t difficult on a day so full of laughter!
The ceremony itself took place in Rickety Barn, an old, timber barn with stunning exposed beams and brick work. The space was adorned with fresh flowers and twinkly lights, and Cara Beard played the guitar and sand beautifully before and after the ceremony. Tom and Hannah were met with handfuls of confetti in every colour of the rainbow as they left the barn as husband and wife!
Despite an ominous weather forecast the day stayed bright and blustery right up until everyone sat down to enjoy their meal, at which point the heavens opened. The space for the evening reception was absolutely full of beautiful flowers, which were put together by Tom & Hannah and their friends and family. A night of eating, drinking and dancing followed! Huge congratulations to the lovely Hannah & Tom, and thank you for asking us to capture your wonderful wedding day in St Neots 🙂
A beautiful spring wedding at Eastwell Manor in Ashford, Kent. We started the day early getting ready with Kelly & Jon – Michelle from Bubbles & Bows did the Makeup for Kelly at an emotional and beautiful bridal prep at Eastwell Manor. It’s always a pleasure to photograph the girls getting ready in this amazing room. Jon had a more laid back morning with the boys, love the pink socks!
After the ceremony, we made the most of the dry weather (yay!) and went out into the beautiful grounds with the newly married couple and their bridal party. Check out the beautiful flowers by The Flower Bouquet! After the speeches we headed to the Pavillion for their evening reception. The first dance included confetti canons and some amazing riffs by The Rockpins – one of our favourite local bands. Also look out for the amazing night shot in the rain, well done to Kelly & Jon for coming out and braving the elements with us!
It was such a pleasure to capture this wedding, especially as we also photographed another one of their family weddings last summer. It was lovely to catch up with Michelle & Robert – we love to see familiar faces at weddings 🙂
We had a fantastic weekend away in the West Midlands photographing Charlotte & Jay’s wedding. They tied the knot in the church where Jay’s parents and grandparents also said their vows, and their lakeside reception venue was absolutely stunning!
The whole day was full of big laughs and happy tears – a photographer’s dream. We also fell for the rustic, romantic pastel scheme in which they decorated throughout the day!
For the last wedding of 2015, we had the pleasure of photographing at one of the most iconic castles in Kent – Leeds Castle! Emma & Matt got married at the Maiden’s Tower where Emma walked down the aisle to some beautiful music by harpist Alison Blackhall. The weather was kind and we managed to hop in a golf buggy to get a few shots of them both in front of the castle. Once it got dark we even managed to sneak back out for a few night shots!
When we woke up on the morning of 28th October we had no idea that we would be photographing a wedding. We had a leisurely morning editing, then the phone rang – unfortunately a lovely local photographer had fallen ill, so she asked us to jump in at the last minute and photograph Rachel & Gus’s wedding. We grabbed our camera bags and headed for Mountains Country House!
As soon as we arrived we were struck by just how beautiful this Sevenoaks venue was, especially in the autumnal afternoon light. A very sweet, intimate group of the bride & groom’s family and friends greeted us, and we had a wonderful time spending the evening in their company. The grounds were ever so pretty with some lovely features to use for the couple portraits!
We so enjoyed capturing Dan & Hannah’s special day! The preparations started in the morning in the family homes, before we all headed off to the local church – Trinity Chapel in Bexleyheath. A huge number of Dan & Hannah’s loved ones came to celebrate their marriage with them, and the service was very personal and touching. Before making our way to High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells (the reception venue) we made a pit stop in a forest of pine trees and ferns, which suited the natural theme & decor from their day perfectly. We had the place to ourselves, and the atmosphere was nothing short of magical as the soft sunlight filtered through and birdsong filled the air.
High Rocks itself looks fantastic this time of year as all of the creeper covering it turns bright red. The newlyweds and their guests danced the night away in style, and as we left there was time for one more couple portrait – a night shot in front of the autumnal foliage. There were so many delicate, beautiful touches that made Dan & Hannah’s day special – the bouquets of mixed pastel flowers & leaves, the beading on Hannah’s stunning dress, the little green vintage car and so many more!
From the moment we met Rachael and Jack we knew their wedding was going to be an amazing day! The girls got ready at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel in London – the weather was crisp and the water was perfectly still. The ceremony was held in the Council Chamber of the Islington Town Hall, and afterwards all the guests travelled in a vintage double decker bus to the Lincoln’s Inn. The Oyster Meister provided a culinary experience (and some entertainment!) with fresh oysters for the guests!
The Great Hall of the Lincoln’s Inn looked breath-taking with its high ceilings, oil paintings and stained glass windows. The flowers were supplied by TBR Floral design, the cake by Bespoke Cakes and Treats and the light up letters by Light Up Love. Rachael and Jack couldn’t have chosen a more spectacular backdrop for an evening of celebrations! An awesome performance by The Hype made sure the night ended on a high.
Clarrie and Matt’s classic village wedding day was held in Farningham, with the ceremony in St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, and the reception in a marquee in the meadow just a few metres down the old high street. They celebrated their day with their beautiful little boy and an intimate group of family and friends, and the atmosphere was lovely and relaxed all day.
