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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

Jess and Joe • Littleton Park House • Shepperton Studios Wedding • Down the Rabbit Hole!

I met Jess at Shepperton Studios wedding fair, and knew from then that her Christmas wedding would be so fun! Getting ready in the hotel by the church she only had a short walk to marry her fiancée Joe, the old Shepperton square is so cute, with the hotel backing into the river and Christmas trees decorating the buildings and church, it was beautiful. 

The weather was absolutely perfect, beautiful sun, crisp air and clear skies, after the “I dos” the guests threw the confetti and then grabbed themselves some hot chips and mulled wine! Jess and Joe has always said that they weren’t overly fussed about getting the static formal family shots and wanted the focus to be on candids, which is always music to my ears. They only wanted a few couple shots by the river, so whilst their guests were sipping on mulled wine we walked 1 minute down the road to grab a little quiet moment together before heading back, at which time the bus taking the guests to the reception venue had turned up! 

Their children issued wedding bus tickets to the guests as they stepped on board, Christmas songs were blasted throughout the trip and beer glasses chinked together - I absolutely love getting guests to travel together, it keeps the energy and celebrations going and everyone always loves it!

Shepperton studios had their Christmas party the same week as Jess and Joes big day, the theme for the party was Alice in Wonderland, and they fully embraced it for their wedding! Why not!?! You get your whole wedding styled for free! It was amazing to rock up to the venue from the bus to be greeted by statues of cards, mood lighting, wonderland quotes on the walls, moss and greenery styled tea sets amongst everything else! It really did feel as if you were going down the rabbit hole! 

The speeches brought tears to the guests eyes and the magic of the day was topped off by an awesome chair trick, that I’ve stolen for myself to use(!) and the first dance and father/daughter dance were truly magical with 5 confetti canons being popped throughout - if you’re humming and har-ing about confetti canons during your first dance - DO IT! 

“Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely Bonkers. But I will tell you a secret, All the best people are.” 

Venue/mulled wine and chips!: Warren Lodge Hotel
Reception: Littleton Park House, Shepperton Studios