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Pryors Hayes golf club

“Charlotte from Iscoyd Park recommended Lisa initially.  I had looked at so many different photographers and couldn’t see what I wanted. When I saw your photos I just fell in love. I showed Rob and he felt the same way. Couldn’t wait to book you! Just from talking to you in the phone I felt happy and relaxed from the start. You’re so chilled and flexible which is exactly what I wanted. You were more like a friend on the day and I didn’t feel any pressure or worry which I thought I might with a photographer. We were completely overwhelmed with the photographs, you caught every amazing moment and managed to take photos of all of our guests without any direction from us!!! We just can’t thank you enough. I would say if you are a couple who wants relaxed, natural, humble, simple and beautiful wedding photos then book Lisa. She’s just gorge!”

Hannah and Rob got married in July at the beautiful Pryors Hayes Golf Club, which is a new venue in Chester. They had their ceremony at St Andrews Church, which is their the local church. It was such a happy day and the sun shone all day long!

Bridal prep

Hannah got ready at her parents home with her bridesmaids and parents, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. My favourite part of prep was when Hannah opened a gift from Rob, her reaction was really lovely! Hannah then gave out gifts to all her bridesmaids, which they all loved. Hannah’s dad’s reaction to seeing her in her dress for the first time was one of my highlights of the day, everyone had to try really hard not to cry and ruin their make up. The girls then jumped into a car to drive the short distance to the church to get to the ceremony.

The vows

The ceremony was a big church service at a stunning church in Tarvin in Chester. The church was absolutely lovely, with enough room for their many guests and it was beautiful and light inside the church. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was such a personal service and it was obvious all their guests really enjoyed it. Their first kiss was something pretty special. Their vicar had given me a heads up to go to the back of the church at this point in the ceremony and I’m so glad he did! Rob dipped Hannah back for the kiss and it looked absolutely stunning in front of the stained glass window of the church. The kiss got a lot of cheers and applause from all their guests!

The party

The reception was in the main hall at Pryors Hayes Golf Club. They chose the venue because it has so many options and they could totally personalise it. It was a really relaxed wedding, which suited Hannah and Rob down to the ground. I love shooting Pryors Hayes weddings because the light is just incredible. The main room in the venue has really big windows an the end of it which creates the most beautiful light in the room. This is absolutely perfect for photography.

They had drinks and canapes in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. Live bands always work so well because they’re usually really energetic and get all the guests going. They decorated the venue with gold spray painted meaningful objects and green foliage, because they wanted lots of personal touches in their day. I loved the gold spray painted centrepieces, they were really unique and some of them were a bit bonkers, but that’s right up my street. My favourite had to be the koala bear, I hadn’t long been back from Australia when Hannah and Rob had their wedding so I loved any kind of throwback to that.

For dinner they had a slap up meal, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with a huge buffet.

The most memorable part of the day was the speeches, because they were really emotional and very funny at the same time.

The couple

Hannah wore Blue by Enzoani from Along Came Eve in Chester and Rob wore a very dapper black tie suit complete with a bow tie and they looked so amazing. Hannah’s shoes were awesome, she chose to wear Toms because they’re super comfy and she doesn’t really do heels and Rob’s shoes were Kurt Geiger.

Hannah and Rob’s wedding was so chilled and everything I love about weddings. Here’s their Pyrors Hayes wedding!

If you’re throwing a Pryors Hayes wedding, get in touch!

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Suppliers

Venue: https://www.pryorshayesevents.co.uk/

Dress: https://www.enzoani.com/en/collections/blue-by-enzoani/krystal

Shoes: https://www.toms.co.uk/

Flowers: https://freshofchester.co.uk/

Band: https://www.swampcatsband.co.uk/

Video: https://www.nicholasvisuals.com/

Cake: http://www.cakechester.co.uk/

confetti at pimhillOne wedding tradition that I really love is confetti! I’ve photographed quite a few brilliant confetti shots in my time so I’m sharing with you everything I know about nailing your confetti shot.

