Mr & Mrs Edwards, The Old Barn Inn, Newport South Wales

Vicki and Chris got married in their local church before holding their reception at the gorgeous Old Barn Inn. Newport, South Wales. Their Story The couple met a long time ago when they were 10 and 11 whilst touring with the Jazz bands they we’re both in. They met on a fancy dress night where Chris was dressed as Baby Spice with pink frilly bra, mini-skirt and all! Their friendship developed from there and they used to hang out every weekend until their late teens when inevitably life takes different paths for everyone. Luckily, this wasn’t the end of their story as in 2014 Chris got back in touch with Vicki online and invited her for lunch. “We never really had the ‘girlfriend/ boyfriend’ talk I think our relationship just naturally progressed as we both quickly realised how being together felt right. It was definitely one those ‘when you meet the right one you’ll know’ moments.” The Morning The wedding morning at Vicki’s parents house was relaxed with a family friend sorting out the hair for everyone and Vicki doing her own make-up for the day. The weather was hit and miss in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Everyone was a little on edge wondering if we would have a dry day for the wedding. Fortunately it was perfect as the weather stayed dry for all the important photographs outside!  The florist, Julie Moore, brought round the beautiful Gerberas for the bouquets and button holes. They were bright pink to match the pink theme of the wedding, the theme also matched Vicki’s stunning pink engagement ring! “My favourite colour...

Mr & Mrs Bumstead, Winchester Registry Office, New Forest Tipi

Winchester Registry Office and New Forest Tipi Wedding Emily and Fletcher met back at Barton Peveril college at a party and have been together ever since! Fletch popped the question after a bike ride (one of his favourite things to do) at Farley Mount in Winchester. It’s such a special place to them now that we stopped by there on their wedding day too. The pair wanted a low key wedding with the focus on fun. Emily has always dreamed of getting married at home in her parents garden. That’s exactly what she did! They hired a Tipi and set it up in the back garden of her parents house in Bramshaw in the New Forest. The Morning The girls got ready in the house next to the Tipi with lots of champagne! Emily and her four bridesmaids helped each other with their hair and a family friend (Rene Price) did the gorgeous flower bouquets. The morning was bright and sunny and the Tipi was all set up with planet table names and floral touches everywhere. The bar in the Tipi was handmade by Fletcher himself- I’m seriously impressed with this, check it out! Making the bar was also their favourite part of the wedding planning too. Emily’s best friend drove her in a gold Bentley to the ceremony. The Ceremony Emily and Fletcher got married in Winchester Registry Office in the Basing Room. The room is small but with gorgeous ornate features and blue wallpaper, it’s not a room you’d forget easily. Her father walked her down the short aisle to Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle. Her dad even kept a smile...

Mr & Mrs Lupson- Veils and Bales- Humanist Tipi Wedding Petersfield

The Story Brooke and Gareth  are really two people to admire. They planned and organised their entire Tipi wedding whilst living in UAE . They only visiting the UK a few times to finalise details! The two met whilst teaching abroad in Saudi Arabia. Brooke was a food tech teacher and Gareth a geography teacher. They previously tied the knot exactly a year before, on a secluded beach in Saudi. The pair wanted to have a celebration in the UK so their family and friends could enjoy it too. The Morning The morning at Brooke’s mums house in Southsea was full of excited girls. Brooke, her mum, bridesmaids and the lovely hair and make-up team too from Georgina Chambers  MUA. It was a warm July Saturday and bouquets we’re being finished, a humungous bottle of champagne was being drunk and the cats were milling around the chaos. Over at the Old Drum Pub in Petersfield, Gareth was totally cool choosing his tie to match his kilt. He headed down to their Tipi to greet their guests for their humanist ceremony! The Humanist Ceremony Humanist ceremonies are all about making it personal to you. There’s no script to follow, it’s non-religious and it aims to focus on the personality of the couple. Brooke and Gareth’s humanist ceremony was incredible. It had beautiful and funny readings from their siblings and a friend to perform a gorgeous song. It was an emotional time for everyone. As a nod to Gareth’s celtic roots, the couple chose to ‘jump the broom‘. This involves the couple literally jump over a broomstick to symbolise jumping into their new life...

Brooke & Gareth- Veils and Bales- Smoke Bomb Engagement Shoot

Smoke Bomb Engagement Shoot I first met Brooke and Gareth at their wedding venue, which was just a field when we saw it back in April. They showed me where their Tipi was going to go, where the ceremony was going to be held and even where the grass would be mown to create paths. However, it was all quite difficult to imagine when just looking at an empty field. But when I showed up to their last minute engagement shoot, two days before the wedding, the Tipi was up, the grass was mown and it looked amazing already! As these guys usually live in the Middle East, they came over to the UK for two weeks before the wedding. With my hectic schedule and their’s too we could squeeze an engagement shoot in on the Thursday evening before their Saturday wedding! All of us we’re really glad to fit it in. These two are pro’s infront of the camera now and it’s fresh in their minds for their wedding. I also got to practise with their smoke bombs they bought for the wedding too. They we’re amazing and so pigmented! I’m really excited to use them for the real thing! We used the fields around their Tipi for the engagement shoot as there were some gorgeous wheat fields surrounding it too. The farm which the fields belong to even had a huge dinosaur next to the tractors. Of course we had to get a couple of shots with that. It’s not every day you see a Triceratops! Towards the back of the field, over a stile, is a serene...

Mr & Mrs Cottrell- Canada Lodge and Lake, South Wales

Canada Lodge and Lake, Cardiff, South Wales Emma and Gareth were first introduced to each other by their daughters (Katie and Courtney). But it was Emma who decided to pop the question at their beloved Tredegar House on Valentines day in 2016. The couple visited Tredegar House often when they first started dating so it was the perfect venue for the question. They chose Canada Lodge and Lake for their wedding venue and I don’t think I need to explain why! The venue is so peaceful, tranquil and calm, you would have no idea that you’re not so far from the bustling capital of Cardiff. Nestled within a hillside, surrounded by tall fur trees, it really does look like you could be in Canada! The lake is a keen spot for fisherman and you can frequently see fisherman catching the trout on its shores. “We had the wedding exactly how we wanted it, all the little details were handmade by mother of the Bride. We also chose to spend our day with our nearest & dearest.” The wedding day was a glorious Wednesday in early July and the sun didn’t stop shining all day! The morning was calm and relaxed. Emma got ready in the bridal lodge at the other side of the lake.  Her mum and her bridesmaids (Their daughters) got ready with her. Emma’s step-dad walked her down the aisle to a very happy Gareth, who shed a little tear towards the end of the ceremony. Gareth’s son was his best man and did a wonderful job of taking care of the rings and keeping his dad calm. The couple had lawn...