What a truely wonderful day – Dave & Jo have such amazing family & friends and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! I’ve got some time to edit the rest of their photos (thank goodness as I took a fair few!) as they are currently sunning themselves for 2 weeks on their Honeymoon – have a great time guys 🙂 And just in case you happen to be checking in on facebook to gloat 😉 hopefully you’ll see this sneaky peek! xx
Everyone says it’s all about the bride on the wedding day, it’s a standing joke – even most grooms say it in jest when I meet couples for the first time. Well this past Saturday really was all about Tina but only because Mark was so sick, poor guy, he only just made the ceremony! Then I managed 2 or 3 shots afterwards before he had to go for a lie down / pray to the porcelain god! I felt so dreadful for him & Tina but he made it back for the speeches and the first dance thanks to a few pharmaceuticals! Bless him… Throughout the entire day Tina remained calm and looked absolutely stunning – what an amazing woman. I really hope they’ll be able to look at these photos and smile – they might not want to relive the day just yet but … they did it – they got married!! At least I took lots of photos of their gorgeous little man for them to make up for the lack of couple’s shots! The location Mannings Heath Golf Club is a fabulous venue – so many lovely backdrops for photos (even if we never quite got around to a stroll across the green…!) Congratulations Mr & Mrs Bartholomew… such a lovely couple, any time you want to get dolled up again I promise to come and take a few more photos, of you together x !!
Emma and Jeremy booked me a long long time ago, I remember getting lots of cuddles with their baby daughter whilst they browsed through some of my sample albums and I thought then what a fab couple they were and lovely parents too and I warmed to them straight away. We had a great autumnal pre wedding / family shoot in Hotham Park back in November and after having such a giggle with them then, I knew their special day would be wonderful and it really was a fab day. I love Arundel – the town itself is so pretty and the town hall is a magnificent building on Maltravers Street with gorgeous stone archways, a beautiful spiral staircase and a large ceremony room upstairs filled with natural light and an adjoining terrace with great views (ideal place for drinks and nibbles and a group photo after the nuptials, weather permitting of course!). Luckily the weather held out for us until a bit later in the afternoon and they even got to drive in their chitty chitty bang bang car with the roof down. (Sorry not sure what the real make/model of the car is, lovely chauffeur though – met him before at Holly & Stu’s wedding in Worthing a while back!)… Emma and the girls, including little Maisie all got ready in the Norfolk Arms – what a fun, quirky place with its wonky door frames, old antiques dotted about and the secret door onto the balcony area in the grand hall – love it! Emma looked so beautiful, she brought a tear to a few people’s eyes as she walked down the aisle. Her bridesmaids all looked gorgeous too and Maise was the most adorable little flower girl ever, I suppose I ought to add that Jeremy didn’t scrub up too badly either! He he he 😉 Their whole day was perfect and so laid back, it was lovely to be a part of it and capture it all and more – goodness knows how many photos I took! The weather turned just as we were wondering off to do their couples portraits so instead of castle ruins we just got a couple of snaps in the car park and then later on under the big street lamp in the alleyway of the hotel! But hopefully you’ll agree from the photos that Jeremy & Emma looked simply amazing in their car park & alleyway pics! 😉 Here are (quite) a few of my favourites… I’ve just remembered the chocolate fountain, the groovy disco lights on the dancefloor… ah the list goes on – have a look for yourselves! Great day… thanks again Emma & Jeremy for chosing me to be your photographer xx
Blue skies, sunshine and a light frosting of snow on the ground, gorgeous couple, fantastic venues, wonderful friends and family – how lucky was I to capture it all?!
Rachel & Jason got married in Drayton Church of the Resurrection, close to where Rachel grew up and what a delightful ceremony it was. Her parents are very active members of the church and this showed with the sheer quantity of all their lovely friends & family who attended to wish Rachel & Jason well. It was a beautiful service with a fair few giggles (just about managed to remain discrete to the side when laughing about a can of Boddingtons and widgets!), lots of smiles and some awsome trumpet playing and singing too. Then we went on to Farbridge or Lavant Valley Barn near Chichester for their wedding breakfast & reception. What a gorgeous venue – nestled in the south downs – and with that little bit of snow on the hills it really did look stunning. The catering company Buns to Banquets did a marvelous job with the canopés and meal – I’m always grateful for a place at a table to join in the festivities with your friends and of course sample / photograph the food for myself! Loved the little bits of rope so we could all have a go at tying the knot too! It really was a spectacular day from start to finish and talking of finishes… a little bit of Kayley or Ceilidh dancing should be a must at every wedding 🙂
What a wonderful, happy day it was in Arundel today at the town hall and then the Norfolk Arms, we were so lucky with the weather in the morning – the roof even came down on the car! But I was even luckier to have been Jeremy & Emma’s photographer as I really did have such a fantastic day. I’m beginning to feel a bit like a wedding crasher with a camera as it just doesn’t feel like work! I was made to feel so welcome by all their friends and family, thank you everyone! Here are some of my favourites from my quick look through their photos as I was backing them up this evening. Loads more to follow soon I’m sure!
The beautiful flowers were by the ever fabulous Lou Davis of Daisies in Middleton-on-Sea, in fact she recommended me to Emma for this wedding so a massive thank you to you Lou! 🙂
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