One fine July day, Beatrice and Beatrice decided to go on a walk to Angle tarn accompanied by Ilika the dalmatian and Dora the dachshund. They donned the extremely flattering and wonderful Piers Dresses, designed by Beatrice Perry – one in storm chambray & the other in candy pinstripe. Beatrice Hasell-McCosh took her sketch book, as an artist you never quite know when you might have a moment for a quick drawing.
Starting down the track they passed by Dalehead farm and headed up the steep ascent stopping several times to admire the views. The natural rugged greens of the valley are completely breathtaking and only inhabited by deer and sheep. Occasionally the purple of a fox glove would peep up against the greys of the ancient dry stone walls which are typical to the Lake District.
Suddenly over a small incline having walked along the path on top of the hill they saw the lake – a magnificent cold and enticing place to swim on such a hot day! Luckily picnic supplies had been brought and they spent a leisurely couple of hours enjoying the rare Cumbrian heat wave.
That evening on their return they changed and Beatrice wore the Osmanthus dress, first in racing green and then in cherry red which matched the bungalow colours extraordinary well! As the sun set and the golden evening light disappeared over the hill the shadows raced up the valley and all in all it had been the most perfect English summers day!
This wedding was SPECTACULAR! I cannot thank Bea and Ben enough for having me as their photographer. The joy, happiness and fun of the weekend left me with the biggest smile on my face for weeks!
Arriving at Chateau de Queille is like stepping into some magical world. Everyone slept in either the castle or in medieval tents down by the river. Each person seemed to have brought their own sense of creativity to the weekend. Whether it was gathering flowers in the meadow to decorate the tent and make the bouquets or to the talented bride Beatrice Perry designing her own dresses as well as the bridesmaids dresses.
The musicians came from far and wide and were the most wonderful and eclectic mix. They serenaded the guests as the party walked through the woods to the ceremony. This took place in the most idyllic spot overlooking the chateau and was conducted by Beatrice’s brother. There were wonderful readings in French and English, including Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince. After the ceremony the champagne was brought out and everyone toasted the bride and groom. As temperatures soared all anyone could do afterwards was strip off and float in the cool shade of the river while munching on refreshing watermelon.
When the golden light descended on the day we made our way to the Pavilion where a delicious supper awaited us. Speeches were made and the traditional French croquembouche wedding cake was cut. Finally, of course there was music & dancing! But! This was no ordinary music. This music empowered dancing that shook every bone in your body, that rattled your senses and left you crying out for more! However, I will let the photographs take you on an adventure of one of the most fabulous weekends of 2016.
I met Claudio & Elena originally in Paris when they told me about their wedding that would take place in a small naval town just north of Santiago de Compostela. The ceremony was late in the day at 6pm (to avoid the heat) and in the most beautiful cathedral, La Parroquia de Castrense de San Francisco. Afterwards everyone jumped in their cars and we went on el Pazo de San Tirso for the reception, then dinner & of course lots of dancing. An amazing Spanish wedding!
“We looove the pictures!! It was wonderful having you as our photographer. Our families loved them as well 🙂 Thank-you!”
na Spanish wedding in Ferrol in the north west of Spain
Destination weddings are special, weddings in Italy are really special. The olive groves, the pizza, the “bonjourno’s”, the fresh tomatoes, the sun, the wine…. and not forgetting of course, all your closest and bestest friends together for four days in the most beautiful of locations Petrolo .
“Struggling to put into words how incredible these pictures are. WOW. You couldn’t have timed those sunset ones any better… They are out of this world. Thank you, thank you for totally capturing our special day we’ve been so excited to see just a few and these are absolutely incredible . You are amazing and so talented 💋💋💋💋😘😘”
Thursday evening.. pizza night!
Friday started small with a trip to the local town for the official stuff to happen. This was a two part thing with an all important gelato & a coffee stop in between. Then on for a delicious lunch washed down with some locally made limoncello.
Returning to Petrolo preparations were underway for the ceremony and the evening celebrations.
The ceremony took place underneath an ancient fur tree. There were readings, friends played music and then the exchanging of rings. Afterwards the party started with drinks around the fountain then dinner, speeches, the most glorious sunset photographs and of course dancing ….. all night long!!!
Where better place to do your engagement photos than at Westminster? The perfect back drop of London with red phone boxes adding that dash of colour to your images and Big Ben chiming in the background.
It is always a pleasure to jump on the Eurostar and head to Paris. Now nearly two years since I left but it is still as timeless as ever. I spent a wonderful morning with this newly wedded couple on their honeymoon in the capital d’amour!
I’m getting pretty excited about the wedding this weekend, i’m packing my bags and heading to deepest Wales! Here is a little memory of Joshua & Bethan’s engagement shoot last August in London. I’m looking forward to seeing them both again on Saturday!