There’s no such thing as too much confetti

If I could give you one tip and one tip only about getting the best confetti shot it would be this. There is no such thing as too much confetti. The more confetti you have the more visible it’s going to be in the photographs and therefore the more effective it’s going to look. Shropshire Petals actually have a very handy confetti calculator on their website. You input the amount of guests you have and it will tell you roughly how much confetti you need. This is a really valuable resource and I’d definitely recommend that you use this instead of simply trying to guess!

Speaking of Shropshire Petals, I’m a really big fan of real petals for confetti. Not only do they look nicer and are generally more colourful than many other types of confetti, they’re also biodegradable. Anything that’s pretty and environmentally friendly I am all for! I know a few of my past couples have made their own confetti which is amazing and adds a really nice homemade touch to your wedding. For many people like me though making your own can be quite a lot of faff, but thankfully there are lots of companies that will do all the hard work for you.

I’ve shot a few weddings over the last couple of years where the couple have assumed that their guests would bring some confetti with them. If you’re after a really awesome confetti shot I would definitely recommend providing confetti for your guests. A handful of people often bring along a bit of confetti with them, however it usually doesn’t spread very far and often isn’t very visible in the images. These days most people expect the couple to provide confetti for them so it’s definitely worth doing so if you want to get loads of it thrown your way!

Get your Confetti Faces out!

I usually organise your confetti shot near enough straight after your ceremony. I usually let the two of you have a moment alone together, around the corner or in your own little room. If we can do your confetti shot outside this is always where I would choose to do it as it’s always brighter so the colour of the confetti is more visible.

I’ll organise your guests into two lines to create a tunnel for you both to walk through. Handfuls of confetti always work better than throwing it out of cones. The cones look very pretty but they’re normally an extra expense so it’s worth just giving these a miss and just having a basket where your guests can grab a good handful from.

I always advise your guests to throw the confetti up and not at you, I know how tempting it is to throw confetti at people but it always looks better to throw it up instead so it falls down onto you and in front of you.

The main thing I love about confetti shots is confetti faces! Confetti shots are set up to a certain degree, however one thing that can’t be set up are confetti faces, the face everyone naturally makes when they get confetti thrown in their direction. They’re always funny and beautiful at the same time!

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the giraffe shed

The Giraffe Shed in a badass wedding venue in Tregynon in Central Wales. It’s run by the amazing Hannah, and her family. Hannah is a wedding photographer in her own right so you know the venue is going to be awesome when a photographer has built it. She’s thought about everything from light, space and outdoor areas too. The venue itself is a barn with absolutely massive windows to the side and an amazing couple of feature walls. The best thing about The Giraffe Shed is that you can totally customise the space to make it completely your own and do whatever you want with it.

Styled Shoot at The Giraffe Shed

I was absolutely over the moon when Hannah asked me to be part of a styled shoot at The Giraffe Shed alongside various other awesome suppliers. It was the first time that I had seen the shed when I pulled up for the shoot and I was absolutely blown away by how amazing it was and the work Hannah and her husband Neil had put into it. I couldn’t wait to get cracking with taking photographs in there!

There was such a great team put together by the Make up artist Hannah and Jazmin, who was providing the wedding gowns. The dresses provided by Jazmin at Flamingo Boulevard Bridal were amazing, they were really boho, ethereal dresses which suited the shoot so well. I’m personally a massive fan of the boho look as well so I’m always really pleased when I get to shoot boho dresses. Hannah was in charge of the make up, along with actually putting the shoot itself together. All in all Hannah and the hair stylist Charlotte completed two looks for the shoot, a daytime and a night time look, we also had different dresses and flowers for this too. Hannah and Charlotte worked some serious magic on the models with both the hair and the make up, Alice and Sam were gorgeous anyway so certainly didn’t need any help but it was amazing seeing the different looks on them. I’d absolutely recommend both Hannah Carson Make up and Charlotte Medford Hair Design if any of you guys are still looking for your hair and make up artists! They were really easy to get along with and the hair and make up looked amazing.

