Khui and Nan’s wedding was amazing!
I started the morning with a spot of bridal prep in Nan’s parents lovely home. There were a few people there but I was so warmly welcomed and I felt at home very quickly. Nan’s mum stole my heart, she’s only little in stature but man is she big in personality. She even walked me around her beautiful garden.
Khui and Nan opted to marry at the stunning Belair House in Dulwich (yes I did have the theme tune to the The Fresh Prince of Bel Air in my head all day). I’ve never visited this venue before and it won me over. The venue is gorgeous and the staff are so friendly.
After the ‘I do’s!’ Nan changed in to her traditional Chinese robes and they held a tea ceremony. This was my first time shooting one and I absolutely loved it.
We then all headed over to Docklands for a Chinese feast. At this point all the rest of the guests joined so there were over 200 people for Khui and Nan to speak to. I don’t know how they did it but they managed to make it around everybody. During the meal Khui and Nan went around every table and had a toast. So many happy faces and love. AMAZING.
Thank you so much Khui and Nan for allowing me to share your day and for being so fantastic whenever I wanted to steal you for couple shots. Thank you to your family and friends who made myself and Rowan feel so welcome and to the lovely guests on our table who we really enjoyed chatting to during the meal.
More Chinese weddings please…..all smiles, hugs and delicious food!
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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 🙂
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Yesterday was the beautiful Alice and her gorgeous South African fella, Mark’s big day. I always look forward to a wedding where South African’s are involved….they know how to celebrate and this group were no different!
The ceremony took place at the ever stunning Asylum before moving on to Brunswick House for the celebrations….both are truly amazing venues but my favourite place of all was actually Alice’s mum’s house….it was an artistic haven in the city…I could have photographed there all day!
The weather was doing it’s usual crazy thing, from sunny and warm through snow to rain and back again….oddness!! But it did pull itself together for the important outside moments….thank fully!
After the delicious meal Alice and Mark surprised the guests with Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer who was INCREDIBLE…..now I want to have a party just so I can get him to come and perform some chap hop!
The key thing for Alice and Mark was that their friends and family had a lovely day….and these guys totally nailed the throwing a wedding thing!!
Thank you so much Alice and Mark for a great time and of course to your family and friends for making me and Sam feel so welcome
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On Saturday I had the honour of photographing Nat and Al’s big day. I don’t know how they did it but somehow they managed to have sunshine on Halloween…..it was a truly beautiful day which just added to the smiles.
This day has been strongly anticipated by all their loved ones and they travelled from all over the world to be there to share it with them. Sadly Al’s grandmother couldn’t make it due to an accident the day before (she’s okay) but she was in everybody’s hearts and minds all day and as the person responsible for documenting the day I hope that she will enjoy these pictures.
Nat and Al got ready seperately in the stunning Zetter Town House (I nearly died of gorgeous overload!!) and then headed to the Asylum (one of my most favourite venues ever) for an emotional ceremony.
The evening celebrations took place at St Barts Brewery, I’ve never been there before but I really loved it, it’s a great spot for evening celebrations.
When I left the dancefloor was really jumping…..I am sure everyone partied hard until the small hours!!
I have to say I really felt like part of the family during this wedding, I had so many lovely chats with both sides of the family and I would like to say a huge thanks to them for making me feel so welcome. It was an absolute honour to be part of Nat and Al’s amazing day and I hope they have an amazing honeymoon.
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Please excuse the huge amount of images for this weeks wedding sneak peeks……you see the thing is I just couldn’t narrow them down.
Right from the very first moment when Sarah and Thibault emailed me to see if I was available on their big day and if I would travel to Normandy I knew I had to be there. I knew they were my kinda people and I knew it would be a very special day. I wasn’t wrong.
I loved everything, from the laid back prep to the first look and sneaking off to the beach before the ceremony (yes people…..they braved the crashing waves BEFORE the ceremony).
The outdoor ceremony was emotional and beautiful in equal parts and although it was in French I understood enough to know that it was an outpouring of love.
After the ceremony there were lots of games for the guests to play, lots of amazing cakes and a Pokemon hunt for the kids and the big kids!
Sarah and Thib bought their beautiful cats Penny and Rufus all the way from Paris to be part of it…..which of course I lost my mind over….being a mad old cat lady and everything!
We laughed, we explored, we had fun…..it was amazing.
Thank you so much Sarah and Thib for having me as part of your amazing day….it will live with me forever!
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