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A Comic Book Wedding with Lightsabers and Lego – what’s not to love?

As there’s no wedding this weekend, it’s time for a throwback to this gorgeous wedding from 5th November 2016. Raquel and Robin got married on a day to remember-remember, and styled themselves a bit of a bonanza.
Raquel was extremely handy in getting all the details together for the day, she made her amazing flowers for a start… Check them out below – they’re comic book wedding flowers held together in a lightsaber handle. If you’re having an alternative bash where things aren’t the “norm”, then you can do well by planning and preparing for a DIY wedding! 

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Today is also the birthday of Steph from Bake to Differthe very clever lady who made the fantastic and funny Lego Wedding Cake below…
The way that Robin and Raquel threw their personalities onto their wedding day was relentless – exactly as it should be! Everywhere I looked there was a fab, quirky and most importantly COLOURFUL addition to the day. Whether that be their pop-up photobooth, guests in handmade clothing, table decor or a handmade comic waistcoat by the Groom’s mother! 

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Robin had a surprise up his sleeve too, planned with the help of the good-humoured Registrar… When the time came for Robin to lead Raquel from their ceremony, traditionally Raquel stood on his left hand side – nearest his heart, but also so that his right side was free to defend her honour… with the lightsaber which had been hidden behind the curtain the whole time…!

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So many laughs and silly faces during Robin & Raquel’s wedding, anyway. They and their friends and family had a real hoot. Some of Raquel’s family attended from Spain and Columbia – they made the most of the party!
A real joy to photograph, in any case! More cool weddings please! 

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Sneak Peek: RMA Sandhurst played host to the wonderful marriage of Dick and Claire Crombie

So in all the 22 years I lived a stone’s throw from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, I only went in a handful of times for open days… I hadn’t been to the Chapel Christ The King, and so when I attended Claire and Dick’s wedding rehearsal last Friday night, I was very enchanted by the circular building and gorgeous decor. 

I waited by the gate to get a personal and a car pass to enter, and then Claire arrived and jumped in my car – “I’M COMING IN WITH YOU!” – Hi mate! Claire’s been my Mum’s friend for an age, she used to live near us when we were kids, so naturally when I found out she was getting married I leapt at the opportunity to photograph for them. 

Now, I’d not met Dick before… He’s naughty 😀 A man full of character who has served as part of the British Army for many a moon. Achieving so much over so many years in fact that our very own Queen decorated him with an OBE in this years’ Honours List.

Praise indeed, Colonel Crombie. 

There is also a tiny interesting Hana-Fact here. On my mother’s side, we are Crombies… so we may be distantly related – ooherrrr! ANYWAY. Check these grins out…! 

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Go forth, lovebirds! <3 

Sneak Peek: Olivia and David’s Intimate Christmas Wedding

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Oh what a gorgeous way to gear up for Christmas this was… Olivia and David had an incredibly intimate and close ceremony at The Alton House Hotel. That’s in my home town!
I have always leaned towards a very small, intimate wedding. For as outgoing and loopy as I am, I feel incredibly private sometimes. To share the most special occasions with our closest friends and family seems like a totally awesome thing to do!
Olivia and David had a perfect opportunity to gather friends and family from Irelend, France and Australia… Kate was celebrating her 90th birthday the next day on the 25th December! 

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In total there were 12 of us present to witness Olivia and David commit themselves to each other. Afterwards we had some family photos and a big ol’ catch up. The new Mr & Mrs Byrnes then sat around one, square table for 8 and had probably the homeliest, most special wedding breakfast I’ve ever seen! 

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Consequently, I was so excited and pepped up after this gorgeous, alternative wedding that I had to call home (while I live 2 mins walk away) and gabble away to Chris about it. Despite having done a run all December with Prints Charming Photobooth and being marginally unprepared for Christmas travelling, it had to be one of the highlights of 2016! 
Congratulations to David and Olivia Byrnes on their wedding, and all of my bestest wishes for 2017! 

If you’re planning an elopement or intimate wedding, get in touch. I’d love to photograph more teeny tiny weddings!

Sneak Peek: Mr and Mrs Whicker! 

Wowee! What a day! David and Amber got married and became the newest Whicker couple on 14th October at the rather lovely Dean’s Place in Alfriston. The weather was just warm enough, gorgeously autumnal with the changing colours and the atmosphere was cosy and buzzing. 

We started off at Amber’s Mum and Dad’s house for the calmest, tidiest bridal prep I’ve ever been to, with Amber’s sister Natalie cleaning the engagement ring like a pro!

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The ceremony was held in the Garden Suite, the room which would later play host to the wedding breakfast and evening reception. The excitement, laughter, emotions and intimacy in this room was present all day; lovely way to see in the new Mr and Mrs Wicker! 

 

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David and Amber’s couple photos were an absolute dream. They were so comfortable in each others’ arms… and the beautiful autumnal grounds of Deans Place didn’t do us any harm either 😉 That red wall of leaves! Waow!

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Oh, and there were ducks. Every wedding should have ducks. <3

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Sneak Peek: Jacob and Hannah Atkinson

So on Monday 22nd August I had the great pleasure of attending the supportive and rousing ceremony of Jacob and Hannah as they became the newest Mr and Mrs Atkinson at Wycliffe Church, Reading. There were tears, laughter, songs and prayers from their gathered friends and family supporting Hannah and Jacob as they made their vows. After the marriage we set off to Ufton Court for a relaxed afternoon of lawn games, music from the brass quintet and some hilarious speeches after dinner. The evening progressed with some frankly incredible dancing from Hannah’s Dad, and the bridal party getting fully involved on the dancefloor. It was a shame to leave, because it looked hilarious! 

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