For the floral masterpieces we had The Flower Hall, who are based in Ormskirk but travelled down for the day to do the shoot with us. I couldn’t quite believe how many flowers she had brought with her and was really blown away by both the bouquets she created and the floral installations too. For the stationary we had Knock Knock Penny Studio which again I was absolutely blown away by her designs, I especially loved the wax seals that she does, I’m even considering getting some of my own! We had not one but THREE cakes made by the awesome Sam at Sam’s Sweet Treats. One was a very simple, three tiered pastel cake, the second was a cut crystal cake and the third cake was probably my personal favourite, it was a chocolate cake adored with gold foiling and fruit. I honestly couldn’t get over the sheer amount of talent that had come together to make this shoot possible. I’m so excited to get the chance to shoot at The Giraffe Shed again soon!

Book The Giraffe Shed now!

The Giraffe Shed currently has a slightly insane offer on at the moment for 2019 weddings, they’re offering the venue, a licensed bar, and furniture (e.g. tables and chairs) for £995. Under a thousand pounds for a wedding venue is honestly an absolute bargain, I’ve already told Hannah if I was engaged myself I’d be all over that! You have the option of having a civil ceremony in the barn, a humanist ceremony in the barn, or if the weather is really lovely, a humanist ceremony outside the barn next to the pond. This venue is a photographers dream! If you’ve booked The Giraffe Shed for your wedding then please do get in touch, I would absolutely love to shoot there again!

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Venue: www.thegiraffeshed.com

Dresses: www.flamingoboulevard.co.uk

Makeup artist: www.hcarsonmua.wixsite.com/makeup

Hair Stylist: www.facebook.com/charlottemedfordhairdesign

Cake: www.facebook.com/samssweettreatsuk

Florist: www.theflowerhall.co.uk

Stationary: www.knockknockpennystudio.com

Accesories: www.facebook.com/sixpennybride

Models:

Alice May Eadson: @alicemayeadson

Samantha Woolley: @sammianta

 

swing dance at shustoke barn

“It must have been fate that we had two cancellations in our journey to find a wedding photographer because we are so glad we ended up booking with you! We cannot thank you enough for our beautiful photographs, they are absolutely amazing! We sat down with a glass of wine, put our wedding playlist on and relived the whole day. You captured every moment beautifully and we both enjoyed remembering some of the details that had slipped from our memories since the wedding. Thank you for making us feel so at ease on the day and for catching so many precious moments so skilfully. Our family and friends have commented on the superb quality of the images and your high standards of professionalism on the day. In terms of feedback, we honestly have nothing negative to say and look forward to recommending you to friends and family (and general strangers) in the future!”

Debbie and Peter got married last summer at the spectacular Shustoke Barn, which is a modern barn in Warwickshire. It was such a fun wedding and even the weather played ball!

Bridal prep

Debbie got ready at her parent’s home with her parents and bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was absolutely electric. My favourite part of prep was when Debbie handed out gifts to her bridesmaids and they all simultaneously gave her a hug, it was so heartfelt and lovely. The bride then took the short trip to get to the ceremony.

The vows

The ceremony was a beautiful service in the barn. The barn itself is really beautiful, with a huge window on one side, which creates the most lovely light streaming in onto the couples face during the ceremony. During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was so emotional and they nearly had me crying! Peter is Hungarian so they had some of their guests do readings in Hungarian during the service. This was really lovely and added such a personal touch to their ceremony. They had many people in tears despite the fact most of us had no idea what they were saying, they said it with feeling.

The party

The reception was out in the garden at the venue. They chose Shustoke Barn because it has so many options and they just fell in love with it. I love shooting Shustoke Barn weddings because it’s just so so gorgeous. I’m always so happy when I get the chance to shoot at Shustoke Barn, the light is always amazing, the grounds are amazing for couple portraits and the staff are always really helpful and friendly.

They had drinks and canapes in the afternoon, and a DJ in the evening. DJs can sometimes fall a little bit flat, but this guy was playing some TUNES. His set up was amazing as well, it was really simple and the lighting looked great. They decorated the venue with flowers and candles, because it worked so well with the time of year.

