Puro Beach Marbella wedding

Puro Beach Marbella wedding

It was basically start to finish laid back fun in the Spanish sun at Puro Beach Marbella; the setting for this destination wedding. I was asked if I would come over by Valerie and Nick who hail from Holland and Australia respectively and now living in Tasmania together. Obviously one of those i'll check my diary moments for me :). Their amazing hospitality started the day before the wedding, I was invited to attend a pre wedding day bbq at Valerie's dad's villa. Little did I know that within 15 minutes of arriving I would be dragged up to dance with the Spanish entertainment. Certainly one way to break the ice. Hopefully it wasn't filmed and will never arise, nobody wants to see that. The day was just pure laughter and the first time ever that i've seen a bride cut the bottom of her dress off so she could practice some skipping, limbo and throw some shapes on the dance floor without restriction. All I can say is what a legend, though ladies please do not try this at home :). Or is there a trend to follow?


Soho Farmhouse wedding

Soho Farmhouse wedding

This can only been described as an absolutely ‘magic’ Soho Farmhouse wedding , one of the Cotswolds most exclusive countryside venues.
The wonderful Sami and Mike (a superstar magician) headed over from New York to celebrate their special day alongside 140 of their nearest and dearest family and friends. I initially chatted to the couple on Skype and even then I could see how in love these two were. There was such tender emotion throughout the day mixed with immense laughter and fun. The day started with the lads doing a spot of shooting and ended with a packed dance floor and guests feeding each other desserts with 5 feet long forks! Now that was an experience to witness :) (to witness it for yourself please see below!)
A big thank you to Aga Tomaszek for helping me on the day, Green Biscuit wedding films and also event planner Hannah Trevaskis from Soho Farmhouse. Sami and Mike thank you once again for having me along to capture your special day :)

The Wood Norton Hotel

Four seasons in one day welcomed me to The Wood Norton Hotel, a fabulous venue in Worcestershire, steeped in history. Clear blue skies to start the day with a heavy storm arriving in the afternoon.  Bridal prep first for me with a fun and super chilled Kelly. Nathan arrived arrived in style,  a yellow New York Taxi  (where these two wonderful people got engaged) from Unique Car Hire.

The ceremony soon followed with some glorious sunshine seeping through to welcome Kelly and her proud Dad down the aisle. A lovely touch to end the ceremony was Nathan's Firemen colleagues escort out towards a glass of champagne. We did manage to get outside before the bad weather came in, to get some photos of the happy couple. Though when the rain did hit Kelly was adamant that she wanted some photos with Nathan on the famous swing. The wellies came on and nothing was going to stop Kelly. What a great sport.

The rest of the day was spent in the lovely Orangery, firstly the wedding breakfast followed by the joyous speeches, with Nathan's best man sharing some great stories with the guests. The fun didn't stop there with these two, my job was made easy just capturing what was put in front of me, I'll just let the photos below do the talking. A special mention must go to Sandie (Planner at The Wood Norton Hotel) I was given free reigns and anything that I needed, Sandie was always on hand.

For the photographers out there. Most of the wedding was photographed using two Nikon D750's one with a 35mm and the other an 85mm lenses. An LED light panel was used for some of the night portrait shots. The cake cut and first dance were captured using a 24/70mm lens plus an SB910 flash gun.

Kelly and Nathan thank you once again for having me along to capture your special day.

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