A laid-back country wedding

On Saturday I had the enormous pleasure of photographing the wedding of Chantel and Simon. It was the most wonderful laid-back, happy occasion.

The full set of photographs will be ready when Mr & Mrs Frankum return from their honeymoon, but for now, here is a 50-photo taster of the day.

Chantel and Simon were married in Woodstock and held their riverside reception here. They stayed here.

If you’d like to see more of my wedding photography, have a look over here.

Sarah and Sam's Wedding

On Jubilee Sunday, I had the enormous pleasure of photographing the wedding of Sarah and Sam, at Stone Barn in Gloucestershire. Although it rained pretty much all day and night, the weather couldn’t dampen Sarah and Sam’s and their guests’ spirits and an incredibly happy, laid back wedding ensued.

Sarah and Sam have honeymooned in Nice and are returning this weekend so I thought I’d share a first look at some of their photographs here, to give them (and you!) a taste of the day.

Congratulations to you both and I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon.

Having your (wedding) cake and eating it

There are so many different options when it comes to wedding cakes - traditional fruit cake or sponge, vanilla or chocolate or a bit of both? Then there’s the icing and the decoration, not to mention the size - round, square, cupcakes? It’s no wonder wedding cakes are big business these days.

We eschewed tradition and decided on a wedding cheese instead, which has since become quite popular - three tiers, one Scottish cheese for my husband’s heritage, one Worcestershire cheese for mine, and a brie for good measure - but my husband’s aunt also made us a beautiful white iced fruit cake, with handmade sugar icing pink and purple gerbera to match our wedding flowers. It was stunning and would have cost a fortune had we wanted to buy something similar.

If you’re planning a wedding this summer, the above shots might give you some ideas, but also take a look at this gallery or for a true money-no-object bespoke cake making service, check out Choccywoccydoodah - their creations have to be seen to be believed!