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London Chic

There is something so endearing and glamorous about a Central London wedding. I fell in love with Lia & Gerard’s portraits and soon as I saw them – which just proves how fab photographer Chloe Browne is as the couple only allowed 5 minutes for photographs. They didn’t want any family formals either! The whole day was really laid back, relaxed and chilled with a great party atmosphere. 

“I was so excited to photograph Lia & Gerald at the Haymarket Hotel in London for their wedding in March” Chloe told me. “They were my first couple who weren’t keen on spending time on portraits, so I had to persuade them gently to come outside with me for a few minutes. It was still freezing cold, but I managed to convince them to spend 3 minutes with me outside on the street-I really wanted their photos to reflect that they got married in Central London. We then dipped downstairs to the pool room for a couple of photos before I let them get back to the party.
Their style was so timeless, I wanted to have a few frames that felt like they were from the Rat Pack era-I hope the black and whites have that kind of feel. They were so cool to photograph-I loved every one of our five minutes!”

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Fun, Casual & Romantic

Will & Myriam’s ceremony took place at Pencarrow House in Cornwall and then it was all back to the parent’s house for food and drink! “There’s not much to tell” Will began “We did everything the way we did because we had known we wanted to be husband and wife for ages, so it was more a question of getting the day out of the way! We didn’t want to make a fuss about the day, or do anything cheesy, we just wanted it to be ‘a fun and casual get-together with romantic bits’ and we had an ultra-minimal budget”

Myriam wore a dress from Monsoon, Will’s bespoke suit was found at Ferguson Nash in Warwick and their hilarious tee-shirts were from the aptly named Fuckuall.

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Outdoorsy Autumn Diy Wedding

Summer & Frank got married exactly a year after their first date. The wedding had an Autumn theme and was held at a local park. Their reception was at one of their favourite hang outs – Fatty’s in Astoria. “I started looking for parks in our area where we could also hold the reception.” Summer told me. “We’re both very casual and outdoorsy, so we didn’t want anything formal–we wanted the focus to be more on the happiness of the day. The cost for renting local parks is a shocking fraction of more formal venues, too, and you can bring in your own catering, which gives you more options for food. I’m a vegetarian, so that was important.”

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Thursday Treats – 8th April 2010

Credit: Kirsty Mitchell Photography

It’s that time of the week again…nom nom nommy treats time! The awesome main image to today’s Treats was sent over to me yesterday by the wonderful Kirsty Mitchell. I like to think of it as an extension of my birthday! Isn’t she is incredible? Be sure to go check out her blog post with the story of the shoot. What a lot of work. I totally think it was worth it though!

Gorgeous classic British wedding
♥ Stunning and dramatic pink dress bride!
♥ Lovely and fun handsewn accessories
A wedding skate
♥ Chic New York retro wedding
The story of a dress
Spring is here – lovely muted tones a go go!
Cindy Gallop at home
Dave & Holly – amazing sparkles and gorgeous details
♥ I fell in love with this slightly dark, Alice inspired, ‘What a Wonderful World’ concept shoot

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What a Small World…

I love a shoot with a great story behind it…especially when it revolves around people I know! When bride-to-be Laura checked in on Rock n Roll Bride a few months ago she fell in love with the work of UK photographer, David McNeil. She promptly contacted him to arrange an engagement shoot in Brighton. Her fiance Nick and her turned up on the morning of the shoot, only to discover that unbeknownst to both of the boys, they already knew each other! David and Nick actually used to work together long before David tried his hand at wedding photography and Nick got engaged…but wait the tale gets stranger because when David sent me these images it turns out I used to work with Nick too! What a small world…

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Pink Lady

Nope this isn’t one of my photo shoots – but model Jennifer and I sure to have one (very pink) thing in common! The shoot took place in Richmond, VA at Belle Isle  which is a park that has a large suspension bridge that takes you to another small island that has several abandoned buildings including an old power plant on it – perfect shooting ground!

“The power plant is really cool, lots of graffiti  and crumbling architecture” photographer Jan told me. “Her dress was bought at a thrift store for $3, we added the black sash to give it more character.  She was an awesome model, with great pink hair and lots of style I hope to photograph her wedding eventually.  I love your blog by the way.  It’s completely along the lines of what I’m interested in and I love to see other photographers and brides that are unique and have style not typical boring brides.”

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