When the fabulous Chanelle Segerius-Bruce sent me these I said I would put them up here asap. This couple from China met and got engaged at University in Cambridge so when it came to their pre-wedding shoot, where else would they have the shoot take place?
Aren’t they just the cutest?
Credit: Craig & Chanelle Segerius-Bruce
Valerie & Matthew had a gorgeous backyard wedding in their neighbour’s garden. What a cool couple!
The Bride describes their day below:
If I remember anything about this wedding it is that it was a collaboration of people we know and love. Almost every detail of the wedding was handed to us before we even asked for it (the catering, flowers, music, wedding planner). We wanted this to be an organic event and it really was. A lot of it came together on its own. We even decided to have the wedding captured on film to keep our natural feel. We had a year and a half to plan, but other than making sure we had all of the major details covered most of the work had to happen in the last few weeks.
Because this was a home grown wedding Matthew and I also had our hands in nearly every detail. I made the cake, some of the deserts, put together the kabobs, we both helped set up ( with the help of friends ), and ran several random errands the day of.
The day of our wedding was unexpectedly a hot day, but there was nothing we could do about that and we did what we could to make sure people were comfortable. We rush ordered parasols 2 days before the wedding, which ended up being a nice aesthetic last minute detail.
We chose to have a responsive ceremony where people in attendance played a verbal role and committed to us as a couple. The ceremony was straightforward, but we chose to make personal vows with each other after we left the wedding.
Once the reception started we relaxed, had some beers and essentially had a large scale backyard barbecue with 150 people who know us well. Though there were some minor glitches, we had fun and danced surrounded by our closest friends. After dancing, cutting the cake (something we decided to do to make the grandparents happy- we just wanted to eat baklava) and catching up with friends and family we decided to leave. We wanted to have a grand exit with sparklers (I found the website for the sparklers ironically by typing into google ‘buysparklers.com”.. and it worked and they had the best prices) and we ran to our car (due to my fear of the catching on fire- for real).
although it was a lot of work, I enjoyed myself and would do it all again in a heartbeart.
Credit: BWright Photo
Does this Groom remind anyone else of Russell Brand?!
For more info about this wedding or to see more more more check out the photographer’s blog or flickr.
Stand by for another awesome wedding photographed by BWright Photo next!
Credit: BWright Photo
This Korean couple donned some traditional dress for their very untraditional, vintage photo shoot. How bloody fantastic!
ps If you haven’t already (or even if you have) then you most definitely have to enter my new amazing contest - and remember, if you don’t add the photographs (or link to the photographs) in your comment your entry will not be valid (sorry to sound like a headmistress but for some reason, I have had loads of entries sans photographs!)
Credit: Meriel via Drama Beans
Sara & Matt may have been married during Hurricane Hannah on but that certainly didn’t dampen their spirits! The couple both looked uber stylish in their custom made outfits – Sara’s dress was by Mary Adams, an incredible dressmaker based in Brooklyn and Matt’s suit was made for him by UK company Addison & Steele.
For our April wedding we were adamant that we did not want an outdoor affair (I was scared of the possibility of the dreaded April Showers)however the hurricane didn’t seem to ruin anything for Sara, Matt and their al fresco celebration!
ps I do not know what the smoking lobster is all about, but I do love him!
Credit: Jenny Jimenez (this wedding has also been featured on Brookyn Bride)
Did you see this to-die-for-gorgeous wedding and photo shoot on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday? Well just in case…
The simply coloured scenery makes the incidental bright colours of the balloons and Joe’s tie really pop! I am crazy about these…balloons make any photo shoot look fabulous!
Credit: Jill Thomas via Green Wedding Shoes