Category Archives: British Brides

If Capa Shot Weddings!

I love featuring weddings from the UK. Have a gander at this little beauty sent in by British photographer Phillip Allen.  They look like that had a lot of fun…

Petia and Chris married in March at Poole Guildhall in Dorset, UK. 
One of the most exciting aspects of the day for me as a photographer 
was a beach landing they made at Studland on the Isle of Purbeck, 
where their reception was held. After the ceremony they sailed out of 
Poole Harbour on a 40 foot yacht with family and close friends (who 
own and crewed the yacht) with a small outboard craft trailing 
behind. As we approached land, bride, groom, photographer and yacht’s 
skipper alighted the outboard and headed for the beach. The water was 
somewhat on the nippy side it not quite yet being Spring in the 
region but it added an exhilarating stimulus to an already exciting 
method of moving between wedding ceremony and reception. Prior to the 
big day I’d been researching Robert Capa’s beach landing shots, 
though thankfully we weren’t under fire on the day in question 
itself! A friend did retrospectively suggest adopting the approach of 
Method Wedding Photography though, stating that I should have ordered 
the groom (and by consequence the bride) to hit the surf face down!

Credit: MisterPhill

If The Occasion Calls

Rima Darwash of Occasion Photography (UK woohoo!) sent these gorgeous engagements my way.  Aren’t they the cutest? I am now loving all the engagements I’m being sent, there was a time when I was over-run with them, but seeing ones like this makes it all better!

Credit: Occasion Photography

He Does It Again

It’s no secret that I am totally biased when it comes to my friend David’s photography.  I am totally loving his newest engagement shoot, and in fact even more so because the couple discovered David and his brilliance through Rock n Roll Bride! I should defiantly be taking some sort of commission for such amazing photographs, don’t you think?!

For more of David’s work, check out his blog!

Credit: David McNeil

Runaway

I’ve got a couple more vintage bridals from Tami Curtis for you. You like?

Credit: Tami Curtis/Jane’s Attic

Vana & Damien – The Love Story

Good morning guys. I am very excited today to share the love story of Vana & Damien, our fabulous competition winners.  I can’t wait to go to their wedding in November…they are just such an awesome couple.

Come on then guys…tell me all about yourselves!

When I first met Damien I was 12 and hanging around outside my music class. 

I spotted this cute boy with that odd 90′s curtain haircut that was all the rage (why?!) But obviously being 15 (so much older and  more sophisticated) he had no idea I was even alive.

 

At 15 I’d acquired a couple of things that made me noticeable *ahem* – and we started dating. It was a brief summer thing which ended when Damien moved to Bristol. I cried in my bedroom listening to Slayers – Undisputed Attitude for about a week, before vowing to chop my hair off, move to London and become a punk. Which I subsequently did a year later – oh the folly of youth!

 

Almost a decade later Damien got my e-mail address from a random mutual friend, and got back in touch with me. We e-mailed back and forth, and chatted on instant messenger for what seemed like ages.

Then one day he called me and said he was playing a gig in Camden and did I fancy meeting up.

 

I was so nervous I nearly didn’t go and as my friends and I were mooching around outside deciding which bar to blow the gig off for, he came out of the venue with his guitarist!

Damien tells me he knew in that instance that he’d fallen in love.

After the gig his band made their way back to Bristol minus a drummer!

We stayed up and drank ourselves sober with vodka, and talked on my sofa till 6am. Somehow he never made the train back home that day, nor the next day, or the one after that.We’ve been totally inseparable ever since.

 

Damien proposed to me on our two year anniversary, it was a rainy day and we were at Pendennis Castle.All of a sudden he starts saying “No way, that’s so beautiful – look babe”, I couldn’t look as he was peering out of a tiny teeny window and was blocking the view.

Then he turned around and all I saw was a sparkly ring.

I just started grinning like a village idiot, jumping up and down and all manner of strange sounds exited my for once speechless mouth!

 

So that’s our little love story, we’re totally blown away that Kat and David have chosen us as the winners for the competition.

It’s the best wedding present ever!

 

Are you as in love with them as I am?

Here they are the day they met up after all those years and feel in lurrrve!

 

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