West Mill Darley Abbey | Derbyshire Wedding Photographer | Emma & Martin

Being a wedding photographer means you travel to some amazing places and you get to see some incredibly beautiful venues, but not all wedding venues are created equal. When I went to visit West Mill at Darley Abbey I knew it was something special and I couldn't wait for Emma and Martin's day to arrive in order to get the chance to photograph them there. I'm happy to say, it really didn't disappoint!

Emma and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready in a beautiful little cottage not too far from the venue, before heading to West Mill where Emma was to get married to the man of her dreams. 

Despite the rain coming out to play (but hey, it's meant to be good luck on your wedding day, right?!) the spirits weren't dampened and the excitement and joy continued for the rest of the day. I always think one of the signs of a great wedding is one where the dance floor is full all night, and once the band started playing the guests were straight up for a boogie, ensuring a brilliant and fun end to what was such a great day for Emma, Martin and their friends and family.

Notley Abbey | Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer | Kate & Matt

When you've had so much fun at a wedding, how do you choose just a few pictures to showcase it all. Tricky! 

Kate & Matt's big day started out at Kate's parents house before we headed to the beautiful Notley Abbey for the rest of the day. We even had the weather on our side, allowing everyone time to enjoy the first glimpses of summer this year and get outside into the sunshine. 

It was an amazingly relaxed day, though there were plenty of tears in the morning from Kate and her entourage but the eyes soon dried and the fun began! The rest of the day was simply a thoroughly enjoyable occasion all round, and once the music started that evening, the dance floor soon filled up and remained that way for the rest of the night. These guys sure can party! 

Dodford Manor | Northamptonshire Wedding Photographer | Emma & Steve

The first time I met this awesome couple was at a wedding fair and I remember thinking then that their wedding was one I definitely wanted to photograph. Happily a few weeks later I was booked in and looking forward to the big day almost as much as they were.

And I wasn't disappointed, what a fab day it was. We started early at they home where Emma was getting ready with her bridesmaid and flower girl. The laughter began, the prosecco was opened, and the sausage sandwiches went down a treat. 

From there we headed to the beautiful St Mary's church for the ceremony at Woburn before moving onto the lovely Dodford Manor for the reception and from then on the fun and laughter really stepped up another level.

The speeches had the guests, and at times us photographers, in stitches before the dancing started. And boy can these guys put on an epic dance as you'll see from the photos. The day finished with the band demanding a boy vs girl dance off. Not sure who won but I'm sure it'll be remembered by all who was there.

Sywell Grange | Northampton Wedding Photographer | Nic & Ed

Colour was the name of the day and didn't it just live up to its billing. From Nic's colourful bouquet to Ed's shimmering purple suit and everything in between. Even the sunshine came out to play to cast it's warm glow out towards us all.

Nic and Ed's rustic country wedding was a sheer delight to be at, they were such a chilled out couple, fun to be around and never without a smile on their faces as you'll see. The day started with laughter and that didn't relent until the last guest left that night.

Hopefully the photos picked up on just a little bit of that and I'm sure you'll be able to see just what a great day it was all round.

Bucks Railway Centre | Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer | Emily &Marcus

If ever you want a venue with just a little bit of a difference then the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is somewhere you should really have on your 'to look at' list. Colour, light, fun and something a completely different. It really is one to remember.

That's exactly what Emily and Marcus thought when they decided to have their big day there and what an awesome choice it was. With a bit of prep at a nearby hotel then rest of the day was spent enjoying themselves with their guests whilst milling around in between the memorabilia of yesteryear which creates quite a striking backdrop compared to your normal wedding venue!

They tied the knot, drank champagne, danced and laughed their way through their special day and it was an absolute joy to share it with them.

Enjoy!

The Great Barn, Aynho | Oxford Wedding Photographer | Laura & Chris

There was extra pressure on me for Laura and Chris' wedding at The Great Barn. Laura works with a good friend of mine, and after her recommendation the pictures had to be good. Thankfully, as I hope you agree, they were! :)

We had a mini tour of the region for this wedding too, from hair and makeup in Kenilworth, to Laura parents house, to Chris and Laura's home and then finally onto the Great Barn in Aynho, which is a stunningly beautiful venue with its enclosed garden, small working farm and beautiful grounds and lake.

The weather even played its part during the day too, only raining when we were all inside and the sun coming out right when we needed it. 

It really was a lovely day, capped off at the end by a wonderfully chaotic ceilidh which had everyone in giggles.

Dodford Manor | Northampton Wedding Photographer | Jayde & Matt

At the beginning of the summer I was honoured to shoot the wedding of Jayde and Matt, at the incredible Dodford Manor Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue Northamptonshire. Fast becoming one of my favourite venues, I was excited to be a part of this lovely couple's special day.

Having got to know Jayde and Matt in the year or so since they booked me, I knew the wedding would be really fun and I was almost as excited as them as the day approached! I'm sure you can see from the photographs that Jayde, Matt and their nearest and dearest did nothing but smile and laugh all day. Happiness is infectious and I hope you feel it when you look at these images, I know I certainly do! Hope you like the little selection - let me know what you think in the comments below!

Millbridge Court | Surrey Wedding Photographer | Sam & Dan

Sam and Dan met me at one of my first ever wedding fairs, and I've been looking forward to the big day ever since. They chose to tie the knot at the stunning Millbridge Court in Surrey and after seeing the venue I just couldn't wait for the wedding to see it fully decorated and full of guests for their big day!

We woke to perfect weather. A good omen for the day ahead! As the girls got ready the prosecco was flowing and it was laughs and giggles all around. There was a charming, rustic feel to the decor and everyone has a really fantastic day. I wanted to share a few images to give you a flavour of the day - I hope you like them!