Before the country was in lockdown and not long after social distancing had begun, Hannah and Simon renewed their wedding vows on Compton Beach after 14 years of marriage.
Simon wore his actual wedding suit and Hannah wore her wedding dress, plus a jumper because it was so cold that day! Unfortunately the sun did not come out to play that day, and just to rub it in there was loads of sunshine before that Friday and for the whole weekend. Hannah made the flowers from ones they'd bought from Tescos, and the heart they used in the ceremony was from Alum Bay, filled with sand they collected from Alum Bay & Compton Beach and dried out on a radiator at home. I loved the sweet little personal touches they did for their intimate renewal ceremony!
Seeing Sue from Wight Celebrants in action for the first time was brilliant, she was great! Sue is a friend of mine and I've known her for a long time. We worked together on weddings before in her previous business as a florist (and she was bloody good at that and all!) Plus any ceremony that includes a Lord of The Rings quote gets a huge thumbs up from me. Lovely to see her Husband Paul too!
There's even a photo I took below of Simon checking on his phone what was said in one of the first daily Coronavirus press conferences from Downing Street that evening, definitely not taken a shot like that before.
I think I'm missing weddings a bit too much, and I might have done some bridal prep photos around my house...
Ps. There’s no make up photos, are you havin’ a laugh?!
I really enjoyed photographing Simon and Mark's wedding day. Right from our first phone conversation where all 3 of us got to know each other, Simon and Mark revealed their wedding plans and asked me a few questions about this 'hiring a Wedding Photographer' malarkey, I knew this was a wedding I really wanted to photograph!
Two very kind people, who love their cats and are very into films, so much so they got married at The Little Theatre in Bath, which is a very cute and unique wedding venue right in the heart of the city. Also, how beautiful is Bath?!
On one of the most ridiculously scorching summer days of last year, I shot a really beautiful and chilled wedding day.
Charlotte & Phil, who run the fabulous Clippers Catering, got married at East Afton Farmhouse, which is a venue I had been to a couple of times, but had never shot a wedding at until then, and it was such a great first wedding to shoot there (hopefully the first of many)!
Bay Tree Florist were responsible for the truly gorgeous bouquets, and all the other flower creations throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled!
Wanna see a really cute, music and science themed winter wedding? DONE!
Not long after Christmas last year, Kelly & Tom got married at The Quay Arts. I'd never shot a wedding there before and was really looking forward to shooting at a venue, particularly one I've been to many times over the years.
The room was decorated with the help of Personalize, with some beautiful personal touches celebrating the couples different passions. There was also a really cute desert table and a gorgeous wedding cake by the ever fabulous Frostbite Bakery.
I'm convinced that Hayley should be a wedding planner. Not only was hers and Charlie's wedding such a beautiful day, everything was so well planned and she did so much of the decoration herself; the paper hearts around the wedding cake and the beautifully painted table it was stood on, the intricately drawn seating plan including all the book named tables to name a few.
The day started with Hayley and her mum getting their hair done by Zara Day, and make up by the ever fabulous Lynsey-Marie Lamothe, and after the bridesmaids had popped over to get their hair done at Six Hair Studio & Upper Six they came back to eat some breakfast, finish getting ready and listen to some cheesy 90's classics on the music channels. Oh yeah and Willow and Orion the cats would come out of hiding from time to time for some attention too.
How beautiful are these wedding boots by House of Elliot?! I haven't photographed many wedding boots before, and I had to drag myself away to photograph other things!
Despite the rain that persisted all day (why do they say that's good luck on a wedding day?!), Rachel and Ryan's wedding day went very well indeed.
The pair had a fairly small and laid back wedding at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, most of the guests and myself made our way to the gardens on "The Old Girl" bus, where there was an awful lot of Prosecco and laughter despite the miserable weather. It was the first time I'd been on the vintage bus and it is beautiful and the staff were so friendly and helpful. All the wonderful flowers were done by Doris Pinks Florist, and the ever fabulous Frostbite Bakery did the wedding cake!
Thank you so much Rachel and Ryan for asking Lana and I to photograph your wedding, for the kind words and for recommending us! Also a huge thank you to Rachel's mum for randomly leaving me a beautiful review.
If you'd like to see Rachel and Ryan's poppy and sunshine filled pre-wedding shoot, feel free to look here.