So what can I say about Holly and Gary’s stylish wedding in Witney, Oxfordshire….well….it was beautiful.
I had the pleasure of watching two lovely friends get married but also the honour of being their photographer. Holly and Gary really are amazing together. As individuals they are both pretty different but their differences seem to balance out perfectly and I have to say…..as a couple they are even better than they are individually!!
I always thought shooting their day would be tough…..you see Gary has a very keen eye (artistically speaking) and he knows what he likes but thankfully we seem to see the world in a similar way (well if not I guess we’ll find out after these sneak peeks are up hey Gary!! Lol!!) but actually they both were so easy going on the day they just made it a dream (*phew*).
Holly got married in her parents home, the home she grew up in, surrounded by reminders of her youth. I felt it made it more symbolic, preparing to set off on her new adventure.
They chose to get married at the church where Holly’s parents married (which made it even more special) before heading to Witney Lakes for the reception. Opting for a low key vibe they chose to have a BBQ for their wedding breakfast….which was delicious.
As I mentioned Gary is a pretty creative guy and used to be the front man for the UK’s leading Blur tribute band Blurred so he certainly has strong creative vibes. With this in mind we opted for edgier couple shots and headed out on an adventure to some local spots that others may never think of for pictures.
Special thanks to Trevor and Mary (Holly’s parents) who not only have been an inspiration to Holly all these years but who have kept my hubby gainfully employed as well as treating him like a son. P.S. Sorry Trev for making you pose for the camera 🙂
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Saturday it was Jenny and Jason’s turn to get married and looking back on it there is only one word I can use to describe the day. Joyful. Literally full of joy. Everyone there totally love these guys and the day was a pure celebration of that.
They opted for a woodland wedding in the Cotswolds and I think they totally pulled off the magical woodland feel. They have some truly amazing talented, creative friends who helped them. From a flower team, two amazing hair dressers, incredible musicians (lots of them as Jason is also a musician) and a fire dancing bridesmaid. This wedding couldn’t have been more of a celebration of love.
The standout thing for me really was the music, every part of the day had an incredible soundtrack and the guests even joined in to a Bob Marley sing along after the ceremony.
Oh and I got to see the lovely Janey and Pete whose wedding I had the honour to be part of last year (there were MANY hugs).
An amazing day for two amazing people, thank you to everyone that helped make it what it was!
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On Friday was the super rainy but incredibly beautiful wedding of Helen and Hywel. Both being from farming families I knew these guys would not let a bit/lot of rain get them down and it didn’t…..I have no words for how amazing these guys are.
Even though it affected some of their plans they totally threw themselves in to their amazing day and everyone had a great time. People just threw themselves in to the party spirit…..including Helen’s grandad who even seranaded me and Katie on our lunch break with some Elvis amongst others.
I have to say that having Welsh family I loved the Welsh touches on the day, like the delicious Welsh cakes made by Hywel’s mum that were handed out after the ceremony….mmmmm!!
Being a massive animal lover I was grinning from ear to ear as I got to hang out with their lovely little dogs in the morning and they even made it to the ceremony, also I got to have a chat with Helen’s amazing rare breed sheep. You’ll notice there were lots of little sheep dotted around in the decorations, they were made by another bride of mine, Sharelle from Apple Tree Weddings and Events and were amazing!!
Oh and I got to see the lovely Lauren and Matt again, I shot their farm wedding a few years back and it was lovely to see that they are as in love now as on the big day!!
All in all it was a brilliant day, I had a lot of fun splashing around in the rain and I am totally not going to apologise for the massive amount of dog pictures!!
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When I shot these images I only wanted to create one image…..one that had been in my head for a while.
I never intended to share any further images from this set. But when I revisited them while waiting for something else I was working on to finish I surprised myself with how many I found that I liked.
I felt compelled to share that mornings adventures….if only to show that you can create something beautiful with nothing more than a beautiful woman in a dress and the right moment.
Sometimes getting up at the crack of dawn really does pay off. Huge thanks to my lovely friend Vikki from Liliia for coming on the adventure with me.
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………and Milton is guest of honour! Today I had the huge pleasure of meeting up with Dalen and Kat and their furry little friend Milton for a quick shoot in the sunshine.
We had postponed the shoot a few times due to the recent rubbish weather (no point getting soaked if we don’t have to!) but today the sun came out and it was game on. I loved hanging around with these guys and meeting my new best mate Milton (I even have some of his dog treats/bribes in my top pocket still) and I can’t wait till their big day in a couple of weeks!!