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Daniel and Mia • The Riverside Marquee • Bray Wedding • Documentary Wedding Photography

I knew that Mia and Daniel’s wedding was going to be fabulous from when I first met them, there was a keen eye for detail and such love that went into the planning I couldn’t wait to capture their day. 

Celebrating in the small, beautiful village of Bray, every part of the day was within 5 minutes of each other. Getting to Daniel first, I grabbed some detail shots whilst some serious ironing went on - how many groomsmen does it take to iron a shirt?!? 

Mia was getting ready a minutes walk away from the church in the cutely named Christmas Cottage with bright red door, it was so quirky, and had a cottage feel with a glass extension at the back which was fabulous for natural light, which is just perfect and also means the makeup is done according to daylight which is a must.

As Mia opened Daniel’s gifts, the emotion was clear to see, and the eagerness to meet him at the bottom of the aisle was bubbling! 

The music played, the page boys and bridesmaids entered and then, there they were, together, you could see how much they loved each other, it’s always such a pleasure to witness the little looks and smiles, the unsaid emotion between the two of them that no one else can see. 

After the nerves had dissolved away and they were officially Husband and Wife, the celebrating could start, it’s always such fun to start the party feel off with a confetti line, such a good way to get everyone smiling and laughing! This merriment continued throughout the day as we got to The Riverside Marquee, which is gorgeous and set backing onto the river. Group shots led into the couple shots and the sun was very kind to us, as it was later in the day it was a warm softer light which looked stunning on Daniel and Mia.

Speeches brought the house down as well as bringing a few tears down cheeks, and the first dance followed by a father-daughter/mother-son dance was equally as tear jerking. It was so clear to see how much Daniel and Mia loved each other and how much they were both loved, it was an absolute pleasure to capture and an honour to know such a lovely couple.

”Love, love changes everything”

Venue: The Riverside Marquee

Natasha and Emma • Northbrook Park • Farnham • Blossoms and Ribbons • Documentary Wedding Photography

Having been to Northbrook Park before, I knew it was a stunning venue and was so excited to be back there again for Natasha and Emma’s big day. 

I turned up as the guests were arriving and the venue looked stunning, the flowers were an absolute masterpiece and as I saw Natasha arriving and Emma walking down the aisle I knew that it was going to be a stunningly beautiful day. 

The ceremony was full of love and laughter - you could tell how much Natasha and Emma loved each other, it was obvious to see. Laughter rang through the conservatory throughout the service and tears followed as their personal vows were read. 

It was a gorgeous day weather wise too, slightly overcast, which people always think isn’t great but trust me when I say it’s the most flattering light you could have at a wedding, there is no harsh shadows and no squinting eyes - so flattering!

After the ceremony, I went for a short walk around the venue with Natasha and Emma, it’s so nice to take the couple away after they’ve said hello to their friends and family. You’re with people the whole day so it’s nice just to be with each other alone, especially in Northbrook Park as there are so many little areas and nooks that we can use and grab some really nice intimate moments together. I especially love the wood store at Northbrook Park - slightly odd, I know, but it gives such an interesting backdrop.

To get your seats in the reception you had to take a shot which I think is a fabulous idea getting the party started straightaway. It was clear to see the relationship between Natasha and Emma was built on fun and laughter, throughout the whole day they were giggling and making each other smile, it really was a stunning day with two stunning Bride’s at a stunning location, I wish them all the best in their future together, I know that they’ll be laughing together for a very long time.

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”

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Venue: Northbrook Park
Flowers: Meadow Folk
Videography: Anneka Ireland videography 
Make up: Laura Anne Makeup