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Scott & Cheryl’s Rustic Themed Wedding at Farleigh

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Oh I could have easily added a trillion billion images to this blog, so many shots of such a fantastic wedding.   If i’m honest, I was a little nervous about shooting this wedding, as I wanted to do such a great job for these guys.  I’ve known Scott and his family for years, from my childhood, so it was a real personal pleasure to capture this wedding,  and I felt really honoured to have been asked!!   Plus, it was at the fabulous Farleigh, a super venue that’s dear to my heart, a venue that is so supportive of me, by recommending me on a regular basis, which i’m so grateful for!

So Our lovely Cheryl got ready at home, and considering how many bridesmaids she had, it was such a calm house, and of course if makes my job so easy when they’re all as gorgeous as these lovely ladies!!

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With everyone ready and looking stunning, off I went to meet Scott at the church, All Saints in Sanderstead, Surrey.  Good to see you scrub up pretty darn well too Mr!!  Their vows were said, their rings exchanged, and with a lovely ceremony, their happily ever after was off too a flying start!

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We arrived at the very brilliant Farleigh, which boasted an amazing rustic makeover.  There wasn’t a single thing that these guys hadn’t thought of!  Hats off to Sam Donovan I beleive, it’s certainly a huge bonus when your sister just so happens to be the wedding co-ordinator at your venue.

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After chilling out in the gorgeous sunshine, with drinks, cookies, milkshakes, scones, we were ready to capture our posed photos.

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Just lovely.  Off everyone ventured inside to start our gorgeous meal,  the food was delicious (rather fantastic bonus of my job i’d say, is that I get try out the food).  Farleigh has The Inked Chef on board, and his food is Delicious with a big fat capital D!!!  I love this time in the day, shooting from a distance, capturing the fun and laughter while guests mingle and chat at the tables.

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Oh look! That last pic is me he he!  Gotta love a guest who steals my camera.  The speeches were great,  tears were certainly shed!!

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So, the wedding breakfast came to a close, and everyone ventured outside, the sun was fading, and the funky lights came into action, which made for a lovely atmosphere for the guests, whilst they were entertained by the magician.

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And the evening shenanigans were off, with the dancefloor packed, but then I wouldn’t expect anything less when they have the fabulous Dean DJ Elite to keep the music flowing!

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Scott and Cheryl, I soooooo enjoyed capturing your wedding, it was an absolute pleasure to be part of your day.  Thanks to Farleigh for looking after me so well.

Thanks for reading, if you’d like to have a chat about the photography for your own day, please do give me a call for a chat.

Take care

Pebs xxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle & Duncan’s Autumn Wedding At Coltsford Mill

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

I luckily met Danielle & Duncan with all their family at the Coltsford Mill Wedding Fair.  Coltsford Mill is a venue with absolutely everything you could ever need.  A stunning venue with a contemporary barn, set in the grounds of an old Mill, with Lakes and waterfalls, bridges over streams, the list is endless.  I absolutely love working here.

Danielle got ready in the gorgeous cottage set within the grounds of Coltsford. surrounded by her parents and bridesmaids, very peaceful, and really quite a calm morning.   I do love it when a bride gets ready at the same venue, it means I can pop down and spend a lovely bit of time with the groomsmen too.

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There are a couple of options where you can get married here, and these guys chose to tie the knot in the Mill Room, a cute cosy experience with the old mill as the backdrop.

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It was such a lovely ceremony.  Off we popped outside, the weather was kind to us, and we were able to take all our pictures outside in the grounds.

I was absolutely in my element shooting Danielle and Duncan, I really could have taken images of them for the entire day.  They are stunning, and get along so well.  We didn’t venture very far off into the grounds, as the ground was a little muddy, so we stayed close to the barn, and made use of the beautiful autumnal colours.

 

After our posed images we ventured into the main barn, for our meal.  A bit of a bonus with my job, is that I get to taste all the scrumptious food, and trust me, at Coltsford Mill, it is always delicious.

