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! :)

This wedding venue hopped all over the place, 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!

Chelsea Old Town | Kensington Wedding | Becky & Rob

As far as small and intimate weddings go, Becky and Rob got it spot on. Not that you generally think of central London as small and intimate! The day started off with Becky getting ready at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn with just her one bridesmaid, mum and Rob's young daughter for company. A quick taxi ride later and we found ourselves at Chelsea Old Town Hall registry office for the ceremony where their closest friends and family were awaiting them. Once done there, we avoided the rain squall and headed to Room 34 in Mayfair for a sit down meal and a relaxed evening of fun and laughter. 

The one star of the entire day however was Kaitlin, Rob's daughter. She excitedly got ready with the girls, including some funky dancing, proudly watched and participated in the ceremony and then through tears, welcomed Becky into the family with lots of hugs and love. I'm sure you can see the emotion in the photos of her.

It really was an honour to be a part of such a special day for the happy couple and their families. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Taplow House | Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer | Emily & Alan

Just how do you condense an entire day down to a few pictures for a blog!? I've still no idea! When the wedding is as beautiful, sunny, fun and enjoyable as this one it's so hard picking the favourites out to show you all.

Emily and Alan tied the knot at the stunning Taplow House in Buckinghamshire on a day where the weather more than played its part in proceedings and allowed everyone to enjoy their drinks outside in the heat of the sun for one of the first times this year.

We had a super relaxed day all round, Emily and her nearest and dearest began proceedings away from Taplow House before travelling the short distance through the countryside to continue with their hair and makeup in the bridal suit. Alan and his best man were already there and as you can see, doing some last minute alternations to their speeches! 

The ceremony and the rest of the day was simple, elegant and fun all throughout. We even had a drone to play with at one point! And once the music started, the dance floor was filled with family and friends enjoying themselves to the fullest.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

 

Second Photographer: Rachel Ulph
Hair & Makeup: Kate Edwards Hair & Beauty