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
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.
Sarah & Rob are part of a tight knit friendship circle. Every now and again one of these friends gets married and every now and again I get to photograph the celebration. It’s a privilege to have been present at so many of their weddings. I always look forward to seeing their lovely faces and watching them revel in each other’s happiness for the day.
Sarah & Rob were married this May in the Hereford countryside. The weather was wet and windy but this didn’t dampen anyones spirits (well not for long anyway:) and the first dance to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy‘ seemed to be the most perfect song to illustrate a most perfect day indeed. Special thanks to Sarah’s dad who let us take his prized Jag out for a spin!
Ceremony venue – St Andrew’s Church // Reception venue – Bride’s parents’ home // Marquee – Williams Marquees // Makeup – Lee Noble // Bride’s dress – Stewart Parvin // Groom’s suit – Burberry // Groom’s shoes – Grenson // Groom’s tie – Reiss // Men’s accessories – pocket squares and socks by Liberty |Bridesmaids dresses – Somerset by Alice Temperley // Cake – Llandinabo Farm Kitchen // Music – Beat Junkies