The speeches were really funny, Dad, Duncan and his 2 best men did really well, and the laughter was loud.

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Time for the evenings shenanigans to get underway.  They were such a fun group to be around, I could have stayed with them all night and watched them through my lens.

blog7Danielle & Duncan, thank you so much for letting me be part of your special day.  Keep in touch.

If you would like to find out more about the photography for your big day, please do give me a call or drop me a message

Thanks for reading….. Pebs xx

 

 

Tom & Kirsten’s Vintage Meadowcroft Festival Wedding at the Red Barn

Friday, January 30th, 2015

So, this was a wedding with a difference, a vintage festival wedding!!  It was so cute.  Kirsten had though of absolutely everything, from personalised festival wrist bands, to cd’s of their favourite music, there wasn’t anything they hadn’t thought about.  Tom & Kirsten married at St Johns Church in Old Coulsdon, a lovely ceremony with tea and home made cakes to follow.  Then off everyone travelled on the big red bus, to one of my favourite venues, The Red Barn, an extremely quirky barn, situated near Lingfield in Surrey.

Everyone gathered in the paddock, for drinks, games, and even a spot of cricket.  Such a relaxed atmosphere. Dinner was served inside the barn, and the evening entertainment was provided by Dad on the decs, a job very well done indeed!!     Take a look through the images, it was a fantastic day.

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It was an absolute pleasure being with you all, and it’s been lovely looking through all your images again.  Keep in touch, and take good care of each other.

If you’d like to find out more about my photography packages, please do get in touch.  Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care

Pebs xx

A Vintage Oaks Farm Wonderland for Michelle & Tom

Friday, September 27th, 2013

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for sometime now, Michelle & Tom got married in August, at one of my favourite venues Oaks Farm in Shirley, Croydon.  It’s a fabulous venue, and to top it off the weather was gorgeous enough to have an outside ceremony.  And what a lovely couple!! Michelle & Tom met at school, so being child hood sweethearts with their 2 little boys, finally decided to tie the knot.  A great couple, and the relationship between them was lovely to watch through my lens!

Michelle got ready at the Selsdon Park Hotel, in a lovely spacious room.  Michelle’s hair was created by Sam Morgan of Chrysalis Hair & Beauty, and did a fantastic job, like she does everytime I have the pleasure of working with her.

Shelly from Muscari Whites florist, as always created the most spectacular sites.  Shelly was given free reign to create anything she liked within Michelles colour scheme, and the ideas just flowed.  See for yourself, there was something different to look at everytime you turned your head!!

This wedding was an absolute cracker, full of really great characters, with banter flowing and giggles and laughter all around.  Have a look for yourself, just lovely!!…….

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It was an absolute pleasure sharing your day with you guys!  Make sure we keep in touch.

If you would like to find out more about my superb wedding packages, please visit http://www.pebbleheaven.co.uk/packages_weddings.html

I look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog

Take care

Pebble x

 

Georgie & Kevins wedding at the Warren

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

I loved this wedding, full of really gorgeous characters!  Georgie got ready at her Mum and Dads house, all lovely and calm.  I do have to give a special mention to Georgies parents, purely for the fact that they were still completely in love with each other, so good to see it!!  Then onto the All Saint Church in Warlingham to tie the knot.  Once again, my most favourite chauffeur company was with us, Shirley Chauffeurs, seriously check them out, they provide a real top class service…. www.shirleychauffeurs.co.uk

The rain really wanted to make an appearance on their day, but, hats off to it, as it only started at times when it didn’t matter.  We’d literally just finished taking our pictures outside the church, and it started to rain just as Georgie was about to go into the church….. result!! :-) It was a lovely service, I wasn’t allowed to take images during the ceremony, but still managed to capture a couple of crackers coming up and down the aisle.

As we came out it was still raining, so with the help from Chris our Chauffeur who was at the ready with his large umberella, everyone stayed dry, and by the time we arrived at the venue, the rain had stopped!! Couldn’t have been luckier!  However, the skies were grey and we all had that feeling that I could have poured down at any moment!

