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Lucy Simon Surrey Garden Marquee wedding Sophie Duckworth Photography

 

“All I can say is wow. I knew the photos were going to be good having seen your previous work but oh my, nothing prepared me for how utterly awesome these photos are. You’ve truly outdone yourself. Simon and I can’t stop looking at them. We are so sad the day is done but so unbelievably glad it happened and you were there to capture it in such wonderful glory! Our comments consisted of: “oh I love that one” “oh that one’s great” “no that’s my favourite, no, THAT’s my favourite. Honestly we love them so much. Thank you!”

Surrey Garden Wedding

Lucy and Simon’s beautiful back garden wedding at home was up there with one of my favourites of 2017. Yes that’s right, I’m still sharing last year’s weddings because I shoot so many beautiful days and I find it SO hard to choose just a few to blog as well as running the business so please accept this, over a year later! This was a special wedding for me for a number of reasons, not least because my lovely fiancé came and joined me as chief ‘light stand holder’ for the dancing ;)! But mainly because I’d been lucky enough to meet and spend time with Lucy at her friend Sarah’s wedding where I’d been the photographer. It’s always nerve-wracking receiving enquiries before you’re due to meet a potential client, spending the day with them and waiting with baited breath hoping they will like what you do for others, so I felt very honoured when Lucy and Simon said they still wanted me! Yay! The wedding was held very close to my old home, where I spent many happy years, so in advance I knew it was going to be a good’un!

Lucy chose a bespoke Jesus Peiro dress, from the one and only Miss Bush Bridal for her stunning gown. She looked SO chic, beautiful and elegant, with such a beautiful up-do and classic natural make up. Being a bit of a stunner it wasn’t going to be difficult to turn her into such gorgeous bride, but I’m fairly sure she still took Simon’s breath away when she walked down the aisle, at the lovely and quaint St Thomas of Canterbury in East Clandon. We had PERFECT September weather, for which I was very grateful! The whole day felt relaxed, cheerful, full of the right sort of giggly tears and it was plain sailing from the word go. The dream. I have to pinch myself regularly that my job is to turn up and document days such as these.

After a brilliant confetti run taking over the whole of the lane, Lucy, Simon and I hopped into the car to Hatchlands Park to spend a bit of time alone (them, not me..ha!) and capture a few couple photos. We returned to a sun-drenched, flower-filled garden with the loveliest marquee and decor. The guests were in full swing enjoying the wonderful Two Many Cooks food (so wonderful they’re doing my wedding next year!) and the brilliant music from Shine On (who I am lucky enough to work with a few times, check them out, they’re on my favourites list!). After some candids we managed the all important group photos and one of my favourite things of all time…outdoor speeches! SUCH a lovely idea if you’re considering a more laid back wedding. I have to give HUGE credit to Simon’s speech. It was simply, incredible. He did a sort of rap/song/speech and the words and rhyming were outstanding, I’ve never been so impressed in all my 200+ weddings! His best man had some rather interesting things to divulge and it was a thoroughly enjoyable part of the day to capture. Not forgetting Lucy’s Dad who of course, brought on a few tears and many proud face moments

After the meal we had some dancing, and a confetti canon, which I still secretly hope all my couples organise, since it’s such a gorgeous addition to the first dance! I said my goodbyes knowing I was lucky enough to be seeing Lucy once more this Summer, at the lovely Louise & Greg’s wedding too. It was such a huge privilege to be a part of Simon and Lucy’s wedding day. Two absolutely lovely, funny, sweet people, TOTALLY made for each other and who made me feel like one of the guests all day. I have the fondest memories looking back at their photos, so I hope this snippet gives you an idea of what a lovely time we all had! Happy belated one year anniversary Lucy and Simon! I know the next year for you is a big one! :) Enjoy and thank you so much for having me along for the ride xxx

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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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