Jess + Jim

Jess & Jim got married on the 28th July 2018. I’d met up with them both over the Summer for our pre-wedding shoot in the Botanical Gardens – two things I learnt at this shoot, what a gorgeous couple they are to photograph and how they both totally don’t realise it!

The wedding was to take place over in Nottinghamshire. I met up with all the wedding party prior to the ceremony at Croxton Lodge where everybody was getting ready. The setting was absolutely stunning and everybody was enjoying the getting ready part of the day (especially the groomsmen, see pics!).

The actual wedding ceremony took place at Newark Registry Office – my first time photographing here & such a beautiful building. The service was so special and personal & when Jess revealed for the first time that she would take Jim’s name, the emotions in the room were palpable.

Afterwards we spent time amidst the ruins in the grounds outside the Registry Office taking some groups photo’s and spending some time to get some pics with just the two of them. We were very lucky that the rain only started just as we leaving to go to the reception venue, Allington Village Hall. Once there people made a bit of a dash inside for drinks and afternoon tea in the amazingly decorated Village Hall – This was largely thanks to Jess & her Mum and their very talented and creative skills – everything look perfect.

Joining us on the day was Lou, a videographer – it was lovely working with her on the day, and as it was pouring down with rain & while the guests were eating, we were scheming about getting Jess & Jim back outside for some more pics…. It was of course still raining after the food but we persuaded them to go out anyway and with the aid of some brollies we got some lovely shots.

Dancing followed and I’m sure the partying continued well into the night. This pair are much more than just a cool (or quirky as the registrar described them) couple, they are the perfect match xx

 

 

 


Annmarie + Peter

The 26th July 2018 saw me travelling up to the beautiful city of Durham and the 13th-century medieval Crook Hall. The gardens here are absolutely stunning and I had no doubt we’d be able to find lots of glorious spots for photographs.

I joined Annmarie, her Mum and her bridesmaids getting ready in one of the apartments. The atmosphere was very chilled and everybody seemed very excited about the day ahead. We were also joined by Jon from Top Table Films who was the videographer for the day and was a pleasure to work with.

Meanwhile Peter was busy getting ready with his Dad – who was also his Best Man – this was a lovely touch and I’m sure Peter could not have chosen a better candidate for the job.

There was a lot of lovely emotion on this day, in particular when Annmarie’s Dad first saw her in that gorgeous gown.

The ceremony took place in one of the oldest parts of the building, it was so beautifully intimate and such a romantic setting.

After the ceremony we headed outside into the glorious sunny gardens – in fact we did have to do a bit of shade-seeking it was VERY hot this day – not that we’re complaining!!

A highlight for me was when Tilly (their beloved dog) arrived, she was so pleased to be part of the wedding party and did not stop smiling!!

The speeches,  the Mr & Mrs game, the cake-cut and the first dance all happened outside, how often does this happen in this country?! What a summer 2018 was and what a wedding this was! The happiness between these two radiates in every picture I took, and it was a joy to photograph it x