I can't wait to share the full story of Leah and Anthony's elegant and fun Irish wedding! There was so much energy and so much love. These guys did things their own way and saw each other before the ceremony during the First Look. Then they got married in a beautiful and very personal humanist ceremony in Tankardstown House - a stunning country manor house in Co.Meath, Ireland.
Tola and Kingsley planned an elegant and sophisticated London city wedding and chose two stunning venues - Marylebone Church for their ceremony and The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge for the reception. The most important thing for them was to get their family and friends together to celebrate in an intimate and chic setting.
Jenni and Will fit together like a glove, and from the moment I met them I knew to expect something special from their wedding day. And what a special day it was! I don't think anyone has stopped smiling for a second, love was in the air and emotions running high. I absolutely loved capturing every minute of it.
Anna and Simon's wedding took place at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park on the most beautiful summer day. It was so cold in the run up to their big day, but on that Saturday the sun was warm and bright and we had gorgeous light for evening's portraits. Anna and Simon met in Australia, and now live in London with their little daughter. Their wedding was an intimate celebration with 40 guests.
It is my own family who are taking the centre stage on the blog today! My sister-in-law Pamela and her fiancé William chose two fantastic venues for their summer wedding - Loughcrew Gardens and Bellinter House in Co.Meath, Ireland. They were married in a very personal humanist ceremony in the old church ruin on the grounds of Loughcrew Gardens. Some may consider planning an outdoor ceremony in Ireland a bit crazy, and we did have rain and showers lingering around in the morning, but 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony the sun came out and we had a gorgeous day. Ireland, you are a truly beautiful place on a good day!
Chloe and Alex got married in a picturesque Shere village in Surrey where Chloe grew up (and where The Holiday was filmed if you are into movies!). They planned a true countryside summer wedding, which was pretty and whimsical with unstructured wild flowers in the marquee and loose bouquets filled with fragrant sweet peas. It was understated and elegant, with the focus on gathering family and friends for a relaxed celebration.
Jenni and Ed are two of the kindest easy-going people you could possibly meet. They are getting married later this year in the beautiful West Dean Gardens in West Sussex, where I photographed Rebecca and David's wedding last year (who have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary!). Jenni and Ed opted to have an engagement photoshoot prior to their wedding day to get used to the camera and also to have some casual portraits together.
When I booked Jordan and Frank's wedding at the Stone Tower Winery in the USA, Michael and I decided to spend a couple of days in New York on route. We met in the States 10 years ago (!) and both have been to New York before, but never together. It was incredible to come back to the city which I had fond memories of after 10 years. New York stayed the same, but I certainly changed. I remember stepping out of the plane from Russia in June 2005. Everything was new and exciting, and even the air smelled different. The journey probably started with that nostalgic feeling and memories of youth, but it was so interesting to feel and see the city through another 10 years of life experience.
I travel all the time to photograph weddings all over UK, Scotland, Ireland and Europe. Jordan and Frank however took it to another level and had flown me over the Atlantic to capture their wedding day at the Stone Tower Winery near Washington DC in the USA. Their story for me started a year ago on the 2nd of May 2014 in London when Frank proposed to his then girlfriend and I was there to capture it completely unbeknown to Jordan. I reserved a small table for them at the pretty Peggy Porschen Parlour on their second day in London.