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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

Love, Golf and Gryff • Buckinghamshire Wedding Photographer • Bedfordshire Wedding Photographer • Woburn Wedding Photographer •

Meeting Clare and John at our pre-wedding consultation I knew that we matched each other perfectly. They hated super posed and staged photographs and really wanted the natural moments of their day to be captured, blending perfectly with the documentary style I love.

Arriving in the morning, I love having a few hours before the ceremony to capture details and moments before the ‘rush’ starts. The ‘rush’ happens at every wedding, it’s when the time goes from a nice easy pace to suddenly an hour to go – after that, each time you look at the clock it’s another 15 minutes gone!

Heading to the Church, I got to meet Clare and John’s gorgeous child, their dog Gryff! He had a little neck scarf on with ‘best dog’ and he honestly lived up to that name. He didn’t make one noise during their ceremony, in fact, he looked on at them as they kissed and said their vows, it was the cutest thing! Another personal additional was that John’s father conducted the service and married them – this wedding certainly had all the feels!

Driving themselves to Woburn Golf Club, we found a back lit area for the family shots before heading upstairs for the speeches and meal. Clare and John had only close family and friends attend their meal, everyone sat around one big table and ate, drank, laughed and cried together. I absolutely loved the vibe this had; it made everyone so comfortable and really highlighted how much they meant to Clare and John.

As the evening guests started to arrive we were able to use John’s golf club connections to borrow two buggies and head onto the course to capture some beautiful golden hour couple shots. Leaving these shots until 7pm is normally quite late, but when the summer sun is as fierce as it was that day, 7pm becomes ideal – softer light, warm and flattering, and also less risk of sweating!

I absolutely loved capturing Clare and John’s day, it was a true depiction of love and family, and I hope that their future together continues being full of joy.

“It was always you.”

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Venue: Woburn Golf Club

Flowers: Forever Blossom Uk