Us Brits are pretty familiar with the crazy weather changes of good old blighty, but the constant shift in conditions can play havoc with your wedding day plans. You may have planned to have your wedding photos out in the gardens of the venue, but then torrential rain hits, or you’re wearing a beautiful strapless gown and the temperature had plummeted to under 10 degrees. It’s the kind of thing that keeps a bride-to-be up at night.
When Katie and Matt first got in touch with me about their relaxed wedding in Hackney, I was so excited – they were planning the most relaxed urban wedding with friends, family and even dogs! Katie and Matt are the most fun people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!
Kirsty and Joe got married at the gorgeous Tudor Barn, Eltham, in August. It was a brilliant summery wedding, with tarot cards on the tables and homemade paper cranes creating an awesome photobooth backdrop.
Back in February I headed to Somerset for the first retreat hosted by the London Wedding Breakfast Club cleverly titled “Brunchfest” but boy was there more than brunch! The idea of the retreat was that everyone could take a much needed chill out after a super busy wedding season and have 4 days to just unwind, relax, share and have fun.
We’ve all been to those weddings where we’re left standing around having awkward conversations with distant relatives about how our cat is doing while the bride and groom are off having their photos done, and it can feel like an eternity!
I met up with Gina & Mark and their little pug Ernie not too long ago on a super warm Sunday afternoon for their pre-wedding engagement shoot. They're getting married in Croydon in October with a warehouse vibe so we thought it would be cool to venture around a park for their shoot so they some different images to what we'll take on the wedding day (think more industrial streets and graffiti) I suggested Victoria Park in Hackney as it was fairly easy for them to get too and not too far from me and was pretty chuffed to find out that Gina used to leave near there so had some sweet nostalgia to it too!
When Kelsey and Emma first got in touch with me about their same sex wedding in Chelmsford, I was so excited – having recently relocated to Australia where Emma is from, they were planning a relaxed barn wedding with an outdoor ceremony, and it was to be my first same sex wedding! Kelsey and Emma are the most fun people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!
Anna and Matt got married at the awesome Colville Hall, Chelmsford, a few weeks ago. It was a wonderful wedding, with ivy everywhere and giant balloons on the tables. Check out their preview below!
I saw a post in one of those Facebook groups the other week, you know the ones, buy/see/rent/sell your soul for your wedding etc. (don't even try to deny that you haven't joined one, we all know everyone does, even if it's just for the giggles!) But it got me thinking, someone asked if they needed to wear white wedding shoes, someone else asked what shoes to wear with an Ivory wedding dress, someone else was struggling to find "bridal shoes". To me, if a bride wears shoes to her wedding, they're bridal shoes right? So I decided to look through some of my galleries to remind myself what shoes some of my brides had worn and upon further inspection not that many had opted for whatever a traditional white/ivory bridal shoe is meant to be, so here's an idea of what shoes you can wear with your dress!