ROMANTIC CHURCH WEDDING AT ST JAMES CHURCH IN GERRADS CROSS – HOLLIE AND WILL

IF YOU LOVE SPARKLY THINGS THEN YOU’LL FIND SO MUCH INSPIRATION FROM THIS ROMANTIC CHURCH WEDDING!

Hollie and Will got married at the gorgeous St James Church, Gerrards cross. It was a super fun Romantic Church wedding, with so much color everywhere and an open bar to keep guests entertained.

The ceremony

The wedding took place in a beautiful church and was decorated with flowers, which was lovely. The ceremony included several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was a romantic occasion, full of lots of cheer.

After the ceremony, we had a confetti aisle, which I love doing, and I got some really special photos of the confetti moment. The weather at this Romantic Church wedding was springlike, but that didn’t put a dampener on moods.

The Romantic Church wedding

The reception was held in the ballroom. The venue is perfect for weddings because it’s so cosy and relaxed, and it’s got such a beautiful vibe, especially in the evenings when the sun goes down.

For the reception, the couple had organised delicious canapes for their guests, and everyone had so much fun. Guests were then called for dinner, which was a spit roast – it was delicious. A mix of Beef, Lamb, chicken roast, with Veggie options for someone like me.

The evening

After the speeches, guests tucked into the sweet table and had a go in the photo booth, and the dance floor was packed all evening. The Spotify playlist played all the best songs to get everyone dancing.

The evening ended with sparklers, which was incredible, and everyone had a great time. The whole Romantic Church wedding was so laid back, from the romantic vows to the last dance.

Advice for planning your wedding

The day was so beautifully planned, Hollie had her 4 bridesmaids to help her with getting ready and throughout the ceremony. The ceremony was held by Will’s father at their local church and the church were they met the first time too.

I really love this detail of the day as having your wedding at a place which has so much importance to you is absolutely amazing. Hollie was given away by 3 of her brother who in contrast to the couple is not at all religious and they were very respectful of all the readings and the songs are sung at the ceremony. The best part of the day was the speeches as you can imagine! 3 brother sharing their memories of their little sister were emotional and so joyous. My main memory of the speech was ” my mother had 3 sons and then decided to have Hollie to make sure she got it right the 4th time”. you can imagine the laughter in the room!

I loved this Romantic Church wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a wedding photographer, get in touch.

Here are Hollie and Will’s story in photos.

Credit where it’s due

Cake – @thecakeboutiquebysharonhoope

Flowers – Bloom and Wild https://www.bloomandwild.com/@bloomandwild

Dress – http://davidsbridal.co.uk David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dress – Asos http://asos.com


Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography

Old Marylebone Town Hall Wedding Photography of Katya and Brett,

 

Katya and Brett got married amongst their family and friends at the Old Marylebone Registry hall in London,  with the reception dinner at the https://www.thealfredtennyson.co.uk/ .

Katya’s family was able to attend the ceremony from Russia, but Brett family still being Australia, witnessed the wedding via face time throughout the day! It was such a magical day as the love story came to a new beginning. Katya met Brett when she was house-hunting in London and Brett had a spare room for their flat. From there on they have been living together and slowly the relationship blossomed and turned into a love story! I mean this is something out of a modern fairy tale book! I am sure for the years to come they will love telling their story to generations and more.


Wedding at the Deddington Chruch Oxford

Wedding at the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Banbury, Oxford. London 

Bride & Groom – Alex & Robin
Alex chose the  Bear Hotel – Park St, Woodstock to get ready for her wedding day. With her was her parents who helped out with the preparations and her best friend who did the hair and Makeup for Alex. the morning was a little emotional at times for her parents and Alex.

Leaving for the Ceremony

The ceremony was due to start at 2.30m Deddington Church – OX15 0SA -Alex left in the Camper Van with her Parent. They own their own Camper Vans and hire out the Vans for Weddings and celebrations. Alex looked million-dollar bride is this amazing white dress with the pearls from her Grandma and borrowed jewelry from her Mum

The Ceremony.

