Cripps Barn, situated close to the village of Barnsley, is the perfect wedding location for weddings all year around. It certainly suited Mark & Laura’s winter wonderland theme perfectly.Positioned at the end of a wood in a dell, the barn’s flagstone floors, huge open fireplace, wooden beams, gorgeous surroundings and friendly staff ensured not only a beautiful location but that the day ran smoothly and efficiently.
I first meet Laura & Mark earlier this year and hit it off with them straight away. As a couple they complimented each others personalities perfectly and both were really down to earth, genuine people that you can’t help but warm too. I could tell they were totally in love and been looking forward to their big day all year. Their family and friends were just as welcoming and I left the wedding smiling because it truly was a magical day.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Potter,here is the story of your day.
Meet Ben and Lydia. What I love about this couple is that I knew their wedding would reflect their personality perfectly and it sure did. They opted to have a handfasting (also known as a Pagan wedding) and I felt really flattered that Lydia asked me to capture their big day. I couldn’t wait to photograph the details of the handfasting and to see my wonderful friends become Mr & Mrs Weir.
They chose to have a three day event held at Yurt Camp in Devon. The camp was wonderful and offered a great atmosphere from the off set. Many of the guests were excited to be staying in Yurt and our expectations were exceed with the luxury of the accommodation in the woods.
My favourite part of the wedding was the ceremony. In the woodlands with the midday sun shining through the trees, family and friends gathered in a circle to watch the couple make their vows (which they wrote themselves), exchange rings, share cake and mead, the Handfasting itself (loosely binding the hands of the couple), blessings and jump the broom stick. The ceremony felt intimate and really special.
Here is the story of their magical day.
Today I would like to share another fantastic wedding at Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham. I feel rather lucky that I got to photograph this gorgeous venue twice in one month and for a fabulous couple, Jenni & Neil.
I first met Jenni & Neil in 2009 when I started working at Professional Photographer magazine and have been friends ever since. When they asked me to photograph their wedding I felt really honoured and a little nervous too as Neil is one of the most talented photographic retoucher that I know. I knew Jenni would have thought of all the little touches for the decor and fell in love with her yellow, country colour scheme and attention to detail. I waited a year to see all her hard work pay off and on the day of the wedding it really did. Everything looked, sounded and tasted amazing!
Blessed with great weather on the day, the venue looked gorgeous and the sun shone without a cloud in the sky. The day couldn’t have been more perfect for a more wonderful couple! Surrounded by fantastic family and friends Jenni became Mrs Puttnam. Here is the story of their spectacular day.
I love vintage wedding photography and oh my, this wedding was a joy to photograph from beginning to end for a fabulous couple. I first met with Kellie & Darren last year and knew when they told me they were planning a vintage inspired wedding and that this would be just my cup of tea. When I walked into a village hall I had no idea that the inside would look like a marquee! I mean how cool is that. I instantly fell in love with the 1940′s vintage details from the wild hand picked flowers to mismatched teacups, bunting to handmade pom poms. Everything looked perfect.
I have known Kellie for years through friends or friends and knew she would stunning on her big day but she exceed all exceptions and not to mentioned their little boys Finn and Sully, they simply looked adorable. Such a perfect day for a perfect couple.
The highlights of the day for me was a lift in a vintage tractor across the field to a gorgeous swing decorated with roses that Kellie used to swing on as a child. This was a lovely personal touch to her photographs and also made some fabulous images.
Here is the story of Mr & Mrs Cornwall, thank you for choosing me to capture your memories.
Freedom & Mark married in the gorgeous St Peter’s Church in Leckhampton, Cheltenham followed by the reception at the fabulous Ellenborough Park. It was a small and intimate wedding and I loved the blue, red and white colour scheme. Very fitting for the year of the Jubilee.
I first met Freedom and Mark 8 weeks before their big day and instantly liked them. I knew they were both camera shy and wanted lots of candid and natural wedding photographs so I was determine to make this experience as stress free as possible for them.
The UK weather is always unpredictable and we were presented with a rainy day however by no means did they let this spoil their day nor did we give up on the hope for sunshine. And our wish was granted with glorious sunshine in the late afternoon.
Here is the story of Mr & Mrs Capel in pictures enjoy!
Earlier this year I ran a competition for one lucky couple to win their wedding photography worth £1,250. There could only be one winner and the response to the competition was fantastic but Charlotte Allen (soon to be Mrs Gilder) stood out from the crowd and went the extra mile, determined to win. With over 3,000 votes she was a clear winner.
The big day finally arrived and on 11th August Charlotte & Sam married in a beautiful church in West Monkton followed by a stunning reception at The Cleve Hotel and what a wonderful it was surrounded by family and friends. The sun shone for the whole day and every details was simply classic and stunning. It is clear that Charlotte and Sam are head over heals in love and I hope this shows in their wonderful collection of images.
I not only found a winner for my competition but a friend and I hope I get to capture their family as it grows. Without further delays, here is the story of Mr & Mrs Gilder in pictures enjoy!
When Jen got in touch last year to photograph her wedding I could wait for the big date to come around. Finally May 2012 arrived and what a glorious day it was for a wonderful couple at Holbrook House. I knew Jen wanted a vintage and country chic wedding that would be a family oriented affair with lots of details and bunting to match. I was so impressed to see all the little details that Jen and her mum worked together on including metres of bunting, handmade bouquets, rustic table features and all the little mis matched details required for a shabby chic inspired wedding.
The quaint Holbrook House in Wincaton was the perfect venue for such a wedding. With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, set in twenty acres of unspoiled woodland and rolling pastures, vintage decor and quirky details, this Georgian country house is any photographers dream location.
Here is the story of Mr & Mrs Williams in pictures enjoy!
Today I would like to share with you the wedding of Rosie & Simon. They choose to get married at the Bear at Rodborough, Stroud in a small and intimate wedding among family and friends. The venue itself offers a warm and cosy atmosphere, perfect for a winter wedding, and with lots of photography opportunities inside and out, I had been looking forward to this wedding since I met Rosie, Simon and Ava (their cute little girl) for afternoon tea a couple of weeks earlier.
The big day finally came around and on my arrival I was simply in awe. It had turned out to be a beautiful day, by far one of the loveliest days of the winter with the sun shine glisten on the snow covered ground and a clear blue sky. I was so happy that Rosie & Simon had a perfect winter wonderland that they had hoped for.
I knew from our first meeting that their wedding would be a simple yet perfectly formed affair and what I loved, apart from the amazing atmosphere and warmth of the people present, was it is clear that their wedding was not about the finer details of the day but a celebration of Rosie & Simon’s love, commitment and family. Many brides get so caught up in the smaller details sometimes they can easily forget that your wedding day is the first day of the rest of your lives together.
Rosie & Simon, it was my pleasure to capture the candid moments and sheer amount of love throughout the day. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of your special day, and I wish you both all the best in the future!