Mr & Mrs Jones- Court Colman South Wales

Court Colman Manor These two chose to marry in the grand Court Colman Manor. They didn’t need to look anywhere else, they knew right away this venue was the one for them. The manor is a gorgeous country house nestled at the bottom of the Garw Valley in South Wales. Danielle and Richard matched their colour theme to the ceremony room in Court Colman perfectly! The blush pink chair bows looked beautiful against the pink decor. The pair met almost ten years ago in a ‘very terrible nightclub’ (Danielle’s words not mine!) and have got two adorable young children, Abigail and Ben who both played a big part in the wedding day. Abi was the sweetest flower girl and Ben the youngest of the Groomsmen! Richard proposed by the gorgeous beaches of Southerndown, overlooking the cliffs. He got down on one knee and with the children in the pram, asked Danielle to be with him forever. “Of course I cried!” The girls had their hair and make-up done in the morning. Abi was enjoying the attention and Danielle’s nerves were starting to appear. They got to Court Colman and unbeknown to him, Danielle’s dad stopped the car right outside the windows which looked directly into the ceremony room! Luckily, he moved the car quickly and we had told Richard to face away from the windows just in case. Abi and Ben walked down the aisle and Abi stayed cuddled up with her dad throughout the ceremony which was adorable. Throughout the afternoon and into the evening, the stag party were carrying on the drinking games from the stag do...

Katie & Wes Engagement Session- Nailsworth, Cotswolds

Nailsworth Engagement Session I loved exploring this adorably quirky place for this Nailsworth engagement session! Katie and Wes got in touch after being recommend by one of Katie’s work colleagues, who happens to be a good friend of mine. Their wedding is in March next year which I’m sure will come around quickly once Christmas is over! (I know, I know, I mentioned the C word and it’s only November!) I met the guys deep in the heart of the Cotswolds in the gorgeous Minchinhampton Common. Their wedding venue is this beautiful old building, suitably named, the Old Lodge. It’s far away from main roads and down a gravel track with views over the rolling hills down to the Stroud Valleys. The lodge’s decor is stunning and unique which suited Katie and Wes perfectly. We decided to venture down the hill into the neighbouring market town of Nailsworth which is a picture perfect Cotswolds town! The pair brought along their adorable dog, a wire hair Dachshund. She  isn’t coming along on the wedding day so to bring her to the engagement shoot was the next best thing. I’m so glad they did! Wandering around the town with these two was great fun and we found that Nailsworth was surprisingly quirky! Graffiti artwork adorned a few walls around the town. We even found a cool cocktail bar within an old banking hall! I loved doing something different for this engagement session, bring on the...

Mr & Mrs Piddington- Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst, New Forest

Forest Lodge Hotel sits on the edge of the gorgeous market town of Lyndhurst within the New Forest. Previously it was a Georgian Dower House of the Notherwood Estate. Now it’s a beautiful venue perfect for a wedding! Kate and Adrian met online, they had their first date after Kate had made sure Adrian liked dogs- as Kate is a dog minder! They had their first few dates in local pubs which inspired their wedding theme. Each table was a pub name where they had been on a date. They also had favours which were drinks coasters you could pop on top of your drink when you left your drink unattended. After many a pub date, Adrian proposed in the deserts of Fuerteventura! Annie, Kate’s mum, was hugely involved with the DIY aspect of the wedding. She made all of the flower bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, Kate’s wedding dress, the table decorations, not to mention the wedding cake too! Kate had told her bridesmaids about her hand-made wedding dress but they didn’t know Annie had also made a glorious navy velvet cape complete with fur hood too! The Ceremony The ceremony room at Forest Lodge was beautifully set up with autumnal pumpkins lining the aisle. Kate walked down with her proud father with her hooded cape up. The couple’s friends and family came from all over, including Germany, to see their wedding. After the ceremony we stole some moments in the sunshine outside before the dark grey clouds started to come over. Luckily, there was a rainbow just at the right time! The Reception The Forest Lodge...