Sally and James’ first meeting was unusual to say the least! “James sent a text to an old work colleague seeing if he fancied a catch up”, said Sally. “Unbeknown to James his friend had recently got a new phone and no longer had that number. 250 miles away I had just got a new phone and the network provider had reused the number. I received a random text asking to meet up and I jokingly replied! 11 years, 3 kids and a mortgage later we finally got married! Coincidence or fate!?”
Their summer wedding took place at Fforest in Wales and was inspired by the surroundings and the venue itself. “Because of its location and its uniqueness we just went with what fitted with the venue”, she continued, “so that meant rustic, woodland, glamping and bohemian! We always wanted a weekend wedding as we were bringing our family and friends from opposite ends of the country. We also wanted somewhere where our guests could all stay in the same place and get to know each other a bit better. It took over a year to find Fforest but when we did we knew it was right.”
Hey guys! It’s been a longggg while since I’ve written a more personal post (where does the time go!?) so today I thought I’d break that drought to let you know about some events I’ve got coming up. I’d love for you to come and spend some time with me, new braces and all (!)
Most Curious Wedding Fair
March 18th & 19th: London.
This weekend my team and I are packing our bags and heading just up the road to the Most Curious Wedding Fair at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. This is the wedding fair for non-traditional babes with discerning taste.
Inspired more by fashion and the hipster-cool vibes of it’s location than the wedding industry itself, this is one of my favourite shows and I’m super excited to be taking part!
Tickets can be bought in advance from just £2.50 or £3 on the door.
March 27th & 30th: Brighton & Glasgow.
After a few days to recover I’ll be hitting the road solo to speak at Photography Farm’s first ever FarmShop in both Brighton (27th) and Glasgow (30th). Billed as an all star wedding photography workshop where each mentor will lead a section that plays to their strengths (as well as contributing to each other’s to bring a huge pool of knowledge), it’s going to be super fun and really informative.
Specifically I’ll be speaking about harnessing the power of wedding blogs and magazines to book your dream clients as well as sharing some tricks for getting on the radar of editors and (almost most importantly) sharing the things that people do wrong over and over again so that you can avoid them!
You can read about the workshop in more detail on the Photography Farm website. Tickets are currently available at the discounted rate of £300.
Mitch and Tash decided to elope and wanted their wedding to feel moody and a bit dark. So the bride wore black and they had their ceremony in a venue that looked like a gothic mansion!
“I always knew that if I was to get married I would be wearing black and it would be a little different to the norm”, said Tash. “We were inspired by bits and pieces of our lives that stood out. We love to check out Montsalvat every now and then. Its a European style artist’s colony established in the 1940s in Victoria, Australia. It is a very cool place, almost a little medieval and mysterious. We had originally planned to have the ceremony in a state forest but we were a little worried about the weather so it was really lucky that we were able to book the bluestone chapel at Montsalvat.”
This Australian couple eloped with just their parent’s there as they wanted to keep things small and intimate. “The ceremony was short and sweet. Mitch made our copper ceremony arch which was really cool. I walked down the aisle to Lovecats by The Cure. Eloping locally with just our immediate families there is not something that everyone does, although we have since had some of our friends tell us what a great idea it was and that they would love to do something along the same lines!”