The reception was held at The Warren, based in Hayes in Kent, it’s a fantastic venue.  Its actually the home of the sports and social club for the metropolitan police, but it’s a beautiful country house set in acres of land.

Have a little look through these gorgeous images, it was a real pleasure looking through and choosing them…….

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A truly brilliant wedding!  And so I am told, that our groom enjoyed it so much he had to be carried to his room unconscious at the end of night!! HAHA! hilarious!

It was lovely spending the day with you all, do keep in touch.

If you would like to find out more about my wedding coverage, please do get in touch.

Take care,

Pebble xx

 

John & Carol have a Coulsdon Manor Wedding

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Once every so often, I cover a midweek wedding, where I’m only needed for a couple of hours.

Back to a venue which I’m very familiar with, Coulsdon Manor, set in acres of beautifully kept countryside, with the golf course as a stunning back drop.  The team here at the Coulsdon Manor are fantastic.

Have a little look at John & Carols lovely intimate wedding…..

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A great afternoon!  If you would like to find out more about wedding coverage, please do give me a call.

Thanks for reading,

Take care

Pebble xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Vintage Afternoon Tea for Nicola & Colin!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Wow, wow, and triple WOW!!! I am totally and utterley in LOVE with this wedding!  FACT!!! :-)

I felt so excited and so over the moon at capturing this wedding.  If anyone has seen me in action, they’ll know what I mean, but I actually felt like doing a little dance each time I looked at the LCD screen!

Nicola’s bridal preparations took place at the Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, with a church service to follow at St John’s in Webridge.  Unfortunately, I had a rather strict priest (to say the least!!!) who wouldn’t allow any images whatsoever of the ceremony! :-( Hey ho, ce la vie! I did feel a little gutted though, as I sat and watched these guys exchange their vows.

It was so lovely to have the sunshine making an appearance for us, although the rain did start, but luckily each time it did, it was at a time when it didn’t matter!

Back to one of my all time favourite venues, The Red Barn in Lingfield.  A quirky barn set in the surrey countryside.  A few more shots to capture the location, and inside we go, with a set up of bunting and vintage crockery, all ready for an afternoon of Cream Teas, and champagne.

I have to say, the speeches at this wedding, were some of the best i’d EVER heard!  I actually shed a tear behind the camera!  And then the best mans’ speeches, well they were hillarious, and just sooooo clever!

Some weddings there’s just so much to capture, with the beautiful details, and the superb characters.  Putting this blog together, I felt like I could have selected a million more images to share with you all!  Really lovely people, families who got on incredibly well, and friends who clearly thought the world of this lovely couple.

Have a look though these images, gorgeous gorgeous images of a couple that just fitted together absolutely perfectly!!

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It was an ABSOLUTE pleasure meeting all you guys!  And to top it off, I’m covering Nicolas sisters wedding in October!! Get in there!! :-) Cannot wait for it xx

If you would like to find out more about my fabulous wedding packages, please visist http://www.pebbleheaven.co.uk/packages_weddings.html for more information.

Thanks for reading, take care,

Pebble xx

 

 

Glen & Elaine Wed at Oaks Farm

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Back once again to one of my very favourite venues, Oaks Farm in Shirley.  Tucked away in a little pocket in Croydon, this little Gem of a venue is overflowing with personality, and opportunities, to create the most amazing backdrop!

I met Glen and Elaine at a wedding fair, and felt i’d already built a lovley rapport with them both.

Bridal preparations were held at the Orchard Cottage in the grounds of Oaks farm.  I was also able to pop over to capture of few images of the guys to, as absolutely everything was being held at the same venue……

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Just a beautiful ceremony, and already the adorable personalities of everyone at this wedding are shining through… great crowd!!!

