Wedding Photographer: Home House, London: John & Lucy

Amy was the wedding photographer at Home House, London, UK for John & Lucy’s wedding.

I travelled to London on the Wednesday proceeding John & Lucy’s Saturday wedding and enjoyed a few days with friends and the shops. I first met Lucy at her Mum’s beautiful house where she and her sisters were getting ready. Lucy was so relaxed as she prepared whilst Daisy, her little niece, kept everyone entertained.

A short trip through London and we arrived at Home House. What a swanky place! As soon as I walked in, I knew that I was going to have to fun with the camera! The ceremony wasn’t until 5pm so the light of day had well and truly gone which made me have to think and use my flash to the best of my ability.

John was ready and waiting for Lucy to arrive and the evening rolled. Everyone laughed, cried, ate a lot and danced – just how a good wedding should be!

Here we go:

Cute!

Bride & Flower Girl

Cuter still!

Flower Girl

I just love this image of Lucy. What a great model!

Bride

Home House’s beautiful staircase.

Home House

You may now kiss the Bride!

Bride & Groom during Ceremony

Yipppeeee! We did it!

Bride & Groom during Ceremony

Some of the little guests started to fade a little…

Guests

… whilst everyone else had fun…

Guests

…and lots of it!

Guests

Beautiful.

Bride & Groom

John & Lucy were so relaxed.

Bride & Groom

One of my favorites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Stunning room, ready for the guests to be seated.

Home House Wedding Breakfast

So funny!

Guests

Having a fab time.

Guests

Great moment captured during the speeches.

Guests

Lol!

Bride & Groom during Speeches

First Dance in action.

Bride & Groom during First Dance

I absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for making my job so much fun! Enjoy Sri Lanka and I’ll be in touch very soon – Amy. x

Wedding Photographer: Soulton Hall, Wem, Shrewsbury: Glyn & Ally

Amy was the wedding photographer at Soulton Hall, Wem, Shrewsbury, UK for Glyn & Ally’s wedding.

Last October I photographed the wedding of Dave & Jo in central Siena. A year on and it was the turn of Jo’s sister Ally who married Glyn at the Church of St. Luke in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire on a beautiful October day. It was absolutely brilliant to catch up with Jo & Ally’s family and friends and to get to know Glyn better too.

The weather really was unbelievable for mid-October and guests made the most of it, drinking their mulled wine on the lawn during the reception. Soulton Hall, just a 5 minute drive from the church, is a beautiful Elizabethan manor house set on a gorgeous country estate in rural Shropshire. I really loved it, in fact, I didn’t want to leave! Take a look:

Beautiful Soulton Hall, Shropshire.

Soulton Hall

Master of the house.

Groom

The bridesmaids didn’t stop laughing all day!

Bridesmaids

Gorgeous Ally.

Bride

The choir in church ensured that the roof was well and truly raised!

Choir

Here goes!

Bride & Groom during ceremony

I love this one.

Guests during ceremony

Perfect nails!

Ceremony Detail

Signed and sealed.

Signing during ceremony

Lucky Ally!

Chimney-sweep kisses Bride

Beautiful.

Bride & Groom

Wonderful autumnal light.

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Very Important Doggie!

Very Important Dog!

I loved the table plan.

Table Plan

Too cute!

Guest Detail

Uncontrollable laughter during the speeches.

Guests during reception

I love this wide shot taken during the Best Man’s speech.

Speeches

Dave & Jo, Frank & Angela – wonderful to see you all again and thanks for the help with the missing keys! Glyn & Ally – you were fab, so easy to photograph and great fun. Hope you had a wonderful time in Sicily! -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Fawsley Hall: Simon & Nicola

Amy was the wedding photographer at Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire for Simon & Nicola’s wedding.

From Hedingham Castle in Essex, I headed straight to Northamptonshire to photograph the wedding of Simon & Nicola at the very beautiful Fawsley Hall. A former Royal estate dating back as far as the 7th century and a popular place for Queen Elizabeth I to stay. The view from the front of the Hall is quintessentially English with fields of sheep, oak trees and a stunning little chapel & the Great Hall is jaw-dropping.

