Wedding Photographer: Kew Gardens, London: Dave & Michelle

Amy was the wedding photographer at Kew Gardens, London for Dave & Michelle’s wedding.

I can’t tell you just how excited I was to fly to London and photograph a wedding at Kew Gardens. How could the Royal Botanic Gardens not make the perfect location to get married?? Not only that but I was very much looking forward to be part of Dave & Michelle’s big day since the last time I saw Dave was 17 years before in the school library!

The Nash Conservatory is very elegant and the lightest indoor place I have ever photographed a ceremony. Dave, Michelle and I were driven around in a buggy for a while after the ceremony stopping at some beautiful places for photographs whilst the guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the impressive Princess of Wales Conservatory. After that we moved to The Orangery – a stunning building with a white interior and exterior. The whole day was really sensational. Look:

An elegant affair.

Ceremony Detail

Dave, his Best Man and the Groomsmen arrive at the Nash Conservatory.

Groom & Groomsmen

Dave with Mum & Dad – fellow Warringtonians!

Groom & Parents

I love this one of Michelle’s Mum waiting for her daughter to arrive.

Mother-of-the-Bride

The bridesmaids arrive next.

Bridesmaids arriving

Here comes the Bride!

Bride arriving

Signed and sealed!

Signing the Register

Congratulations.

Bride & Guest

We had a little time after the ceremony to go back into the Nash Conservatory. Stunning.

Bride & Groom, Nash Conservatory

Due to the cold spring this year, the colours weren’t quite as prominent as they should have been, but it’s still a beautiful place.

Bride & Groom

Love this one – look at the colour of that building!

Bride & Groom

I think this is a laburnum. Please let me know if I’m wrong!

Bride & Groom

… and Dave kisses Michelle like never before …

Group Shot

A wonderful tree! (With The Orangery in the background.)

The Orangery, Kew Gardens

The clouds gathered and helped me with this shot!

Bride & Groom, The Orangery, Kew Gardens

Table detail.

Table Detail

Inventive table plan.

Table Plan

The heavens opened – I got quite wet getting this one!

The Orangery, Kew Gardens

I love it when the Bride does a speech too!

Bride & Groom, Speeches

Fun with bubbles between courses.

Young Guests

First Dance .. let’s get the party started!

Bride & Groom, First Dance

What an experience. Huge thanks to Dave and Michelle for choosing me. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Spirit Restaurant, Warrington, Cheshire: Anthony & Eloise

Amy was the wedding photographer at Spirit Restaurant, Warrington, Cheshire, UK for Anthony & Eloise’s wedding.

As a teenager, I was a gymnastic coach in my home-town Warrington. I coached Eloise when she was just 6 years old until she was 11 and so it was an absolute honour to photograph her as a Bride. The beautiful church of St Mary’s with its modern and light interior played host for the wedding ceremony and then we went on to newly-furbished Spirit Restaurant in Victoria Park.

Take a peak:

I spent half an hour with Anthony and the boys at Anthony’s parent’s house before they left for the church.

Bride & Groom

With Mum and Dad in the garden.

Bride & Groom

The shoes.

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous Eloise.

Bride & Groom

A very emotional moment as Dad gives away her daughter.

Bride & Groom

Yippeee! They’re married!

Bride & Groom

Signed and sealed.

Bride & Groom

Anthony’s sister Sarah gives him the biggest hug of all.

Bride & Groom

The happy couple step out of church and into the sunshine.

Bride & Groom

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Bridesmaids and Page Boy.

Bride & Groom

Spirit Restaurant, Warrington. In the past this building had been a convalescent home and I actually spent the first week of my life in a cot under the 3rd window on the left on the ground floor whilst my Mum recovered!

Bride & Groom

Absolutely love this one.

Bride & Groom

Stunning.

Bride & Groom

Sunshine coming through the trees – love it.

Bride & Groom

I always wonder if just one cupcake went missing whether anyone would actually notice :-)

Bride & Groom

Ready to eat, drink and have fun!

Bride & Groom

Dad embarrasses Eloise during his speech.

Bride & Groom

Watching the slideshow of funny photos that Sarah (Anthony’s sister) had lovingly put together.

Bride & Groom

Cheers!

Bride & Groom

Final shot of the day.

Bride & Groom

I loved it! Working in Warrington, places and faces that were such a blast from the past. Thanks for inviting me. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Meole Brace Trinity Church & Mytton & Mermaid Hotel, Shrewsbury, Shropshire: Gareth & Kim

Amy was the wedding photographer at Meole Brace Trinity Church & Mytton & Mermaid Hotel, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK for Gareth & Kim’s wedding.

I was so excited for my first wedding of 2013. I left Warrington in thick snow, watching it melt as I drove to Shrewsbury: by the time I arrived there was barely a trace of the white stuff. The Mytton & Mermaid Hotel was host to the wedding reception and also where Kim was getting ready. A short drive to Trinity Church at Meole Brace for the ceremony and an exceptionally warm welcome for me from Phil the vicar got a big thumbs up!

The church has a lovely hall attached to it and all of the guests were treated to hot soup (in mugs) and rolls whilst I used the last bit of light to catch the group shots and some shots of Gareth & Kim. We soon headed back to the Mytton & Mermaid for welcome drinks under blankets on comfy settees and ‘huddling’ around the fire pits before the party headed inside for an evening of food and fun.

