The Ashes wedding, Staffordshire - Steph & Chris sneak previews

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Well as usual I've posted way too many previews but hey, it's hard to choose when you have a couple and a wedding as beautiful as this.  I love these guys and their friends and family - despite initially feeling a bit rotten being full of cold, I had the BEST time with you all... rapping & twerking (them not me), renditions of the Fresh Prince theme tune, WINEGATE (sorry again Seb, hope I'm still forgiven), many giggles with the very lovely Laura Jane Dale (videographer extraordinaire) and the gorgeous girl who thought my business card said Claire P0rn Photography and suggested a rebrand.   What a day!

Chris aka 'the natural' - you excelled yourself in front of the camera and Steph, you looked absolutely exquisite!   Between you?  Utterly RIDICULOUS.   Thank you for being brilliant fun, have a happy happy honeymoon and see you when you get back!  Love & hugs xxxxx

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Hope Street Hotel & Oh Me Oh My wedding, Liverpool - Emma & Shane sneak previews

Friday's wedding... well I just loved it so much.  Emma & Shane have a wonderful long distance love story (which you can read about here) and anyone can see they are so totally in love, it was easy to get swept up in the romance.  You'd also be hard pressed to meet two more laid back people on their wedding day!   The weather was pretty spectacular, their friends and family were awesome and all the little touches that Emma and her sister Annmarie worked so hard on looked beautiful.  We got to shoot in lots of locations around Liverpool which was great, ending up opposite the Liver Building at rush hour - cue lots of beeping and people shouting 'Congratulations!'.  : ) Add to all that an amazing supporting cast of suppliers that I know and love - two great venues Hope Street Hotel and Oh Me Oh My, the beautiful dress from Vicky at Isla Jean Bridal (who saved the day, just weeks before the wedding), an incredible cake from Laura's Little Bakery and the inimitable Strange Case Collective on photo booth duty!   And not forgetting Verity & Thyme - creator of Emma's stunning flower crown and bouquet.

Emma & Shane... congratulations and lots of love to you both.  I hope you enjoy these previews, safe travels back to Vancouver and we'll catch up soon!  xxxx


Oddfellows wedding, Chester - Sarah & Jamie sneak previews

Sarah & Jamie clearly have connections to old Mother Nature because Friday was VERY grey and VERY wet.  And their wedding could not have been more perfect! The stunning dress, the Jimmy Choos, a big red bus, the boys in blue, a cake of two sides, a raging debate that went on for hours (who would win in a fight between Superman and Batman? - I don't know if it ever got settled), classic literature, a cute library card table plan and the best bride & groom cushions ever. Fact.

Mr & Mrs Bates, thank you for having me along, it was a wonderful day with a top bunch of people and I hope everyone stopped crying eventually.  Totes emosh!   Lots of love, enjoy these previews and catch up when you're back from mini moon. 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

Chester Town Hall & The Cock O'Barton, Cheshire wedding - Hannah & Al

No it's not a duplicate... I have done two weddings recently at the Town Hall in Chester and then The Cock O'Barton... both for brides called Hannah... both of whom I used to work with.  And they know one another!  However they DIDN'T know about one another's wedding venue plans.  So spooky.  (Not to mention confusing!)

Anyway... just as before, it was a wonderful day with amazing weather, bags of emotion and a fantastic bunch of people.  Hannah & Al's beautiful little girl looked so cute in her Converse and in general all of the kids were adorable and highly entertaining.  I was there for the ceremony through to the speeches and was quite sad to leave which is always a sign of a good wedding.

Thank you guys, I loved spending time with you and your nearest & dearest.  Have a lovely mini-moon and catch up soon over a brew once you're in the new house!  xxxx