Glen & Vanessa, Wedding at The Compleat Angler, Marlow – A Sneak Peek

Recently Kiti & I found ourselves back on the banks of the river Thames at The Compleat Angler in Marlow. We were there for the wedding of Glen & Vanessa.010-GVJ-MLP32668-10Their day was a small family affair & we were booked for 4 hours coverage. We do various coverage options from 4 hours up to all day meaning our couples can cater their photography coverage to their day. We mingled with the guests & Glen in the lovely conservatory overlooking the river frontage until it was time for everyone to make their way into the ceremony room.014-GVJ-MLP21031-14 023-GVJ-MLP32677-23 027-GVJ-MLP32688-27 042-GVJ-MLP32708-42

068-GVJ-MLP32754-68Vanessa got ready at the hotel so she only had a short journey to the main hotel building to meet her groom in front of their friends & family. Vanessa was preceded down the aisle by their lovely children Gabrielle & Leo who scattered rose petals.066-GVJ-MLP32745-66 069-GVJ-MLP21149-69 070-GVJ-MLP21150-70 076-GVJ-MLP21155-76After a lovely service we made our way outside & whilst guests mingled with a glass of champagne we took some group shots. I do keep these to a minimum as group shots can take a little while and I would hate to be known as the photographer who kept everyone waiting about, causing their champagne to loose its fizz!115-GVJ-MLP32850-115130-GVJ-MLP32931-130 133-GVJ-MLP32954-133It was now time for Glen, Vanessa & the children to board a boat up the Thames for a short trip. It looked like they had a great time & Leo was even steering the boat on their return!150-GVJ-MLP21218-150 168-GVJ-MLP33122-168Once we were back on dry land Kiti & I took the Bride & Groom away to do some shots of the two of them together.190-GVJ-MLP33197-190 182-GVJ-MLP33163-182It was soon time to let the Bride & Groom get back to their guests & they made their entrance into their wedding reception to a round of applause.221-GVJ-MLP33284-221 222-GVJ-MLP21384-222 225-GVJ-MLP33293-225 226-GVJ-MLP33296-226

We took a few images of their guests enjoying the wedding breakfast but before too long it was time for us to take our leave. We left them enjoying the rest of their day.

 

 

 

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A Wedding at The Compleat Angler, Emma & Robert’s Sneak Peek

Recently I photographed the wedding of Robert & Emma at The Compleat Angler in Marlow.

251-ERH-MLP15437-177Now considering the beauty of the River Thames as it winds its way through Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire there are very few venues that can rival The Compleat Angler‘s position right on the river with unparalleled views of the Marlow Weir.012-ERH-KS-MLP25807-5This was one of those weddings where everything was in one place so Kiti & I arrived together before Kiti joined the groom & I went to find where the bridal party were getting ready.019-ERH-MLP14712-14Emma was with her bridesmaids & family getting ready at the hotel. I’ve said this before but I love this part of the day capturing the bride getting ready to meet her groom surrounded by her friends & family.032-ERH-MLP14754-27Whilst I was with Emma, Kiti was with Robert, his Dad who was his Best Man & his Ushers getting some shots before he made his way into the ceremony room to await his bride.100-ERH-KS-MLP26053-32 062-ERH-KS-MLP25927-18Before long it was time for Emma to make the short walk from her room to walk up the aisle with her Mum & Dad.114-ERH-MLP14945-77 125-ERH-MLP14957-82After the service we gathered everyone out in front of the hotel & I ran up onto Marlow bridge to take a shot before doing the rest of the group shots.172-ERH-MLP15079-117I then took Emma & Robert off do some stylish shots of the two of them. With any wedding in Marlow it’s got to include the obligatory shot on the bridge with the help of the ushers to stop traffic!213-ERH-KS-MLP26258-70I never like to keep the couple away from their guests for too long so it was then time for them to return to the wedding breakfast, speeches & cake cutting. After a delicious meal & some great speeches it was time for Emma & Robert’s first dance before everyone joined them on the dance floor. Kiti & I joined them on the dance floor to get some shots of everyone having fun. As always, rather like a couple of Cinderella’s we wound our way homewards leaving everyone having fun!413-ERH-MLP15759-289 426-ERH-MLP15799-297 428-ERH-MLP15802-298Many congratulations Emma & Robert, wishing you every happiness for your future together. We hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

