Highcliffe Castle & Haven Hotel Wedding, Dorset- Mr & Mrs Holdcroft

Highcliffe Castle and Haven Hotel Wedding Louise and Daniel had the most beautiful Highcliffe Castle and Haven Hotel Wedding on the edge of the Dorset coastline. The castle gives up it’s Wintergarden room, full of huge windows and old stone walls, for the most romantic wedding ceremony venue.  The pair met a few years ago in a nightclub in Bournemouth when Louise accidentally bumped into him on the dance floor! Since then they’ve added three adorable dogs to their little family! I met the girls in their hotel room at Haven Hotel and Spa in Sandbanks. Sandbanks is one of the UKs most expensive areas to live, £10,000 per square metre! You can see why, its gorgeous beaches and views over to the Isle of Wight make it a truly magical location. “Highcliffe Castle was the perfect place for our ceremony and we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it! We loved the idea of getting married in an old castle. We also loved that the Haven Hotel was right on the beach, with amazing views!” Louise had a kind friend come and do everyone’s hair and she did her make-up herself. The girls room looked down onto the hotel front, meaning Louise could see the wedding guests arriving to get the bus to the ceremony. She was so calm all morning but seeing the guests arriving suddenly made it all seem very real! After a glass of prosecco or two, Louise’s dad met her outside the Haven Hotel with an old style Bently to drive them to Highcliffe Castle. The ceremony room perfect, a gorgeous sunny day meant...

Mr & Mrs Williams- Fairways Hotel, Porthcawl, South Wales

Fairways Hotel Wedding- Porthcawl South Wales Luka and Russ chose to have a Fairways Hotel wedding on the seafront in Porthcawl. This venue is so special as it has this beautiful orangery conservatory which looks out onto the sea! It was the perfect backdrop for their wedding breakfast and the light it let into the building was a photographers dream! “We chose the fairways as it was so flexible and we got to choose everything ourselves!  It’s a perfect location by the sea- our families favourite place to be. We also had the whole venue to ourselves which was perfect.” The pair met through a mutual friend and would always bum into each other in town, still to this day Russ won’t admit he made the first move! He finally plucked up the courage to ask the questions whilst in Prague on holiday. “He carried the ring in his pocket all weekend until he found the perfect spot in Letna park. He made me sit there for ages to wait for people to leave!” The Morning Luka got ready at her mums house in Bridgend with her bridesmaids, mum and daughter Isla. While Russ got ready at their own home with his groomsmen and their son, Oliver. The morning was relaxed and full of pampering with the girls getting their hair and make-up done- even little Isla! The skies were dark and grey all morning and suddenly the rain gushed from the clouds but luckily didn’t last long. Sadly, Luka’s dad had previously passed away and wasn’t there for her wedding. However he had his own chair during the ceremony and was thought of fondly...

Announcement Shoot!- Amy-Jo & Sean

Announcement Shoot! I’ve been in constant contact with Amy-Jo since her gorgeous wedding at Berwick Lodge back in April. When I received an email from her saying she has a ‘little announcement to make to friends and family‘ and would like an announcement shoot to do it, I knew what she meant instantly! We met at Caldicot Castle one sunny September evening. Amy-Jo, being the organised person she is, made beautiful calligraphy signs to match the one she made for her wedding. The wedding ones had quotes from love stories on them and these ones were just as sweet! I loved how the small details of their wedding could be tied into this session too. During the shoot we had to be careful to to avoid the tourists also enjoying the glorious evening in the castle grounds, just incase they saw someone they knew! This was a complete secret after all. The Welsh sun was glowing amber as we wrapped up the session with some couple portraits. I’m completely over the moon that they asked me to document this special time in their lives. I can’t wait to be involved in the next session we have planned! Thank you so much for inviting me to capture this awesome time in your...