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Alex Kraig Millbridge Court Surrey Wedding Photography

“These are fantastic! Thank you so much for all your hard work. We have lots of favourites so far! Our parents have loved having a look as well – Thanks again so much they really are spectacular.”

Millbridge Court Wedding

So I’m writing this on a very wet and soggy March evening. The day before my first wedding of 2018 and it’s given me just the boost and excitement for this year’s wedding season that I needed. There will be only one Alex and Kraig. This is one awesome couple, and I am genuinely not sure I will meet such a fantastically fun bunch of people as themselves and their guests ever again. EVERYWHERE I turned there was laughter, utter joy and downright sauciness (I’ve had to exclude a few photos from the end of my evening with them!) :)

It all happened at the incredibly stunning Millbridge Court, in Frensham, Surrey. Oof what a venue, this was my first outdoor ceremony held at Millbridge and whilst I rarely include detail shots in my blog post, I just sort of had to, because the flowers on this day were something else. Jay Archer, you’re an absolute genius. Her team created the most magnificent flower arch for the Arbor at Millbridge, and yes, the biggest bouquet you’re likely to ever see. It took two hands to pass it to Alex who quite honestly nailed carrying it ALL day! Utterly beautiful. This wedding had it all, Alex’s stunning and funky ‘bouff’ – named by one of my favourites, Carolanne who was the legend behind creating it, THE most gorgeous Sophia Webster shoes and of course delicious food by those ever clever folk at Kalm Kitchen. Not only that, I had the fabulous Bea with me second shooting, who did a fabulous job in capturing some wonderful moments for me.

Back to the day, I’ve always loved Millbridge, and I’m jolly excited to be back there this year four times, but this July absolute scorcher of a wedding simply had my heart singing. The ceremony was full to the brim with emotion, so many tears from lovely Kraig, and so many smiles from their guests. The reception was filled with music and moves from the awesome Doolally Tap, and the speeches more giggles and glances. I love a cake cutting with a bit of ‘stuffing into the mouth’ too…I think that’s how they all should be done! This time the beautiful cake was made by the lovely Andi Freeman, and dressed up with more of Jay’s beautiful florals.

I honestly couldn’t have loved this wedding any more, Kraig was the best laugh and took it all in his stride despite not being one for photos, and Alex is simply the sweetest and most fun bride I’ve known. She had a custom made leather jacket to wear in the evening which she totally rocked and I couldn’t resist grabbing a few shots of the two of them just having a laugh and being themselves by the Arbor later on in the day. MORE weddings like this please! I have to thank the brilliant staff at Millbridge Court too, it’s such a fabulous venue, run flawlessly, and I am very privileged to be a partner and supplier for them.

Here’s to you, Alex and Kraig! Thank you for being truly awesome, one hundred per cent yourselves, and for totally rocking your wedding day. Here are some of my favourites!! <3 xxx

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Sarah Chris Haberdashers Hall London Wedding Photography

“I honestly don’t know how we can thank you enough for how asbolutely amazing you made our wedding day – you being there alongside us MADE the day – you kept us smiling & calm and captured the absolute best moments of what was truly the best day of our lives! The photos are STUNNING Sophie! “

Haberdashers’ Company Wedding

There are some weddings which will stick in my mind forever and Sarah and Chris’ is definitely one of them. Since they’re living in the States, I had a lovely call one day from Sarah’s mother, Martha, who essentially said I was so much like Sarah that she had to show her my work. All I can say is when I met the family at the Haberdashers’ Company Hall a few months later I couldn’t have been more flattered, Sarah quite frankly is the most adorable, beautiful, smiley and fun individual, EVER. Not to mention her brilliantly lovely family, her bridesmaids (best bridesmaids ever!?) and of course the wonderful man she chose to marry, Chris. And what a team Chris came with too…there was so much love in this wedding I am not convinced I was entirely ‘together’ for much of it!

Things kicked off at Sarah’s folks’ awesome home nearby, with Percy pigs, Bucks Fizz and happy people getting ready galore. I skipped off to the Hall down the road to meet Chris and his men, all looking dapper in their tuxes, learning how to do button holes (or ‘boutonnieres’ as the groomsmen called them), with great difficulty and giggles! Sarah had the most stunning flower-crown made for her by the clever lady in charge of all the blooms, Kenza from Peppermint Poppy, and I was SO impressed at how well it lasted – apparently long into the night and next morning I heard!

The ceremony was simply beautiful, filled with all of the tears, some lovely smiles and sweet moments in abundance. The weather thankfully held out as the guests enjoyed reception drinks in the courtyard of the very cool and modern Haberdashers’ Hall, whilst Sarah, Chris and I explored the surrounding streets of London for their couples’ session.

Sarah and Chris did a joint speech after an hilarious one by Chris’ best man, and a beautifully emotional one by Tony, Sarah’s father. Out came the desserts and on came the music for the first dance. Witnessing a dance floor go off the way Sarah and Chris’ did, is why I absolutely LOVE shooting the party! SO much passion, laughter and downright dodgy dance-moves; just the way I like it!

I will find it hard not to go on and on and I really struggled to keep this blog post to acceptable viewing levels, I could easily have included 200 images! Instead I chose to pull out my favourite moments, faces and of course Sarah’s beaming and infectious smile. Chris and Sarah, it was SO lovely to get to know you, I found you and your families so unbelievably loving and warm to be around, and I shall miss you loads. Keep in touch, and may you have the best of lives together <3 xxx

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Alice Steve Farnham Castle Surrey Wedding Photography

“Thank you so so much for being so wonderful on our wedding day from helping to iron my dress, to organising our (occasionally) challenging family members. Everyone has been telling us how fantastic you were, we already knew! It was so great to know you were around to capture our memories. Thank you so much, the photos are truly wonderful.”

Summer Farnham Castle Wedding

This was my third visit to the beautiful venue that is Farnham Castle, and I’m now convinced having shot my fourth last Autumn that this place has its own micro-climate, it’s always blessed with incredible evening light! So, back to Alice and Steve, I first met them for a drink in a pub in Guildford and I immediately clicked with them both knowing full well I wanted to photograph their day. Thankfully they chose and trusted me to be a part of what was an INCREDIBLE day, despite me being pooped on by an enormous goose-type bird half way through the day. (Note to self, do not wear white based dresses as a photographer) ;)

Both Alice and Steve got ready at the castle, and were married in the gorgeous and perfectly formed Norman Chapel. It was so intimate and relaxed, and definitely filled with emotion. A quick hop, skip and a jump down to the main steps and the couple were showered with confetti from head to toe…I love confetti (name me a person who doesn’t) but I genuinely believe one day I will break my neck going backwards down those stairs at the castle!! :) Thankfully I didn’t and the guests enjoyed the sunny and warm reception. We wandered off to make the most of the stunning grounds, and give Alice and Steve a little alone time before heading in for speeches. I think possibly my favourite moment was when Alice’s father held up her childhood teddy to narrate half of his speech with, I might have blubbed a tad at this point!

Once the heavenly food had been scoffed, everyone headed back outdoors to enjoy the most beautiful golden hour, giving Alice and Steve a chance to practise one of the finest first dance’s I’ve ever witnessed! The lifts were AMAZING!! I was most impressed and feel so grateful to have been there to capture it. I will always, ALWAYS have the fondest memories of this wedding, but mainly Steve and Alive themselves, it was SUCH a pleasure getting to know them, and was even lovelier to be able to catch up with them for coffee post wedding just to hand over their photographs. Here are a few of my particular favourites from one hell of a beautiful day in June.

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