Nichola & Matthew – A Sneak Peek

Recently I photographed the wedding of Nichola & Matthew at Oakley Court.

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Its always lovely to be booked through recommendation & even better when its by one of my previous brides & grooms. Several years ago I photographed the wedding of Matthew’s sister Suzanne & it was lovely to see her & her husband Kirk with their family celebrating her brother’s wedding.

Now back to Nichola & Matthew’s day. It was a really lovely family day & they had some very important people in their wedding party. Matthew was ably assisted by his pageboy, their son Chase & Nichola was attended to by their daughter Daisy as bridesmaid. Having their children take part in their day was lovely & offered some fantastic photo opportunities. I particularly love this shot of Matthew & Chase looking cool in their special socks taken by Kiti.

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The whole wedding party got ready at Oakley Court, near Windsor before taking the short stroll to The Windsor Suite for the ceremony.

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 Oakley Court is a magnificent Victorian Gothic mansion, which is set amidst 33 acres of landscaped gardens, which go down to the banks of the River Thames. So after the ceremony & formal, & not so formal, group shots I took the bride & groom away to get some shots of the two of them together. I love the stylish shots of them on the pontoon.

214-MNG-ML-IMG_4749-146 We then left the river & we used the architecture of the historic building. I loved it when the Bride offered to climb into a trolley basket!

227-MNG-ML-IMG_4867-159 229-MNG-ML-IMG_4877-161 It was then time for the bride & groom to return to their guests for the wedding breakfast & speeches.

331-MNG-ML-IMG_5292-244When photographing little ones it is always good to catch them when they are in the mood & during dinner I got some lovely shots of them as pageboy & bridesmaid.

320-MNG-ML-IMG_5276-236 After dinner, it was time for the evening guests to arrive & as always Kiti & l Ieft everyone on the dancefloor.

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Nichola, Matthew, Daisy & Chase – we hope you love your sneak peek. Wishing you all a very happy future together…

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Danielle and David’s sneaky peek of their #wedding @GreatFosters

Earlier in May I had the pleasure of photographing Danielle and David’s big day at Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey.

Having only ever photographed at Great Fosters once before I was really keen to go back as it is a stunning wedding venue.

Great Fosters has a great past with more than four centuries of celebrated history having enriched Great Fosters with a remarkable heritage. Probably built as a royal hunting lodge in 1550 and very much a stately home since then, Great Fosters is now a prestigious 43 bedroom hotel.

Sympathetically converted in the 1930s by the Sutcliffe family, who are still its current custodians, the hotel possesses a plethora of original details and features including mullioned windows, Jacobean fireplaces, a rare oakwell staircase, authentic tapestries and moulded ceilings.

Danielle was lucky to get ready in the Tapestry Room, a stunning large room with tapestries adorning the walls giving a very regal and historic look to the getting ready photographs.

After a lovely civil ceremony in the Orangery guests were able to stroll around the gorgeous grounds of Great Fosters enjoying the formal gardens, lawns, moat, Japanese bridge and more whilst also enjoying the sunshine!

The wedding breakfast was served in the Tythe Barn followed by some hilarious speeches by mother of the bride, groom and then two best men who gave David a good ribbing!

All in all a fantastic day. Congratulations to Danielle and David and here is a sneaky peek of their beautiful wedding day……

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A few kind words gratefully received from Danielle and David this morning

‘Just wanted to say thanks so much to both you and Jack for all your hard work on the day – everyone commented how lovely you both were 🙂 It was such a long day and your energy levels were both amazing all day!! ‘

 

Elizabeth and Eric’s sneaky peek of their #Henley #Wedding

Last Saturday Jack and I photographed the wedding of Elizabeth and Eric at the Phyllis Court Club, Henley on Thames. Elizabeth and Eric live in New York City and met when Elizabeth moved to the USA for work. They decided to get married in old blighty and wanted somewhere quintessentially English for their wedding. Where could be better than a riverside venue in Henley on Thames famed for its annual rowing regatta the world over. Phyllis Court is a members only club situated by the finish line of the regatta with beautiful views of the river Thames. With croquet being played on the lawns of Phyllis Court on a glorious spring day you know you are somewhere very English and very special.

Elizabeth and Eric booked me over the internet after seeing my website and we met up a few months ago on one of their brief visits to the UK. Their wedding day was truly fabulous and the sun shone all day for them and their guests who were there from all over the world.

With a short honeymoon to the Cotswolds cut short by Eric having to return to  NYC for work, I though I would put some pictures online for the two of them to share with their friends across the pond! So here they are guys just a small selection of some of the wonderful pictures Jack and I captured of your big day.

There will soon be a CD strapped to a racing pigeons leg heading your way too…….

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Thank you.