Roxie + Shaun

People often ask me what it is I love so much about photographing weddings, and one of my usual responses is; that every wedding is so very different, the people, the style, the setting and this is what keeps inspiring and reminding me why I’m so fortunate to do what I do. So when I met with Roxie & Shaun initially, and heard some of their ideas, I was very excited at the prospect of photographing their big day. I love anything a little different and this one was truly unique.

The big day was the 9th June 2018 and the locations were The Norfolk Arms, in the stunning setting of Ringinglow, Sheffield, and also The Lantern Theatre in Nether Edge. As you’re about to see from the images the starting point for Roxie and her inspiration came from the colours in her engagement ring – Rose-gold and blue. It also goes without saying that Roxie (and I’m sure Shaun!) are huge Disney fans. Roxie had meticulously planned everything and I have to say those table decorations were the best and most creative I’ve seen. Those many hours spent scouring the internet/car boot sales/shops or wherever else you procured all those gorgeous items from, really paid off!

Another gem about this wedding was the wedding ceremony venue, as mentioned this was held at The Lantern Theatre. I can’t think of any other so perfectly intimate surrounding for these two to have exchanged their vows and swapped pin badges – adorable!!

There are lots more lovely things to mention like the handbags for all the bridesmaids (Disney themed – obvs!!) which they had no idea about and explained why they would not be carrying flowers on this day. I totally love the swap of shoes into Converse later on in the day and the addition of Disney ears – why not?! O and the balloons, I could go on!!

I have nothing but love and affection for this day and it only seems fitting to round this up with a Disney quote…

“And at last I see the light
And it’s like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it’s like the sky is new
And it’s warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you”
xxx

 

 

 


Nicola + Simon

Nicola & Simon got married on the 26th May 2018. I love these two and having met them now several times I feel a little bit like part of the family! I joined Nicola at Foxholes Farm where the wedding reception was going to take place. Bradfield  is the most glorious setting for a wedding and we were lucky to have perfect weather to be able to enjoy all those incredible views.

Nicola was getting ready with the help of her close friends on hand to apply make-up and do hair – this was a lovely personal touch, and they did an amazing job, Nicola looked gorgeous! Little Noah, Nicola and Simon’s son had lots of people to entertain him but nobody offers cuddles quite as good as Mummy, so Nicola was on hand with plenty of these too.

After an emotional few moments with Mum Trish helping Nicola into her dress I headed over to The Underbank Chapel. I found Simon and his Best Person, sister Steph, greeting guests and awaiting the arrival of Nicola.

Nicola’s brother Rick (rather fortunately!) owns the beautiful Mustang that Nicola and her proud Dad arrived in – a roar of the engine signalled the bride was here!! Noah was very excited and ran off to meet them all.

The service like the rest of the day was very laid-back and filled with laughter. It was a beautiful little chapel that I hadn’t been to before, I particularly liked the little balcony that I was able to sneak up to during the ceremony to get some overhead shots.

After the service once everybody had made their way back to Foxholes, the drinks reception, canapes and group photo’s took place. We had a couple of minutes to grab some shots with the car before going into the marquee for food and speeches. The speeches were very enlightening as usual, and I particularly enjoyed Steph’s poetic offering.

After the meal we were able to take in some more of the wonderful views and were blessed with some gorgeous light – meanwhile guests were very much enjoying the ice-cream van!

The dancing was very enthusiastic at this wedding and a little too enthusiastic (Simon) when Mardy Bum came on!

Oh & there was also football on – full-stop. We’ll leave it there….

I had such a ball at this wedding – hopefully I’ve captured this fun-spirited couple and all their lovely family and friends, I certainly took a lot of pictures on this day, this is just a tiny glimpse! I couldn’t be happier for the three of you xx