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Charlie & Chris

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Alternative Peak District Wedding Photography – A couple of weeks ago I had the huge honour of documenting Charlie and Christopher’s very low key and intimate wedding. They were married in Bakewell, in the Peak District surrounded by their immediate families. It was emotional. It’s fair to say that Christopher is not an emotional guy normally (he will tell you that himself) but seeing how beautiful Charlie looked on the morning of the wedding completely undid him….and everyone!

It was a VERY emotional day, tears and smiles all day long.

After the ceremony I stole the happy couple off for some quick shots together before heading to the very quaint Lavender Tea Rooms for high tea. We had a lot of fun exploring the side streets of Bakewell. I think I could have stolen them for the whole day had I been allowed.

I want to say a big thank you to both sides of the family for coping admirably with me snapping away….it’s hard to hide when there are only 14 other people there!

Don’t forget to check out part 2!!

Laura & Jack

 

Laura and Jack’s wedding was beautiful and super low key wedding. This pair met online and fell in love prompting the lovely Laura to up sticks and move to that there London.

These guys are totally head over heels for each other, you can see it in their faces when they look at each other. Jack is super laid back and this really calms Laura when she’s feeling nervous….I saw that first hand on the wedding day when she was reunited with him.

They really are soul mates and it was an honour to have been part of their intimate wedding day. These guys opted to have a small wedding followed by some food and drinks at a local pub where they could mingle and enjoy time with the people that mean so much to them.

They decided that rather than have a party in the evening they would head to a swanky London hotel for time with their favourite person, each other….these guys are just way too cute!

Thank you Laura and Jack for a wonderful day and to your friends and family for making me feel like part of it all 🙂

Gemma & Nathan

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On Monday it was the turn of mine and Wendy Benstead: Costume and Clothing‘s Rock ‘n Roll Bride competition winners Gemma and Nathan to get married.

 

Firstly, there are a LOT of photo’s here and I’m not even going to apologise. I want you to live through this wedding and feel it in your core like I did. Gemma and Nathan’s ‘Apperley ever after’ was a simple low key affair.

 

They opted to rent a big house near Glastonbury and invite just 12 guests to share their day with them. They hung out together in the morning, getting their dogs Dynamo and Peanut ready for their day.

 

They were there together to hug, reassure and enjoy every minute of their day and I for one LOVE that….I think it’s the way forward…..why be separated on the morning of the big day when you are normally together.

 

People may worry that then the emotions during the ceremony may not be as strong but trust me every one of us in the room felt the emotions that day….in fact I am sure we were all in tears!! After the ceremony we jumped in the minibus and headed home for a delicious cold buffet put together by the family.

 

I was made to feel every bit part of the family and I would like to thank everyone there for that….I know it must have been tough having a photographer hanging out with you all day!! Gemma and Nathan…..what can I say….it was an honour and I’ll never forget it!!

 

Final thanks goes to the genius Wendy at Wendy Benstead: Costume and Clothing for making Gemma’s dream dress a reality….she looked absolutely stunning!!

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Emily & Alex – Alternative Wedding Photography

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On May 9th Emily and Alex said ‘I do’ in Northampton guildhall in front of the people who love them the most.

It was a wonderful day that was exactly what Emily and Alex wanted. No forced shirt wearing for Alex….just a super hero t-shirt, no white dress for Emily but a gorgeous one-off dress made by her mum. They included all the things they loved in their wedding from little lego people and dinosaur terrariums to super hero clothing and table names. This was about two people and their interests coming together.

 

 

They included a reading from friends and this Bob Marley quote that I totally love

 

 

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”

 

 

On that note all that’s left is to thank Emily and Alex and their family and friends for a wonderful day and the brilliant Clare Tam-Im Photography for second shooting for me.

 

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