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Rebecca & Danny

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“We looked through all the photos – they are amazing, thank you so, so much! You caught some of the funniest and most beautiful moments that nobody else would have been able to, and we really, really appreciate that. We can’t wait to get some printed and put them all over our home.” (Rebecca)

“You have serious talent. I’m sure you will hear this from us a lot in the coming weeks but thank you so much for yesterday. We couldn’t have made a better choice than having you there. Watching the way you were with everyone made me realise how you get such good shots, especially with the kids. Everyone I spoke to was saying how lovely you were. Again, thank you & your lovely assistant so much.” (Danny)


I’ve been branching out! I usually shoot weddings in Kent but I found myself in Essex for this one! GREAT DECISION! I loved absolutely everything about Rebecca and Danny’s wedding. I hit it off with them both right from the start – they booked me well over a year in advance and I finally got to meet them a month before their big day and literally squealed with delight when they showed me their classic novel cover inspired invitations which really set the tone for their beautifully conceptual day.

With its literary theme, there were numerous details sprinkled throughout their wedding, including a surprisingly relevant and refreshing reading from a Dr. Seuss children’s book during the ceremony, handmade (by Rebecca) shabby chic table centrepieces using old hardback books, classic books as favours for all the children, Roald Dahl themed table names (what a wonderful, hilarious conversation starter it was to find yourself on a table entitled ‘The Twits’ or ‘The Witches’!), and tiny little frames and magnets for every guest with quotations from romantic novels. It was one of those weddings during which I was constantly “oo”ing and “ar”ing because I had never seen these particular details before and because I really felt slushy about how meaningful these things were to them.

Rebecca’s dress was a short 50’s inspired number (set off perfectly with a gorgeous little birdcage veil). Whilst this look and style is becoming increasingly popular with modern brides, it was the first time I have professionally shot a short dress. What’s more, Rebecca’s ‘something blue’ was a patch from her late father’s favourite t-shirt, which was sewn inside the lining – I loved the way that this meant she could still have something of her dad there as she walked down the aisle. I felt so inspired to add some extra creativity to their photos in the editing stage in order to bring out that vintage feel.

The venue was perfect too – another ‘all-in-one’ location to help keep things simple and convenient for all. This meant that I even had a little time to head over to the boys’ room, with my assistant, Amanda, to capture a few shots of Danny and his groomsmen getting ready! The White Hart is a stunning country hotel with all the amenities you would ever need for a social occasion, including a modern yet rustic barn with all the space and light (and bar) you need to create a beautiful, personal day. Highly recommended!

I wish Danny and Rebecca a wonderful happy ever after…

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VENUE | The White Hart, Gt Yeldham, Essex

DRESS | Rock The Frock Bridal

VEIL & JEWELLERY | Operatorium Jewellery


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1 Comment

  1. Leila Chaplin

    Simply stunning photos!



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