Hello lovelies! I’m so sorry I’ve been pretty useless at keeping the blog up to date recently. The last year has been a bit manic for me with Marley’s arrival, juggling wedding shoots alongside a house renovation and running around with my lovely Amélie – I promise I’ll be posting a lot more of the beautiful weddings I’ve worked in the next couple of months!

I’d love to take a look back to the Elizabeth and Paul’s special day last summer. These guys were such a friendly, laid-back and natural couple that it was such a pleasure for me to be a part of their amazing day! After planning their beautiful day all the way from Australia, it was a fabulous and personal celebration of Elizabeth and Paul’s love. Their gorgeous family and friends travelled from far and wide to make the day truly unforgettable and Elizabeth’s incredible Rachel Gilbert dress also made the long trip from down under! The wedding was idyllic, taking place at Elizabeth’s Grandmother’s house in the little quiet village of Itchenor, near Chichester in West Sussex. Shout out to the AMAZING Kalm Kitchen for providing the incredible food, Driftwood Flowers for creating such stunning, colourful arrangements and the lively evening entertainment provided by The Deloreans – I absolutely loved working with these guys again!

Wishing Elizabeth and Paul all the happiness in the world – thanks again for letting me capture your beautiful day! xxx

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Dress: Rachel Gilbert (David Jones, Australia)

Shoes: Shoes of Prey (Australia)

Jewelry: Earrings: Grandma’s antique

Rings: Raphael’s Jewelers (Sydney, Australia)

Caterers: Kalm Kitchen

Marquee: Lewis Marquees

Flowers: Driftwood Flowers

Cake: Mel Sawbridge Tookey (a friend)

Invitations (homemade)

Favours: Flowers: Driftwood flowers, Jars/vases: decorated by mother of the bride

Drinks reception band: Paris Swing (alive network)

Evening band: The Deloreans

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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged but this wedding is an absolute beauty of a day at the incredible Orchardleigh House & Estate in Somerset.  Jessica and Steve are super lovely and super gorgeous, with the friendliest bunch of friends and family.  Jess wore an incredible fairytale dress from Pronovias with beautiful flowers by The Lily Locket.  The whole theme was a gorgeous mixture of navy blue and gold, which made for a stand out table set up.  Jess and Steve met through the amazing charity Help for Heroes, where Jess worked when Steve got in contact after his time in Afghanistan.  They are clearly so very in love and the whole day was super emotional with not a dry eye in the house during the ceremony and speeches.   Here’s wishing this gorgeous pair all the love and happiness in the world xxx
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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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