A Destination wedding in Portugal - Camelia & Tim

Well, what can I say about this wedding! It was all kinds of amazing and I feel so lucky I got the opportunity to capture it. 

When Camelia first contacted me about her wedding in Portugal I was extremely excited about the chance to document a destination wedding. It was a personal goal of mine, since becoming a wedding photographer, to travel as part of my job, and the fact that I got to see that dream come true was incredible. Now I am itching to photograph more weddings abroad, and see as much of this beautiful planet as possible, through my eyes and my lens...

Camelia and Tim got married at the stunning Quinta, Vintage Wedding  venue near Sintra, Portugal. It was the perfect location, up in the mountains,  but with gorgeous views of the atlantic ocean. The venue itself is a charming historical estate surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and for weddings,  is decorated in a vintage, eclectic style with unique pieces of furniture and details. 

I turned up the day before the wedding and immediately hit it off with the Tim and Camelia  - they were so warm and friendly and not only did I get on great with them, but all their friends and family. The day after the wedding was lovely and chilled and I was warmly welcomed into their post wedding celebration party to enjoy a BBQ and a few drinks before heading back to Lisbon airport for my flight home. 

The couple added their own twist on an already unique venue, decorating the outside of the building with brightly coloured balloons, which certainly gave an element of juxtaposition to the wedding setting. 

The whole day was amazing, sunny, family oriented,  and the wine flowed like water! It is definitely a wedding I will remember and I can't thank Tim and Camelia enough for getting to photograph their beautiful day.

Here a selection of my favourite images. I tried to cut them back more but it was impossible...

Tori & Ed Wedding

I first met Tori & Ed back in early 2016 - they were the kind of couple that I instantly got on well with. We had coffee and teas whilst they told me all about their wedding plans and I knew it was going to be a good one. Fast forward 1 year to their wedding at the gorgeous Haughey Park and it was even more beautiful than I imagined it to be... From the stunning flower bouquets, the stationary,  right through to the impeccably decorated rustic venue, the couple really put a personal stamp on their wedding style. 

Tori wore the most amazing Maggie Sottero gown and looked every inch the princess. Ed scrubbed up pretty well too in a sharp grey suit. ;)

Thank you for having me guys. Here are some of my favourites from the day....

Katie & James

I have been eager to blog this wedding ever since I shot it back in June. 

In the very early stages of my photography journey, a handful of the photographers I most look up to gave me the most valuable piece of advice that I still carry with me to this day - "find your ideal clients". That does by no means have to be clients with the most money, the most extravagant weddings, the best designer suppliers, it means finding couples that you can relate to and who relate to you - who 'get' what you do creatively.

When Katie first emailed me I was on holiday in Cornwall and I think I did a happy dance in my chair - I just had to photograph this wedding, not only because it sounded completely awesome, but Katie came across with such warmth and a girl I would get on really well with. In person that couldn't have been truer, and the exact same goes for the lovely James. (He even likes the same bands as me!)

The wedding itself was such a fun filled day, and despite the weather being rather damp in places, it certainly didn't spoil the day one little bit. The staff at Bawdon Lodge Farm were amazing and considering the venue had flooded from torrential rain the day before they did an incredible job working through the night to get everything looking perfect for the big day.

Katie and James's wedding had beautiful details, great music, gorgeous cakes that looked too good to be eaten, the most stunning bouquets, and bloody good looking bridesmaids and groomsmen - but above all that it had heart and that was the element that resonated with me the most. Family was well and truly at the center of this wedding and you could feel the love in the room. Everyone made me feel so welcome, and by the end of the night when I reluctantly packed up my kit and made my way out into the rain I felt like a guest and a friend,  rather than a photographer. 

Anyway, here are some of my favourites from their day. I tried to keep this blog post shorter, but I just couldn't... 

 

Kirsty & Claire's wedding

 

Back in May, I photographed the gorgeous wedding of Kirsty & Claire. It took place at the lovely Goldstone Hall Hotel in rural Shropshire. Typically it rained for most of the day, but it certainly didn't put a dampener on the Brides's or the guest's spirits.  Everyone was laughing and joking throughout the entire day and dancing and getting merry in the evening. It was definitely one to remember and I'm so grateful to have been there to document their special day. 

 

Suppliers

Venue: Goldstone Hall

Flowers: Big Little things

MUA: Harmony health and beauty

Hair: Kimberley Boswell

Dresses: KT Bridal & Shropshire brides

Cake: Deborah guest cakes

DJ & Photobooth: Jay's Disco's