Take a peek:

The famous bridge at the Mytton & Mermaid Hotel.

Bride & Groom

Finishing touches for Kim.

Bride & Groom

Catch that balloon!

Bride & Groom

Gareth with Mum & Dad just before Kim arrived at church.

Bride & Groom

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Such a moment.

Bride & Groom

Yippeee!

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous shot taken in the church doorway.

Bride & Groom

We’re married!

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous warm coats for Kim and her Bridesmaids.

Bride & Groom

And for the nieces / flower girls too!

Bride & Groom

Love this too!

Bride & Groom

Back at the Mytton & Mermaid now for mulled wine.

Bride & Groom

Lovely wintery table details.

Bride & Groom

Kim’s twin sister and brother.

Bride & Groom

All 3 speeches were hilarious.

Bride & Groom

Cheers!

Bride & Groom

Using the street lamp only for this one!

Bride & Groom

Thanks so much for such a fun day. I’m soooo jealous of your honeymoon destination! I’m sure it was fabulous! Amy x

Wedding Photographer: St Lukes Church, Endon & The Three Horseshoes Inn, Blackshaw Moor: Steve & Sam

Amy was the wedding photographer at St Lukes Church, Endon & The Three Horseshoes Inn, Blackshaw Moor, Staffordshire UK for Steve & Sam’s wedding.

The day after the wedding in Lucca, I jumped on a flight to London from Pisa airport and drove up to Staffordshire for the wedding of Steve & Sam. Oh my goodness, the weather! It didn’t just rain for the whole time that I was in the UK, it was absolutely torrential from the moment I landed to the moment I left!

Steve and Sam’s spirits weren’t dampened though and the day went along without a hitch. We even managed to get outside under a gazebo for a handful of group shots and some portraits of the Bride & Groom. Sam braved stepping out under the sheet of rain that was falling between the building and the gazebo, not in the least bit bothered if her dress got wet for the sake of some lovely photos! It was unfortunate that we couldn’t go into the gardens of the Three Horseshoes Inn and couldn’t see the beautiful views all around but nevermind, it’s the one bit of the day that’s completely uncontrollable.

Quick shout out to Best Man James and his gorgeous wife Rebecca who’s wedding I photographed a few years ago. Great to see you and to meet little Harry. Here’s a taster:

I Do!

Shoes

Looking good Sam!

Bride getting ready

Sam’s Mum had very sadly passed away. Lovely to be able to incorporate her into the album.

Bride & Mum

The kissing gate at Church was dressed beautifully.

Floral Decorations

Can you make out Steve though the rain? It didn’t get any lighter than this!

Groom at Church

Love this one.

Guest arriving at church

More umbrellas!

Bride arriving at church

Everyone loves a good hymn!

Ceremony

Beautiful church interior.

Ceremony

Back at the Three Horseshoes Inn now. Love this one.

Guests

Steve cuddling their son Charlie.

Groom & Son

Look at those nails!

Guests Detail

Haha! (Not sure these ladies will thank me for putting this one up!)

Guests

Little Charlie.

Bride & Groom's son

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

Come on weather!!

Bride & Groom

Great moment during the line-up.

Bride during line-up

Looks too good to eat!

Wedding cake

So there we go – my 5th wedding in 7 days. Loved them all! Thanks go to Steve & Sam and also to Sam’s Dad for welcoming me into his home to photograph Sam getting ready. Great fun folks – thank you. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Jesus Church, Troutbeck & Merewood Country House Hotel: Lake Windermere: David & Jenny

Amy was the wedding photographer at Merewood Country House Hotel, Lake Windermere, UK for David & Jenny’s wedding.

So, I flew to the UK on Tuesday the 24th of April and it was raining. It rained (poured down) on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday … and Sunday and then I flew back to Italy. But the Saturday. The Saturday was the most beautiful, clear blue sky, warm, sunny day and I was in the Lakes. Yey! What a perfect, stunning day it was. Couldn’t have been better. Absolutely loved every minute of it.

David & Jenny were married at Jesus Church in the pretty village of Troutbeck. The reception was held at the Merewood Country House Hotel and everything was just fabulous. Take a peek:

Beautiful Lake Winderemere.

Lake Windermere

Stunning bouquet.

Bride's bouquet

I love this shot of the back of the dress.

Bride

Gorgeous Jenny.

Bride

Awwww – Jenny & Mum.

Bride & Mother of the Bride

Jesus Church, Troutbeck.

Jesus Church, Troutbeck

David (second left) and the boyz.

Groom & Groomsmen

Going to the chapel, and we’re …

Bride & Father of the Bride

Just married!

Ceremony

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

One of my all-time favourite confetti shots.

Confetti

Lake Windermere: a wonderful backdrop.

Bride & Groom at Lake Windermere

Back to the lovely Merewood Country House Hotel.

Bride & Groom at Merewood Country House Hotel

With the bridal party.

Bride, Groom & Bridal Party

With everyone!

Group Shot

Emotional moment during Dad’s speech.

Speeches

Speeches followed by dinner in the Lonsdale Suite.

Speeches

Guess who caught it?

Bride throwing the bouquet

Beautiful.

Bride & Groom

Loved it. Perfect day and a fab couple. Thanks folks and enjoy Thailand. -Amy x