Swancar House Wedding Photography

Helen and David’s wedding at Swancar House took place in April 2015 and boy was it a beauty! One gorgeous, smiling couple, a bunch of brilliant guests and a unusually warm April’s day. Perfect.

 

When we first met one of the things that struck me about Helen and David was their incredibly warm personalities and love of detail. I was also totally taken with the thoughtful design that had obviously gone into creating their beautiful countryside home in Leicestershire, so I had my suspicions their wedding would be styled to perfection. David is a musician and Helen loves all things crafty and rustic, things that became integral to their wedding at Swancar House earlier this year.

The day kicked off with everyone getting ready at Swancar House and I was accompanied by second shooter Kate to capture the day unfolding. Helen had painstakingly crafted the boys’ buttonholes out of folded sheet music along with the girls dried hydrangea bouquets. Now that takes some dedication! The ceremony took place inside the loft and was totally heartfelt and unique. Instead of opting for the traditional wedding playlist David and his best man sang Helen down the aisle which was easily one of the most emotional things I’ve ever seen. David surprised everyone again at dinner – including Helen – when he took to the piano to perform his own song penned to celebrate the day. Not a dry eye in the house! I could say so much more about this wedding but if I carry on typing you’ll never get to see the pictures, which I think sum it up far better than words. Enjoy!

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Photography

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Photography

Published March 25th, 2018

This was my second Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding and wow, what a wedding it was! I’ve been wanting to share these pictures from Nicole and Marcus’ day for months and it was pretty tough choosing such a small handful for the blog. The beauty of Bassmead Manor Barns as a wedding venue is that everything Read More

Vintage Inspired Wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns

Vintage Inspired Wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns

Published February 18th, 2018

Gemma and John’s vintage-inspired wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns was probably one of the cutest and most perfectly-styled weddings I’ve ever photographed. What a fab start to 2017! I was so excited when I got Gemma and John’s first email way back in 2015. Gemma is an old school friend who I’d not seen in Read More

A Vintage Garden Wedding: Hilary & Adam

A Vintage Garden Wedding: Hilary & Adam

Published August 6th, 2017

What happens when you’ve planned your entire wedding to take place outdoors and it rains? Well, this is what happens… and it’s beautiful! I’d been looking forward to Hilary and Adam’s wedding for ages, the way they described everything sounded gorgeous. The plan was to do things a little differently and hold the whole day Read More

Rutland Wedding Photography: Kelly & Chris

Rutland Wedding Photography: Kelly & Chris

Published June 2nd, 2017

I’d been looking forward to Kelly and Chris’ Rutland wedding since I got their very first email way back in July 2015. It’s always exciting when you receive a wedding enquiry with lots of detail and after reading their first message I was sold! Kelly and Chris’ wedding took place at Normanton Church and Broccoli Read More

Lucy & David’s Home Farm Wedding Photography

Lucy & David’s Home Farm Wedding Photography

Published June 1st, 2017

Lucy and David’s tipi wedding took place at Lucy’s childhood home near Peterborough in June 2016. There’s always something extra special about home-spun weddings and even more so when the venue is a family farm. Lucy and David wanted their wedding to be more like a big party than a traditional wedding and they definitely Read More

Charli & Will’s Rustic, Relaxed Rutland Wedding

Charli & Will’s Rustic, Relaxed Rutland Wedding

Published May 29th, 2017

Charli and Will’s Rutland wedding was full of the sights, sounds and scents of the English countryside. In fact when I look back through their pictures I can still smell the beautiful herbal centre-pieces and honey-scented bouquets – divine. Set in the beautiful Rutland village of Barrowden with over 120 guests, Charli and Will’s wedding Read More

Giles & Sarah’s Swancar House Wedding Photography

Giles & Sarah’s Swancar House Wedding Photography

Published May 2nd, 2017

Well better late than never but here is my first blog post of 2017! Sarah and Giles’ Swancar House wedding took place in April this year and was just the kind of relaxed, chilled out wedding I love to photograph. I last shot at Swancar back in April 2015 and it’s such a beautiful place Read More

Lavenham Wedding Photography: Lee & Grace

Lavenham Wedding Photography: Lee & Grace

Published September 19th, 2016

Sometimes as a wedding photographer you receive an enquiry which fills you with a certain kind of nervous excitement.  Yep, that’s the one… an enquiry from another wedding photographer! Lee and Grace asked me to shoot their wedding way back in 2014 and I must admit I was very flattered because Lee is a really, Read More

Review: Helen & David

Review: Helen & David

Published August 3rd, 2016

To Georgi, well what can we say? It’s impossible to know where to begin thanking you! Our photographs are absolutely stunning and just capture the day perfectly. They are so natural, warm and full of happy moments: we really couldn’t have asked you for anything more. Thanks also for thinking of us by asking Sarah Read More

Uppingham Wedding Photography: Kay & Gareth

Uppingham Wedding Photography: Kay & Gareth

Published December 19th, 2015

I feel very lucky to meet so many lovely couples and I knew I’d enjoy working with Kay and Gareth from the moment we met. Their Uppingham wedding took place at Uppingham School in Rutland, an unusual and beautiful venue complete with its own chapel and big open courtyards. The vibe was very relaxed with a vintage Read More

Rachel & Gavin’s Irnham Hall Wedding

Rachel & Gavin’s Irnham Hall Wedding

Published October 8th, 2015

As a wedding photographer in Bourne I’d been dying to shoot at one of the latest wedding venues in the area – Irnham Hall. I’d heard a lot about it, so when Rachel and Gavin got in touch and told me they’d chosen Irnham as the venue for their festival-style wedding I got very excited Read More

East Midlands Wedding Magazine Feature: Helen & David

East Midlands Wedding Magazine Feature: Helen & David

Published August 30th, 2015

So happy to have Helen and David’s gorgeous Swancar House wedding featured in the August edition of East Midlands Wedding Magazine. They even made the front cover! You can see more of their super creative and crafty wedding in my blog post here. Great for couples looking for DIY decor inspiration.   Read More