Sandy toes and salty kisses - a Lusty Glaze beach wedding

There's something magic about feeling sand between your toes. The texture, the way it moves underneath your feet, I'm pretty sure it takes most of us back to a happy place in our minds. Which is why Lusty Glaze is such a special place to get married and that when Danielle and Adam asked me to shoot their wedding on the beautiful Cornish beach, I had to say YES immediately. 

A blustery and windswept morning gave way to glorious sunshine right in time for the ceremony.  And the sun lasted all day, even long enough for games into the evening (because what's a beach wedding without tug-of-war in a wedding dress, right?!). 

Every detail was a perfect combination of elegant and fun, which will go as no surprise for anyone who knows Danielle because this seems to me to be exactly how she is. From the amazing outfits for their babies (and stars of the show, Ralph and Darcy) to having their much loved fur babies running in the surf. Thank you so much for asking me to spend that day with you capturing these memories. It was an honour. 

Danielle and Adam chose these lovely suppliers for their special day: 

DressJustin Alexander (bespoke) - Frilly Frocks, Barnstaple

Shoes | Rainbow Club

FlowersKelly Ann’s, Newquay

Make-upLauren Outram

Baby girl's outfit | Freya Lillie

SuitsMoss Bros

Kingston Estate and late summer sunshine

This is what often happens; I am scanning weddings building portfolios for new couples and I am reminded of the most wonderful days I've spent with some of the loveliest people. This definitely includes Sophie and husband Chris and most definitely their son Harrison. 

Kingston Estate wedding

Sophie and Chris married at Kingston Estate near Totnes in Devon. It was mid-September. Perfectly warm enough for a ceremony in the sun, to linger outside with a drink and with soft early evening light. It's honestly one of my favourite months for weddings. 

Scroll on for a selection of shots from their gorgeous day and the suppliers who all helped make it happen. 

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Sending a bit shout out to all their suppliers on the day

Floral fabulousness - Hollyhocks Florist | Bride's gown and Groom's outfitter - Rossetti Brides | Cake - Jenna Kirby | Make-up - Jade Isla Make-up | Hair - Emma Newson | Band - The Shrine

 

 

Boho vibes at inspiration shoot

What's so great about working as a wedding and portrait Photographer, is all the fabulous people I get to meet. Of course this isn't just confined to the wonderful couples or families who choose me, but also all the talented and creative suppliers I get to work with.

So when Holly Williams of Hollyhocks asked if we could get together to give Devon brides some real inspiration for their beautiful bouquets and arrangements, I couldn't say no. Her creations are always a joy to shoot. But why stop there?! I'm not someone who deals in half measures so with the generosity of a handful of other local women in the wedding business, we created our boho vibes shoot at the incredible Shilstone House. 

Think succulents, copper, hand crafted calligraphy, wild and unstructured florals and you're almost there. Throw in bespoke jewelled headpieces, a clever cake, some very cool furniture, an amazing gown and stunning make-up and you've got the gist. Keep scrolling for some of the lushness. 

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We wanted REAL people planning weddings or elopements to know that everything they see and swoon over on Pinterest and Instagram, can be achieved with a little creativity from amazing suppliers close to home...and a few high steet favourites! 

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Shilstone House tablescape
Shilstone House outdoors
Shilstone bouquet
Shilstone place setting

Thank you to the following collaborators who trusted me to style this shoot. 

Venue - Shilstone House | Florals - Hollyhocks Florist | Gown - Willow by Watters, supplied by Angel Face Bridal Studio | Make-up - Emma Roberts | Hair accessories - Claire Austin | Props - The Prop Factory | Calligraphy - Anon Design | Model & Hair - Alexandra Adamson | Cake - Daily Molly & Me

Shilstone house conservatory

Love in London

Rhiannon and I met when she was a Bridesmaid for another couple (the gorgeous Jen and Tom) in 2016. Fast forward to the first weekend of 2018 and I'm rattling my way to London on the train to shoot her marriage to Jonathan. 

I have been lucky to travel a lot throughout my life but London is a special place. It feels like home in so many ways. I met Rhiannon at The Lansdowne Club in Mayfair for her prep where she was ever inch the elegant bride. 

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On destination weddings, I always try and travel with an assistant. Another pair of hands is so valuable for me, allows me to get more coverage than I would if I was alone. A big thanks to Yasmin who was great fun and incredibly helpful. 

We had travelled the day before making the most of the trip and visiting the locations. I've never been late and this wasn't going to be the first time! Like clockwork, everyone came together in the City for their ceremony. 

With Leadenhall Market nearby and mostly deserted (except for some Harry Potter fans checking out a filming location), the new Mr and Mrs Curry braved the elements for some couples shots in the dark. 

Having dispensed with the PDAs, The Lansdowne Club team welcomed us into the warm where Rhiannon and Jonathan's loved ones were waiting. The happy couple mingled with guests and greeted everyone personally in a lovely receiving line. The ballroom was resplendent on that dark winter evening, feeling perfectly cosy for such a great space. 

Some emotional and very funny speeches later, I said goodnight and went back to my hotel with a happy heart for a hot cup of tea and my favourite red velvet Lola's Cupcake.