Rustic, Boho Wedding at Gaynes Park

Rustic, Boho Wedding at Gaynes Park

Want to keep your wedding relaxed? Host it all in one place. Trust me, having to get everyone from one place to the next on the day is usually the most stressful part. So choose a venue where you can do it all in one location, like the glorious Gaynes Park in Essex. This is where Alice and Adam held their very lovely, rustic, boho wedding. With a newborn baby they wanted to make things as easy yet elegant as possible and it certainly was a very wonderful and laid back wedding.


As soon as I wake up every night, EVERY DAY. I know that it’s you I need to take the blues away …


Outdoor Festival Wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery

Outdoor Festival Wedding at Duncton Mill Fishery


You have to love the great British weather, don’t ya? I’m pretty sure that the trend for outdoor and festival style weddings started somewhere a lot milder and more predictable. But us Brits have embraced the trend and as long as you are prepared for anything, then you to can host your wedding outdoors in the UK. Take Sarah and Andy for instance. They booked the glorious Duncton Mill Fishery in Sussex for their wedding. They had wind, rain, sunshine and more rain but they also had the most perfect day. It was sunny just at the right times and we just dived for cover when it wasn’t.

Sunny, thank you for the SUNSHINE BOUQUET. Sunny, thank you for the love you brought my way …

Preston Court Outdoor Festival Wedding | Holly + Simon

Preston Court Outdoor Festival Wedding | Holly + Simon

When the lovely Holly and Simon first got in touch about their ‘festival/boho-y type wedding’ at Preston Court in Kent, I might have let out a small yelp in the office. I’d been wanting to shoot a wedding there forever. It’s such an insanely beautiful and fun wedding venue and one of the few in the UK that is currently licensed for an outdoor ceremony. I have to say it did not disappoint one little bit.

The grounds and the barns are super pretty, as is the tiny island that you get married on after you’ve crossed over a precious little bridge. But what’s really wow factor about Preston Court are the antique organs inside one of the barns. They are incredible backdrops for photos and then there’s a working Victorian Carousel that Holly and Simon led the way to after dinner so all guests could spin around on it. Someone please invite me back!

We move towards THE STARS, And all we touch becomes ours. Let’s keep warm until it’s day …

North Hidden Barn Festival Wedding | Amanda + Rob

North Hidden Barn Festival Wedding | Amanda + Rob

This pair are big into music so when they got to planning their wedding, they decided to be inspired by their favourite music festivals and have a festival wedding at the gorgeous North Hidden Barn. A gem of a venue that lends itself so well to this style of wedding. Rob’s a brit and Amanda is from the US so the whole thing was a mash up of both cultures.

They went all out on the lighting, smoke machines and confetti canons, well the groom does put on events for a living and he had a heck of a lot of fun planning this one. He also surprised the bride with concert tickets to Jack White, Britney Spears AND The Beach Boys.. I mean c’mon!!! That boy is a keeper, right?

I may not always love you but long as there are STARS ABOVE you. You never need to doubt it, I’ll make you so sure about it …

That One Time When Crown & Glory Had a Festival Wedding …

That One Time When Crown & Glory Had a Festival Wedding …

You know I’ve been in this game for quite a while now, I’ve literally been to hundreds and hundreds of weddings in every corner of the UK. But this festival style wedding will forever be one of my all time favourites. Yes the Bride and Groom (Sophie and Gareth from Crown and Glory) are my friends and it’s always super special to be the photographer for someone you know; Yes I’d actually made it to Sophie’s wonderful hen party back in the summer and yes some of my close friends were also at this wedding. But above all of that, what made this wedding truly special was the couple. Sophie and Gareth know how to throw a helluva party, that’s for sure but what you might not see in these photos is just how much effort they made to ensure that all their guests had an utterly brilliant time. Right from the moment we all gathered in this wonderful place in Deepest Darkest Wales, the good times really rolled.

When I got to my room, I found an incredible welcome package including a bespoke flower crown that perfectly matched my skirt. Later on, I looked around the room as I shot the speeches and saw a sea of gorgeous flower crowns all perfectly matched to outfits and it dawned on me that Sophie has asked me what was I wearing weeks before.. ahhhhhh! See it’s that level of kindness that made us guests feel so much warmth and love from the newlyweds. Their generosity dripped out of every corner of this wedding and I left feeling like my joy tank had been refilled. Looking at the images again reminds me of so many fun moments. Now if this wedding is looking a little familiar then that might be because it is featured in the current issue of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. Sophie is starring on the cover like the Goddess that she is.. well when your Maid of Honour is editor of a bridal magazine, it kind of HAD to happen, right?

a backless dress and some beat up sneaks, my discotheque Juliet TEENAGE DREAM, I felt it in my chest as she looked at me, I knew we were bound to be together …

Gildings Barn Wedding | Tom + James

Gildings Barn Wedding | Tom + James

Gildings Barn in Surrey was the venue for James and Tom’s big outdoor wedding a few weekends ago. I first met this pair when Tom was Best Gay at his friend Ellen’s Wedding up in Hackney this time last year. His speech was one of the funniest I think I’ve ever seen so I was looking forward to seeing them all again and to shooting their own wedding.

This was one of those all out country weddings with miles of bunting and flowers in jam jars. The Mums have been sewing and growing like demons and it all came together for this glorious sunshine filled day with a gorgeous outdoor personal ceremony at the heart of it. It was all very relaxed.. well until the ceilidh when everything got very active!

Forever can never be long enough for me, to feel like I’ve had long enough with you. FORGET THE WORLD now we won’t let them see but there’s one thing left to do ..

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