Eva & Paul’s day at Finchcocks Oast in Kent was one beautiful affair with the most stunning, lovely bride and the nicest of grooms.  The whole day was a celebration of love, friends and family in an intimate and personal affair incorporating their cultural backgrounds and showcasing some amazingly talented friends.   I always knew Eva would look incredible but her lace detailed Pronovias dress absolutely blew me away.  The bridesmaids all wore different dresses, some custom-made and they looked amazing and complimented beautifully by the stunning bouquets by Darling & Wild.  There were a lot of homemade touches with Eva’s Dad designing and making some of the jewellery, including Paul’s ring and Paul himself made the stunning wedding cake!  The Wedding breakfast was a super yummy Thai buffet by Mama Jinny Thai Food and guests were treated to yummy ice creams during the reception.  There were English and Swedish garden games for everyone to get involved in, a Chinese Tea Ceremony, songs and readings from talented friends and to top it all off the guests danced the night away to Paul’s Wonder Play List!  It honestly was a day to remember and I felt so grateful to be part of such an amazing day.  A huge thank you also to the lovely Kelsie Scully for her 2nd shooting skills:) I hope you all enjoy the images xxx

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Supplier Credits:

Venue : Finchcocks Oast, Kent

Dress: Pronovias from Isabella Grace

Bridesmaid Dresses – various shops or custom-made

Shoes : Reiss

Caterers: Mama Jinny Thai Food

Groom’s Suit : John Lewis

Flowers : Darling & Wild, Tunbridge Wells and Honeychurch & Bennet, Cambridge

Cake : The groom himself, Paul!

Invites : The Card Company

Drinks : UK Mobile Bar Company

Jewellery : Eva’s Dad and some from Japan

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Back in July I shot a truly epic wedding at Marleybrook House in Kent!  Laura and Matt are two awesome people who had a super fun wedding with a funfair, quizzes, goats wearing bow ties, bright sunnies for everyone and so much laughter.  It may have rained during the reception but that didn’t stop people making the most of the fun fair, or the bride and groom themselves posing for fun photos with their bridal party.  They truly went to town with the details and flowers with a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the garden of Marleybrook House, a stunning venue in Kent.  Laura looked amazing in her Emma Louise Design dress with stunning bouquet by The Flowersmiths.  Her hair and make-up looked incredible and were all thanks to the lovely Tracy from Making Up The Bride.  A big thank you to the super talented Charlotte Razell Photography for her 2nd shooting skills and also to Ignite Films, who were brilliant to work alongside.  All in all it was an incredible day and I had an absolute blast shooting it!  I hope you like the images:)x

 

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“Hi Helen,
I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to write to you!!
We have looked and looked at the photos over and over again! They are just magical!! You have managed to capture all our most important moments and all the feelings and emotions from the day just come back the second you look at them.
Everyone has commented on how wonderful you were on the day and how comfortable it was to have you with us!!!
My father was also very funny – he photographs a little himself, and he went “Very well done with choosing the photographer!!!” after looking at the pictures:)
Special thank you for capturing all the special moments for our grandparents.. We have lost Dan’s grandmother last week and the photos of them together happy and enjoying themselves so much on the wedding day are just the most treasured for us now!
I also couldn’t thank you enough for sending us the pictures so quickly, I didn’t even dream of receiving them in such a short period of time!!!!
..Now that Dan is so comfortable being photographed, I hope to have many more occasions when we can have a photo session with you!!!:)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU so so much for everything you have done for us on our special day!!!
Lots and lots of love,
Dan and Karina”
Back in July it was my absolute honour to photograph Dan & Karina’s beautiful wedding at Creeksea Place in Essex.  Dan and Karina are literally two of the loveliest, smiliest people you could ever hope to meet and therefore the wedding was full of love and smiles in abundance!  After a super fun engagement shoot at Wisley Gardens with them the previous autumn, I knew the day would be incredible.  Karina looked insane in a gorgeously elegant Pronovias gown with hair and make-up that complimented perfectly.  An absolute understated beauty.  I had the pleasure of working alongside Melissa & Tom from Long Haul Films, who were so easy and friendly to work with and the video from the day is epic!  A huge thank you as well to Madara Kurtisa for 2nd shooting and to Lime Berry Catering for the amazing food!  Biggest of thank yous though to Karina and Dan, for just making my job far too easy!  I loved every second and I’m so pleased you love the photos xxx

