Saturday, 29 November 2014

TAPLOW HOUSE HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Louise and Darren's Taplow House wedding exuded elegance, style and lots of fun from start to finish. The unexpected blue skies were most welcome too!

Taplow House has so many wonderful backdrops, and trying to capture as many of them as possible is never easy! With the high ceilings, chandeliers, beautiful rooms, feature windows and extensive gardens, this Georgian Manor House is a wonderful location for photographs. The hotel is the perfect size for an intimate wedding celebration, and Louise and Darren's guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

Louise looked fabulous in her full length wedding gown; she just loved every minute of her wedding and did not stop smiling throughout the day. Darren and the groomsmen looked very smart in their dark grey morning suits, whilst the bridesmaids and flower girl looked elegant in their gorgeous blue and white dresses.

I loved how Louise and Darren had decorated the dining room: the blue and white colour scheme combined with the opulent vintage style candle holders looked fabulous! 

This was such a fun and lively wedding for me to capture, as Darren and Louise' warm personalities really shone through in the pictures. Their guests certainly knew how to party too! I've never seen such a packed dance floor as they partied into the small hours with some great dance moves. 

Louise and Darren really impressed me with their speedy decision making for their album picture selection; I've never known a couple to make their choices within just a few days - my imminent Christmas order deadline for wedding albums no doubt encouraged them along! Most couples take 3-4 months to make these decisions, so 3-4 days is unheard of! Darren was thrilled to collect his finished Graphistudio album this morning, this was all before I'd even published this blog of their wedding day - that's a first for me!

Here are my picture favourites from the day:

Enjoy your week!
Mark
















































MISSENDEN ABBEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Sarah and Michael's civil ceremony was held at Missenden Abbey in Great Missenden.  When I arrived at the venue I was blown away by the stunning flowers in the ceremony room; I've never seen so many blooms decorating the staircase at the abbey. The weather was excellent too and the gardens were incredibly picturesque as always. 

Sarah chose 11 bridesmaids/flower girls for the day, and they were all wearing wonderful champagne coloured dresses complemented by bouquets of beautiful ivory roses. Sarah looked amazing in her exquisite full length ivory gown, whilst Michael and his groomsmen looked very sharp in their tailored dark grey suits.

It was standing room only for some of the wedding guests for Sarah's grand entrance. Any nerves she showed before the ceremony disappeared as she entered the ceremony room calmly with her father at her side. After the intimate ceremony witnessed by their 70 family and friends, the newlyweds started out with a confetti aisle followed by lots of celebratory hugs from their guests.

Sarah and Michael were great fun to photograph on the day; their outgoing personalities really helped me to achieve some beautiful and natural pictures. They were so appreciative of my work too, especially when I handed them a dozen mini polaroid images I'd printed straight off of my camera as a keepsake!

I was asked to capture lots of images of the children at the wedding, and by the end of the day's proceedings I was completely exhausted. The kids loved having their pictures taken - for much of the day they were running rings round me whist I captured lots of fun natural images.

Probably the most popular activity during the evening's reception was the photo booth; the whacky poses the guests created for my camera were hilarious! This was followed up with one of the finest wedding fireworks displays I've ever seen, with a kaleidoscope of colours lighting up the night sky.

After lots more dancing pictures it was time for me to pack away my camera and head home for a well earned rest.

Enjoy your week!
Mark