Seychelles sunset beach pre-wedding – Rachel and Garth

Paradise. Nothing less than paradise. Sunset Beach on Mahe Island in the Seychelles at well, sunset, of course. The evening before Rachel and Garth’s tropical wedding (more of which to come next). We went looking for a good spot and really every spot along the shores of Mahe is a good spot but I think we struck gold for this golden hour. There were palm trees and white sand lapped by the warm turquoise water, there were granite rocks and a stream cutting across the beach to the sea, there were islands in the distance as the sun set beyond them. And then of course there was that magic ingredient, the love between these two lovely people. It all sounds like a cliché but it was real. I felt like the luckiest photographer ever when I did this shoot. It set the tone for the next day’s celebration.

Perfect couple, perfect place.

 

 

 

 

Mikell Nielsen - So dreamy and romantic…stunning work Susie.

Yorkshire teepee wedding – Wharfedale Grange

The sumptuous Hotel du Vin in Harrogate was the location for Becky and Phil’s wedding ceremony. Then a double-decker bus whisked them and the guests (and me) to a surprise location for the reception, which turned out to be a teepee at the lovely Wharfedale Grange. I think a few guests thought we were going to Harewood House but for me, ‘a field with a tent’ was much more fun! This wedding had a bit of everything a photographer could dream of – the most amazing bridal suite for the preparations, a great room and courtyard for the formal bits and drinks, the bus! and then the rural wild-flower strewn grounds of Wharfedale Grange with a cosy camp-fire lit teepee to eat and dance the night away in. It’s the first time I’ve photographed a hog-cutting rather than a cake-cutting! Phil is South African and I’m hoping they’ll need me at the next stage of the celebrations which will be in South Africa as I rather fancy a safari to top it all off… Still a Yorkshire teepee and sunflowers did leave me quite content and the day started well with a Madonna singalong…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charente wedding – Annie and Adam

Annie and Adam were childhood sweethearts. They got married in the undulating Charente countryside, surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards. Their two little boys and the gorgeous array of pageboys and bridesmaids were all kitted out in the cutest outfits and they provided a stream of entertaining and lovely moments to photograph. Annie doesn’t know  how beautiful she is. Adam knows…

 

 

 

Wedding at Le Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse, France

Libby and Rob had a magnificent French chateau wedding at what would be ‘The Castle of the Joyful Dukes’  had it been in the UK. I love that. But ‘Le Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse‘ was the venue and it was very French in flavour and very lovely indeed.

Libby and Rob’s baby boy was as dapper as his daddy. There were turrets and courtyards and lavender and lots of love and laughter. A real fairytale wedding in France.

The food, which I was lucky enough to sample, was among the best I’ve tasted at any wedding and having now photographed a lot of weddings in France with some incredible catering, that’s saying something.

Bon appetite enjoying this feast of photos…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kilts, tattoos and a dress to die for…Languedoc wedding at Chateau Queille

In the summer there was a wedding at Chateau Queille near Mirepoix in the Languedoc. A wedding that was as pretty as a picture in so many ways with kilts, tattoos and a dress to die for. The sun didn’t really shine, which is unusual for that part of France at that time of year. But it didn’t rain and it was warm enough. And what a wedding it was, a photographer’s dream.

Will I ever get to photograph another couple as cool as these two?! They are just achingly gorgeous. This is a visual feast like no other I have ever captured. Just all round amazing. Charlotte really had thought of every detail. She looked, as you can see, as drop dead gorgeous as anyone in the history of brides has ever looked. That Ibal Dror dress! And Jerome, well let’s just say that Carla and I could see what she saw in him! 😉 And he’s a really really lovely guy. What a lucky pair.

After the dress, the tattoos, the kilts, the beautiful wild flowers from Victoria and the star of the show Dotty the bedlington terrier, we couldn’t have asked for more. But as well as it looking out of this world, the emotion and the love of the day was equally beautiful. The ceremony in the romantic rustic chapel was conducted by the always excellent Wedding Words and Wishes then there was a fabulous outdoor feast by the river with time for games and a wander round the grounds for some lovely portraits of Charlotte and Jerome afterwards.

Thanks to Carla Blain for being fab company and keeping me sane as a second shooter. We ended up having a great girls’ weekend around the wedding including a few hours enjoying the beach.

 

martin crombie - Beautiful set of images, stunning couple, great memories captured.