Mr & Mrs Davey- Folly Farm, Bristol

Nicky and Jack chose to have a beautiful Folly Farm wedding. They themselves live in London and their guests made the journey to Bristol for this special venue. I got to the farm and the whole place was covered in a thick, dense fog. As the sun reared it’s head, the fog ebbed away, and it looked like it was going to be a perfect day. In the bridal suite, Nicky was having her hair and make-up done. She was taking some quiet time by herself to reflect on the day ahead. The bridesmaids were in their own rooms helping each other with their makeup and listening to Jack and his best man play their guitars. Guests started to arrive and explore Folly Farm, they even found the pigs. They chose to light the ceremony room with tea lights, providing a soft golden glow to the wedding. Nicky’s proud mum walked her down the aisle to her Groom, who everyone was astounded to see wearing a suit for once! The ceremony was romantic and sweet, with friends doing heartfelt readings. They chose to display 2 very sweet felt hedgehogs as a homage to Nicky’s father, who sadly passed away last year. He was Italian, and on his family crest were lots of hedgehogs, so this was the perfect memorial. We exited the ceremony to see the low autumn sun still out. We managed to sneak away some time for some couple portraits amongst the apple trees and around the farm whilst the guests enjoyed welcome drinks in the atrium. In their wedding breakfast room, they chose a theme of...

Mr & Mrs Luff- Tithe Barn Wedding, Hampshire

Tithe Barn Wedding Ashleigh and Lucie had a Tithe Barn wedding in Petersfield, on a perfect autumn day at the end of September. It was the only venue they looked at but fell in love with it right away so didn’t need to look anywhere else. They chose a delicate theme of lilac to go with the rustic feel of the barn. Ashleigh proposed to Lucie when they were hiking in Scotland and he popped the question near a beautiful lake. Ashleigh and Lucie are two of the warmest, kindest, most generous and special people I have come to know.  Since photographing their engagement session and getting to know them, their love for each other, their friends, family and life is so apparent.  When I asked them for some valuable relationship advice they said: “always listen to each other and don’t hold anything back.” which I just loved. The morning of their wedding day I got to Lucie and Ashleigh’s new house (which they’d just bought 3 months prior!). Shannon Belle was working her magic with Lucie’s hair and make-up and the bridesmaids were doing their own upstairs. Lucie had so many friends and family pop by in the morning to wish them luck too! The stretch limo arrived to take them to Tithe Barn where Ashleigh already was greeting their guests in his amazing floral suit! The ceremony in Tithe Barn was relaxed and informal, with both Lucie’s brother and Ash’s best man getting to the top of the aisle and both giving Ash a huge bear hug before Lucie and her dad walked down the aisle. Afterwards...

Mr & Mrs Street- St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

St Giles House Wedding, Wimborne St Giles I was so excited to be back for another St Giles House wedding in Wimborne St Giles. The previous time I was here we had a glorious sunny summer day and my second wedding at St Giles was no different! The September sun shone for us all day and it couldn’t have been any more perfect. Julie started to get ready at the nearby Home Farm House with her bridesmaids and parents, the morning was full of laughter whilst the girls got their hair and make-up done by the fantastic team at Amazing Face. Chris and his brothers got ready over at the Gate House to St Giles before walking down to the main house to greet their guests. They had the fantastic idea to ask their guests to bring a cake or a dessert if they wanted to, so lots of their guests showed up carrying these fantastic desserts for the cake table! The Ceremony Julie and the girls arrived at St Giles House to their Japan room where they got into their dresses before heading down to the stunning ceremony in St Giles’ gold room.  The room barely requires any decoration but they had hand-made a beautiful paper flower arch to marry under! The ceremony was extremely emotional. The whole room was welling up as Julie’s dad walked down the aisle to Chris who was holding back tears too. After the Ceremony the guests enjoyed drinks in the sunshine along with garden games for the children. Julie and Chris had arranged a surprise aerobatics show to happen over St Giles...

Mr & Mrs Suker- Black Tie Wedding at Penpont House, Brecon

Penpont House Wedding I LOVED Eleanor and Rob’s Penpont House Wedding! I first met Eleanor and Rob at Mr & Mrs Fletcher’s wedding back in April 2017. When they got engaged and came to me I was so happy to hear from them! Their venue is the stunning Penpont House wedding venue in Brecon. The venue is close to Eleanor’s heart because she grew up there as a child and used to spend her days playing in the grounds. Eleanor’s family friends own the house and its local to her childhood home. She said it was “truly the only place I would have got married!” Once Rob asked the question, she showed him the venue and luckily he fell in love with it too and they could start planning their Penpont House Wedding! The morning started with a drizzly Welsh day but the house was stunning regardless. The bridal suite was calm with Eleanor and her mum having their hair and make-up done. Esme, Eleanors niece, arrived to put on her gorgeous gold bridesmaid dress. Rob and his ushers got into their timeless black tuxedos in another room close by before walking to the church to greet the guests arriving. Ceremony The ceremony was in the church on the edge of Penpont House’s grounds so there wasn’t far to go. No photographs were allowed to be taken during the actual wedding but the bride walked down the aisle to the traditional Pachbelle Canon in D just as the grooms mother had done years before. Eleanor’s parents had secretly organised for the Welsh Male Vocal Choir to come and perform a...

Rounding up 2017!