The Ceremony took place on time and we were able to capture all the amazing shots inside the church leading up to the confetti throwing at the end too. Have I told you I love a good confetti shot! Regardless if you are willing to get drenched in the dried flowers or paper confetti, these complete the ceremony of the day!

DIY, reception at the back garden of the house

There were so many DIY elements to the reception party for the day guests and the evening guest. A live band, lots of BBQ food and drinks bar. Love all these little details that were all made from scratch to bring the reception togehter.


Tips for bridal and groom preparations.

Tips for bridal /groom prep shots 

 

The Morning of 

When you decide where you want to get ready, you already know who is going to be with you in the morning of. . Your very own squad..!! 

I cover all love the London, East, South and all of the UK for Wedding photography. I also have a little blog post here which will help you on the venues planning too ! https://www.roshniphotography.com/venues-around-hertfordshire-with-outdoors-ceremony-license/

It’s important to know what location you are going to get ready as a photographer as I would love to make sure all the important things are captured including all the details of your dress, rings, invitations, RSVPs, welcome notes, thank you notes and the list goes one. 

I love to arrive early for your morning prep to be there when you are starting to get ready. This helps me understand the location and the get to know all your bridal /groom parties. Also i love an early start to so i can capture the story of your day!. The make up artist will be doing their work on you and your brides or the suit designer will be there to help you get ready. I want to be there to meet them too and see the wonderful work they do to help bring it all together.

Coffee someone said?! Love a good coffee in the morning. I sometimes also bring my own so i am not without it at some point in the morning. If your wedding is at the same location where you are getting ready then that is a bonus. I walk on the grounds and plan the day for later shots and also watch your ceremony area getting all decorated and ready. The venues i have shot at in 2019 have been so amazing, I am not able ot say that  I have met some good friends through the venue. Its always good to make new contacts and support the business. 

The morning preparations, the best tip i can give is to make sure you have your bridal party with you or your groomsmen with you as soon as you are all ready so I can get the shots with you all getting involved and have a drink before you get ready to walk down for the ceremony. I capture the natural moment and the in between times when you are enjoying a good chin wag. Parents at the preparations are also important if they can pop down for a little while. Not too long, just 5 minutes, I am sure they will have enough on their plate on the day. 

 

Another tip is to give me 5-10 minute with you alone so I can take some portraits of you in the setting we are in or take you to a quiet place to get some shots. I tend to use mostly indoors near a window or near some stairs if they are available.

All in all the top tip is to enjoy the morning with your pals and let me capture all the silliness and laughter of the day.


Wedding Photography York house Twickenham London

Wedding at the York House, Twickenham  

Laura and Herbie got married at the York House in December just before the new years eve. Marking 2019 as their wedding year with their friend and family present. I had a pleasure shooting their wedding and I loved every bit of it.

 

Laura looked every bit gorgeous in her white backless dress with faux fur winter coat to complete the winter look. Herbie opted for a black tie suit with best men to match to black and white theme of the wedding.

 

Here are some images form the wedding which I am so excited ot share with you!


Venues around Hertfordshire with outdoors ceremony license.

2019 has been a great year for me as I was able to visit some great venues around London and Hertfordshire. I love shooting on a location where there are options to shoot indoors and outdoors.

Here are some of the Venues I have shot with the images. If I were a bride to be, I would ask a friend or someone who has used a venue and their experiences. It is imperative to have this reviews and take them with a pinch of a salt as every experience is different.

I also work with and am friends with some celebrants, so if you work with a celebrant then you can get married anywhere, regardless of boring licensing laws !!!! 🙂

Let me share some of the venues around Hertfordshire with outdoors license 

Oakley house Bromley Kent.

 

The venue is just 2 miles outside central Bromley on the A21 at Bromley Common in Kent, Oakley House is a characteristic manor house set in its own beautiful gardens. I shot the wedding fo Jaleesa and Khye here and the ground has so much to offer. There is a bar, garden, new Gazebo, their very own in-house caterers .

Manor of Groves,Hertfordshire . 

