See that picture above? That is how you check in to The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire.
I was like a kid in a sweet shop at this venue, as this was just the beginning of all the amazing things on show here.
Katrina and Marc celebrated the whole day here, from Bridal prep right up until the dancing. Katrina got ready in a beautiful log cabin whilst Marc and his Son got ready in one of the stunning bedrooms on offer here. I spent the whole day thinking how can I come back here as a guest!!
With just very close friends and family present, the day was full of love and laughter and what better way to dance the night away to than Sinatra!
Thank you Marc and Katrina for asking me to capture your day alongside the wonderful Blue Ridge Video. We really did have the most amazing time!
When Becca and Kirsty announced their engagement, plans for the day soon began to unfold and it was exciting to see as their wedding photographer. They chose the amazing Ashfield House in Standish, Manchester as their perfect wedding venue and it didn’t fail to disappoint. From their wonderful bridal prep area, light and spacious rooms, to the excellent staff on the day, they had thought of everything.
Becca and Kirsty both got ready at the venue but in separate rooms. Whilst Becca’s room was buzzing with lots of Women getting ready, Kirsty’s room was full of calm, although I think that was more nerves ;).
The touches throughout the day were perfect. From the beautiful floral displays, filling not only the reception rooms but also the walls of the venue, down to the effort made to make every guest feel special. Nothing went unnoticed. It does always make me laugh when the singing waiters make their entrance and fall over in the wedding reception.
Grab a cuppa and take a minute to have a look at their day. It was perfect…..
Selma came across my work via The West Mill‘s blog and after telling me about her plans, I was very grateful she did.
They had a multi cultural Icelandic/Irish/Nigeria wedding and the details were amazing.
Every time I shoot a wedding at The West Mill, which is a Derbyshire wedding venue, I feel spoilt. The venue is designed so your wedding naturally flows throughout it. One floor is your ceremony, another your wedding breakfast and a different one to dance the night away in.
I always say how relaxed my couples are but Selma and Sadiq took that to another level. When I came to get them for their couple shots, they decided against having them! To say that made me a little nervous is understatement! I’ve never had a couple not have any couples portraits but I must admit, when bringing all their photos together, it was so beautiful, I actually didn’t notice!
The venue was styled by the amazing Princess Occasions. It was the first time I had worked alongside them and hopefully not the last.
One thing very important to Selma and Sadiq was the evening do and the dancing. I absolutely loved watching and capturing this and couldn’t help but keep taking pictures.
I hope you love looking over their images as much as I loved being there and taking them.
It’s always really interesting where my couples find my work to be able to get in touch and Julia found me on Pinterest, searching for her venue. I’ve been to Chiswell Street Dining Rooms before and was really excited to be going back. …Read more
I love shooting Cotswold weddings especially when I get to work with great couples like Sarah and Alex who had a beautiful summer wedding in the pretty and historic market town of Chipping Campden.
Sarah’s parents Karen and Thomas opened up their beautiful home and garden to host the wedding. On the day I arrived early so I could take some shots of Sarah and her bridal party making their final preparations.
The family had worked flat out to create a perfect wedding venue. The marquee, all dressed and ready to receive the guests, looked fabulous and the garden looked simply stunning.
Sarah was in good hands with her family and maid of honour Emily there to help her with any final preparations. Along with some of the four flower girls (Lizze, Emily, Emma and Nele) Sarah looked stunning in her lace vintage style fitted dress, the very essence of beautiful and understated glamour. …Read more
As an outdoor wedding photographer, I get to meet some great couples and this was definitely the case when I met Melissa and Kai. They were a delight to work with and their country farm wedding was a delight to shoot. Let’s start at the beginning of their day.
On the day I arrived early at Studd Farm Barns (holiday accommodation owned and ran by Kai’s parents) where the wedding party were getting ready for the day. I took the opportunity to take some shots of the beautiful hand built barn, especially built for the wedding and marquee all dressed and ready for guests. Everybody had clearly worked very hard and it looked absolutely amazing. Imagine vintage rustic charm and you’re there. In fact you don’t have to imagine, take a look at my images.
I also got a chance to take some shots of Melissa, Kai and their wedding party as they excitedly got ready before heading to St Swithun Church in the pretty market town of Drayton Market for the ceremony. …Read more
I met Ian and Sian at a venue open day event and soon received an email with details of their date and venue, to see if I had availability. Thank goodness I did as their plans sounded amazing and they had booked the beautiful Shustoke Barns.
It’s quite common for my couples to book their wedding photography a year in advance, so I didn’t have too long to wait until their big day. Sian and Ian’s ceremony was at All Saints Church, Sheepy Magna. I’ve captured weddings there quite a few times and was really happy to be sharing their day with them there too.
We all then travelled to Shustoke Barns for the wedding reception and as soon as I walked in, the first thing I saw was the beautiful florals and styling. Shustoke Barns seems to have the ability to attract the most relaxed and lovely couples and Sian and Ian were no exception.
After the guests enjoyed the wonderful food the venue has to offer, they danced the night away with The Hot Shots entertaining them.
Tipi Wedding Photographer
I am very fortunate to be able to capture tipi weddings often and the couples they attract are so relaxed and creative. One of the main reasons I love them so much!
When I say creative, I mean you never know how the decor is going to look from one wedding to the next. I’ve seen festival themed tipi weddings, pastel colours, skulls as table centrepieces, yurts for your guests to sleep over in, rain and my couples not caring, bumper cars, you name it, i’ve seen it at a tipi wedding.
Just having that freedom for you to create the perfect day, that suits your personalities completely, is something amazing in itself.
Elite Tents are often the tipi company I get to work alongside regularly and I can’t fault their passion in what they deliver.
I know from the beginning it might seem a lot to organise but that is what we are there for and I can help you with recommendations or advice every step of the way.
I have put together some of my favourite pictures from a few of the tipi weddings I have captured, just to give you some inspiration for your day. Really hope you like them….
Over the last two weeks I have been putting together this blog post. I started it by thinking I could do it in a day but when I actually started looking into it further, choosing my favourite pictures, I’d actually not considered how many weddings I had captured at Mythe Barn.
Mythe Barn is probably the venue I shoot weddings at the most. The couples it attracts are always very relaxed and just want a great party surrounded by their family and friends. This is why I love them and they suit me perfectly!
The venue is so light and neutral inside, so it suits any theme and ideas that couples might have in mind. The food is up there with some of the best I’ve had and the Galloping Gourmet team are there for couples every step of the way.
I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to capture weddings there as often as I do. Every time I’m at the front of the Oak Barn, watching on as the I do’s are said to one another, I count myself lucky that I am the one to get that front row seat. …Read more
If you are thinking about booking your wedding at Bordesley Park then you will not go wrong. I am very lucky to be able to capture beautiful weddings there throughout the year and it’s one of my favourite venues to go to. Charlie and the team are so amazing and you will feel so looked after. I thought it was about time I showed you some of my favourite photos I have taken there.
Now with the added addition of the Tudor Barn, you can have your entire day there by having your civil ceremony at the venue. The new bridal suite is perfect for getting ready in also! …Read more