Blakelands Country House | West Midlands Photographer | Becky & Andrew

When you turn up to the venue and the first thing you hear is laugher coming from the direction of where the bride is getting ready you know it’s going to be a good day. And wasn’t it just.

Spending the morning with Becky and her band of bridesmaids was a sheer delight. Tears, laughter, music and prosecco kept us all entertained through the first few hours of this beautiful day with the rest of it being just was relaxed an enjoyable as the start.

The sun shone as Becky and Andrew said their ‘I do’s’ and happily stayed with us for the rest of the day. However, even if it hadn’t been there shining on us, nothing would have dampened the spirit of the day. The guys even got chance to sneak into a corner to watch the end of the Champions League final whilst the girls stuck to the more traditional Champagne drinking on a wedding day.

It all culminated in a beautiful evening of dancing, drinking, some of the best photo booth prop photos and a great deal of fun, which hopefully, you can see from the photos.

Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | Baslow Village Hall | Jess & Lee

You shouldn’t really have favourite weddings, and I obviously don’t, but if I did, this one would be up there.

I met Jess & Lee at a little wedding fair where only two couples turned up all day (ego boost here, they both booked me!) so these guys made that very dull day well worthwhile. After chatting about our shared love of cycling and Lee telling me about all his planed adventures on the back of his bike I was hopeful we’d be a good match, and so it proved.

Their big day started in Sheffield city centre where Jess and her bridesmaids crammed into a small hotel room for some giggles, prosecco and the biggest bacon sandwiches you’ve ever seen. In true laid back groom style, Lee got suited and booted and headed down to his favourite coffee shop and then to the pub, why not hey.

A short walk through the centre of a wintery Sheffield, dress blowing in the wind and Jess looking magnificent, we arrived at Sheffield Town Hall. A Christmas brass band outside who soon stopped whatever tune they were making the city groove to and started up a rendition of “Here Comes The Bride’ as Jess and her troop headed inside into the warm made it feel extra special.

Once the ‘I do’s’ were completed we all piled into the vintage bus waiting for us outside. A stunning drive through the Peaks to the little village of Baslow followed, where they’d transformed the local village hall into the cutest wedding day set up you’ve seen. Bunting, fairy lights, an afternoon tea complete with vintage china tea cups, along with a bit of Christmas cheer and the evening party was ready to go.

Really, these guys knew how to party! Taking to the stage of the hall for their first dance, everyone soon joined them to dance the night away to whatever Indie tune blasted its way through the speakers next, only stopping briefly when the pizza van arrived to fill a few empty stomachs.

This was a great day, with great people who made some amazing memories for themselves, and for me. Thanks guys, you rock!

Barton Hall Hotel | Northampton Wedding Photographer | Steph & James

It seemed to take forever from initially meeting these guys until their wedding actually came around but when it did, it was worth the wait.

Steph and James are a pretty chilled out couple and that’s the way their day panned out too. As soon as I arrived the room was already a hive of activity with hair and makeup on the go, prosecco already opened, music blaring and giggles and laughter everywhere. It really was a fun way to start the day and from then on in, the fun didn’t stop.

Cue more laugher and fun and guests who just added to the party atmosphere - the day was destined to be nothing less than amazing in every way possible.

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!