Dorset Wedding Photographer
Alice and Sam (well, Alice, at least) came to me via a referral from our mutual friend Jan. We’re all big fans of a certain actor (ahem Tom Hiddleston), and I had met Jan at the London Film Festival premiere of High-Rise in 2015, while Jan, Alice, and a group of others including one of Alice’s bridesmaids, Berni, had met at a theatre talk earlier the same year. So when Alice and Sam started planning their wedding, lovely Jan told them about me and they booked me to photograph it! Woohoo for fans coming together. 🙂
Alice and Sam wanted a lovely intimate wedding at the church near where Alice grew up, followed by a relaxed reception at the village hall. The day started out quite ominously weatherwise (the day before, when Jan drove us down to Dorset, it had bucketed down the whole way), but by the time we got to the village hall for the reception it had cleared up, allowing us to do some photos outside, and more importantly, allowing the vintage bicycle ice cream cart to serve us an assortment of bloody delicious ice cream outside in the evening sun! The following day it poured down again, so Alice and Sam really lucked out!
In the evening Alice changed from her white wedding dress into what can only be described as a woodland fairy princess dress, complete with flowers and ivy, designed by the AMAZING Chotronette! I was totally in love with it, and dragged Alice and Sam out for a few more portraits (of course!). After that we had the first dance followed by a ceilidh, where I got the best of both worlds, because I got to photograph it and then put my camera down when my time was up and have a few dances with my friends! Those things are no joke: I woke up ACHING the following day! Totally worth it.
Ooh and special mention to Alice’s bloody kickass amazing Star Wars Irregular Choice shoes. Be still my beating heart!
© Kat Forsyth, Dorset Wedding Photographer
West Sussex Wedding Photographer
An explosion of colour, and laughter. And FUN. And more laughter. And love. And even more laughter. That’s what I remember most from Philippa and Glen’s fantastic church and backyard wedding in West Sussex this summer!
Philippa came to me via a referral from one of my previous brides, Charlie (hi, Charlie and Simon!). She loved the bright colours in my photos, and as a result decided to BRING IT on the colourfulness in her and Glen’s wedding! I was really touched when they told me they’d done this because of me. And of course, I was in my element, because I adore colour! So everywhere I looked there were coloured paper lanterns, coloured ribbons, coloured umbrellas, different coloured flowers for each table…even the junior bridesmaids wore different colour ribbon sashes and carried different colour bouquets. And Philippa’s bouquet was the best of all, being a full-on rainbow explosion!
The ceremony was held in church, and then everyone drove to Philippa’s parents’ gorgeous house, where a marquee had been set up in the garden and decorated with coloured bunting, haybales, photos of the happy couple, and everything else I’ve just mentioned in the “I love colour” section!
I’d met Philippa and Glen a few months before the wedding for their London engagement photography session, so I knew they were a super sweet couple and very much in love, but it was so wonderful to see them interacting on the day with so much love and happiness! I kept catching them having sweet little moments together, as well as having an awesome time laughing uproariously with their crazy fun guests. Shoutout to the friends and family of Glen and Philippa, you guys made it outrageously easy to get the “people having fun” photos that they wanted!
Big thanks to my fab second shooter (as always!), Heline Bekker!
© Kat Forsyth, West Sussex Wedding Photographer
Earlier this year, I got a phonecall from Jane. “Hello,” she said, “I just wanted to check that you’re as bonkers as I am before we hire you to shoot our wedding!” 😀 Well, that was the gist of it, anyway! After I’d stopped laughing I assured her I absolutely was, and so they booked me! Yes! I’m always excited to work with nutters like myself. 🙂 So Jane and Matt’s phenomenally fun and chilled out wedding went off perfectly last month, with me documenting every silly face-pull, belly laugh, and nap in the sun (yes, that happened). There were also dinosaurs, food stalls from four different countries – India, America, Italy, and of course, good olde Englande – a treasure hunt, deck chairs, space hoppers, giant ludo, and all sorts of other garden games. Jane and Matt wanted their guests to have a fun, relaxed afternoon garden party, and it worked SO WELL. Even I felt like I was a guest at the party instead of working!
There were so many fabulous little touches. I loved that Jane borrowed a tiny lego figurine from each of Matt’s sons to put in her bouquet. The speeches took place in the sun on the lawn outside Chicheley Hall wedding venue, and there were no tables or place-settings – everyone just helped themselves to food from the national food stalls, and found a deckchair or a comfy spot on the grass to feast! Apparently the Chicheley Hall wedding staff were a bit taken aback by Jane and Matt’s original requests at first, but then they totally got into the spirit of it all, and had a blast making everything from curry to pizza to fish and chips! When the band arrived (Heathen – they were EXCELLENT), they decided to set up on the lawn as well, and with the sun setting behind them, that’s where Jane and Matt had their first dance – after Jane and all her hen party friends had done The Macarena, of course!
I just realised that I never blogged this super (hero) awesome styled shoot I did with my Coocouture friends! For this superhero wedding, our inspiration was, of course, the plethora of superhero movies that we’ve been enjoying over the past few years, and as a Marvel fan (sorry DC lovers!) I was very excited to be involved in this one! It ended up being even better than we planned, as the owner of the studio we used, Katia Muscara, had a bunch of MCU figurines belonging to her son, which we incorporated into the shoot with awesome results! Who doesn’t want to see Thor use Mjolnir to cut a wedding cake, or see Hulk hold a bouquet or smash some puny shoes? You didn’t know you needed to see it till you saw it! 🙂
Anyway, now that Wonder Woman has been released since we did this shoot, it’s a great time for me to show it! Our model Verity did an amazing job being a kickass bride that Diana herself would have been proud of!
All the awesome suppliers:
Photography – Kat Forsyth Photography (me!)
Wedding outfit, including veil, cuffs and headdress: Karen Dornellie
Flowers & table decor: Bohotanical
Cake: French Made
Hair and Make-up : Retromorphosist
Shoes: Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes
Stationery: Beyond Vintage