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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

Katie and Chris • Hartsfield Manor • Surrey Documentary Wedding Photographer •

It was a cloudy rainy day as I pulled up outside Hartsfield Manor, but that didn’t take anything away from its beauty. The great thing about this venue is that it is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside, so I knew that we would still be able to get some beautiful shots. 

I meet Katie and her bridesmaids in an upstairs room as they were doing their finishing touches, the nerves were clear to see, they were very organised and were all ready quickly. I always suggest timing it so you put your dress on, have a 5 minute breather and then head on to the ceremony, just so you’re not waiting around in your dress. This way you avoid any potential spillage on, or spoilage of, the dress and you limit the time sitting around getting nervous! 

The nerves had really built by the time we headed downstairs for the ceremony, but wow did it look beautiful, the stunning room over looking the gardens was beautiful, and Katie and her bridesmaids looked fab walking down the aisle. As we knew the day was questionable weather-wise we had the confetti thrown inside as they walked back down the aisle as a married couple, this is always a great option if the venue allow it.

After letting the guests and newlyweds grab a drink and have a chat, I knew that it has stopped raining and swiftly grabbed the guests needed for the formal shots and got these done outside nice and quickly. It was great being able to get these with the Manor in the background - thank you weather Gods! It stayed dry for the couple shots too although it was still very wet so we stayed on safe ground for the dress, using the gravel and the stone entrance way at the front of the building and then we grabbed some on the stairs inside too. There’s always a way of getting outside as long as you trust me I can make it happen! 

“It was always you.”

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Venue: Hartsfield Manor