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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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Lucy Rich Stone Barn Cotswolds Wedding Photography

Since I’ve realised how poor I am at blogging (I have 8 more or so from 2017 still to share!) I decided to switch things up a bit, and post my previews from weddings straight to my blog – hurrah! I love sharing a little sneak peek of the story from a wedding within a few days after, and since so much of my work is focused on the natural, candid moments it’s expanded my preview selection from five to around fifty!

So back to this particular day in question. Lucy and Rich. The most beautiful barn in the Cotswolds, called Cripps Stone Barn or simply Stone Barn, surrounded by the most breathtaking countryside with a rustic, modern feel. It’s certainly a very special place. It was my first visit to the barn, and I sincerely hope not my last! Lucy got ready with her fabulous girls a short way away in the lovely Old Stocks Inn, and was driven by her father to the ceremony whereby the calm and happy Rich awaited her. The light in the ceremony room was SO pretty, it ticked all my ‘happy photographer face’ boxes and the confetti tunnel was just AWESOME! Lucy and Rich wanted a laid back vibe with minimal formals, so I was left to capture the day naturally which was a lovely way to spend the reception. I *might* have made them go out in the rain for five minutes or so however for some portraits!

It was lovely to have along with me my favourite videographer, Steve from Skinny Boy Films, who’s always a joy to work with, and an absolutely incredibly talented chap! The gorgeous understated but beautifully pretty flowers were provided by Luna in the Wild, and Lucy’s stunning dress was by one of my faves, Naomi Neoh. All in all I was spoilt to work on such an incredible day, which was filled with so much laughter and some absolutely amazing dance-moves! I can’t wait to blog this wedding in full, but here are some sneak peeks for now. Thank you Lucy and Rich for having me as part of your day! I hope you love your previews!! <3 xxx

 

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Lucinda Oliver Nutbourne Vineyard Wedding Sussex Wedding Photography

“I have goosebumps, feel a little jelly legged and have had a proper cry whilst looking through these. I’ve only had a quick flick through as i’m at work, but all I can say is WOW. I can’t wait to spend time tonight going through them all one by one. You are truly a very talented lady and I can’t get over how beautiful all the pictures are – the light, colours etc. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.”

West Sussex Vineyard Wedding

Ok I’ll admit, whilst it’s busy wedding season it’s hard to keep up with the old blogging. But each year I shoot SO many beautiful weddings and some of them I just HAVE to share. This one was written firmly on my ‘to blog’ list on my journey home. Lucinda and Oliver, WHAT a day. I absolutely adore the pair of them. Gorgeous, talented and the sweetest people you could wish to meet.

I have a major girl crush on Lucinda and her wedding look. THAT flower crown (I will always swoon over flower crowns) and her absolutely beautiful bespoke Charlie Brear dress, which fitted her perfectly. Lucinda is effortlessly gorgeous so it’s no surprise that Oliver was blown away when he saw her.

Oliver and his brothers have a chain of incredible restaurants in London and the food adoring the wedding was second to none. I have never been so desperate to sneak in a few canapés before! They were married at a beautiful and quaint church in West Sussex nearby to the incredible reception, Nutbourne Vineyards, childhood home to Oliver. I don’t think I was quite prepared for SUCH a ‘back garden wedding’!! The weather was as it should have been, beautiful sunshine and fluffy clouds without being scorching, what a rarity for a bank holiday in August! I’m convinced my couples are the best which is why they get the best weather <3

After an emotional end to the ceremony whereby Lucinda’s brother sang for them, we hopped, skipped and tractor rode our way to the vineyard to enjoy a lovely and relaxed reception complete with steel drums. Side note, more weddings should have steel drums. Let’s not forget one of the longest confetti runs either! I will NEVER tire of photographing confetti…always so much fun.

We had a few wonderful speeches to round off a simply wonderful day, kudos once again to Lucinda for delivering a confident and brilliant speech – MORE bridal speeches please! And I made my exit shortly after the cake cutting. I have SUCH fond memories of this wedding. I mean, stunning vineyard vistas aside, what really makes weddings for me is the people. And I just adore these two, Lucinda and Oliver, I’m sorry it took me almost a year to blog your beautiful wedding, but I hope you’re having the best Summer so far and have wonderful things plans for your first anniversary in a few weeks. Here are some of my favourites from your beautiful day! <3

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