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Surrey Wedding Photography Farnham Castle Nichola Johnny 1 of‘Thank you so much for the enormous amounts of hard work, effort and pure magic that you put into our wedding day. We cannot tell you how much we adore the photos – you captured every single moment of the day beautifully. Not only that but you were such a pleasure & comfort to have around – helping people, smiling/laughing you really are wonderful.’

Farnham Castle Wedding

I’m slowly getting through some of my favourite weddings from last year to blog. This time it’s the wonderful wedding of Nichola and Johnny, two gorgeous souls who were married in the very pretty St Mary’s church local to Nichola’s parents in Old Basing. They had a sweet and emotional ceremony, followed by a giant confetti run, finished with poor Nichola being ambushed in the face with petals by her brother!!

Afterwards everyone made their way on this gloriously sunny, October Saturday to the fabulous Farnham Castle for the reception. It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque venue than that of a castle, set amongst stunning grounds and with such incredible views! I’m so lucky to live close by to such brilliant venues, and chuffed to have two more weddings there this year.  Their guests were absolutely one of the best crowds I’ve had, so lovely, happy and fun, and helpful to boot! Johnny is one of four rather handsome brothers who all pulled together to help with photos and made sure the day ran smoothly. The speeches were heartfelt and hilarious, the perfect combination and we were even blessed with that special golden hour, something I will always hope for on my couples’ special day! The main hall was transformed in the evening for the awesome first dance and shortly before I headed home I snapped a few shapes being thrown by the guests.

It was one of those all round, perfect days. I know I’m incredibly lucky to do this job, but looking back, even months later at photographs I know will last a lifetime, I am reminded just how blessed I am to be part of days like these. Nichola and Johnny, I’ve loved working with you, I’m so pleased we’ve become friends and thank you for introducing me to the wonderful Eden Blooms, whom I’ve loved getting to know since. Have a nosey at the below for my favourites from this super lovely day, Farnham Castle, you’re quite something!! xxx

 

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Suffolk Wedding Photography Jimmys Farm Nicola Dan

‘Oh SOPHIE!!!!!! I’m literally jumping around our little air b n b in my thumper onesie in excitement!! Couldn’t get on line quick enough. Thank you SO SO MUCH!! I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to be there to take our photos. You made it so easy and so much fun!! I love every single one of the previews you’ve posted and I can’t wait to see what else is in store! You’re one in a million sweet girl. So much love and hugs coming your way. THANK YOOOOOOU!!!! Xxxxxxx’

Kersey Mill and Jimmy’s Farm Wedding

Oh em geeee. Sorry that was a rubbish start to a new blog post but sometimes you just have to. I am not sure I can contain all the love I have for this wedding in a few short paragraphs, but I shall try. So, rewind to 2013 and I first meet the beautiful Nicola as bridesmaid and roommate of mine at Becca and Elyes’ rather fabulous Parisian wedding. I was lucky enough to be welcomed into Nicola and cousin Rebecca’s family with open arms and I can safely say I’ve adored them all ever since. To hear of her and Dan’s engagement was absolutely lovely but to be invited to photograph their day truly was the icing on the cake. (Pardon the pun Becca, I couldn’t resist…for those of you who don’t know Becca is responsible for all things cake and made an incredible five tier cheesecake for this wedding, no mean feat!). So the preparations began at the beautiful Salthouse Harbour Hotel, what a stunning little boutique gem! Tears began flowing early doors and I’m fairly certain didn’t stop all day. We then travelled to the beautiful Venue at Kersey Mill for their wedding ceremony. Being late October we had that super special Autumn light along with the best colours of the year in my opinion. Mini cheddars were munched and my first ribbon confetti run went off splendidly; it has to be said the amount of effort Nicola put into the detail of this wedding was mind-blowing, she made all the bouquets and decor and looked simply incredible in her dress, twirling away all day. I also have to mention that all the girls’ hair was done by the talented and lovely Hannah Collins, also a previous bride of mine (how lucky am I to get to see all my old couples again?!)

After some photos we then went onto a venue which will forever be a favourite. It involves animals. So not a great surprise that I loved it…it was the very awesome Jimmy’s Farm in Ipswich. WHAT a place to have a reception! Being October we were losing the light but we dashed round the farm stopping for a few photos with the sheep and just catching that incredible sunset, and a photo of which will be in my portfolio forever. Such a special moment between two incredible and loving people. The speeches were hilarious and heartwarming and to no-one’s surprise the dance-floor went off with a bang! I had SUCH an amazing day, and that wasn’t just down to the fact I was sitting next to gorgeous Joseph, Becca and Elyes’ son and page-boy who is quite frankly the best dinner date ever.

This wedding was so awesome it was also featured by my favourite wedding blog, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, so do check it out for some more of the details, so much to see! I have kept my favourites in this post to my usual though, the moments and the people. Have a nosey below and if you’re getting married at Jimmy’s Farm please do shout! I would love to be back in Suffolk again! Thank you Nicola and Dan, for being two of the best people I know. <3 xxx

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Sarah Craig Pennard House Somerset wedding photography

‘THANK YOU SO MUCH! You were better than the best on the day, in the run up and the photos are just everything we hoped and more. For me, it was like having a 5th bridesmaid – you calmed me and organised brilliantly. Words cannot do you justice and I cannot thank you enough. Our photos are truly wonderful and hold memories we will treasure now and forever.’

Somerset Country House Wedding

Sarah and Craig’s beautiful wedding is one I’ve been desperate to share as it is one of my most favourite weddings of all time. Being a wedding planner herself, Sarah knows precisely how to rock a wedding. I first met her a couple of years ago during another couple’s celebrations at Fetcham Park, and was utterly thrilled to be asked to photograph her and Craig’s wonderful day at Pennard House last September. What an amazing, stunning venue it is! We were blessed with that beautiful September sunshine and you couldn’t find a couple more deserving than these two.  Craig is one of the most decent men I’ve come across, along with his best man and twin brother, Darren, who I have to admit calling Craig a number of times during the day (sorry Darren!) even despite them wearing different coloured shoes! All the bridesmaids were incredibly lovely, fun and helpful in getting Sarah ready for her big day. What a beautiful room to prepare in! I am so very spoiled with regards to the places I am asked to work in, something I truly treasure.

The couple were married in the beautiful All Saints church, just a hop skip and a jump from Pennard House itself, and ironically I spotted a female guest doing just that seconds before Sarah was due to walk down the aisle…there is always one! :) It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony, and it was a pleasure to witness, despite not being allowed to take many photographs during the event itself. An excited confetti line up kicked off the reception drinks whilst Sarah and Craig and I wandered around the secret gardens for their couples’ session. The evening began with some brilliant speeches and was rounded off by some absolutely excellent moves from Sarah and Craig’s first dance right through to two grandad’s boogying on the dance-floor – a wedding right up my street indeed!

Being involved with such a wonderful day I couldn’t end this post without some special mentions, the incredibly stunning flowers by Jay Archer, a beautiful cake from Anna Cake Couture, and Penfold the wedding band – who were first choice for my own wedding! I’d also like to take this opportunity to dedicate this blog post to the very lovely Tim, Sarah’s older brother.

Here are my favourites from their beautiful day, one I will always be so grateful to have been a part of…. xxx

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