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Cambridgeshire Wedding Photographer – Fun Chippenham Park Wedding {Angie & Martin}

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Fun fun fun fun fun. All the fun. SO. MUCH. FUN. That’s basically the only way to describe Angie and Martin’s fabulously freaking fun summer wedding at Chippenham Park wedding venue in Cambridgeshire in August. Seriously, if you want to know how to have an amazing wedding and get great photos, just study Angie and Martin! I don’t know if there was a single guest left at the end of the wedding without an aching jaw from smiling so much. Or an aching belly from laughing so much!

I met Angie through my lovely friend Emma, who used to live here in the UK, but has since moved back to South Africa (boo; I miss her). Like Emma and me, Angie and Martin are also ex-South Africans living it up in London, so after we met at a picnic back in 2012, we became Facebook friends, and I got to see all the fun Angie and Martin have as a couple (mostly eating amazing food and making incredible Halloween costumes!). I was also there to see them get engaged (well, I saw it on Facebook, I wasn’t physically there :P), and then Angie, who runs events and is super organised, asked me to photograph their wedding, ewven though it was in two years’ time! I was thrilled because I KNEW their wedding day would be epic, and that after years of Facebook friendship they knew I would fit in perfectly on the day and be “one of the guests but with a camera”, which is exactly what I always try to do.

The surprise star guest of the day was the inflatable T-Rex, who ended up in many a group shot and Boomerang video – even my second shooter Vicki Clayson and I got some photos with him! (PS – thank you, Vicki, you were AMAZING!). T-Rex even stood in for some “cheesy” wedding shots of the bridesmaids holding him across their bodies, and he stood firm when an impromptu game resulted in spacehoppers being thrown at his head. Damn, I LOVED THIS WEDDING.

PS – Hair & Make-up by my amaaaazing friend Anneke from Anneke Hair & Makeup!Β  Also South African, also lovely, making brides look beautiful all over the UK!

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Dorset Wedding Photographer – Fun Village Hall Wedding {Alice & Sam}

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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. πŸ™‚

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!

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West Sussex Wedding Photographer – Colourful Backyard Wedding {Philippa & Glen}

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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!


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Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer – Chicheley Hall Wedding {Jane & Matt}

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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!” πŸ˜€ 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. πŸ™‚ 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!

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Hertfordshire Wedding Photography – Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding {Laura & Jack}

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Laura has the BEST expressions. Fact. Mostly glee and joy and “OMG I can’t believe this is finally happening!” And Jack, despite saying he’d be nervous with a camera on him, couldn’t stop grinning all day. I love how excited these two were to be getting married!

Laura and Jack booked me absolute ages ago, so far back, in fact, that I didn’t even have any 2016 weddings booked yet, let alone any others for 2017! However, I totally appreciate the fact that they knew what they wanted and sorted it all out as soon as they decided! It was such a wonderful day and we all had so much fun. I’m all about my couples having heaps of fun on their wedding day! It’s literally all I want. πŸ™‚

I’ve photographed a few weddings at the Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding and conference venue in Elmstree near Borehamwood before, and it’s lovely there. (See Jodie & Chris’ mod 60s wedding and Julie & Rich’s rainy one) Tons of natural light in the ceremony and reception rooms, and a gorgeous big garden for photos! (And a field for me to make my couples wander into). This day was warm and sunny, but away from the building it was windy as all get out, Β and Laura’s veil went absolutely crazy (and I went absolutely crazy for how pretty it looked!). So thank you, Laura, for putting up with me making you stand in the wind!

Every single person at Laura and Jack’s wedding was full of smiles all day, and between their excitement and a plethora of gorgeous tiny babies (the best man’s new daughter was only a week old!), as well as children having a whale of a time, I was in my element! Thanks to my fabulous second shooter, Natalie, for coming along with me and taking such fantastic photos. Some of the below are hers!

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