Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Rachel & Rich's wedding civil ceremony was held at the Dairy on the Waddesdon Estate, one of my  favourite venues. It's a beautiful Victorian building in a fabulous waterside setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

I really enjoyed photographing this lovely wedding. Their family and friends were some of the friendliest people you could wish to meet, and taking their pictures throughout the day was an absolute pleasure.

Rachel chose a stunning full length ivory wedding gown; the style, cut and gorgeous details on the dress photographed beautifully - she looked amazing too!  Her dress was complemented with an exquisite bouquet of colourful roses and peonies.

A great personal touch that Rachel and Rich included in their wedding designs was to name the tables after their grandparents who couldn't be at the wedding, this was accompanied by a special wedding photograph from yesteryear on each table card. I'd never seen this done before, and this was such a nice idea and no doubt a great conversation topic at each of the tables.

Rachel and Richard were great in giving me plenty of time to capture lots of pictures at both Waddesdon Manor and Windmill Hill; they'd allowed an hour for us to visit both the locations on the Waddesdon Estate after the wedding breakfast - I'm lucky if I ever get half this amount of time! I'm usually running from pillar to post trying to capture as many requested backdrops as possible, and the problem with the Dairy is that there are just so many opportunities for picture backdrops!

My favourite pictures of the day are the ones of the sparkler aisle at dusk. Rachel said she had arranged for table sparklers during the meal at our pre-meeting - hence my suggestion for another sparkler option at dusk and she was all over this idea.

I'm still as manic as ever, during the month of August I'll be attending 10 weddings. These include: Missenden Abbey (x2), Danesfield House, Taplow House, the Dairy (x4), and Nether Winchenden House. Keep watching out for these blogs in the coming weeks.

Enjoy your week!