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

A springtime Portmeirion wedding - Kat & John highlights

Portmeirion in springtime, a lego themed cake, an elegant Charlotte Balbier dress and lace jacket, the cutest floral shoes, movie tables (complete with my favourite, Serenity), amazing family and friends and most importantly, a wonderful couple who are just so natural with one another it was beautiful to see and and a pleasure to photograph. Thanks to everyone for humouring me when I wanted to do an extra confetti shot so I could capture it from both sides - especially the bridesmaids who held some petals back!  It was also really great to meet and work with the talented Clark & Palmer for the first time - can't wait to see them bring it all to life.

Needless to say I adored every second of this wedding.  Kat & John - thank you for choosing me to capture your day.  I wish you a happy mini-moon and Happy Easter!  Catch up when you're back. xxx

Iscoyd Park winter wedding - Nicola & Andy sneak previews

A beautiful venue, a perfect winter's day, a wonderful couple and a stunning Jenny Packham dress.  Friday was an amazing day!   Nicola & Andy... congratulations and thank you for braving the cold and clambering through woodland!  Catch up when you're back from your honeymoon.  xxxx

 

 

Iscoyd Park wedding - Jennie & Ross sneak previews

What a day yesterday... the perfect setting of Iscoyd Park, a beautiful bride, a dashing groom, the cutest best man ever (Billy, their son) and the neatest little baby bump, tucked away beneath a stunning vintage inspired silk gown. To Jennie, Ross, Billy and bump.... congratulations... you are now a perfect little family and I could NOT be happier for you.  Here are some previews.  Much love xxx

Soughton Hall wedding, North Wales - Sarah & Mike sneak previews

What a day... a beautiful wedding, so elegant.  Oh and pretty warm too.  :)   Sarah & Mike... thank you for making my job easy... you were both a dream to photograph and brilliant fun.  I hope the party was amazing and I'll catch up with you when you're back from your honeymoon.  For now, here are your previews! xxxx