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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

Jenni and Luke • Oaks Farm Wedding • Documentary Wedding Photographer

Oaks Farm is a fab location to get hitched, I met Jenni in the little cottage onsite to capture her getting ready shots, it’s so fab that everything is on site and there’s no driving to different locations, it definitely takes the stress out of the travel part of the day as there isn’t one! Jenni and her bridesmaids and bridesman (!) were fab in helping keep her calm and getting her excited, whilst they waited for the registras to see them I caught up with Luke in the Stables where him and his groomsmen were putting the finishing touches to the ceremony room, they were very efficient and even had time for a beer before the guests started arriving – YAS!

The guests were seated and the music started up, the emotion bubbled over for Luke as Jenni took each step towards her future husband, she looked stunning, and Lukes’ reaction said it all! After a few laughs with the rings and the best man nearly marrying himself to Jenni, they walked back down the aisle as Husband and Wife. They hid away quickly whilst I sorted out the confetti line which had to be done super quickly as it started to rain! But the guests didn’t seem to mind as the confetti line led into the drinks and canapés which again is a great element of Oaks Farm and the buildings being so close!

The drinks flowed and everyone was having a riot, the rain kept everyone inside but that created a massive buzz and fab atmosphere. When it eased off a bit we jumped outside to get the couple shots. Using the fabulous gardens we managed to get a variety of shots on just a short walk – LOVE!

Back in the room the speeches kept everyone entertained and the party really got going as the music started after everyone had refuelled (both food and alcohol!). 

“Don’t’ worry, don’t cry, drink vodka and fly!”

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Venue: Oaks Farm Weddings