Friday, 10 March 2017

WEDDING INSPIRATION AT WADDESDON - BUCKS - SPRING 2017 - (A WEDDING FAIR WITH A BIG DIFFERENCE)

It was great to meet so many of you on Sunday at the Dairy's fabulous Wedding Inspiration Event, with about 600 people through the doors it was pretty non stop for us on the day. It's only a few days after the event, and I've already taken three new wedding bookings. The Dairy have now been recommending me for twenty years, I usually attend 10-12 weddings per year at this breathtaking waterside venue.

Here are some of my pictures from the day, I hope you enjoy looking through them.

Enjoy your week!
Mark














































Saturday, 4 March 2017

THE DAIRY, WADDESDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

You can't help but fall for this fun loving couple, and Lisa & Nick's informal wedding so suited their personalities. I also loved the brilliant little details that they planned for their special day, including their fabulous upside-down cake, and their giant illuminated letters were great for picture opportunities too. They hosted their ceremony and reception in the village of Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire at The Dairy , and filled the day with love, laughter and so much fun!

Working in such magical surroundings really makes my job easy, as no matter which direction you look there are striking backdrops. For the guests The Dairy is one of those venues where I hear the word 'wow' so many times, especially when the guests see the amazing setting for the first time, and then again when they make their way through the courtyard to the enchanting lakeside setting.

This wedding was only last week, already Lisa and Nick's gallery has gone live, and below you can read their wonderful feedback message that I received this morning.

Dear Mark,

I think it's safe to say that prior to our wedding we really didn't appreciate how much a photographer can make or break the day.  Without a doubt your incredible efforts on our wedding day would mean that if we were ever advising someone getting married on what to spend their money on a great photographer would be top of the list and if it were in this area would immediately suggest you.  It is so much more than just taking photos; you actively got involved in ensuring the guests were in the right place, often organising the wedding party and providing your own expertise and experience, even down to putting the mens' buttonholes on (thank you so much for your help with that!)

We do not have the easiest of families to work with so thank you for dealing so calmly with the extended family dynamics and on the fly changes to the planned photos.  With ever-changing weather and new photo requests on the day we can't quite believe how you were able to so easily come up with new photo concepts and adaptations so that not only did we not get wet at all while you were getting soaked, but everyone was able to get the photos they wanted from the day!  You showed far more patience than we did!

We remarked to Hollie, the wedding coordinator, that we have no idea where you get your constant energy from!  The fact that you were shooting for the entire 8 hours is evident from the amazing range of photos you provided covering the whole time you were there.  We are so pleased with the results with some real surprise shots in the bunch where you were able to work with the kids without our supervision.

We finally wanted to say thank you for delivering the images so quickly after the wedding.  Having implemented a no-cameras policy we have been asked many times already for your photos of the day so to get a gallery up within a few days is fantastic for us.

Thanks again
Nick & Lisa

Enjoy your week!
Mark