This year truly has flown by but it’s been a total pleasure to share with all the wonderful couples who booked with us this year. Thank you to my wonderful couples who have trusted me to capture their incredible wedding days this year. 2017 has been truly special as it’s the first year I’ve thought:   ‘Yep, I can do this forever.’ This year saw Honeydew Moments take on it’s first Indian wedding (second shooting with Sheetal Varsani) and organise 2 epic styled wedding shoots with some talented suppliers too. It was also a huge achievement for us to have also been nominated for the Best of Welsh Wedding Awards for the categories ‘Best Photographer’ as well as ‘Best New Business’. It was completely unexpected but we ended up walking away with second place in Best New Business 2017! I feel honoured and privileged to have experienced each and every wedding day this year. Each wedding day has been different: we’ve had tipi’s, quaint churches, huge barns, grand manor houses and even castles! We’ve also had very windy days, rainy days and glorious sunny days too. Huge thanks to my wonderful assistants and second shooters this year: Siobhan, Leesha, Sheetal, Nisha, Lauren, Cammy and Josie too. You guys make my job so much easier, way more fun and you even listen to my crazy ramblings all day! The thrill I get from every wedding is amazing and I can’t wait to challenge and push myself further as I throw myself into 2018! Next year brings plenty more engagement sessions which I’m really excited for. It also brings my first dabble at destination...

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...

Mr & Mrs Lawson- Scottish Wedding- The Long Barn, Hampshire

The Long Barn Wedding “The Long Barn is one of the most spacious and exquisite barns in Hampshire. Nestled in the picturesque village of Newton Valence, amidst spectacular rolling countryside, The Long Barn offers breathtaking views from one of the highest points in the South Downs National Park.” The Long Barn is truly a stunning wedding venue, the huge oak beams are adorned with sparkling lights making it a magical place to hold a wedding. “Craig proposed in New York! We were there for Thanksgiving and he proposed in Central Park after a morning of Ice Skating and visiting the Zoo. Craig had plans to buy a picnic but I was so hangry I forced him to get a Starbucks lunch which we could take back to the park and eat!” It seemed like the October trees remained green right up until the day of Jen and Craig’s wedding. Then suddenly changed to amber and crimson just in time, seemingly overnight. The girls got ready at the couples own home in Winchester. It was an emotional morning with her bridesmaids and mum. One of her bridesmaids had flown over from Malaysia and was postponing a trip to Australia to be at Jen’s wedding! Jen gave her bridesmaids matching bracelets as gifts and they gave her a  memory book in return. Soon after Jen’s dad arrived in his full Scottish Kilt- cue more tears! The Ceremony The pair chose to marry in the sweetest church in little Hampshire village called Dummer. The ceremony was beautiful with two heartfelt readings. An unusually late butterfly was fluttering around the church throughout, Jen said it...

Mr & Mrs Nash- Folly Farm Centre, Bristol

Folly Farm Wedding The Venue This gorgeous Folly Farm wedding was at a stunning venue on the outskirts of Bristol. It’s 250 acres of wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and gorgeous scenery all surrounding the 18th century farmhouse. “We chose Folly Farm because on our first visit we drove up the drive way and without seeing the venue we both knew it was where we would get married! After seeing the venue and knowing we could have it exclusively from Friday to Sunday, we booked our date in straight away! Throughout planning we took any chance we could to go back to visit and the team there were great! Any idea we had Stella was fully on board with and couldn’t do more to help us! It has become a very special place to us.” I first met Ashleigh and Kerry at their beautiful venue of Folly Farm nestled within the rolling Somerset hills. They were there on a venue viewing as usually they live in Surrey. The second time we met was also at the venue where they had their engagement session.  This session allowed us to spend our time wandering around the venue and finding all the best places for photographs. This was such a blessing as on the wedding day we knew exactly where to go! “We met around 11 years ago when Kerry used to come round our house for BBQs, drinks and crazy fancy dress with my parents. Kerry then moved with the Army (to Canada) and came back to the UK in 2015. After asking my dad for his permission to take Ashleigh on...

Mr & Mrs Ashby- Castle Coch & Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel, South Wales

These two married at the fairytale Castle Coch in South Wales. Then they went onto their reception at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr in Bridgend. Stephanie and David met 7 years ago to the day at Butlins of all places! Neither of them wanted to go on their girls/boys holiday to Butlins but were persuaded to by the best woman and best man respectively. Kudos to this pair for getting these guys together! One of the challenges that Steph’s sister, Sam, had set was to sell a barbie to anyone whilst dressed up as said Barbie. So Steph was Casino Barbie, going round Butlins trying to sell her Barbie doll! Sam found David and his group of friends and managed to help Steph sell her Barbie to David for £5 and a snog from Steph! The chose October 1st as their wedding date as it was an October 1st they met on initially. The morning at bridal prep was a busy one. The girls were having their makeup done, sister Sam was steaming the beautiful The-king-and-I-inspired wedding dress she had made for Steph and mum was making breakfast for everyone in the kitchen. Sam owns a bridal boutique called Pink Butterfly Brides and she hand made all of the dresses on the day! She also made the bouquets and invites too, she really is a lady of many talents. David had wrapped up a wedding gift for Steph which included things to help her be a ‘good wife’. A funny but sentimental gift meant emotions ran high that morning. Steph’s dad arrived to escort her to the gorgeous Castle Coch where they...