Sarah and David

Sarah and David initially planned to get married earlier in the year in Edinburgh.  I’d really wanted to capture their day so it was a shame to realise that if I took it on, I would not have made it back for another wedding the following morning in Northamptonshire.  I can’t say I wasn’t a tiny bit gutted but as fate would have it, Sarah and David ended up changing the location for their special day and it all fell beautifully into my diary 😉

Sarah made quite an entrance when she arrived in an immaculate navy blue Subaru which tied in perfectly with their colour scheme of navy blue, baby blue, dusty pink and white.

David & Sarah had a lovely service and I could see from the amount of tissues being passed around that this wedding meant a great deal to the friends and family who attended.  For some of the younger guests, this was their first experience of a wedding and I was touched to see that they too, were moved by the service.

Newport Pagnell was the location for David and Sarah’s wedding reception.  The couple had decorated the room and put on a huge display of food.  Sarah had made the most amazing 4 tier cake with each layer a different colour AND flavour.  I got to try a piece (for research purposes of course!) and can say it was delicious.  I wasn’t the only one who ended up trying more than one of the flavours.

The evening got lively as Sarah swapped her heels and wedding dress for some funky white flats and a classic little white dress.  The kids certainly gave the adults a good run for their money on the dance floor.  For some so young, I can’t believe how well behaved the children were all day and late into the evening.  A real credit to Sarah, David and their family.

Thanks for having me xx

Jemma and Chris

One of my favourite events to photograph are weddings.  You get to spend such a lot of time with the couple and their family that you quickly build up a rapport with them and begin to feel relaxed in each others company.  There is something very special about covering all aspects of the day, the journey from PJs to Princess to Party.  I feel pleased that I am collecting images that they will enjoy for a long time after their wedding day is over.

Jemma & Chris’ wedding was at The Parkside Hotel in Woughton on the Green.  After being promised massive rainstorms all week I’d hatched a ‘Wet Plan’ for the photos.  Jemma’s bridesmaid’s prayers must have been answered because it turned out to be a glorious sunny day and we were able to get outside for some shots in the pretty surroundings.

Although it was a 2pm service, Jemma began her bridal preparations at 9am.  This meant I was able to get a lot of images of her getting ready before dashing off to Chris’ parents’ house to capture him completing all those finishing touches.  It is such a privilege to be able to show a bride and groom the ‘other side’ of how the morning carried out before they were reunited at the service.

Jemma and Chris had called in a lot of skills from their friends and family to make their day very personal to them.  From the funky flat shoes, the cake, the hairstyling, to the table centres, it was clear that a lot of effort had been put in to make a day that was uniquely theirs.

The couple decided they didn’t want to open the dance floor with a slow dance so Jemma quickly got things started Gangnam Style.