For dinner they had a roast dinner, which was so yummy. I have a lot of wedding food, and it’s nearly always amazing but the food at Shustoke Barn was really something else, I was SO impressed and didn’t want to leave a single bite! The first dance really really special. Debbie and Peter met while attending swing dancing classes, so of course their first dance had to be a swing dance. I’ve always loved swing dancing so I was really excited when Debbie and Peter told me about their plan for their first dance. Debbie even had a second dress to change into so she could dance, rather than the floor length dress she had been wearing all day. Needless to say their first dance was AMAZING, they’re pretty much a pair of pros. This was brilliant because it was so energetic it got everyone else up on the dance floor after their first dance was over.

The most memorable part of the day was not only the swing dancing but when Peter took a break during their couple portraits to forage some blackberries off one of the hedges!

The couple

Debbie wore a gorgeous Wed2b gown and Peter wore a very dapper Ted Baker suit and they looked so perfect. Debbie’s flowers were beautiful and they were put together by her mum!

Debbie and Peter’s wedding was so laid back and such a laugh. Here’s their Shustoke Barn wedding!

If you’re planning a Shustoke Barn wedding, get in touch!

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Suppliers

Venue: https://crippsandco.com/shustoke-barn/

Dress: https://www.wed2b.co.uk/bridal-shops/midlands/leicestershire/wed2b-hinckley

Suit: https://www.tedbaker.com/

DJ: https://www.mwaudio.com/

Make up Artist: http://sarahrussell.co.uk/

tipi wedding

Claire and Mike got married in summer in an awesome tipi, which is was on a local playing field in Kirton, Lincolnshire. They had their ceremony at St Peter & St Paul’s church, which is just a short drive away. It was a gorgeous day and the sun shone all day long! I first met Claire and Mike when we did their engagement shoot in Oxford earlier in the year, they were so easy to work with and we got on really well so I knew their wedding was going to be a lot of fun!

The excitement before the wedding

Claire got ready at her parents house with her mum, dad and sister, and the atmosphere was so relaxed. They then took the short trip to get to the ceremony. Everyone was inside the church when Claire arrived with her dad, waiting anxiously to see her in her dress. Mike got ready at a local lodge with his best man and family.

The serious part

The ceremony was an intimate service at a nearby church not far from their tipi reception. During the ceremony they had a beautiful reading. It was so meaningful and a real tear-jerker.

After the ceremony

The reception was in a tipi at the playing field. They chose the venue because they could have the place for the whole weekend and they could totally personalise it. It was a tipi wedding, which are always more laid back than the traditional hotel or venue weddings. I love shooting tipi weddings because they’re always completely stunning and usually really relaxed!

They had a cocktail drinks reception in the afternoon, and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows in the evening. They put out some garden games for the kids to play with which worked really well and kept them occupied. The benefit of holding their wedding on a playing field was that there was room for the children (and adults!) to play football too. They decorated the venue with succulents and paper lanterns, because they wanted to keep it simple. I absolutely LOVE succulents so I thought this worked really well, it kept the decorations quite simple whilst also being really effective.

For dinner they had a buffet, which was absolutely delicious. I love buffet food at weddings, it’s a great informal way for all your guests to eat and means everyone can have as much or as little as they like. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dance floor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with lots of cake and marshmallows.

The best part of the day was seeing everyone’s faces when they turned up to the tipi. All the guests thought that they were heading to the social club that was next to the tipi, because that was where Claire’s parents had had their reception. I always love when guests get a surprise on a wedding day and the venue itself is a pretty big surprise!

The couple

Claire wore an absolutely stunning Sottero & Midgeley wedding dress and Mike wore a very dapper Hugo Boss suit and they looked so incredible. Claire’s flowers were by The Flower Shop in Kirton and they were gorgeous and Mike’s shoes were RM Williams, who are an Australian brand. This fitted in really well as Mike is Australian himself!

Claire and Mike’s wedding had such a fun atmosphere and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their relaxed tipi wedding!

If you’re throwing a tipi wedding, get in touch!

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Suppliers

Dress: https://www.maggiesottero.com/sottero-and-midgley/evan/10218

Shoes: https://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/

Suit: https://www.hugoboss.com/uk/home

Flowers: http://www.theflowershopkirton.co.uk/

DJ: https://www.rjlevents.com/

Cake: http://www.theconfetticakery.co.uk/