Category Archives: Wedding

One Of A Kind

I love unique wedding dresses don’t you? When I was choosing my own dress my decision was confirmed for me when the shop assistant said ‘well that one is not very popular’… SOLD!

Brazilian Bride Juliana seems to have the same opinion as me – her dress is so original and so fabulously glamorous! The dress was actually handmade by designer Isabela Capeto (her sister! She also made the cute Bridesmaid dress) and so defiantly is a one of a kind creation. I love it.

Thanks so much for sharing Ju!

Credit: Chvaicer Fotografia 

Cute n Adorable Rural Wedding

Check out this cute n adorable rural wedding sent in by the guys at Mattson Pictures. The couple rented an entire rural campground so their wedding party and guests could party late then crash in the dozen-or-so little cabins around the grounds.  Jenille reused her mother’s old veil into a her own headpiece, and guests enjoyed lasagne made by the groom himself.
I adore all the cute yellow details, especially Jenille’s cute cardigan – and the doggie…aww the doggie!

Thanks again Karen & Doug, loving your work

Credit: Mattson Pictures

In Loving Memory

I am truly honoured to be allowed to share these gorgeous images with you today. Gia Canali sent me these wonderful photographs of her parents as a tribute to her Father who has recently passed away.

Her parents clearly had some fabulous style on their wedding day (and the wedding day of Gia’s Uncle) and I am just so honoured to share these stunning photographs. Her Mum’s wedding dress and that gorgeous sundress were actually made by her Grandmother too (who took this photograph) how multi-talented!

From Gia…
Those of you who know me well know that I buried my father last week, after he battled leukemia for almost three years.  Now begins the harder project—reassembling my memories of him.  All our photographs are suddenly worth more.  This photograph of my parents on their wedding day hung in their bedroom when I was a child.  I have always, always loved it.

So, here’s to you, Dad.  I’m not sure how I’m going to get through photographing the father-daughter dance for the rest of my life … and I miss you so much

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Credit: Gia Canali
Photo Credit: William Searcy & Pauline Jenni

London Charm

There is something about a London wedding that’s like no other anywhere in the world, not even elsewhere in the UK.  I’m not talking about the obvious landmarks or the swanky London hotels, it’s more of a feeling about the place – the lighting, the crispness in the air…the rain!

Agata and Stefan, although not British (she is from Poland, he from Bavaria) did have a quintessential London Wedding – from her dress by British designer Jenny Packham to their transport on a traditional red London bus (supplied by This Bus) to their swanky, intimate reception at Claridges…the whole thing exudes London charm.

Credit: Craig & Chanelle Segerius-Bruce

Technique

I liked so many of these individual images that I had to share them, I am loving all the different photographic techniques here. Jessica always delivers such wonderful work! I particularly love the swimming pool and the shot of the Bridesmaids.

Thanks for the sharing Jessica, gorgeous as always!

Credit: Jessica Purvis

Flowers, Dresses & Vintage Processing

Claire & Jeff’s wedding probably had one of the most amazing floral displays ever! Not because it was necessarily the biggest or the grandest but just because it was so diverse, unique and gorgeous. The flowers were designed and created by San Fran florists Ixia Fine Flowers. Claire also had a gorgeous one of a kind dress, made specifically for her which looks wonderful in their awesome portraits – the vintage and Polaroid processing is just stunning!

I asked Gia what she loved about this wedding and it would appear she had similar ideas to me…

The venue was fairly funky.  So I chose to do their portraits in a setting that was organically funky to complement the architectural funkiness of the ceremony and reception location. 

The florals were really unusual.  I heart succulents and fiddle heads! And what’s not to love about succulents and fiddle heads with orchids and (what appear to be some sort of) ginger flowers?!  I can find out for sure what those were. 

My favorite thing about Claire and Jeff’s wedding was that everybody there — bride, groom, ringbearer, flower girl, family, or guest — was funky and fun.  I think they planned a wonderful party that everybody could enjoy.  They did some of the traditional things — like having a first dance — but did other things because they had great personal value or were just plain fun.  They served jambalaya and mac ‘n cheese for dinner, creme brulee for dessert.  Claire commissioned a groom’s cake for Jeff that said “Guinness is good for you!” on it.

Thanks so much Gia, it’s been great sharing your work!

Credit: Gia Canali