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Best of 2013

December 30, 2013

Graffiti wedding photos Shoreditch

It’s that time again! My 2013 round-up of some of my favourite wedding photos, engagement photos, and other pictures I’ve taken this year! It’s a pretty big post… turns out I had a lot more favourites than I thought. Which, of course, is good, and I can’t complain!

Thanks to all the wonderful people in these photos who made my job really easy this year, by just turning up and being fantastic clients from the get-go! My photos wouldn’t be half as good if you didn’t look so awesome in them. :-) And I wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun as I did in 2013 if you all weren’t so damn fun to work with! So here’s to continuing friendships and hoping that my 2014 couples are just as lovely!

And some of my previous roundups:

Best of 2012

Best of 2011 Part 1

Best of 2011 Part 2

Best of 2010 (complete with my old logo!)

 

Kent Life Wedding {Melissa & Cliff}

September 30, 2013

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Last month I travelled into Kent to document the gorgeous wedding of Melissa and Cliff. Melissa is American and Cliff British, but since they live in the States they decided to have their wedding here, with a small reception for their American friends and family once they got back home. The reception was held at the beautiful Kent Life, a heritage farm and function venue, which I absolutely fell in love with! Melissa’s wedding gown was stunning, and with her bridesmaids in their mismatched cream/gold/silver dresses I couldn’t stop photographing them! Everything about this wedding was so lovely.

Special thanks to Jo from Kent Life for her amazing organisational skills and taking care of us so well!

Skinner’s Hall, London Wedding {Annmarie & Adam}

September 19, 2013

 

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Annmarie and Adam were married last month in Highgate (where the total highlight of my wedding life was Annmarie and her bridesmaids arriving in rickshaws – you know, the London ones with a bicycle on the front, pedalled by men with legs of steel), and we then boarded two red London buses which took us to the lovely Skinner’s Hall for the reception. I had so much fun at their wedding, from singing along to N’Sync while the girls got ready, to singing along to Annmarie’s Scottish relatives’ renditions of, well, a verse and chorus of every song they could think of after dinner! Apparently there was a lot of singing, which is just the way I like it. :-)

There was also some of the most fun dancing ever. Thanks, Adam and Annmarie, for asking me to shoot your wedding day!

Wedding at St Ethelreda’s Church & The Fence in Farringdon {Kate & Rich}

August 28, 2013

When I rounded the corner and saw St Ethelreda’s church tucked away between two much more modern buildings, I understood why Kate and Rich had chosen this church to be married in. Just round the corner from the busy Farringdon station, inside its peace and beauty was worlds away from the construction going on just a few houses down! Their ceremony (accompanied by the most fabulous 5-person choir I’ve ever heard) was then followed by a relaxed, intimate gathering at The Fence, just round the corner.  No speeches, no formalities: just a lovely, happy party of friends and family sharing drinks, food and love. It was so lovely to be a part of. Thank you so much, Kate and Rich, for asking me to capture your day for you.

London Pub Wedding (1)

Camden Pub Wedding {Isla & Lauren}

August 11, 2013

Lauren and Isla were married (although it’s still called a civil ceremony, but whatever, it’s married to me!) on yet another of the boiling hot days London has been rejoicing (read: melting) in this summer! They held the ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall, and then we trundled off in a big red London bus to a gorgeous little pub in Camden, called The Prince Albert. Lauren and Isla wanted a very chilled, relaxed party for their reception, and they achieved it beautifully! I was also a little bit overexcited about their decor and details – the book geek in me LOVED their love-themed Penguin book cover table names, the word nerd bit of me adored their scrabble wedding cake and place-names, and the ridiculously awesome invitations made me very happy indeed (note: there are Virginia Woolf in-jokes). Also, Lauren had Harry Potter shoes. Achievement unlocked, and Wedding Managed.

 

Literary wedding invitation

Guildford Wedding at Home {Tara & Michael}

August 2, 2013

About a year ago, I participated in an auction for Oxfam on ebay, where I donated my wedding photography services to the highest bidder. It’s been a long time, but Tara and Michael’s wedding day finally came around! They had a traditional church ceremony at St Mary’s in Guildford, followed by the loveliest afternoon reception in Tara’s parents’ backyard. The hot weather cooled down just for them, and everyone chilled out in the garden, drinking champagne and homemade cordials. One of my favourite parts was that, because each table was served a joint of lamb, a la Sunday Roast, one person per table was designated Official Meat Carver – and they were given a chef’s hat and apron to prove it! Awesome.

 

Home wedding backyard Surrey (1)

Barn Wedding at Tewin Bury Farm, Hertfordshire {Fiona & Ian}

July 29, 2013

Fiona and Ian had a sunny, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky wedding during our recent heatwave. On the up side, since they had been certain it was going to rain, even the heat was welcome, and it meant that everyone could fully enjoy the outside games: jenga, a coconut shy (!), and of course, space-hopper racing! Tewin Bury Farm is an absolutely gorgeous location, and Tythe Barn, in which Fiona and Ian held both their ceremony and reception, is a stunning old 14th century building with enough crooked beams to delight my heart. The day was beautiful from start to finish, with tears of joy aplenty, a super fun bridal party, and crazy-dancing guests. Congratulations, Ian and Fiona. Your wedding was beautiful, and doing so much of the decor yourselves was completely worth it. :-)

Colourful Summer Barn wedding (1)

Wedding at The Royal Berkshire Hotel {Lucy & Simon}

July 11, 2013

Berkshire wedding photographer

 

Lucy and Simon were married a few weeks ago at the lovely St Michael’s church near Ascot, with a reception following at the Royal Berkshire Hotel. I was second shooting for Kathryn Edwards on this one, and I’m so glad she asked me, because it was such a beautiful, love-filled, happy day. Lucy looked amazing in her Pronovias gown, with the most epic sparkly shoes, and I loved the pale blue bridesmaid’s dresses! I started off the day with Simon and his groomsmen at the hotel before we headed off to the church, so for once I have no photos of the bride getting ready and all her paraphernalia! Nice to mix it up a bit. :-)