 

 

 

 

Wedding at The Compleat Angler – Alex & Steph, A Sneak Peek

A couple of weeks ago I photographed the wedding of Alex & Steph at The Compleat Angler in Marlow. Now, over the years I’ve done a fair few weddings there but it did look lovely in the low September sunlight with the river flowing past.ASC-ML-LORD3666-260Both Alex & Steph got ready at The Compleat Angler so, as always, Kiti & I went our separate ways – Kiti with the groom & I with the bridal party to capture them both getting their glad rags on.ASC-KS-IMG_0044-4ASC-ML-LORD2502-48After getting ready Alex & his Best Man made the short journey from the hotel in a bright red MG to the church at Bisham.ASC-KS-IMG_0124-14

ASC-ML-LORD2559-62It was then time for me to hot foot it to the church ready to get some shots of Steph, her Dad & the bridesmaids arriving & making their way into the church.ASC-ML-LORD2645-84 ASC-ML-LORD2668-87

After a lovely service Alex & Steph made their way out of the church to be greeted by a flurry of bubbles.ASC-KS-IMG_0446-65 ASC-ML-LORD2806-124

We did some shots with their friends & family before they departed in style to make their way back to The Compleat Angler. I dashed back & ran back to the bridge so I could get a shot of them on the iconic bridge!ASC-ML-LORD3053-175 ASC-ML-LORD3071-178It was now time for the group shot of everyone at the wedding testing my physical fitness as in my time I have climbed a church tower & hung out of many a window to capture the shot. At The Compleat Angler, with weather permitting, I gather the guests on the lawn by the river & make a quick dash around & up onto the bridge to get the shot from a vantage point.ASC-ML-LORD3254-201The river & bridge always seems to play an important part in a Compleat Angler wedding. I try to do some stylish bride & groom shots as they walk across the bridge. This is when I employ the skills of the Best Man or bridesmaids, Ushers & my assistant to stop traffic. The guys at Alex & Steph’s wedding did a sterling job & everyone smiled & waved as they drove past!

ASC-ML-LORD3116-183 ASC-ML-LORD3167-190Alex & Steph also fitted a boat trip into their day & I got some great photos of them onboard as they sailed away into the sunshine! This is a lovely part of a wedding at The Compleat Angler giving the happy couple time to reflect on their special day.ASC-ML-LORD3520-239After they returned to a flurry of confetti it was time for guests to make their way to the wedding breakfast. Alex & Steph’s Toastmaster did a fabulous job throughout the day & announced them into the room. Toastmasters can be a great addition to your wedding helping with all the details of your day & keeping things on time!ASC-ML-LORD3731-271After some great speeches it was time for Alex & Steph to cut the cake & hit the dancefloor for their first dance as husband & wife.ASC-ML-LORD3998-363It was then time for everyone to hit the dancefloor & we left them all dancing the night away!

ASC-ML-LORD4043-373 ASC-ML-LORD4056-376 ASC-ML-LORD4071-379 ASC-ML-LORD4078-380 ASC-ML-LORD4084-381Wishing you both every happiness. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek!


























 

 

Laura & Pete – A Wedding at The Compleat Angler, Marlow – A Sneak Peek

Recently Kiti & I found ourselves back on the banks of the river Thames at The Compleat Angler in Marlow. We were there for the wedding of Pete & Laura.291-LPR-ML-LORD8480-205Firstly I dropped Kiti off at The Crowne Plaza where she met with Pete & his best man before making the short hop onto The Compleat Angler.024-LPR-KS-IMG_5846-3Meanwhile I was with Laura & her bridesmaid in the Sandingham suite at The Compleat Angler. I love this part of the day capturing some shots of the bride & bridesmaid preparing for the big day.044-LPR-ML-LORD7575-36045-LPR-ML-LORD7579-37059-LPR-ML-LORD7613-44Of course getting ready at the hotel meant that Laura only had a short walk on her Dad’s arm to the main hotel building to meet her groom in front of their friends & family.080-LPR-ML-LORD7706-60081-LPR-ML-LORD7715-61085-LPR-ML-LORD7729-64After a lovely service we made our way outside & whilst guests mingled with a glass of champagne we took some group shots. I do keep these to a minimum as group shots can take a little while and I would hate to be known as the photographer who kept everyone waiting about, causing their champagne to loose its fizz!142-LPR-ML-LORD7866-104 150-LPR-ML-LORD7952-113 151-LPR-KS-IMG_6061-39It was now time for everyone to board a wonderful traditional Victorian steam boat the SL Streatley for a trip on the Thames.165-LPR-ML-LORD7980-118