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The Dream Team:

Venue : Creeksea Place, Essex

Caterers: Lime Berry

Dress : Pronovias

Jewellery : Tiffany & Co

Suits : Jack Bunneys

Flowers : Penny Jane Flowers

Cake : Lauren Goldring

Videography : Long Haul Films

Entertainment : The Palladio String Quartet

Band : Midnight Swing, Groove Central

2nd Shooter : Madara Kurtisa

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What can I say, I’ve been dreaming of a West Dean Gardens wedding ever since I first visited the gardens 7 years ago and the day finally arrived!  Claire and Ed are simply the loveliest people and I have got to know Claire really well over the past 6 months having done some commercial work for her Pilates company Fitfig Pilates.  Honestly, you couldn’t hope to meet a more beautiful, gorgeous soul and it truly felt like I was watching a friend getting married.  The day wasn’t quite how they’d planned as rain kinda scuppered the outdoor ceremony in the Rose Garden but neither Claire nor Ed let this affect them or ruin their day in any way.  It pretty much drizzled at West Dean Gardens from midday through til the evening but the laid back couple were only too happy to be photographed outside under the pergola for their couple photos.  There was simply no way I wasn’t using the stunning gardens at some point!  Claire’s gown was a divine Maggie Sottero number with a hint of pink too it and just the most delicate beading.  She looked incredible.  Claire’s make up was done by the wonderful Lucy from ID Salon in Chichester and hair was by the lovely Philippa.  All the team at West Dean Gardens were incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble.  I would highly recommend West Dean Gardens as a venue, especially as I know they only take on a very limited number of weddings a year, so your day is always going to be pretty unique and special.  I also put together a little 3 minute wedding trailer for Claire & Ed as I knew Claire would have loved a videographer but perhaps the budget wouldn’t allow.  It’s the very first time I’ve even touched the video setting on my Canon Mark IIIs so it’s totally budget and amateur but I wanted to share it with you all as a little summery of the day (password westdean):)  Lastly, huge huge thank you to the ever wonderful Camilla Arnold for 2nd shooting, love you lady!!  Enjoy xxx

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Claire & Ed’s little wedding trailer:

 Lovely Suppliers:

Venue : West Dean Gardens

Dress : Maggie Sottero

Make-up : Id-Salon

Hair : Philippa Jane Newell

Flowers : Gillian White (Auntie)

Evening Singer : Thoroughly Modern Millie

Shoes : Rainbow

Jewellery : Monsoon

Bridesmaids Dresses : Quiz

Rings : Timothy Roe

Suits : Hugo Boss

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I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Fi & Matt’s stunning wedding back in July at Harewoods Home Farm in West Sussex.  The whole day was to-die-for beautiful and natural with the most chilled out of brides and so many gorgeous natural moments.  Fi looked stunning in a Limor Rosen gown, which was so understandably beautiful.  In fact, both Matt & Fi made quite the stunning, modelesque couple in amongst their gorgeously lovely friends and family.  They were super keen on natural pictures, which meant I was able to just do my thing and capture the atmosphere of this amazing day in a way that I just can’t when I’m given heaps of photo requests.  Personally, I love working like this and think that the photos really reflect the love, fun and vibe of the day.  It was a real homemade wedding with Fi & Matt pulling in all their friends and family to help with various elements.  The stunning decor inside the marquee was a massive team effort, the Mum’s did all the flowers, the cake was made by Fi’s sister, the shoes and jewellery were borrowed and friends were asked to sing and play during the day.  Once again, hats off to Mari and her fabulous team for the scrumptious food and a big mention to the incredible band The Atlantic Soul Orchestra, who had everyone going crazy on the dance floor all night!  Congratulations Fi & Matt, it was an absolute honour capturing your day and you guys made it all too easy xxx

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Lovely Suppliers:

Caterers: Mari Hudson Events Catering and her lovely team

Dress : Limor Rosen

Bridesmaids Dresses: Asos

Marquee: Four Seasons Marquees

Suits : Hugo Boss

Venue : Harewoods Home Farm

Band : Atlantic Soul Orchestra

Flowers : Mums!

Cake and desserts : Sister Natasha and friends!

Shoes & Jewellery : Borrowed!

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