A Secret Wedding | Barnsley House, Cotswolds

This wedding is kind of a secret. The couple wanted to treat their guests to a weekend to remember, putting them up at the luxurious Barnsley House and treating them to fun, food, drinks and country pursuits for almost three days.

The wedding day flowed perfectly thanks to the slick and friendly Barnsley House team and beauty was bought to every corner by the uber talented Flowers By Passion.

Throughout the planning stages this stylish, generous and thoughtful couple made it clear that the most important thing about their wedding was it’s intimacy. Just 45 of their closest friends and family in a secluded country house in the Cotswolds. Could anything sound more perfect? No. So in keeping with this I will not reveal names or faces but I hope you enjoy nonetheless.

A special thanks to the happy couple, for putting me up and generally being incredible. What beautiful memories you created for everyone!

Ceremony venue – Barnsley House // Hair & makeup – Bridget Kearney // Bride’s dress – Jenny Packham // Bride’s shoes – Emmy // Groom’s suit & tie – Joe Allen // Groom’s shoes – Barker // Flowers – Flowers by Passion

Dasha - So beautiful and elegant, Sarah!

Charley - Oh Sarah, you had me from that first image. I’ve never seen rain look so beautiful, and having been to Barnsley House myself your work couldn’t be a better suit to the picture perfect surroundings. Absolutely stunning, what a lucky couple, and guests, looks like a very beautiful day.

Russell & Daniel | London Wedding | As seen in Brides Magazine

Russell and Daniel tied the knot a year ago today. Having both worked in the bridal industry for years (Daniel for the likes of Ian Stuart and Suzanne Neville and Russell is owner of Blackburn Bridal Couture) they were well accustomed to the world of weddings and just wanted their celebration to be simple, earnest and as fun as possible. They kept things intimate for the ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall inviting just close friends and family. Then later, at Locale in Blackheath they had a bigger, louder, glitzy party with a festive nod to 1950’s glamour.

Russell & Daniel, your day was so much fun I remember it vividly. Personal highlights include Russell’s surprise (and full throttle) performance of Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ to a cringing Daniel, sitting next to my all time hero Claire Pettibone for the dinner and watching Ian Stuart swirling Daniel’s mum round the dance floor. Happy anniversary guys, I hope you’re doing something extra special to celebrate xxxx

Getting Ready Venue – San Domenico House // Ceremony venue – Chelsea Town Hall // Reception venue – Locale // Planner – Utterly Wow | Hair & makeup – Anna Ospina // Russell’s suit – Vivienne Westwood // Shoes – Jimmy Choo // Daniel’s suit – Dior // Groom’s shoes – *** // Flowers – Bloomingayles // Music – Kelli Leigh (singer) & Matt Maurice (DJ and lighting)

Rob Dodsworth - Beautiful work – I love the getting ready images!

Ann Guise - Stunning photographs!

Yaxin & David | Castle Howard Wedding, York

I’m so excited to share Yaxin & David’s wedding at Castle Howard in York. Recognisable as the location for both Brideshead Revisited films it is quintessentially English in so many beautiful ways. Yaxin & David currently live in The USA but they met whilst studying at York University. They loved the romance of the old city of York and the drama of Castle Howard so much that they wanted to return to the place they met to say their vows.

It was a pleasure to see how genuinely relaxed and happy Yaxin & David were in each other’s company, truly enjoying every moment of the day as it unfolded and making each other giggle, a lot. Both their families were so warm and welcoming I found it hard to leave for chatting to them all outside whilst watching the incredible fairytale mist and sunset over the lake. It was a most fitting ending to a magical day.  Thank you Yaxin & David for choosing me to capture your wedding, I will remember it always.

Ceremony venue – Castle Howard // Planner – Carmen Weddings | Hair – Emily Hawkes Bridal // Makeup – Bride’s own | Bride’s dress – Jenny Packham // Bride’s shoes & accessories – BHLDN // Groom’s suit & tie – Acustom Apparel // Groom’s Shirt & Cufflinks – Thomas Pink // Groom’s shoes – Oliver Sweeney // Bridesmaids dresses – Donna Morgan via Nordstrom | Groomsmen suits – Suitsupply //Groomsmen’s ties – Burberry // Stationery – Artcadia & Noble Fine Arts // Flowers – Michele Gledhill Flowers & Styling // Cake – Quite Contrary Cakes // Music – Strelitzia String Quartet // Band – The Scoundrels via Alive Network //  Videographer – Wedding Film Studio

Stacy Squires Photography - Stunning photos … you have captured the emotion of the day

Linus - Stunningly beautiful work Sarah! Amazing to view x

Sara May Photography - Beautiful scenes… Every frame looks amazing! Looks like a royal wedding. :)

Richard - A wonderful set of wedding photographs and thoroughly engaging from start to finish…delicately shot, beautifully composed and full of emotion…not to mention the lovely setting.
Great that you go the couple to walk over the wet grass, it paid off…and the final scenic shot is superb!

Chloe - So you ARE made of magic! I’ve always thought so. These are so, so pretty, relaxed & observant, I would be thrilled if these were mine!

Tash - Your work is simply stunning!!

Dasha - Gosh, Sarah, so beautiful! Very elegant and artistic photos. Amazing

Carmen - Beautiful photos Sarah – every capture simply takes my breath away. It was an absolute joy to work with you and I hope we get chance to again very soon. Thank you once again xoxo

Lauren & Glen | Oxford Love Shoot

One bright Sunday afternoon in early summer Lauren, Glen and myself went to explore Oxford together. It’s where Glen studied and so guided by him we wandered around the quad of  Oriel (his old college), through the medieval streets, past beautiful sandstone buildings with clusters of old bikes leant up against them. Choral music from the college churches spilled out into the streets giving the whole place a feeling of serenity. Then we went punting. I always forget that although it looks like a relaxing way to spend an afternoon it’s fraught with the dangers of low bridges, fast approaching branches and other tipsy punters. The colliding potential is is huge which made us laugh. A lot. Thank you guys for a most memorable meander and punt around Oxford. All in all it was a perfect afternoon.

San Diego Wedding Photographer - Excellent spot selection – you took such beautiful pictures of lovely couple!

Marcell Grozavesti - beautiful shades

Denver Senior Pictures - Wow! I love your works Sarah! All of them looks so beautiful… Every frame is just so perfect. The colors are very soft and the balance is perfect. Nice shots!

claire graham - This is so beautiful Sarah. I love the way you make everything look so pretty and timeless xox

Dominique - So beautiful. Love all the variety. xx