Flamingos, pizza, cocktails and ALL the pretty... Iscoyd Park wedding - Helen & Craig

Smoking hot couple alert.  Craig (to me): I'm really not photogenic.  Me: hahahaaaaa.  (That jawline though!)

When your bride is a former model and very happy in front of a camera... and your groom is quite shy... and definitely less comfortable in front of a camera... and very nervous about his speech... which he then does and totally NAILS IT because he writes a poem for his bride (I got the impression this was quite out of character).... and it makes her, and everyone else cry.  That.

Helen & Craig got hitched in some serious style at one of my favourite venues, Iscoyd Park... the details were to die for from the paper tassles and pompoms to the beautiful cake, the cocktails and special bar for their cocktail hour.  Helen's dress (Atelier Pronovias) and bespoke veil (Emma Beaumont) were just incredible.  

Thanks to my gorgeous friend, Sarah from Sarah Janes Photography for second shooting.  It was amazing working with you as always. <3   Great to work with the Papertwin Weddings boys again too. :)

Helen & Craig - I loved being part of your day!  It was wonderful.  Thanks for the top notch food!  Hope you enjoy these previews and are having an amazing honeymoon.  Catch up when you'e back.  Lots of love. xxx

A pink and gold wedding at Abbeywood Estate - Caroline & Chris

I love wedding dresses and get to see so many beautiful styles and shapes.... but Caroline's bespoke number was the first GOLD dress I have seen and wow... what a beauty it was!  

Obviously not ones for tradition, this Ms & Mr also had a first look and then walked in to their ceremony together, hand in hand, faces beaming. Love that.  

I'll never forget just as she was walking downstairs, Caroline said to me "I'm so glad it's you here with us, photographing our day".  Me too... <3

The setting was beautiful, the cake divine (and the owl & the pussy cat adorable), the company excellent, the readings fabulous (who knew Mary Berry's Victoria Sponge recipe would work as a reading?  It totally did!) and the dancing entertaining - props to Caroline who gave it e-ve-ry-thing even with a broken rib.

C&C... I know you are already enjoying your epic honeymoon but I hope the rest is incredible and I can't wait to hear all about it!  xxx

A beautiful countryside tipi wedding at Hill Top Farm, Cheshire - Sarah & Chris

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Yesterday was just... awesome.  It really was...  I mean look at Sarah & Chris for starters, and then add in a giant tipi decorated beautifully with florals, festoons and fairy lights, a Mr Whippy ice cream van serving Oreo ice cream cones (delicious by the way), that Stewart Parvin gown, the torrential downpour that accompanied the confetti throwing and the incredible sunshine and sunset that followed, two cakes, amazing food, incredible band, one of the guests arriving at 5pm from Miami, confetti bombs and sparklers... this wedding had it all!

Sarah is a very talented hair & make-up artist (Sarah Meredith MUA) so she's usually very busy doing other people's weddings - I kinda knew she wouldn't do things by halves.  :)

Mr & Mrs Oake - I want you to see these before you jet off so enjoy these previews, happy honeymoon and catch up soon. Lots of love. xxxx

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Bright, colourful Nunsmere Hall wedding with glitter beard, pirate squeezebox and badger cake - Laura & Matt

If you're going to take Nov & Dec off from shooting and have one last wedding at the end of October, you want it to be one with all of the above and more.  Laura & Matt's festival inspired wedding did not disappoint.

They had not one but four local bands playing, all of whom were incredible - The Harmonettes, Molly & Ellie, Rusty (and his squeezebox) who plays in Mark Radcliffe's pirate band 'Galleon Blast' and finally Feel Good Inc. 

And yes there were badgers on the cake... BADGERS!  ON A CAKE!  (For those who don't know, my dog is called Badger)  And glitter beards... and face painting for adults... and specs that turn lights into hearts... 

It was just an awesome day, spent with two very awesome people and their amazing friends and family.  I could not have ended another busy season with a more perfect wedding.  So much fun.  

Thank you to the gorgeous Agnes Black for second shooting with me.  Loved having you along! xxx

Laura & Matt... I cannot wait to catch up with you both again at Telfords and I promise to bring Badger next time.  I hope you are having an incredible honeymoon!  Thank you thank you thank you for choosing me to be your photographer. Lots and lots of love. xxxx

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Village fete style wedding, Gladstone's Library, North Wales - Lucy & Phil sneak previews

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness -  William Ewart Gladstone

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It's hard to really put into words how incredible Saturday was... I have probably never laughed or cried so much.  The ceremony was lead by Lucy's Godmother (and quite possibly the first female Bishop to perform a marriage ceremony in Great Britain) and that fact, along with the hauntingly beautiful choir from Lucy's school made it incredibly moving.  Both me and my second shooter, none other than the fabulous Andrea Ellison, were a bit of a mess by the end, along with most of the guests.

Then there was the location of the village fete style wedding reception - Gladstone's Library.  Somewhere less than a few miles from where I grew up and yet had never been, until Saturday.  And somewhere that Lucy was lucky enough to grow up and call home (well, the house in the grounds).

There were so many wonderful details... the bright coloured hand-cut confetti made by the beautiful bridesmaids, the little bags of bread given out to everyone so they could feed the ducks at the pond just round the corner from the church, the black cabs as wedding cars (best ever in my book), all the village fete style games (hook a duck, splat the rat, tin can alley, lucky dip, skittles, hula hoops), the handmade origami cranes, pom-poms, pies, a cake of cheese and a bouncy castle... I could go on.   OH... and an awesome flash-mob first dance to Farrell's 'Happy'.

And finally, the people.  Every last one.  I bumped into Judith, a dear friend to my Mum before she passed away, and someone I've not seen in over 20 years.  Also Carol the lovely Cheshire registrar was there on a rare Saturday off - and I once again told her that she married me & Mr P.  Apologies Carol!  : )   And of course the rest of the friends and family - all totally brilliant.  I would in fact like to steal all of Lucy & Phil's friends but in particular the bridesmaids who just made me smile all day long.  Oh and for Helen (Lucy's Mum) to please adopt me.

Which just leaves Lucy & Phil... two of the most chilled out, warm, lovely and fun people you could ever wish to meet.  This was without doubt one of my favourite weddings because of... well... everything.  So, THANK YOU both for choosing me to be your photographer.   I hope you have a wonderful honeymoon, enjoy these previews and we'll catch up soon.  Lots of love guys.  xxxx