Andrew and Sarah’s wedding took place in Bristol, not in one venue, but two – first there was a wedding ceremony and reception in the Merchant’s Hall in Clifton area of Bristol and later we headed to St. Georges Hall for another reception followed by wedding breakfast (never really understood why it’s called “breakfast” even when it takes place on the evening) and some wild partying afterwards – that was pure Rock’n’Roll, just have a look at some of the photos at the end of the post! :)
Leeds Castle, called by some “The Loveliest Castle in the World” is set in 500 acres of beautiful Kent parkland, making Leeds Castle the perfect backdrop to any wedding! The castle, steeped in history and its glorious gardens make it a dream venue for any wedding photographer and I was very lucky to be shooting my first wedding there recently. It was for a British/American wedding of Anthony and Nicole I was there for, and we were blessed with an amazing weather (which this summer is a true rarity here in England) and the beautiful surroundings of the Leeds Castle (which, by the way, is nowhere near the city of Leeds, as I firstly thought, but is based a couple of miles from Maidenhead in Kent, South-East England).
It was a beautiful and sunny summer day when I headed to Royal Berkshire Hotel to do wedding photography for Nick & Gemma! It was one of those absolutely relaxed weddings where the goal wasn’t to follow wedding traditions, but for everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves, and it worked so well.. especially with photography – I managed to capture so many amazing and fun moments without even once asking somebody to pose. I love doing pure reportage photography as it makes so easy to get back to the day just by looking at the photo album.
A few weeks I travelled all the way to Leez Priory in Chelmsford, Essex to do the wedding photography of Jessica and Scott! It was a beautiful day and knowing how much time and effort Jessica had put in the wedding preparations, I knew it will be a great wedding and I was right on that! The attention to details was amazing. The venue was amazing. The dress, the cake, the weather, the band – all was amazing. (OK, I am not using “amazing” anymore on this post! :) )
A few weeks ago I had a chance to do some great wedding photography in Oxford! It wasn’t an ordinary wedding with lot’s of people invited and taking place in a single venue… Instead Victoria and Julien had invited their family and closest friends to spend the day together visiting some of the most beautiful Oxford venues. Amongst others we visited Worcester College and Exeter College and well, what a treat that was to me, as Oxford is absolutely beautiful and our walks around the city gave me a great chance to capture some truly amazing photographs!
l was so looking forward to my next wedding in Belvoir Castle since I last was there a few years ago for Alan and Ruth’s wedding. Belvoir Castle is one of the grandest venues in England. It’s just so huge and being there feels a bit like being in a fairy tale! Needless to say that doing wedding photography in such place is a joy to say the least!
I was very glad to get an inquiry from Cliff and Jessica who had already booked Belvoir Castle at that point, but I guess it was a first for me when the couple had decided to book a venue because of my photos! They had searched internet for some amazing castles and came across photos from my previous Belvoir Castle wedding a few years ago – that’s when the decision in relation to wedding venue and photographer was made!