A Natural DIY Wedding in England

Lena and Ed are a naturally warm couple with sunny dispositions, characteristics echoed by the perfect beauty of their natural garden wedding.

For the ceremony they choose the classic feel of the ever charming Tunbridge Wells Town Hall with its ornate and lively interior. Lena takes the trophy for quickest bride preparation ever – she opted for a natural, makeup-free face, a quick swipe of nail polish, and a simple yet beautiful dress. Together the combination allowed her natural beauty to really shine through and she looked absolutely lovely.  

Lena and Ed’s ceremony was followed by a sunny, outdoor garden reception at Ed’s house that was both simple and effortlessly beautiful at the same time. Lena herself arranged the flowers and made sweet little gift bags full of seeds for each guest to take home with them.

The food was wonderful and they even provided some raw food options! As the celebration progressed the guests enjoyed staying outside in the warmth and beauty of the garden. There was a lot of friendly conversation and smiles throughout the day with a particularly funny speech from the best man getting everyone laughing.

It was a joy to photograph Lena and Ed together for their wedding day. They’re just radiantly happy people and are so blissfully in love, capturing their true beauty was easy. It was a real pleasure to spend such special moments with them and their family and friends on such a warm and beautiful day.

But there’s more - Lena and Ed also had a fabulous and unique love story photoshoot in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

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Wedding photographer London, England, Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
Wedding photography London,  Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
Wedding photographer London, England, Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
Wedding photography London, England, Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
Wedding photographer London, England, Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
Wedding photographer London, England, Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
Wedding photography London, England, Tunbridge Wells Town Hall
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Memorable Wedding in Richmond Park: Jeff & Matt

Jeff & Matt are two very special and unique people. Jeff is from Brazil and Matt is from the UK, and together they make very charming and handsome couple. As soon as you meet them their warm and friendly personalities make you feel instantly at ease.

For their venue Jeff and Matt chose the lovely Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. The beautiful simplicity of the lodge with the elegant touches they added created a perfect stage for the memorable and emotionally charged day. The ceremony and reception were full of excitement with loved ones from all over coming together to celebrate and honor them. Even some of Jeff’s relatives from Brazil were able to attend, including his sister and brother-in-law with their children.

After the ceremony we were fortunate to steal a moment for a quick walk through the park together. Not only were we able to capture some wonderful couples shots against the autumn background, but we even caught a glimpse of some very majestic looking deer!

Just before dinner, guests enjoyed a caipirinha - a nice touch and thoughtful nod to Jeff’s Brazilian heritage. As the night went on Jeff & Matt spent time laughing and playing with the many children in attendance while the Gillan Edgar Band played live music in the background.

Many old friends were in attendance and it was obvious by their speeches that these two leave a special mark on everyone they meet. There was so much love and support expressed, it was truly moving. I can’t say enough good things about this wedding, it was absolutely fantastic and I feel so lucky to have been a part of capturing these moments on film!

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Wedding Photographer Richmond Park London
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Wedding Photography Richmond Park London
Wedding Photographer Richmond Park London
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Wedding Photographer Pembroke Lodge London
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Wedding Photographer Richmond Park London
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Wedding photography in Sussex: Steph and Rob

As a destination wedding photographer, I’ve seen my share of breathtaking scenery, beautiful people, and; of course, exquisite weddings. That being said, it’s not every day I get to photograph such perfectly partnered people.

Together Rob and Steph are all at once witty and charming, open and reserved. They’re one of those special couples that are a joy to watch, their love for one another and their exuberance in being together is evident from the first moment you meet them.

Steph; being from East Grinstead, chose Swithun’s Church as the perfect place for her and Rob to exchange vows. Inside the church the lighting was lovely and soft, and the banisters and archways were ornate and colorful, together providing a traditional and beautiful atmosphere for the ceremony. After the vows we moved to the East Court Estate to celebrate in the Meridian Hall where the lush countryside views provided a lovely backdrop for mingling as well as group photos.

There were so many wonderful moments throughout the day with family and friends gathered together, sharing laughter and making memories; even Steph’s grandparents were able to attend—and they traveled all the way from China to do so! This wedding was really fun to be a part of. One of the most memorable parts; besides the vows, of course, was listening to a very funny and touching speech by Rob followed by a performance from his band, which included two of his groomsmen.

All in all, the little details added up to a perfect day. The dress from Catherine Deane was ethereal and light; the food, catered by Caroline Brussel, was delicious and meticulously plated. The flowers were assembled by the bride and some helpers, each bouquet was colorful, and charmingly complementary to the traditional setting at Swithuns. It was a beautiful place to be.

I am so grateful to be able to shoot for couples like Rob and Steph. Being given the opportunity to capture their love, and the love and joy of their family and friends, is exactly why I am a wedding photographer. Thank you for letting me share in your special day.

Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photography in Sussex
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photography in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photography in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
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Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photography in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photography in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photography in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London
Wedding photographer in UK: Sussex, London

Traditional wedding in Christchurch: Katherin and Christian

The wedding season has finally started to wind down and there it is - my first quiet weekend!

And of course I couldn’t stay away from my laptop and quickly found myself going through this summer’s weddings and reliving all those moments again - sometimes funny, sometimes emotional, occasionally tiring (weddings on 3 consecutive days!) but always happy! Looking forward to blog all those beautiful weddings over the winter months to come!

And for now I’d like to post a few photos from the beautiful Christchurch wedding of Katherin and Chris. 

Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
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Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset
Wedding photography in Christchurch, Somerset

Destination wedding photographer in Italy: Ksenia and Alex, Lago Maggiore

Wedding days; like any other day, are capable of delivering unexpected surprises—like rain. In some cases a change in the weather can provide unexpected beauty; the perfect lighting, and a wonderful memory that will stay with you forever. This was the case for Ksenia & Alex.

Ksenia and Alex took a change of weather in stride. Their easy-going and warm personalities allowed me to capture unique, soft portraits—even after getting caught under a downpour in their wedding outfits!

Truly, a little bit of rain could not steal the show from these two. Ksenia and Alex chose the magnificent setting of Lago Maggiore and its islands and the beautiful venue; Hotel des Iles Boromees, where Ernest Hemingway used to stay, was a perfect backdrop for their vows. 

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Destination wedding photographer Italy
Destination wedding photographer Italy