St. Mary’s church in Bitteswell was where the ceremony took place; about a 40 minute drive from Fawsley Hall. Guests were in for a treat when we arrived back as a wonderful band were playing and ice-cream was being served.

I must say thanks to Simon’s Best man and ushers who were all a great help to me on the day and well done to Nicola’s Mum and friend Julia for getting Nicola into that incredible dress (which came with a power-point presentation about how to get it on!!) What a dress it was though! Nicola looked stunning. Take a look:

Fawsley Hall.

Fawsley Hall

Simon attaching his buttonhole.

Groom Detail

Simon & Best man, Charles.

Groom & Best Man

THE dress being done up – what a procedure! Worth every minute.

Bride Getting Ready

Nicola and her bridesmaids just before they set off for church.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Last minute thoughts.

Bride

One of my favourite ceremony shots.

Ceremony

This makes me laugh! The little girl squeezes his cheek!

Young Guests

The band were brilliant…

Reception Entertainment

.. and the ice-cream wasn’t bad either. I had to sample it of course!

Reception Entertainment

Father of the Bride on the right entertains.

Guests

Don’t mind if I do!

Reception

I shot the group shots full length but kind of like this crop too with a hint of the most wonderful yellow-leafed tree.

Bride, Groom & Bridal Party

‘And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?’

Bride & Groom

Stunning.

Bride & Groom

Speeches took place in the Great Hall – a truly incredible room.

Speeches

Cheese cake was served as well as a beautiful Wedding Cake.

Cheese Cake

The Great Hall was turned around ready for the party and the second brilliant band of the day. So atmospheric.

Wedding Party

Wow! What a day! What a weekend! I love photographing weddings in Italy but I REALLY love to return to the UK throughout the year and photograph beautiful weddings such as this one at Fawsley hall. An absolute honour. Thanks to Si, Nicky and your wonderful family and friends. -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Hedingham Castle: Chris & Natasha

Amy was the wedding photographer at Hedingham Castle, Essex for Chris & Natasha’s wedding.

I have been photographing this particular group of friends for years now and think this was wedding number 7 from the bunch. And what a wedding! Hedingham Castle on the Essex-Suffolk border is just to die for. The ceremony took place in a Norman keep that was built around 1140. The atmosphere during the ceremony was like nothing I have experienced before throughout a ceremony – the candlelight, the guest-filled balconies and the highlight of the guest singer.

After the ceremony, the bridal party and guests walked over the little bridge and into the beautiful gardens of the house. The wedding breakfast then took place in a marquee attached to the back of the house. A brilliant and very beautiful wedding venue. Take a look:

Stunning garden.

Hedingham Castle Gardens

The bridesmaids entertain themselves whilst the bride gets ready.

Bridesmaids

I was so intrigued by this dress! Really unusual.

Dress

The youngest flower girl has a go on the ancient rocking horse!

Flower Girl

I really love this one of Chris and the guys.

Groom & Ushers

Stunning Natasha.

Bride

Isn’t this dress absolutely gorgeous?

Bride

Yasmine, Natasha’s sister pictured here on Natasha’s right, married Griff in 09 in Tuscany and I was there to record it!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Natasha enters the Norman keep. I love this ceremony venue!

Ceremony

‘You may now kiss the bride!’

Ceremony

Lovely moment during the brilliant performance as one of the guests sang.

Ceremony

Haha!

Guests

A beautiful day to suit.

Bride & Groom

Confetti!

Confetti

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

Guests have fun between courses.

Guests

I was photographing the couple in the gardens after the meal. We turned round to see a window-full of peeking kids! Love it.

Children

One of my favourites. I think the greenery and red berries really match the Greek theme.

Bride & Groom

A gorgeous day. Big thanks to Lauren from Hedingham for her help and flawless organization. Thank you folks. -Amy x