186-LPR-KS-IMG_6178-63 215-LPR-ML-LORD8092-143 216-LPR-ML-LORD8102-144It was a lovely trip & everyone really enjoyed their time on the boat – photographer & assistant included! Once we were back on dry land Kiti & I took the Bride & Groom away to do some shots of the two of them together. This included, of course, stopping traffic & getting some obligatory shots on the bridge!266-LPR-ML-LORD8300-183 284-LPR-ML-LORD8420-200 316-LPR-ML-LORD8601-225We now let the Bride & Groom get back to their guests & they made their entrance into their wedding reception to a round of applause.341-LPR-ML-LORD8672-243 370-LPR-ML-LORD8730-264 375-LPR-ML-LORD8741-268 394-LPR-ML-LORD8776-283 434-LPR-ML-LORD8849-312 409-LPR-KS-IMG_6792-129 410-LPR-KS-IMG_6793-130After some great speeches & a delicious meal it was time for cutting the cake & Laura & Pete’s first dance. 461-LPR-ML-LORD8961-332 467-LPR-ML-LORD8980-336 471-LPR-ML-LORD8995-340As everyone joined them on the dance floor there was one particular groovy dancer! 480-LPR-ML-LORD9033-347 479-LPR-ML-LORD9030-346

As always Kiti & I left them tearing up the dance floor. We hope you enjoy your sneak peek Laura & Pete. Congratulations & wishing you both every happiness!

 

Sofia & Phil – A Sneak Peek

Sofia & Phil were married in Marlow recently on a lovely June day. We started the day by dropping Kiti off at Crowne Plaza to meet up with Phil, his Best man & Ushers. We then made the short journey to Sofia’s parents house where she was getting ready with her parents & bridesmaids.

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Phil’s mates all took their duties very seriously & were all a great help to him getting into his wedding suit. Cufflinks & cravats aren’t the easiest things to work out when you are feeling a little nervous. When Phil was ready Kiti did some great shots in the modern interior of the hotel before travelling to the church & getting some shots of the lads & the guests arriving.

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Meanwhile, with the bridal party it was time for Sofia to get into her dress & make her entrance down the stairs that her Mum reminded her she had fallen down as a child!

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Luckily she made it down the stairs safely & I love the emotion of the moment when everyone sees the bride.

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Suddenly, it was time to leave & with help from my driver (Mrs Lord!) I got some shots of the bridal car as we whizzed past on our way up the A404.

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The Catholic Church was quite restrictive on where we could stand but I feel that is important that we don’t interfere with what is a religious service. We still captured some lovely emotion & it was a beautiful service.

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As they left the church as man & wife Phil & Sofia cut a ribbon held by Sofia’s godparents – an Italian custom signifying the start of their new life together.

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They then made the short walk to the River Thames where they took a boat trip before arriving on the other side of the river at The Compleat Angler to meet their guests.

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247-PSW-ML-LORD2238-151 260-PSW-ML-LORD2280-162The weather so was so lovely they were able to have their drinks reception on the lawns over looking the river. During the drinks I took the Bride & Groom onto the bridge, to stop traffic – apologies to anyone we delayed! – to get some couples shots.

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Phil & Sofia then returned to their guests for the wedding breakfast & speeches.

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I love the golden evening summer sun so we took the opportunity before the cake cutting & first dance to take the couple off for a few more shots on the bridge & gardens.

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By the time we returned it was time for cutting the cake & their first dance. As always Kiti & I left them all boogying the night away…..

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Hope you love your sneak peek as much as we do. Wishing you all the happiness in the world for your future together.

#Compleat Angler Wedding Fair This Sunday

Come and see  this stunning riverside venue on the Thames in Marlow this Sunday 4th November at the Compleat Angler’s wedding fair.  Lots of great local suppliers will be there to help you plan the perfect wedding day. I will be there and look forward to showing you some great pictures and discussing your wedding plans with you.
From 11am onwards…