Nearly two years ago I received an email from Dave asking for my package prices and if we could meet. When I arrived at the meeting, Jenny was there and I think Dave was. I say think because Jenny and I wouldn’t shut up. Dave could only look on.
This was how it went for the whole planning stage of their wedding. Jenny and I would plan a get together, say we would talk about wedding plans, spend 5 minutes on that subject and move on to more important things. Food mainly.
To the horror of Dave, I would show Jenny shops that she could buy little bits and pieces from and we would then think of reasons to tell Dave about how these were very needed.
Then came the wedding day itself. I was now watching a very good friend have her make up done, get into her dream dress and then walk down the aisle to her soulmate.
Then came the first dance! I watched a couple so in love, hold each other to their favourite song and dance their first dance as Man and Wife and I cried. Thank goodness my camera was in front of my face and I couldn’t stop.
It was a truly amazing day and one I am very sad to see in my past but also one I’m very excited to see, be the start of something magical.
Such a perfect place to showcase the beautiful wedding Jenny and Dave had. Thank you Annabel.
Cassie and Aston had been through a few ups and downs during their wedding planning but everything seemed to happen for a reason. One of these downs was having to change venues three months before the wedding. This would throw most people into a blind panic but not these Guys. In fact, it couldn’t have worked out better.
I always loved receiving Cassie emails, telling me about the pompom journey, planning a boudoir shoot as a present for Aston on the morning of the wedding, um, OK there wasn’t many planning emails past that as we just talked about random stuff but hey, it would just get boring if we did right?
Then the day came and it snowed. When I say snowed, I mean this stuff just kept coming! I couldn’t help but think about guests who might not be able to get there but I shouldn’t have worried. Those Guys would not miss a party!!
One thing it did cause a problem for though is going outside for couple shots. Everything had to happen indoors because the winds were so strong! Certainly made me think on my feet but we had so much fun.
This wedding was just over two weeks ago and I am blogging it so soon because I received the most wonderful email off the couple today and I’ve had permission to share it with you. Firstly, pictures……..
Charlotte and Alex are the type of people you help but like. A Genuinely nice couple who make you smile and are so fun to be around. So, as you can imagine, I couldn’t wait for their wedding!
It was held at Warwick House near Stratford-upon-Avon and they didn’t fail to disappoint. From the moment we arrived, the staff couldn’t do enough to help.
The bridal preparations were wonderful, all the Girls in conjoining rooms, laughing, getting ready, drinking
a lot and swapping gifts. Nerves were slowly creeping in as Charlotte was helped into her dress.
And then the walk with her Dad to her future Husband arrived.
I hope the images will tell the story from here but thank you Charlotte and Alex for allowing me to capture this beautiful day. I couldn’t narrow the image selection down any more haha.
We couldn’t miss Andrew out now could we
Thank you to Jo for being my second shooter/assistant on the day.
Last year I had the amazing opportunity of experiencing a Virgin balloon flight with a beautiful couple for their engagement shoot, kindly given to them by Virgin Balloon Flights.
Well, this year, myself and another couple get to do it all over again!! Virgin Balloon Flights have generously donated a balloon experience for one lucky couple to win and this is what you have to do….
Email firstname.lastname@example.org the following
1. Your proposal story
2. Why you would want to win this fantastic prize
3. A few details about yourself; name, age and where you are from
4. A picture of you both (preferably on your engagement) to show when the winner is announced.
If you are wondering what you win there here goes:
- Greeting, registration and pilot briefing
- Invitation to help with the inflation & deflation of the balloon
- Around an hours flight in a Virgin balloon (10-16 people)
- Traditional champagne toast after landing
- Certificate signed by your pilot and endorsed by Sir Richard
- Retrieval service back to your original launch site
- 12 months to book – flying season Mar-Oct (regional variations)
- Luxury voucher and gift wallet
I can’t wait to read your fab stories and the winner will be announced on Valentines day!! What an amazing present to surprise your other half with
Terms & conditions
Competition prize refers to a pair of 7 Day Anytime national vouchers which have no cash value, are non-refundable and non-transferable. Voucher is valid for 12 months and flying season is March to October. Passengers must be aged 7 or over and at least 4’6” in height. Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers who are pregnant or who have recently undergone major surgery are unable to fly.Virgin Balloon Flights reserves the right to withdraw these offers or amend these conditions at any time. Customers must be UK residents and aged 18 or over. Nothing in these terms shall affect your statutory rights. Full terms and conditions at virginballoonflights.co.uk
One of my photos is gracing the cover of Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine!!!!!!!!!
To say I am over the moon is an understatement. Of course, this wouldn’t happen if I didn’t have amazing couples book me in the first place and I wanted to thank Diana and Omar for such an amazing day!
When an enquiry comes through for Mythe Barn Wedding Venue I get excited. I love this venue and the staff there are so friendly and helpful.
It didn’t stop at Mythe Barn though. Carli happens to mention that she’s wearing Jenny Packham and Jimmy Choo’s.
Surely someone special is going to be dressing this venue too? Hell yea! Passion for flowers were there to transform the reception room. The day couldn’t come around fast enough for me!
When I arrived the Girls were having their hair done and the nerves were starting to show. The champagne helped quite a bit and before we knew it, it was present time. As Carli opened the present Ben had left, she started laughing. “It’s a Gucci watch” she giggles. At first I didn’t understand what was funny until Carli says “I have bought Ben the exact same thing!!”
These two were meant to be.
There were tears (from Ben ) and a lot of laughter. Thank you Carli and Ben for allowing me to be a part of your day x
About a week ago I held a competition to give away an engagement shoot. I have had so many amazing entries that in the end, the names went into a hat and a name was drawn. The winner is….
Huge congratulations Laura. I loved the idea of having an engagement shoot at a funfair. Let me know when a fair comes to town .
Christmas is over and I’m sure many of you have had much to celebrate. I’m guessing that some of you lovely people would have got engaged over the holiday season too and as I love an engagement I’ve decided that Daffodil Waves will give away a FREE engagement shoot .
It’s quite simple really, all you have to do is tell me Where you would like to have your dream engagement shoot and Why. You haven’t got long though, the competition will end on New Year’s Day at Midnight. To enter the competition, you need to email your answers to Nicola@daffodilwaves.co.uk
Before I was a full time Wedding Photographer I had a real job . It was here that I was fortunate enough to meet Katie. We got to see each other a couple of times but mostly spoke on the phone due to us being Managers of different stores.
I then left my full time job to become a full time Photographer and I received an email. The email was off Katie and she was getting married and wanted ME to capture her wedding for her.
As I read more and more emails off Katie, I got more excited. I didn’t realise how similar we were.
The day itself was full of laughs and we felt so comfortable in each others company. I was shooting my friends wedding. It was such a privilege.