Category Archives: British Brides

Our Winners – The First Meeting

I just got back from meeting out wedding photography competition winners with my friend and photographer David McNeil. Vana & Damien are even cooler in real life than they are on paper. We got on like a house on fire and spent about 2 hours chatting non-stop!

I knew Vana and I would get on as we have chatted on the phone a number of times (for like an hour at a time…we’re both big chatterboxes apparently!) but it was great to meet them both and to see how excited they are about their upcoming wedding. The couple have some amazing, unique and totally rock n roll (Damien is in a band after all) ideas and I can’t wait to see them all in November. 
So…my next task, my wedding outfit! To hat or not to hat?

We will be meeting the couple again in the next couple of months for their pre-wedding shoot, hopefully including some shots in the S&M Cafe! Didn’t I tell you they were bloody cool?

Here we all are drinking wine in the middle of the day and chatting all things wedding, and the photo of David – I took that..I’m pretty sure I’ve missed my calling!

ps if you want to still enter the contest to win the gorgeous little diamond necklace, you have one day left. Contest will be closing midnight tomorrow and I will be drawing the winner on Sunday..so get your nominations in if you want to be in with a chance!

Credit: David McNeil

Do It Yourself!

OK I am officially blown away by this couple and this wedding. It bright and it’s fun and it looks like a wedding I would have loved to be at!

Nicola & Ben got hitched at Tithe Barn, Hampshire and did as much DIY as was feasible.  This included all the invites, the favours, the decorations (yes, Martha Pom Poms… all 450 of them!), the table plan, the order of the day booklets…

Nicola says
It was well worth the extra effort when we saw all our hard work come together on the day
and I have to agree – the result is quite frankly spectacular, gorgeous and inspiring,. Plus I am sooo jealous of Nicola’s amazing Candy Anthony dress & petticoat (and her veil which she made herself for the grand total of £1.50!)

The couple also had a cine film wedding video that I can’t wait to see (and share with you of course) when they get it back.

Clicky here for their slideshow

Credit: Robert Burress of Shootinghip

England Can Be Pretty Too

I love this time of year – not to hot, not to cold and beautiful colourful fields just crying out to the photographed!
Clicky here for more from this beautiful Japanese/English wedding.

Credit: Chanelle & Craig Segerius-Bruce

Urban Chic

I’ve got a beautiful English wedding to share..and I am rather excited about it because the photographer, Marianne Taylor and I are doing a photo shoot together at the end of this month. I’m such a big poser and I can’t wait already (I have even started the prop scouting!)

The reception of Lucy & Richard’s wedding took place in the uber chic Northbank Restaurant right on the River Thames with great views of Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge. I love the look of this venue, so intimate yet stylish, which fits in rather nicely with Lucy’s gorgeous grey dress don’t you think?
You simply must head over to Marianne’s blog to not only check out all the ladies hats (hats are pretty much mandatory at British weddings you see!) but also my absolute favourite detail of the wedding…Bridie the Bridesmaid (yep the doggie!)

Credit: Marianne Taylor

All The Fields Of England

Bristol photographer Rosie Parsons is quite simply fabulous daaarling (she took the most recent photographs of me, one of which I am using as my current header.)  
As you can see, this month all the fields on England turn yellow (David McNeil used a beautiful yellow field for his latest engagements shoot too) making for some super colourful, happy yellow photography.  The shoot took place in the picturesque town of Henley-on-Thames…quintessential English gorgeousness!
Be sure to also check out another shoot Rosie did this week of a couple and their Dalmatian…cute!

Thanks Rosie!

Credit: Forever After Images

A Geeky, Offbeat, Tea Party, Country Engagement Shoot

I love featuring my friend David McNeil’s photography and I think his work definitely makes me cool by-proxy. David has really been shooting some fabulous work recently, his use of lighting and composition is second to none. I am proud to be his friend (you can pay me later hun!) and to share his work with you all.

Rosalie & Jamie actually discovered David through Rock n Roll Bride so I am even more chuffed than usual to share this shoot.  I am absolutely gaga over those shots with the heart shaped umbrella, I think I need one of those in my life! Check out David’s blog for more about this shoot and Rosalie’s uber cute ‘Geeky, Offbeat, Tea Party, Country’ wedding planning blog for more about this couple and their wedding plans.  Its defiantly going to be an awesome, quitenesially British (with a rocking’ twist) wedding!

Credit: David McNeil