Woodland Wonderland Styled Shoot

Back in May I was asked to photograph an AMAZING styled shoot at Oakwood Weddings, a brand new wedding venue nestled within ancient woodland near Ashford. 

The theme was enchanted woodland wonderland with a touch of bohemian glamour designed by Claire from Blue Daisies Florist who supplied all the beautiful flowers, and Becky from Your Beautiful Day. 

As a photographer it's always an amazing experience to have the opportunity to work with other supplies on a collaborative styled shoot, so when I was approached by Claire about the idea she had for the shoot I jumped at the chance to be involved!

Oakwood Weddings was the perfect setting, nestled in miles of woodland with a carpet full of beautiful bluebells. I was super excited to be shooting at a venue where no weddings have even taken place yet!

Claire and Becky had already been at the venue setting up when I arrived and the care and detail they had put into the decor was unbelievable. From cute hessian picnic blankets, wicker baskets and wooden crates to candelabras and the most amazing chandelier made by Claire that they had suspended from one of the trees. 

The food all looked sublime, it was hard not to tuck into it while I waited for the models to have their hair and make up done!

Faith, the 'bride' wore a stunning boho-esque gown with a gorgeous floral crown made by Claire and Oliver, the 'groom' totally rocked the tweed waistcoat and bow tie. We did some shots with the picnic set up and then moved to another part of the woods where the girls had created a whole new scene for us to shoot in with the most incredible ribbon tipi and a cake fit for a woodland pixie queen.

It was such a magical place to shoot in and I'm so excited for when this fabulous venue finally opens. The whole team worked so hard to create the perfect whimsical atmosphere and I think the images speak for themselves. It was a brilliant day and I think I speak for all of those involved when I say how proud I am of what we created :-)

 

Venue - Oakwood weddings - http://www.oakwoodweddings.co.uk

Flowers - Blue Daisies Florist - http://www.bluedaisiesflorist.co.uk

Venue Decorations - Your Beautiful Day - http://www.your-beautiful-day.co.uk

Cake - Cobi & Coco Cakes - http://www.cobiandcococakes.com  

Make Up - Clare Lake - http://www.clarelakemakeupartist.co.uk

Hair - Adorne Hair - http://www.adornare.co.uk

Suit Hire - Lapel Mens Hire - http://www.wedding-suits.co.uk

Wedding Dresses - Victoria Grace Bridal - https://www.victoriagracebridal.co.uk & Abigail's - http://www.abigailbrides.co.uk

Models - Faith & Oliver

Stef & James' Wedding - Archbishops Palace & The Black Horse Inn

On 13th April I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Stef & James’ gorgeous wedding at The Archbishops Palace and The Black Horse Inn. From the first email I received from Stef I just knew this wedding was going to be amazing as she described it as a small affair jam-packed with flowers and a vintage twist! They were so down to earth and bubbly and I knew that their small intimate wedding was going to suit their relaxed and chilled out personalities perfectly. The more they told me about their special day, the more excited I became!

On the day of the wedding I went to Stef’s mums house where Stef was getting ready. It was just her and her mum along with her stylists together so there was none of the chaos that can sometimes happen with a room full of bridesmaids! And there was something really special about it just being her and her mum.

I walked into the room where her dress was patiently waiting to be worn and I have to say, I have seen a lot of dresses but this one literally took my breath away! It was just stunning and I knew that Stef was going to look incredible in it! And her shoes!!! Oh my goodness, her shoes…I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time photographing a brides shoes before! They were amazeballs! And they were the perfect complement to her tea dress style.

Their ceremony took place at The Archbishops Palace in Maidstone which was lovely and intimate with only 11 guests! After the ceremony we were able to get loads of gorgeous shots around the grounds. I LOVE the little herb garden and with it being April there were beautiful blossoms everywhere and everything looked so fresh. Despite Stef & James not being used to being in front of a camera they were fantastic. We just had such a laugh together and the love between them was so clear to see. They truly were a dream to photograph.

Their wedding reception was held at the Black Horse Inn in Thurnham and although it was such a small wedding with just close family and friends, they had still made such a huge effort with all their little details and had everything they wanted. It was so pretty. And the smell of the flowers as you walked into the room was incredible. They had flowers EVERYWHERE! And they looked so striking. We did some group shots in the garden before their speeches and then I left them to continue on their day.

I’m so happy to have met them and to have had the honour of photographing their day. Congratulations guys! You are awesome!

Venue - http://www.akentishceremony.com/kcc-register-offices/the-archbishop-s-palace/http://www.blackhorsekent.co.uk

Dress - https://www.cuttingedgebrides.com

Flowers - http://www.bluedaisiesflorist.co.uk

Shoes - https://charlottemills.com

Rings - https://www.fraserhart.co.ukhttps://www.hsamuel.co.uk

Cars - http://www.maidstoneweddingcars.co.uk

Cake - http://www.shelleyscakes.com

Make Up - http://lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

Hair - http://www.foreverhair.org

Groom's Suit - https://www.moss.co.uk

Groom's Tie & Pocket Square - https://www.swaggerandswoon.com

Chair Sashes - http://www.amanda-jane.co.uk

 

A Kentish Ceremony Magazine - Summer 2017

I am so excited to see so many of my images in the Summer 2017 edition of A Kentish Ceremony magazine! Back in May I was asked to photograph an AMAZING styled shoot at Oakwood Weddings, a brand new wedding venue nestled within ancient woodland near Ashford. It was such a brilliant day and I am delighted to see the shoot featured over four pages! It looks fabulous! Also featured in the magazine is Abbey & Tim's beautiful wedding at Mountains Country House, and one of my favourite images from James & Stef's wedding at The Archbishops Palace :)