‘Oh my goodness Sophie, I can’t tell you how many VERY HAPPY tears your photos have just had us all shed today! A real mixture of laughter and sobbing! Thank you thank you thank you!!’
Hampton Court House Wedding
My penultimate wedding of 2022 and oh what a cracker! I had to send this Hampton Court House wedding straight to the blog because, well, just look at them. Kate & Ross, the absolutely loveliest, funniest and brilliant couple you could hope to meet. Winter weddings are not for the faint hearted, there is a lot to consider, weather being one of them, but mainly the venue. It simply must have space indoors for photos, and room to mingle so you don’t lose out on all those precious parts of a wedding day that can happen when spaces aren’t considered. I hadn’t photographed HCH in a few years, bar a styled shoot I co-hosted which was featured on Love My Dress, and it was a total joy to be back again.
It had snowed just a few days before so alongside the BEAUTIFUL and perfect low winter sun, we had gorgeous opportunity to brave the outdoors for some snowy Bushy Park shots.
Kate and Ross both got ready at The Mitre just down the road, again, a perfect spot and the cosiest hotel in winter. A London taxi ferried various members of the bridal and groom parties (including myself!) to Hampton Court House where all their guests eagerly awaited them. I was lucky enough to work alongside one of my recommended and favourite videographers, OWP Productions and we had a blast capturing this duo’s day for them. Make up was done by the fab Jojo Hicks and the flowers were by the one and only Fairy Nuff Flowers – all absolutely glorious.
I think it would be remiss of me not to mention Kate’s incredible wedding dress by Freda Bennet from The Waterloo Wedding Wardrobe – with stunning fabric and those sleeves! It was to die for and Kate took everyone’s breath away when she entered. The couple’s utter sweetheart of a dog, Poppy also competed with many show-stealing moments and had her very own bespoke collar made for her ring-bearing duties. Too much cute indeed. I could prattle on longer about how much I loved this wedding, but I think the photos will show just how much I adored it, so many moments, and glimpses and smiles, everything I could ask for, along with the best couple to boot.
Thank you Mr and Mrs C, you are going to have the loveliest life together I just know it. xxx
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