Amazing, amazing, amazing!
We went through all the photos after you left on Friday and since then we have looked through them all another 3 times. They really are outstanding...I'm sure you are tired of hearing people say this to you!
We just wanted to say again, a million thank yous. You really captured our day so well, all the memories came flooding back as we were going through them. Every picture tells its own story and we just love everyone's faces.
We had the best day and choosing you as our photographer was one of the best choices we made.
(Emily has just read the above and laughed out loud..... "that's a lot of Jenny love")
Em & Nic
I just had to kick of this month's blog with this absolutely lovely testimonial from my two gorgeous brides, Em and Nic. The couple were married at Field Place Manor House and Barns in Worthing last April in an emotional ceremony shared with around 90 family and friends. The ladies dressed for their personalities, with Emily wearing a beautiful classic strapless gown, and Nicole a fabulous white lace jumpsuit with a black ribbon tie.
Their ring-bearer nephews walked up the aisle first, followed by each bride in turn with their fathers, with Em's Maid of Honour between the two. The very talented Sussex Violinist Sarah Milner played as the guests and bridal party arrived, and during the register signing, then decamped into the first barn to accompany the celebratory drinks.
The couple's 'themes' for want of a better word were Superheroes and the colour orange. Rachel of Greenfingers Florists made gorgeous bouquets, corsages and table centre pieces from dramatic orange Bird of Paradise blooms, and the Dads and ring-bearer nephews wore orange ties and bowties. The mini Supers were the nephews, who after the ceremony donned orange Superhero capes and giant foam darts, and charged around after bride Nicole, also sporting her own orange Superhero cape.
The themes were continued in the brides' personalised orange Converse shoes, as well as the amazing Wonder Woman cake, made by friends. Full marks too for the fantastic seating plan, which the couple designed themselves as a Monopoly Board, complete with photos and Street names of places they'd lived in or had an important connection to.
Steam trains and an Irish Ceilidh
In addition to entertainment provided by the capes and a magic mirror, Field Place has a unique train track round the back of the barns, with miniature steam trains and a tunnel. The newlyweds, mini Supers and several guests grabbed seats and I crouched down by the track to capture the action, at one point even getting on the train (although it was quite a challenge to take photographs!)
Evening entertainment was provided by the ceilidh and barn dance band the Ceilidh Tree, who had everyone up on their feet. I have to say, I'm a huge fan of ceilidh dancing at weddings - I've done quite a few and they never disappoint. They're quite tricky to capture as you need to be close up and personal, whilst avoiding being trampled on or clonking someone with your camera! But the movement and great expressions make for some cracking dancefloor shots.
High Fives at Golden Hour
At some point in between the musicians' sets, I headed outside with Em and Nic to make the most of the stunning evening sunlight for their couple photos. We mixed it up with a combination of romantic and fun shots: having spent time with the ladies on the beach for their pre-wedding shoot, I knew exactly what would work with their personalities and look natural and relaxed. Although they'd showed me their moves on the beach, even I was impressed with Em and Nic's perfect high-five jump, which actually looks like Emily was levitating, or that I'd removed her feet in Photoshop (I hadn't!)
If I had to sum up their wedding in one word, it would be FUN! Nothing formal, nothing stuffy, just lots of entertainment that reflected the ladies' personalities and celebrated them becoming Mrs and Mrs. Just scroll below to get a real feel for the story of their day:
Em and Nic had also pre-ordered a wedding album, and it was lovely to design the pages and see their favourite photos in stunning HD print, with the album cover they chose simply the perfect shade of orange! In fact, I was lucky to live near enough to deliver their album in person and snapped this phone pic of them opening their album for the first time:
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and getting an insight into Emily and Nicole's fabulous wedding. If you're planning your own wedding and would like more information, please do get in touch. I'm fully booked for 2021, but still have plenty of availabilty for 2022 and have just started booking 2023 (for a few super-organised couples!).
I'm also offering shorter half day options for small weddings, including last minute bookings for Autumn/Winter 2020, which I can accommodate even on the weekends now that most of my larger weddings have been postponed. Just let me know the ceremony location, whether you'll be having a separate reception, and roughly how many guests you'll be inviting. and I'll give you a quote bespoke to your needs. Always happy to talk through your plans on the phone or Skype.
Until next time,
Em & Nic's awesome wedding team:
Em's hair: Katie Palmer Hair
Nic's hair and make up: Vitality Hair & Beauty
Florist: Rachel at Greengingers Florists Worthing
Cake: made by (very talented) friends
Violinist: Sarah Milner of Sarah Sussex Violinist
Ceilidh band: Ceilidh Tree