Mr & Mrs Brooks- St Tewdrics House, Chepstow Wales

Alice in Wonderland Wedding, St Tewdrics House When Cerys first got in touch with me to tell me that her wedding was going to be Alice in Wonderland wedding, I was so excited! I love a themed wedding and St Tewdrics House in Chepstow was the perfect location for it. St Tewdrics House is a 19th Century Italianate Villa and a purpose built wedding venue. It is set in 10 acres of Welsh countryside with views over the severn bridge too. We woke up to a typical Welsh day, grey and raining, but St Tewdrics looks beautiful in any weather. The girls got ready upstairs in one of the beautiful, ornate bedrooms. They were getting their hair and make-up done and the maid of honour was finishing writing her speech. The boys were down the corridor in another room getting their suits on and having last minute showers too! The ceremony room was decorated beautifully by the Bride’s talented mother and little hints towards the Alice in Wonderland wedding theme made it even more special. Even on a rainy day, the skylight in the ceiling flooded the room with light. They married under a beautiful arch handmade by Cery’s mother. Cerys proud son was the best man and ring bearer and he looked so smart in his top hat and tails. Cerys and Mathew and all of their guests braved the drizzle for confetti and the group photographs before heading inside for their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! The evening brought a surprise Ice Cream Truck courtesy of Poppy’s Vintage Ices, guests singing with the band and a beautiful first...

Mr & Mrs Wiltshire- Villa Tolomei, Tuscany Italy, Italian Wedding

Villa Tolomei- Tuscany Wedding Oh my gosh where do I begin! Becci and Joel initially got in touch with me to see if I would consider doing a Tuscany wedding! Yes please! We met to discuss everything and then had their engagement session at Hengistbury Head back in May 2017. We had such a great time and I knew their wedding was going to be incredible. I flew to Pisa on the Monday morning and got the train to Florence. Florence is such a beautiful city and I can completely understand how they fell in love with the place. Becci even said her favourite part of the wedding planning was visiting Florence for all the wedding organisation! I mooched around the cobbled streets and found the best gelato bar (thanks for the recommendation Becci!) then met the couple and all the guests in a garden bar in the evening. Tuesday was Tuscany wedding day! We got up early and I went with the girls up the hill to the stunning Villa Tolomei. The villa used to be a historic Renaissance home but has been renovated and restored into a 5* luxury hotel. The villa is surrounded by the green hills of Marignolle and has a panoramic view of the Florentine hills down towards the old town. “We loved the Italian style villa with the large outdoor space and especially loved the views from the back of the venue and the driveway entrance. We wanted the majority of our wedding to be outside in the sunshine too.” It was 8:30am when we arrived at the venue and the ceremony wasn’t until 3pm so we had...

Mr & Mrs Wyatt- Combe House Hotel, Somerset

Combe House Hotel Wedding Natalie and Chris had the most amazing wedding down in Somerset at Combe House Hotel. The hotel is so sweet, it looks like a row of little cottages buried deep within the forest. They chose the venue after being recommended it by a friend. They fell in love with it’s quiet and beautiful location. The girls got ready in the bridal suite upstairs and enjoyed a morning of being pampered and also creating some hilarious scenes for the marryoke video! In the grounds of Combe House Hotel, the boys had their own lodge to get ready in. Natalie’s step-dad, Tom, walked her down the aisle after an emotional first look at the bottom of the stairs. They married outside in the courtyard next to the marquee and Natalie’s sister sang them down the aisle which was incredibly touching. Combe House Hotel is such a perfect place for wedding photographs. The grounds are just gorgeous! The hotel itself is a great backdrop but if you take a wander down the road, you can find a secret forest area complete with lush green trees and a river running through it! My second shooter, Ben, kindly brought his drone along with him to this wedding so we had so much fun following the Natalie and Chris on a stroll through the forest from the air. They had chosen travel and places they’d visited as the theme for their wedding and it worked perfectly with the blush pink colour scheme. The decor was beautiful in the marquee and I especially loved their popcorn ‘All because he popped the question’...