A Pembroke Lodge Wedding

Well what can I say about these two? 
What a couple. What a day!
From the moment I first met Charlotte and Shanon and they told me they’d only be playing rock music at their wedding, I couldn’t wait to shoot it for them.

Charlotte got ready at her parent’s house in Epsom and chose to have Land Rover that had been imported from South Africa as her wedding car. This was awesome because; 

a) Land Rovers are cool, and 

b) Shanon is from South Africa

Soon enough, we were at the beautiful Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park where Shanon was keenly awaiting his soon to be wife.

But first - time for a silly face selfie!

Soon enough, it was showtime!

The ceremony was lovely and very sweet and before we knew it, Charlotte and Shanon had some new bling and were kissing to whoops and applause from their nearest and dearest!

And it all got a little bit emotional for some…

And then noise and applause started up again as the (very) newlyweds made their way out of the ceremony room.

Either side of a really intense rainstorm, we managed to spend some time in the beautiful gardens of Pembroke Lodge. 

One of the many cool things about Charlotte and Shanon’s big day is that instead of flowers on the tables, they had these amaaaazing animal masks…

Which were well utilised after the wedding breakfast.

True to their style, their first dance was to Stone Sour and it was glorious! 

And then rock music played out long into the night…

As always, right before I left them to party with their guests, I asked if they wanted to spend 10 minutes taking a few night time shots. These two are awesome so of course they said yes…

That’s all for this little sneak peek, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge thanks to all at Pembroke Lodge and to Charlotte and Shanon’s guests for being so great and making sure I was well taken care of.

Huge congratulations to Charlotte and Shanon! 


A Parley Manor Wedding

On Monday I managed to get together enough petrol to make it down to Parley Manor near Bournemouth for the truly wonderful wedding of Claire and Anthony.

For this wedding, it was actually the best man - a good friend of mine - who booked me as a wedding gift for Claire and Anthony. What a beautiful gift that is.

Claire and her girls got ready at the venue, while Anthony and the boys were off scrubbing up elsewhere.

As showtime approached, Claire’s Dad, Steve, came to meet her in preparation to walk her down the aisle. What a proud man Steve was.

By this time, all of the guests were seated and Anthony was awaiting his bride, but we still had a few more minutes, so plenty of time to squeeze in a couple of shots of the kids and bridesmaids.

And then it was time to take the short walk through the Parley Manor gardens…

To where Anthony was keenly (and slightly nervously) awaiting his beautiful bride.

He didn’t have to wait much longer before Claire was proudly escorted down the aisle by Steve and before we even knew it, we had ourselves a married couple!

This picture explains perfectly why I always get a guest or two to help me round up people for pictures - it’s not always easy!

And he wasn’t the only one to be picked up!

People were getting hungry and the wedding breakfast was fast approaching but I still had a few minutes to take a little walk through the lovely gardens at Parley Manor with the happy couple.

And then after the wedding breakfast, I managed to steal them away for a few more minutes - just as the sun was setting.

A lovely first dance followed shortly after…

And then it was the moment everyone had been waiting for…. PARTY TIME!

That’s all for this little sneak peek, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge and sincere thanks to all at Parley Manor, especially Viktorija and David, who not only ran the entire day to perfection, but also made sure I was well taken care of all day long.

Thanks too, to Michelle, Nelly, Kelly and Peter for assisting me at one time or another, whether that be with dress floofing, lighting, getting the kids to look at the camera or finding all of the people that had ran off when it was picture time!

Mostly though, a HUGE congratulations to Claire and Anthony. You two are amazing and I wish you a lifetime of happiness and parties! x  

A Kent Wedding

Well, what a wonderful day Lily-Rose and Robert had yesterday.
If you know me, you’ll know that I love weddings that stray from the ordinary, and this was definitely one of those.

Firstly, instead of hiring a venue they used Lily-Rose’s grandparent’s farm - although, if your grandparent’s have a place like this, why wouldn’t you!?

I’ve never had a bride arrive in the back of an open top Land Rover before but it was incredible!
Talk about arriving in style…

And this little man was keenly awaiting her.

And he wasn’t the only one!
Lily-Rose was running about 20 minutes late (bride’s prerogative) and Robert was getting a bit nervous.
He’s grinning in this picture because he knew I was waiting outside for her arrival, so when I came back into the church, he could stop checking his watch and relax - his bride was here! 

And she was excited to get to him.

The ceremony was really lovely and sweet and before long, we had husband and wife!

Then it was back to the farm for some fun. There was a total of 6 tractors, 2 classic cars and a classic lorry escorting the bride and groom through the country lanes and it was quite a sight!

Back on the farm, Lily-Rose and Robert took me on a little walk around the grounds. It was one of the most gorgeous venues I’ve ever worked at. 

And because the Land Rover had played such a big part in the day, why not include it in the pictures?

There was lots of fun to be had on the farm for the guests - this is the face of a man who was sure he’d hit a hole in one only to see it bounce out again!

There were toy tractors and real tractors.

And the bride decided to pop on her boots and get involved too!

We still had time for few more lovely bride shots before it was time for me to leave.

And it’s only right we got the groom involved for one last shot too…

There are sooo many more amazing shots from this wedding, but I can only include a handful in these little sneak peeks. 
So if you were one of the (very awesome) guests that gave me a round of applause as I left, then you only have to wait about 4 weeks before Lily-Rose and Robert will have their full gallery and video to share with you.

I’ll leave you with this picture though - if you’re getting married on a farm, you have to share your day with all kinds of things. Including the spiders!

That’s all for this little sneak peek, folks.
I’ll add one or two more pictures from this day to the Facebook and Instagram pages as I edit them, so feel free to follow along over there.

Huge thanks to all of Lily-Rose and Robert’s guests who so great to me all day and made me feel so welcome. A truly wonderful bunch.

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