Sandy & Ben’s Wedding at The Dome Cinema in Worthing

Sandy and Ben’s wedding took place a little while ago now – back in 2013 to be precise – but it was a unique one that I’ve been meaning to put up here on the blog (like so many others in the archives!).

Ben is Australian, and Sandy from Worthing in West Sussex, however despite the fact that they both reside in Australia, they decided that they wanted to hold their wedding in Sandy’s hometown – so back they came for the short journey to Worthing!

They opted to have their ceremony and reception all under one roof, and selected the old Dome Cinema, as their chosen venue.

With the Dome being situated alongside the beach, it offered us great opportunities to walk over to the sea front and capture some stunning portraits featuring the beach and the pier as a backdrop.

This wedding is also a fond one of mine, as it was one of the images from this particular wedding that I picked up a Gold Award from the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers.

You can view some of the photos from the big day here below…

 

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Alexandra & Vishal’s Wedding at Nonsuch Mansion in Cheam, Surrey

I thought that it would be an appropriate time to post this wedding up on the blog as Alexandra and Vishal have recently just celebrated their first year’s anniversary of marriage!

They tied the knot at Nonsuch Mansion in Nonsuch Park in August 2013.

Ironically enough, whilst Nonsuch is a local venue to me, it had been elusive one that I’d been waiting a long time to receive a commission for a wedding.

Anyone who also lives locally to Cheam, will most likely be aware of Nonsuch Mansion and what a marvellous Georgian periodic venue it is.

It had been a venue that I was very keen to explore with a real wedding, and so, naturally, I was delighted when Alexandra and Vishal booked me to capture their big day for them there.

I was extremely fortunate that I had a perfect wedding to capture; a stunning venue and a brilliant couple – they were willing, enthusiastic, and just as importantly they shared my humour so I had an amazing time, and I’d like to think that we got some pretty cool shots too!

An amazing venue, and a likewise couple always guarantees great results, as a photographer you can’t ask for more.

One thing that also stuck out for me for this particular wedding was that I don’t think I’ve shot a wedding that had so much raw emotion between the newlyweds – the tears flowed regularly throughout the day, which again provided me with some beautiful natural photos.

Anyway, I shall leave you to have a look for yourselves.

Happy Anniversary Alex & Vish, I hope that your first year together as man & wife has been amazing – best of luck with your new arrival in the Autumn! 🙂

Kate & Tony’s Wedding at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham

This is another one of my weddings from a while back which hasn’t been posted before – the wedding of Kate & Tony at The Barn at Bury Court in Farnham.

This venue is stunning, it features a renovated Barn to an amazing high standard, and is surrounded by beautifully kept gardens.

I absolutely loved it, it was an absolute delight, as were my couple = a fabulous wedding and some great shots.

I also think this was my first job working alongside the John Harris Video team, who I’ve built up a nice relationship with having worked on a few other weddings and events since then.

You can view a wide array of photos from Kate & Tony’s day here directly below, and subsequently if you fancy checking out JHV’s video highlights too you can see their lovely work via this link.

 

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Danni & Richard’s Wedding at Kingswood Golf Club

Apologies to one and all for yet again failing so badly in 2013 with the upkeep of the blog!

Old habits die hard as they say…

So, a new year, and a new resolution to try harder here in 2014!

I thought that I’d kick off with the back-log of weddings from as far back as a couple of years – starting here with the wedding of Dani & Richard at the lovely Kingswood Golf Club.

Here are some of the shots from their big day…

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Karen & Maz’s Wedding at The Hotel Du Vin, Brighton, West Sussex

Karen and Maz’s wedding was one that I had particularly been looking forward to – it took place in one of my favourite places – the wonderful Brighton.

I’ve always liked Brighton, it’s a cool, trendy and cosmopolitan kind of place, and with it being a coastal resort it naturally offers backdrops that aren’t accesible here in Surrey!

Karen & Maz’s venue, the Hotel du Vin in Ship Street certainly didn’t buck the Brighton trend – it was a very funky place to tie the knot, and I loved it’s styling and decor, it was different, it was certainly very cool indeed.

As soon as they’d told me they were getting wed in Brighton, naturally my first thoughts were, “Wow! Sea-front portraits – we must utilise such landmarks as the piers and the band-stand”.

Fortunately the Hotel du Vin is based near the sea front, so we had the perfect opportunity to cross over the road and capture some cool sea front portraits, although I will say that Karen and Maz were good sports as the walk to the band stand had been somewhat a little further than I had remembered it from a previous visit!

It was a fabulous wedding, full of such character and emotion.  I really enjoyed sharing their day with them, it was an absolute pleasure.

We got some fab shots throughout, of which I’ve included a selection here below…

 

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