Some vintage American trucks collected the girls and dropped them off at the church, and they certainly turned a few heads as they made their way down the little country lanes! The colour scheme was a soft pastel purple, and the girls’ bouquets featured Clarrie’s favourite roses – the colour is appropriately known as ‘memory lane’.
The star of the show when it came to the speeches was the newlyweds’ little boy, who when given a chance to speak into the microphone tried to take a bite out of it! Adorable! Despite a couple of minor hiccups in the form of brief power cuts everyone was in great spirits and had a great evening of eating, drinking and dancing. The father daughter dance in particular was a real tear-jerker!
Helen & Jony’s wedding day in Buckinghamshire was quintessentially English! From start to finish all of their venues were simply gorgeous, from the preparations at The Old Rectory, Hartwell House, to the church in the aptly named village of Quainton, and the reception at The Georgian Rectory.
The soft lavender and green colour scheme photographed beautifully against the classic surroundings, and we loved the fun atmosphere with plenty of lawn games and silliness! As the day was coming to a close we were treated to a spectacular sunset – we headed out across the grounds to make the most of it! Helen and Jony make such a gorgeous couple, we loved capturing their day for them and we wish them all the very best for their new lives as Mr & Mrs!
Michelle & Bob’s wedding day featured two extremely special Kentish venues – Newlands Chapel in Charing and Ruffynes Barn in Aldington. Both were quaint and rustic, which complimented the dried bouquets and the textured brown suits perfectly! The ceremony took place inside the chapel by candlelight as the guests sat on straw bales, simple yet perfect. Next was afternoon tea in the barn, served on mixed vintage crockery with lavender and hessian decorations!
The whole day was full of emotion but also plenty of laughter. We loved our couple portrait session with Michelle & Bob in a nearby meadow of long grass!
Sam & Charm’s wedding day was a really special bringing-together of different traditions and cultures. We started the day in London attending the traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, a symbolic event in which the bride & groom hand tea to their elders as a sign of respect and gratitude. Charm looked amazing in her traditional dress, which was extremely ornate and beautiful.
Next the girls stopped off at Hanbury Manor to get changed and ready. This meant another gorgeous dress for Charm (only a handful of them exist in the world)! The wedding ceremony itself took place at Westmill Farm, on top of the hill with far-reaching views of lakes and greenery – a spectacular and memorable place to say “I do!”.
For the reception we headed down a small track to the lakes of Westmill Farm, where a marquee had been set up just metres from the waterside. The newlyweds and their guests enjoyed the warm weather, a huge bbq and good company. At the end of a long day we couldn’t resist fitting in a quick night shot by the lake – it was magical!
Katie & Henry’s wedding day was charming, rustic and gorgeous! They got married at Chilham Village Hall, which is full of traditional features – we loved the beams and old-fashioned brick work. The whole day was brightened by the sunny yellow colour scheme – sunflowers (by Lily & Myrtle) adorned the tables at the wedding breakfast and the bridal party bouquets. The weather was glorious so guests stayed outside enjoying the grounds until dark, and a huge barbecue (provided by Relish) ensured that nobody went hungry! The day was rounded off perfectly by Backbeat Village, a fantastic Motown band that had everyone dancing until late!
Huge congratulations to you both – you make a wonderful couple and your love for one another is obvious! We wish you all the best for a happy lifetime together.
Chris & Tony had a very relaxed family wedding at Frasers in Egerton, Kent. After the ceremony, the venue served their award-winning afternoon tea instead of a formal sit down dinner – there was no seating plan which was refreshing and suited the laid back atmosphere of the wedding. We loved being a part of Chris & Tony’s day and are so pleased that it came together just as they had imagined – fun and focused on friends and family!
This just goes to show that even the wettest weather cannot dampen anyone’s spirits on such a special day – just look at all of these beaming smiles! Alice and Mat created such a beautiful and memorable occasion – the styling, from the flowers to the car and everything in between were just stunning! There were so many highlights; we loved the confetti throw through a tunnel of umbrellas, as well as the entertainment on the dance floor (including a routine from Alice and her bridesmaids to ‘Jump On It’ by the Sugarhill Gang)!
The ceremony was held in St James Church, Abinger Common, which was adorned with fresh flowers in shades of peach, white and green – the flower arch over the main door was spectacular! Everyone headed round the corner to the impressive Wotton House for the wedding breakfast and reception. We were so pleased that Alice & Mat braved the elements with us to get some striking couple portraits under an umbrella as the rain poured down…
After dark, the rain stopped and everyone headed outside up for Alice & Mat’s sparkler exit – a great way to end the day!
From the minute we met Alice & Luke we couldn’t wait to photograph their big day. Their plans for a vintage-themed rural wedding sounded perfect, and when it finally arrived it didn’t disappoint! The ceremony was held in the beautiful Wadhurst Church – one of our favourite village churches with its light stone and white interior. Next we headed over to the Powder Mills Hotel, an 18th Century building set in acres of gardens and lakes.
The vintage theme continued throughout the day, with the boys in Harris Tweed bow ties, the girls in handmade polka dot dresses, and gorgeous bird cage centrepieces filled with fresh flowers. There were some hilarious moments throughout the day, in particular the bouquet throw and the lads doing possibly the worst job ever of picking up a bride!