I first met Natasha and Ryan when they came to St Albans to have a drink in my favourite pub and chat over the day. Having met them I was just so excited about their day – they were having a route master (which will never cease to please me), their first dance song would be One Day Like This by Elbow (which, on the day, brought tears to my eyes – such a perfect choice for a first dance) and most importantly, they are incredibly warm people that you just want to spend time with…

Natasha and a lot of the couples family were staying at the Holiday Inn in Newport Pagnell the night before, which was also the reception venue. This meant that a lot of the bridal party were wandering in and out as Natasha got ready. Natasha was incredibly calm and said something that I will definitely bear in mind when I eventually get married – that she was determined to just enjoy the day now and not worry or get hung up on anything that might/does go wrong.

On the short drive to St Mary Magdalene Church in Willen, Milton Keynes, it began to rain. Which made for some great photos of the flower girls and page boys trying to shelter from the wet. The church is stunning – when I walked in I was thinking “what a lucky photographer you are” – pink walls with gold embellishment and plenty of natural light. The horse-shoe shape of the church was lovely too – the way that the bridal party and close family were surrounding the bride and groom really gave weight to the idea of the union of two families as well as two individuals.

It was a quick dash out of the rain for the bride and groom so we didn’t get as many group shots in the lovely church grounds as we might have liked, but, we had these later on in the evening when we got back to the hotel.

I cannot stress enough what a great time I had at this wedding – Natasha and Ryan’s friends and family were just as warm and lovely as they are – I was made to feel like part of the family and found myself not only smiling the whole day, but catching myself grinning all through the editing process too. A special mention to Natasha’s Nan who pulled some epic Vogue style poses every time I pointed the camera at her! I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome!

A massive congratulations to Natasha and Ryan!

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Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

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Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

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St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

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Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography
Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes Wedding Photography

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Part two of Joanna and Duncan’s non-traditional London wedding! To see part one click here.

Joanna and Duncan’s reception venue was Camino, a Spanish restaurant, overlooking the Thames in Canary Wharf. The location was absolutely stunning, the waterfront was lined with trees and the sunlight bouncing off the water through the trees created some great photo opportunities. The meal was tapas, there was no first dance, a steel band playing covers of pop songs and a stack of wheels of cheese surrounded by chutney in place of a cake. Joanna’s Dad’s speech was held outside during the cocktail hour and the Best Man and Grooms speeches were held in-between courses.

The reception had such a fun, summer evening, party feel to it, with the food coming out late and the drinks flowing. Big congratulations to Joanna and Duncan!!

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London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

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London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

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London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

London DocumentaryWedding Photography Camino Canary Wharf

I’ve decided to split this post into two as I realised that I had a daunting amount of photos to show you – part one takes place at Sutton House.

When Joanna contacted me about her wedding at Sutton House in East London she called it “fate” when I mentioned that I’d touched on Sutton House in an Art History module I did at university… Sutton House is a really beautiful and unusual setting for a wedding – the brides room had all these lovely little details and the courtyard where the party had drinks was so sweet. Not the mention those amazing red walls in the ceremony room!

I met up with Joanna and Duncan at a coffee shop in Soho a couple of months before their wedding and they told me about their non-traditional “anti-wedding”. One of the traditions that they dropped was the formal shots, in fact, they wanted no posed shots at all, so, I got to spend all of my time having lots of fun people watching and snapping away as things happened. There was no massive dress, the bouquets and flowers were kept to a minimum, Joanna just had the one bridesmaid and arrived in a taxi and best of all, she walked down the aisle to the Biffy Clyro cover of Umbrella (even though the weather was gorgeous!)

I had my first ride on a Route Master bus at this wedding and I loved it! My boyfriend was so jealous (he loves public transport…)!

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Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

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Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

Sutton House London Documentary Wedding Photography

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London Documentary Wedding Photography

Stay tuned for the second part!!