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Eliot and Rose • Flowers, Champagne and Ceilidh dancing • Saddleworth, Manchester Documentary Wedding Photography

Eliot and Rose’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful and full of heart and love; with her Father the Priest of the Church, her Godmother conducting the ceremony, along with her brother and sister in law playing cellos during the ceremony, add in the mother of the grooms handmade waistcoats for all of the gents in the bridal party alongside side the handmade wool flowers and the fact that they celebrated their wedding in the same place her parents married - everything about the day had a personal touch. 

Eliot’s morning was very relaxed and laid back, surrounded by his family and friends even when we noticed a blood stain on his brilliant white shirt, there was no panic! Rose’s was much the same, deep breathes kept the nerves to a good level, and champagne kept the spirits high, even when we thought we had lost her beloved cat out the front door (fear not, he was just avoiding the crowds in the linen cupboard!)

The Church was filled with guests and people from the local village who had watched Rose grow up, I love communities like this, there is such a beautiful underlying power to the intimacy shared between friends, neighbours and family - an “I’ve got your back” feeling. After they said their vows we gathered everyone outside with confetti ready in their hands, only to have the Heavens open! This downpour was extreme, but we were outside and everyone was ready, so we braved it and quickly chucked it up in the air then sprinted back in! Luckily there was some confetti left over for a little bridal party showering later.

And just like that, the rain stopped, we headed over to the church hall for the speeches, meal and dancing. As her parents did for their wedding, Rose and Eliot had a Ceilidh band entertain for the evening, and wow, what a night! The dancing was amazing, everyone stayed on the dance floor and it was a proper knees up, I absolutely LOVED capturing all the fun! 

This was such a fun wedding for me, a real highlight of the year! Enjoy the pics! 

“To love her, is to dance to whatever music her heart is playing”

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Venue: Christ Church Friezland

Cleo and Charlie • Belair House • London Wedding Photographer • Confetti Canons and Checker Board Twirls

I’m lucky enough to have been able to shoot at Belair house a few times now, and so happy that I’ll be shooting there again soon! It’s gorgeous venue, very quirky artwork and beautiful colours, dark wood against brilliant white and a stunning spiral staircase. There’s also a Mediterranean terrace outside that’s hidden away, on a sunny day you really could be on a Greek island, it’s fab!

I started my day at the ceremony, I do love getting ready shots, but completely understand if my couple would prefer pictures of themselves fully ready, instead of half a face of makeup! I loved capturing Cleo arriving, she looked stunning, straight out of the movies. Everyone took a breath as she walked down the aisle, I always try and give a little pep talk before my brides take those nervous/excited steps; don’t sprint, and keep your flowers lower than you think (my previous Brides, you’ll know my little moto for this, future Brides – you’ll find out!) The registrars I’ve worked with each time I’ve been at Belair have been the best! They bring fun and humour to the ceremony, and really make it so enjoyable and full of life, I love them!

Everyone was in fab spirits after the ceremony, and the energy kept going with a confetti line with confetti canons – great idea! This venue is fab for couple shots too, as you don’t have to walk far to anything, the rose garden around the back is perfect, along with the Mediterranean terrace and not to forget the front of the building with its stunning checker board tiles.

More confetti was popped during the first dance along with a lot of bottles of bubbly (!) what a fabulous party and what a happy happy happy couple – absolutely loved capturing the day!

“Laughter is the sunbeam of the soul”

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Venue: Belair House
Flowers: Beverley Wilson Floral Design