“Say Yes to the Dress.” “I Found the Gown.” and “Something Borrowed, Something New.” – These are just a few of the many TV shows based solely around brides finding their “Dream Dress” and I have to admit once engaged I did binge watch quite a few! Then came the time to actually enter the shops myself! But where do you start and how do you know what you’re looking for? Well, granted I’ve only shopped for one wedding dress in my life but I do remain happy with my choice
So you’re engaged and the wedding planning has begun! It’s a job to know where to start but there are some big decisions to make before looking at the finer details of the day. My advice? Start with working out what’s most important to you and your spouse-to-be; some aspects will override others and this will help you to lay the foundations of what your wedding will look like.
Bridal preparations can be such an emotional time. A time shared between you, your bridesmaids and any others present during the preparations. It’s a time to share nerves, excitement, memories and hopes for the day and the future. Having a photographer there enables the laughter, tears and hugs to be captured. It means you and your bridal party are free to put down the phones (apart from the odd obligatory selfie of course!) and focus on each other and your preparations for the rest of the day.
Jack & Minami’s Lynmouth wedding was particularly unique as they had already got married that week in Japan. Their wedding party flew from Japan to England to have a second English wedding in Lynmouth, North Devon, to celebrate with more of their family and friends.
I met Jack at the hotel with his groomsmen and father where they were getting ready; despite getting married earlier that week in Japan,
We’re heading into the summer months and that means the height of wedding season. Although many more couples are choosing to get married in alternative seasons, Summer still seems to win out when it comes to setting a date for the big day. It means there is more choice regarding the type of venue, and the opportunity to plan either outside or inside activities…or that’s the ideal anyway. The problem being is that UK Summers don’t always stand up to the dream of a bright ,sunny, dry day!
I had eagerly anticipated Racheal & James’ Oak Barn wedding for a long time. Firstly because these two are such a lovely couple and secondly because The Oak Barn is an incredible venue that I absolutely love. My first experience of The Oak Barn was when Heidi & I were looking at venues for our own wedding; unfortunately, it was a little too small for our celebration but from then on I have always wanted to shoot a wedding there.
We look at photographs everyday but mainly on a screen; Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and plenty of other social media and websites are full of photos; so when was the last time you really LOOKED at a photograph.