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Mike Mark Stationers Hall Wedding Sophie Duckworth Photography

“All the emotions came right back! Sophie, your photos are an absolute wonder – we were so busy on the day that of course we couldn’t take it all in, and your photos have done just that for us. We will be looking at them for the rest of our lives. What a great gift you’ve given us! Thank you!!!!Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for not only giving us 750+ ways to remember our wedding, but also for being a really lovely person and so very easy and FUN to work with”

Stationers Hall Wedding

Ok, so I’ll admit blogging on time is not my forte. But I do have the excuse of loving my couples so hard that editing so many lovely photos means it’s REALLY hard to choose just a mere snippet of their day to show off. I try and aim for 80 images on my blog. There was no doubt that Mike & Mark’s day was going to blow that number, which of course I have. So I suggest three things, get a cup of tea/coffee/wine (which would be most fitting), grab some tissues, and prepare yourself to fall in love with two of the best people I’ve ever met. Michael and Mark.

Two AWESOME chaps. One BRILLIANT venue and one AMAZING riverboat ride. I think this blog may break the record for number of images containing hugs and/or tears, but I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed this much love at a wedding before so it was sort of impossible to avoid. We started at The Stationer’s Hall near St Paul’s where the couple chose to meet up discreetly ahead of their guests and head down the aisle together. I LOVED THIS! Tears flowed pretty much instantly, and they didn’t really stop. It was a beautiful, funny, heartfelt and of course emotional ceremony, followed by the quickest march to Blackfriars bridge to hop aboard the awaiting vessel. All morning the weather was looking a tad iffy, but we got the most incredible skies on that boat trip! Cue massively chuffed photographer. There were some speeches by a few of the Groom Pack and a move from Mark that I’ll never quite believe happened in such a tiny space – did I mention how ridiculously talented a dancer he is?! Champagne filled, we all headed back to the venue for some fun & games on the red carpet and awaiting paparazzi before taking our seats for dinner. I’ve now decided that all page-boys need to act as table planners with clipboard – and have totally stolen this idea for my own wedding in a few months time ;)

Speeches. Well, there were many, and they were brilliant, emotional and hysterical in equal measure. I may well have sobbed my little head off when Mike thanked me for what felt like an eternity and was probably the biggest highlight of my year, so thank you for making me go red and also totally mushy at the same time, Mike.

Things ran a little later than planned but I KNEW these boys had been planning something a bit special for their dance, so I had to stay and capture it. Poor Mark’s face when I said they were bringing it forward (originally was set to perform in an hour’s time) and had zero time to practice! Well thankfully my faith in them was justified because OMG. THE MOST AMAZING THING TO WITNESS AND ATTEMPT TO STAY FOCUSED AND PHOTOGRAPH AT THE SAME TIME. WHAT A DANCE. Mike and Mark were born entertainers, performers and downright born to be with one another. I have never and will never believe my luck when they chose me. Guys, I love you both with all my heart. I will go on stalking your lives on Instagram for as long as I am able, and will be cheering you on to have the best and happiest days together always. Thank you for making my third wedding of a weekend one I will NEVER forget. Here is your story as told by me… a few of my faves xxx

 

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Another straight to blog set of previews…this time it’s the very lovely Countryside homespun wedding at Louise and Greg. I feel very lucky to live just five minutes from where this beautiful wedding and reception took place, as it’s an area I will always hold dear. I first met Louise and Greg at the wedding of Sarah & Craig, friends of theirs and who’ve since become friends of mine, I also got to see them last year at Lucy and Simon’s wedding, another lovely, local affair. It was SO wonderful to see so many familiar faces on Saturday, and really does make me feel blessed to work with such gorgeous and good-natured people.

If I’m allowed to have a girl crush, then Louise is certainly it! From stunning hair, to beautiful eye-popping make up, and my favourite dress designer Jesus Peiro from the one and only Miss Bush, Louise made one seriously stunning bride. Let’s not forget the talented and lovely Hannah Berry who’s flowers yet again provided colour and beauty everywhere they were found. I regularly have to pinch myself when spending my weekends surrounded by such incredible people and suppliers. It was the perfect day, seeing two childhood sweethearts marry, witnessing how happy their friends and family were for them, listening to such brilliantly funny speeches – Greg I thought your trumpet playing was marvellous ;) and also biting my nails when the beloved E-type was helped in reverse to stop it hitting a wall and many guests…I could go on and on. It really was a wedding of dreams.

Louise and Greg, here are your sneak peeks, once again I found it SO hard to limit to just fifty, I cannot wait to get cracking on the rest! I hope you two have the best lives together, and many more skiing holidays in the future :) Lots of love xxx
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Gemma Emma Gate Street Barn Surrey Wedding Photography

“These are so beautiful! Captured the day perfectly and we were so relaxed with you. Can’t thank you enough for the wonderful memories. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for making our day so special.”

Gate Street Barn Wedding

Just under one year ago (yes I am slapping myself on the wrist for not getting round to it sooner!) I was part of an amazing wedding. A special one, as it was my first same sex wedding, and the very next day I shot my second. Two wonderful couples, two incredible experiences and a WHOLE LOT OF TEARS. (Mainly from myself) ;) So to the couple at hand, who’s first wedding anniversary is tomorrow, the very lovely Gem and Emma. These ladies. Just wow, they are 100% made for each-other. I arrived shortly before the ceremony with just enough time to capture some reactions from Gem’s family, who was first to walk down the aisle with her father. Emma was accompanied by her brother, and before things even started I could tell I was in a room full of so much love. It was going to be a wonderful day indeed.

We had that beautiful September sunshine, and we had all the friends and laughs you could ever wish for, it was a total dream to photograph. Everywhere I turned were smiles, hugs and lovely moments between friends, knowing just how much it meant to Emma and Gem to have everyone there to celebrate with them. I adore weddings held at Gate Street Barn, it’s the perfect mix of rustic countryside with a warm and cosy atmosphere, and a recently obtained modern conversion with stunning light and airy walkways. It’s definitely on my  top venues list! I also know that the barn attracts some of the very best couples, I always feel at home here, and I always leave full of emotion. This wedding was no exception! After a few drinks and a great confetti run, Gem, Emma and I headed off to have some quiet time to enjoy the surrounding countryside, and let them take it all in. The portraits of these guys are some of my favourites, so at ease with each-other, despite learning they were super nervous a few weeks before. Well, all I can say is they SMASHED IT!

Speeches were a total emosh-fest, with me probably crying the most, but yet again, all I could see was family and friends beaming with pride at the two lovebirds. Chris Haslam at Chess Disco kicked off the first dance and we parted ways after a few short hours together. It was simply a wonderful day. And I feel so lucky to have had Emma and Gem put their faith in me to capture such an important day in their lives. So thank you, E&G, once again for letting me re-live such lovely memories, I hope you both have the best anniversary and the best of lives together. All my love, xxx

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