We’re so chuffed to finally share the story of one of our favourite weddings ever! As much as we enjoy capturing weddings and elopements ‘out in the wild’, we absolutely LOVE documenting urban wedding stories – especially when they are as brilliant as this one!

Annie-May and Alex’s day at the super-stylish Town Hall Hotel in East London had the lot: friends and family from all over the world, full of emotion, dreamy decor, a wild dancefloor and (what felt like) an epic journey to the ceremony for the boys…

It was a mixed start to the day – relaxing and beautifying for the girls, heavy rain and beers on the tube for the boys… But from the moment the ceremony began, it was perfect – with the closing Maori reading (celebrating Annie-May’s Kiwi roots) being a particularly emotional highlight.

With SO many details, killer styling and so much stunning architecture and design to photograph, it would’ve been easy to forget about the stars of the show, but Annie-May and Alex have that effortless connection that just draws you in. Capturing some relaxed, intimate moments with them was a total pleasure.

As the day went on, we could see that this was going to turn into one seriously wild party. And right on cue, as soon as the doors slid open to reveal the newlyweds standing in front of their band ready to kick-off, the crowd went crazy and the dancefloor was instantly full!

As we wandered home with the sounds of the party carrying all the way down the street and long into the night, we could hardly keep the smiles off our faces. This had been one for the ages. A perfect day and night.

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Town Hall Hotel, East London. September 2017.

 

Alexandra and Chris’ Isle of Skye elopement was the perfect example of why we feel so incredibly lucky to do this crazy job. Two beautiful souls, madly in love, who travelled halfway around the world to be married in the moody, misty Scottish Highlands. Capturing this wedding story was one of the ‘easiest’ jobs we’ve ever had.

It was a wet and windy morning when we travelled to meet Alex, Chris and their two lovely pals in Portree on the morning of the wedding. Their harbour-side apartment was the perfect spot to watch Skye’s notoriously changeable weather as a front moved in from the Sound of Raasay. Despite the stormy weather, there was a sense of calm indoors as vows were written and final preparations made.

We arrived at the Fairy Glen and waited for the storm to pass. When we eventually climbed to the top we were greeted by a stunning lush, carpet of greenery, with much of the area covered by a blanket of ferns. We chose a secluded glen for the ceremony with nothing but the sound of the occasional sheep’s “BAAAA” to break the silence. Their friend Matthew performed a short ceremony that was filled with emotion, his wife Liz gave a beautiful reading, and their were plenty of tears as Chris and Alex read their personal vows to each other. It was perfect.

After the ceremony we took the newlyweds to explore the area, with Alex being one of the bravest brides we’ve ever worked with. She insisted we climbed to top of Castle Ewen, despite the storm threatening to throw us all from the top… Totally worth it. We then took a wander at the Quiraing which was perfectly deserted, where the guys celebrated getting hitched with one of the most epic high 5’s ever caught on camera!

We ended our day together at Staffin beach. As the tide moved in we had to run along to a quiet section hidden in the rocks to capture some final moments with Alex and Chris. Realistically we could’ve called it a day when we saw the tide was in, but it’s so hard to stop when you’re working with folks like these two!

We couldn’t take the smiles off our faces when putting this blog together. One of our favourite Skye trips ever. One of our favourite couples ever. Alexandra and Chris, thank you!

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Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye, September 2017.

It’s hard to put into words just how special this wedding is/was to us. A couple with one of those connections that brings a grin to your face whenever you think about it, visually stunning, perfect weather, cracking locations, wonderful people and (somewhat selfishly) it was also the start of a beautiful friendship…

We’d admired Claire’s amazing work as a photographer for a while, so when she got in touch about the possibility of us capturing her wedding we felt flattered, excited and nervous in equal measure! However, by the time we arrived in the quaint seaside village of St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife on the morning of the wedding, all nerves were put to rest. The morning was full of anticipation and quiet little moments, with a bevvy of bridesmaids and a gaggle of groomsmen on-hand to keep things entertaining!

Their ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in St Andrews was nothing short of joyous. A celebration of love, faith and song sung with such gusto that it was impossible not to join in! Straight after the ceremony we whisked the guys away in our car and headed for the sea! Catching some ‘just married’ moments with Claire and Josh was a total pleasure and we could’ve stayed there all day…

We eventually made our way to The Cow Shed, Crail – a stunner of a venue kitted out with so many details and little touches by our mega-creative couple and their team of helpers. The day went on with some brilliant speeches in the courtyard, before the wedding feast set everyone up perfectly for some crazy dancing. There were flailing limbs and beaming smiles everywhere we looked.

By the time they made their dramatic sparkler exit, we realised we had been so so lucky to have been a small part of this wonderful celebration. Since that day, Claire and Josh have become dear friends of ours; which makes looking back on their incredible wedding (exactly one year later) even more special.

C + J, happy first anniversary. We love you guys and thanks for letting us capture the best day ever!

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The Cow Shed, Crail. August 2017.

Sometimes as wedding photographers, there are days that stay with you for a long time. Weddings that inspire you creatively and personally. Moments that bring a smile to your face every time you think of them.

Lisa and Josh’s day in the sun at the incredible Camp Katur in North Yorkshire was all of the above – and just about everything else you dream of in this job. Visually stunning, a couple with a connection that you can feel instantly and THAT BLOODY SUNSET! The whole day felt like a massive homecoming party, with Lisa and Josh travelling from Australia to be married back in their homeland.

It was one of the most chilled-out, happiest weddings we’ve ever been a part of. A mega-emotional ceremony in what can only be described as a woodland wonderland, a classic campervan, afternoon tea, the coolest bridesmaids ever, a happy little dog, great music and a wild party… we have so many memories from this amazing day that we’ll just let the photos speak for themselves!

By the time it came to leave, we truly felt like we’d just witnessed two of our closest friends get married. We’re so happy to have met these two, and feel honoured to have played a tiny part in such a perfect day.

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Camp Katur, North Yorkshire. August 2017.

 

SUPPLIERS:

Venue – Camp Katur
Styling – Forge Events
Celebrant – Jan @ Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings
Music – Michael Mulholland
Videographer (check her out!) – Peachstone Pictures
Cakes – Bake My Day
Dress – Karen Willis Holmes

Last August we were so honoured to be a small part of one of the happiest celebrations of love we’ve ever seen.

Kyle and Jack’s wedding at Myres Castle in Fife was colourful, emotional and massively fun. From the moment we approached the venue and saw the rainbow flag flying proudly from the castle tower, we knew this was going to be a good one. We were even greeted with an impromptu piano recital from Kyle, which reduced Martyna to tears – a common theme for the day!

That whole morning was filled with excitement as the boys got ready in their not-matching-but-somehow-perfectly-matching kilts. Their beautiful ceremony was a joy to witness, performed as brilliantly as ever by the lovely Penelope Hamilton, and as the day continued there were so many happy tears, so many big belly laughs.

The boys’ wedding also reaffirmed our pride in Scotland, a country that is so open and accepting of same-sex marriage. At the same time it is a bittersweet reminder of how lucky we are, while so many people around the world (including some very close to us) face a constant struggle for equality or simply to be accepted in society. Seeing mums, dads, grannies, aunties – and just about everyone else – crying tears of joy as Kyle and Jack spoke their vows to each other was a pretty good reminder of that now somewhat clichéd, but absolutely true phrase: Love is love.

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Myres Castle, Fife. August 2017.