 

Manor of Groves is situated in Hertfordshire, a 150 acres in a countryside perfect for a wedding outside London. I had a pleasure of shooting an Indian wedding last year. The hotel is perfect of your guest for an overnight stay as the hotel can reserve up to 10 rooms for the bride to be in advance. the hotel has 80 bedrooms including Superior and Four Poster bedrooms, all with marble bathrooms. Onsite parking and only 2 mins from the Stanstead airport. Venue has to offer a choice of banqueting rooms, plus two outside Gazebo. For receptions, the Manor Suite glass conservatory overlooking the Oriental Garden accommodates  400 guests. The Colonnade Room which is situated adjacent to the gardens can accommodate up to 120 guest.

Shendish Manor,Hertfordshire ,

 

Shendish Manor Hotel & Golf Course where Victorian splendor meets modern design, Situated in a west of Hertfordshire, the venue has an outdoors gazebo and indoors ceremony room. the Hotel accommodates up to 400 guests with 70 spacious Hotel rooms. The country side hotel has its very own Golf course too. Whats not to like? I shot the Wedding of my good friend Charlotte and Andy , and we opted for an outdoors ceremony although it was a gamble the weather was in out favor. The Hotel also has it very own catering and bar for your evening guests.

My experience: the hotel staff were so friendly and the ground were perfect for what Charlotte wanted din the images. we were able to explore a little and have a little walk on the grounds, were the bride and groom were able to take a breather and spend some alone time before the reception.

Shenley Cricket club Hertfordshire 

I was so excited to capture Sarah and Sam’s wedding at the Shenley cricket club last year as we were also graced with snow the day before so the images came out absolutely gorgeous.

Shenley cricket club is on an idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, with vast amount of grounds and indoor/outdoor ceremony options. Sarah and Sam opted for an indoor ceremony with outdoors for Portraits and family shots. The venue possess indoor catering and its very own bar for your guest. The luxury Marque and heated terrace is a perfect area to have the reception or the dinner for your evening guest which is overlooking the grounds of the cricket club. Available between October to April  The venue can hold 100-300 guests.


Syon Park London Indian Fusion Wedding

Alex and Sharm’s Fusion Wedding at the Syon Park  

Alex and Sharm’s Indian Fusion wedding at the Syon Park London. They got married in a fusion celebration filled wedding. The day was filled with colors and lights. The fusion of the cultural traditions and celebrations brought the two families together to bless the couple.  During the day time we had the Indian ceremony and during the evening we celebrated with cake, drinks and live band. Of Course you can see Sharm got up onto the stage to impress his new bride and he was really good.


Top tips for having your Pets at your wedding,London Photographer

Top 5 tips if you are having your pets at your own wedding!

  1. Get a sitter for half day!. i am sure there will be someone in the family happily obliged to look after them, but you want everyone to have fun so get a professional to look after them.
  2. Include your fury babies at your bridal shoot. I love getting these shots as this will be the moments you will get to spend before you get hitched
  3. Have at least 3 people at 3 different times of the day to look after them. Its so easy for someone to get stuck with the doggies, but you want everyone to have fun equally.  Have 3 people look after them at different times of the day so everyone get to get involved equally
  4. Have the doggies get ready with you before you put on your dress. My last bride had some time before she put on her dress to brush the dogs and put some bow ties and hair pins. They look absolutely gorgeous plus I got the capture these moments too!
  5. Are they going to be the ring bearers? How exciting! Have your bridesmaids escort them on the isle so they don’t go running free. This is was any last bride Jacquelyn did too. See her gallery here!


Wedding at the Shendish Manor, St Albans, Hertfordshire

I am in awe of these images of Charlotte and Andy. The day was so gorgeous and Charlotte and Andy Opted for an outdoors ceremony. We were gambling with the weather as through out it was really cloudy and was ready to pour down
Charlotte looked absolutely beautiful in her long sleeve blush , laced wedding dress. The first time I saw her in her dress was as soon as I arrived and I was taken aback with it.
I have just a few images here to speak for themselves. 

Transport and catereres

Shendish Manor for catering

Cake and Flowers

Cake from The Little Cake Boutique London. Flowers from Maples Flowers

Stationery

VMBespoke.com for the wooden names on the table

Entertainment

Dj Pete Braithwaite