It’s Christmas Eve! Yay! Just one more sleep and the big day will be upon...
Hello you lovely lot, how are you all doing? I have the most gorgeous styled shoot for you today. It comes from Sunny San Diego and is filled with cool 70’s surfer vibes and the most chilled out Bohemian couple. The shoot took place on 11th September 2019 at Four Moons Spa in Leucadia a beach town in northern San Diego. Riley and Leora are the real life couple who have really made this shoot come to life, they bring a certain romance to the images. I just love the warm earthy tones used in the flowers and the tablescape, the 70’s patterns and deep colours take me back to my childhood. Steph Sousa and her team of amazing suppliers have done a fabulous job creating such a rich, dreamy bohemian shoot full of 70’s wedding inspiration for you.
Wedding Photography, in my opinion is THE most important thing you will book for your wedding. Every part of your wedding planning is important, however it is the photographs that you will look back on to remember the day. If they aren’t up to scratch, believe me, you will regret your decision (I speak from first hand experience!) BUT in a sea of wedding photographers, all with different styles, different prices and different personalities, how on earth do you choose? Well, today I have invited Liam Smith wedding photographer extraordinaire onto the blog to give us some words of wedding photography wisdom. Liam is here to tell you what to look for when choosing a photographer and the questions to ask when you do. So much good advice for you here, it really is a must read.
Good day, hello, welcome. I’m Liam Smith…Who? Documentary wedding photographer, keeper of rare breed chickens, eater of cheese.
Weddings are truly brilliant events and you deserve to lock down suppliers that get you and your vision and slot into the day like an old friend. Here we are then, at the start of the wedding planning journey and you are in need of a photographer.
You owe it to your future selves to invest in this decision. Spend time, consider, question, analyse. The pictures will last a long time, it’s important that you get it right.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – This is one of my all time favourite quotes and it speaks volumes about why you should never underestimate the importance of choosing the right wedding photographer for you.
It won’t matter how good you look in the pictures, if you didn’t like the photographer and how they conducted themselves on the day, you’ll never be able to separate the image from the way you felt.
You want to look back on the pictures and be able to reminisce about the joy you experienced and how well the vendors you chose integrated into the day and added to the atmosphere.
Today we are moving away from our normal rustic style weddings as I share with you this super glam Wiltshire Wedding. I am a huge lover of all things sequin and rose gold, so when this gorgeous wedding filled with both sequins and accents of rose gold landed in my inbox I knew I had to share it with you. Melissa and Steven’s surname is Peacock, so when they found The Larmer Tree which has peacocks walking around it’s grounds, they took that as a sign and booked it straight away. They filled their day with subtle touches of a peacock theme, along with candles, beautiful flowers and a neon ‘The Peacocks’ light. The whole day is gorgeous from the beautiful outdoor ceremony to the balloon filled party reception, all captured perfectly by .Kate Gray Photography
Melissa and Steven were married on 21st September 2019 at The Larmer Tree, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. ‘We wanted a venue that was slightly different but our guests would enjoy, we met with Gail, the events planner at The Larmer Tree and she was just fantastic. She told us, anything we wanted, she could make it happen! It’s such a beautiful place and had everything we wanted for our wedding, we couldn’t say no, especially as they have so many peacocks on site! We had 78 guests on the day (another 5 to the evening) It took roughly 2 years to plan, we booked the venue 22 months before the wedding and the photographer 18 months before but we mainly did everything in the last 11 months’
Today’s wedding is super sweet and stars the most beautiful dog called Helen, who really does steal the show. Nora and Mason were married on 26th May 2019 at Idaville in Indiana US. They are both lovers of the outdoors so it was important that their venue reflected this. The day was full of rustic outdoor charm wild flowers, amazing vegan food, gorgeous decoration and of course their dog Helen, who was part of the day from beginning to end. From the gorgeous first look to the beautiful outdoor ceremony, this wedding is just stunning, natural and captured beautifully by Sarah Elizabeth Photos.
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are all well and happy and have survived yet another big storm here in the UK? I sure am looking forward to Spring and the end of this horrible weather! How was your weekend? Mine was good and now we have a week of half term. I am looking forward to a few days off with Dexter, days out with friends, making memories and having lots of fun. Today’s wedding is a good one, we are in North Yorkshire for this hand made tipi wedding and it looks like a great day. Jamie and Ella were lucky enough to hold their ceremony and reception at Ella’s mums garden. They kept it super personal by making a lot of the decoration, including the flowers themselves. Friends and family helped with things like the cake and the entertainment and they sourced all local suppliers for the other elements. The whole day is natural, laid back and full of fun. Miss Whittington’s Photography was there to capture the day in all it’s glory.
Jamie and Ella were married on 27 July 2019 at Newton Upon Rawcliffe in North Yorkshire. ‘We were lucky enough to have the wedding in my Mum’s garden. We’ve always wanted to get married at my Mum’s house. It’s obviously where I grew up, and the village and garden holds so many special memories for us as a family, as well as Jamie and I as a couple. We have 90 day guests and 150 evening guests. We were able to plan the wedding from start to finish in around 10 months. We were too excited to have a long engagement!’