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Frezia and Farzad • Persia mets Pakistan at beautful Lillibrook Manor • Documentary Wedding Photography

Lillibrook Manor really was the perfect backdrop for Frezia and Farzad’s wedding. They had a week of celebrations already and this was the cherry on top! 

The daylight was short so I knew that we would have to move quickly after the ceremony to get shots outside. So after Frezia was handed over by her mother and after the vows and the “I do’s” everyone started the celebrations off by grabbing a handful of confetti and throwing it high over their heads as they walked through their confetti line as a married couple. 

We went for a quick walk around the grounds of Lillibrook Manor, which is just beautiful, there are so many little nooks and different backgrounds, it really is a playground for photography! The light was gone by the time we finished, (we were only out about 20 minutes) but we finished off with the stunning fairy light backdrop of the main barn which was perfect.

Heading inside they were greeted with cheers and clapping, the smiles and happy tears followed during the speeches and the energy of the day kept flowing as the meal finished and the evening guests arrived. Oh what a night!

I always say to Brides and Grooms that if you want a full dance floor all night then you need to dance! Your guests will follow you, no one is going to leave a bride and groom on an empty dance floor! This is exactly what this gorgeous couple did, and that dance floor was full all night! With the smiles, the dancing, the mix of Persian and Pakistani cultures and the fairy lights in the background of Lillibrook manors main barn - everything came into place perfectly! 

“I could’ve danced all night, and still have begged for more”

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Venue: Lillibrook Manor

Take what you're given, give a little bit more • Heathrow Wedding Photography • Natural Wedding Photography

Another short wedding this summer was held at the Novotel London Heathrow Hotel. A great contemporary hotel with high ceilings and a great bar area! We were very limited for this wedding, as there was a different event being held in the gardens of the hotel at the same time, so we couldn’t use these gardens for the group/couple photos. However, there is always a way! I noticed a piece of land to the side of the hotel that was flat and grassy with trees behind. We would use this area instead. It was a beautiful sunny day, so it would have been a shame to stay indoors, I was happy with this location, as were the couple.  

It was great to be with the bride for a few getting ready shots before heading to the ceremony room, sometimes on the shorter weddings I don’t get to see the bride before the ceremony, or if I do, then it’s only for a short time, so it was nice to spend a good half hour with her in her room.

Her dress was beautiful, and she had a great number of hands on deck to help with everything, which was a squeeze in the hotel room, but great energy and buzz! I headed downstairs before her, waiting for her to exit from the lift! Capturing images of the groom waiting and her bridesmaids before she entered. The ceremony went without a hitch, and we shortly made our way outside for the group photos.

I loved taking the couple to the side after getting the bigger group images, and being creative with the two of them. Again, we could only use that area to the side of the hotel, but when the surroundings don’t inspire, we have to create something more.  So with help from the bride’s veil and a little tree we managed to capture a few more intimate shots, and really get a variety of images for the newlyweds. 

 

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."