What can I say about Joanna and Chris’ wedding? They were married at Cambridge Cottage, in Kew Gardens, London. Which is, of course, absolutely beautiful and has the benefit of backing right on to the lovely gardens.

This was a steampunk wedding, which was so much fun! Joanna and Chris, of course, looked absolutely amazing, but, everyone really got on board with the theme (in fact, I felt a bit like I should have at least put some goggles on to get involved). Joanna’s dress was completely bespoke by Prior Engagement.

A few weeks before the wedding Joanna informed me of her bubble gun plans to surprise Chris, these were smuggled to her during the register signing so that the bridal party and Joanna could shoot him with bubbles as they walked down the aisle and there was a lot more outside. As if bubble guns weren’t enough, they were these fantastic steampunk themed decorative guns.

Joanna and Chris really care about their music and the evening reception was a lot more like an intimate gig than your usual wedding reception – there were several bands performing original songs.

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Natalie and Sam were married at the absolutely beautiful Stoke Place in Buckinghamshire. The sun was out, so everyone was able to make the most of  the gorgeous grounds at Stoke Place with some lawn games, especially Jenga! I love Jenga, I have something of an obsession with lingering until the tower collapses.

Sam is very sporty and especially loves cycling, which the couple incorporated beautifully into their decorations. That table plan is a painted bike wheel, which span around to show each table. The room was beautifully lit by candles and I just loved the little plants as favours. Speaking of lovely details, Natalie included a broach of her grandparents on her bouquet, such a sweet touch to have them with her walking down the aisle.

There were some incredible moves on the dance floor at this wedding! Natalie and Sam kicked off the dancing with a first dance to You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry, featuring a Pulp Fiction dance competition homage. Oh and this was followed up by a dance-off, yes, a dance-off! Including some incredibly impressive flipping in the air!

This was such a fun wedding to cover and I wish Natalie and Sam all the best for the future!

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A lovely winter wedding for you today! Rachael and Marc were married at Offley Place in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We had some fantastic British weather for this wedding, rain and wind, with some unexpected sunshine (that looked a lot more inviting than it actually was). Luckily, Offley Place has some beautiful light-filled rooms for group shots in case it’s wet outside, so we stayed inside for our group shots. Rachael, Marc and I braved the outside for some couple shots as the sun was low in the sky – my favourite time!

There were so many laughs at this wedding, it was wonderful to cover and be a part of Rachael and Marc’s big day! Including a great moment where a wasp tried to attack Rachael mid-ceremony and her bridesmaid leapt to action, wielding a bouquet as a weapon.

I’ve had the pleasure of covering quite a few weddings where magician Lee Smith at Walkabout Magic was in attendance, he’s an absolute joy to work with and I just love seeing everyone’s reactions to his magic; they definitely make for some great photos! I always get excited when a couple tell me they’re going to have sparklers at their weddings (even if there’s a little moment of fear when I consider heavy alcohol consumption and open flames). I clearly have a lot of the child-like excitement about sparklers and they make for gorgeous photos. Rachael and Marc were married the weekend after Bonfire Night, so it was particularly great to see some sparkler action here.

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