So as everyone spills outside, to mingle and have drinks, and as we begin to take our family shots, the weather can’t make it’s mind up!!  One minute it wants to rain, and the next the sun wants to make an appearance! Big pain in the backside, as we’re in and out, but no-one seems to mind all the guests are finding it quite funny!! Thankfully!! You do feel a bit guilty as a photographer, that it’s not just running smoothly, but thats one thing I certainly have no control over – the darn british weather!!!

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And then of course, some shots of our gorgeous couple…..

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So back into the barn we go, for a gorgeous meal…….

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So, the rain had finally given in, and we were left with the most beautiful early evening sunlight!!!  Of course, another couple of cheeky shots were captured as everyone chilled out……

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The evening party started, and I can honestly say, I have never seen a dance floor so packed before, and packed within minutes.  I absolutely love it, the energy coming from this crowd of fantastic characters was just great.  As soon as they played ‘Candy’ that was it, everyone was on there feet…….

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It was an absolute pleasure photographing this wedding, and I sincerely hope we all meet again soon.

If you would like to find out a little more about my fabulous weddings, please visit http://www.pebbleheaven.co.uk/packages_weddings.html for more information.

Thanks for reading, take care Pebble xx

Sarah & Brad tie the knot at the Coulsdon Manor

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

I first met Sarah & Brad at a wedding fair, along with their parents, and I instantly warmed to them, this was a wedding that I was looking forward to already!!!

Unusually, I firstly popped along to the groom preparations , as Brads parents were only 2 minutes away from the venue.  The guys were amazing, and just the youngest looking Mum, EVER!!!……

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Then a short drive over to Coulsdon manor to the Bridal Preparations…………..

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The girls were absolutely gorgeous, and the atmosphere was incredibly calm and relaxed.  So back in the car, and another short drive over to church, St John the Baptist in Purley this time , for a lovely ceremony……

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So, back to the Coulsdon Manor.  I have to say, the characters of Sarah & Brad were brilliant, they both have an energy about them, that just makes everyone smile around them!!!  The guests chilled in the sunshine with their drinks, while we cracked on with our family shots…..

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And of course, some of our gorgeous couple…..

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Then inside into the lovely Blenheim suite, and the party was underway…..

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So the room was being prepared for the evenings antics, and the light outside was begining to fade, so off we went for a few more cheeky shots……

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And so the dancing started, and it didn’t stop…. love it! Such a great crowd, such great fun…..

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Such a fantastic wedding, definately one of my favourties, purely because of the adorable characters!!!

If you’d like to find out more about my wedding pacakges, please visit http://www.pebbleheaven.co.uk/packages_weddings.html for more information.

Take care Pebble xx

Lucy & Mike tie the knot at the Selsdon Park Hotel

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Now this was a wedding with some characters!! A wedding full of real heart felt laughter, some football chanting (massive, massive Palace fans!) and some amazing relationships with friends and family!  Thoroughly enjoyed this day, to be honest – I do enjoy all my days, but I did laugh a lot at this wedding!!!

Set at the Stunning Selsdon Park Hotel, in Croydon, great venue, back in July (i’m catching up with my blogging)….

Then a short drive off to  St Domonics Church in Waddon for a lovely service…..

Then back to the lovely Selsdon Park Hotel, for some family shots.  We didn’t have a huge amount of time, but we knew we could grab some more shots after the meal.  The sun was sooooo hot, poor Lucy actually ended up getting sunburnt! Note to summer brides – remember the suntan lotion :-) ………

Moving inside to enjoy the meal, and the laughter didn’t stop! Love it!  The colour scheme was fantastic, really bright and vibrant……

So, while the room gets prepared for the evenings fun, everyone spills out onto the terrace for some early evening chilling, and some more posing, although we did have 1 bright red sunburned shoulder and  a rather tipsy groom by this stage :-) …….

And so the evening fun begins……

An absolutely brilliant wedding that will definately stay close to my heart!!!

If you would love to find out more about my wedding packages, please visit http://www.pebbleheaven.co.uk/packages_weddings.html for more information. Thanks for reading,
Take care

Pebble xx