Wakehurst Place Wedding photography in Ardingly West Sussex - Rosemary and James

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Good Afternoon Folks,

This week we are back with wedding photography at the most beautiful wedding venue, the one and only Wakehurst Place in West Sussex to celebrate the marriage of Rosemary and James.

What an utterly sublime day for the both the weather and the seeing Rosemary and James' happiness as they were married and ready to start a brand new chapter in their lives. I was so happy to see a wonderful Janeymac cake resplendent in the library and as usual it was another masterpiece from lovely Elaine. Rosemary was so relaxed and she had every reason not to be as the hotel where she was getting ready had a power cut so all preparations had to be done without any electricity; yup folks that can be quite tricky in the hair department but Rosemary was unfazed and looked radiant.

As usual it was wonderful working with Katie and the team who are so professional in everything they do. I have included a couple of detailed shots in today's images as these are so important in any wedding day, I just love this first one as James picks up the ring just before he says his vows to make Rosemary his wife, then the next image is the wonderful moment that never fails to disappoint, the ring actually going on Rosemary's finger. No matter how many times I see and photograph this moment I always find it exciting and emotional. Rosemary and James' friend sang beautifully for their guests and I have included this image as I love the little moment they are having together as they are being serenaded. Now we all have to have the 'signing' of the register shots and these are in abundance at their wedding, but hey it is good to have a bit of fun once in a while and I love this, shall I, shan't I look from Rosemary and James is oblivious…we girlies are being a bit minxish! Why do I love Wakehurst so much, well just look at the formal gardens; whatever time of year the gardens continue to delight and this is no mean feat from the team at Kew who maintain this beautiful but mahoosive property. Boys will be boys, but don't ever change! For me weddings are all about fun, romance and happiness and I just love it when the lads muck about (I actually encourage it). It is great to laugh and we had so much fun doing these shots, so thank you lads you are brilliant. We now have a little bit of romance, a moment from a couple so very much in love and last but not least today a carefree moment as they wander back towards their guests…love it!

There is all sorts of exciting things going on at WHP Headquarters at the moment and I think combined they might just keep me out of trouble…..or will they!!!! ;)

Claire :)


Spa Hotel Wedding Venue in Tunbridge Wells Kent - Amba and Neil

Good Afternoon Folks,

The wind blew, the rain lashed but there was still laughter abound at the Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells for Amba and Neil's pre wedding photography shoot.

I am pleased that the weather was like this, I know, I know I am a little strange but it always helps to quash a few weather nerves as the hotel comes into its own as a venue full of photographic opportunities despite the weather. We started off in the lounge and then off we went exploring the hotel's many nooks and crannies. I think Amba will be the first to admit that she doesn't really like her photograph taken, and I know when you see today's images you are going to ask why. I know I did and to hear Neil's comments when we were taking the shots was brilliant, so Amba you are outnumbered as we all think you are one hot chick!

We had a little stroll outside and captured some shots that would be perfectly 'doable' on the big day should it rain and I have found another space (minus the hoover) for a shot I have planned of Amba so very excited about that. Poor Neil is being left out a bit here, have no fear Neil there is lots planned for you too ;)

So first up today is Neil looking amazing in front of that door and it was one of Amba's favourites on the day. Now folks, look at this and I just love this shot; Amba please tell me that you agree at how beautiful you are and wow those cheekbones…

Our last two shots today were taken outside in howling wind and rain, but we had fun and that's all that counts. Oooh what have I got up my sleeve for the big day; well it's all currently whizzing around in my head so let's hope the weather is a little kinder to us but if not we don't care and we have proved it!!

I had a great day on Sunday at the Spa Hotel Wedding Fayre and this Thursday sees Broadleys clearance sale for womanswear. If it’s anything like last year there are some brilliant bargains to be had with top designer labels. Doors open at 6 pm so go and grab yourself a bargain, I think I might need to camp out the night before in true sale tradition ;) Broadleys is situated in the historic East Grinstead high street and here is a direct link to their website http://www.broadleys.co.uk/

Claire :)