Archive for May, 2013

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

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Thanks for reading, take care,

Pebble xx

 

 

An Easter Sunday Wedding for Luciano & Michaela

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

So, Sunday March 31st was chosen for this lovely wedding, for the fact that it was Easter Sunday.  Spring was here, only – it was bitterly cold!

Michaela’s bridal preparations were held at The Selsdon Park Hotel,  with the church service held at St Johns in Shirley, followed by a fabulous reception at the Farleigh Court Golf Club near Selsdon, Croydon.

Both Michaela & Luciano, were such caring characters, making sure they looked after all of there guests! Thank you for looking after me so well too!

There was some lovely touches at this wedding, with Luciano’s brother singing along to a track recorded many a moon ago by their late father, nice!! A games room with a wii for the kids, and a poetry corner for guests to reflect on the day.

The gorgeous car was provided by Shirley chauffeurs, great friends of mine, check out their website to see their collection… http://shirleychauffeurs.co.uk/

We popped out for a couple of shots on the course before the sun went down, and I have never ever felt so cold, the wind was so strong, but we still managed to catch a few more crackers.

Have a little look for yourselves to see how their day panned out……

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A really lovely day had by all!  It was lovely meeting you all, keep in touch guys xx

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Pebble xx

Lots of Giggles at Leo’s 5th Birthday Party

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Its not often that I get the time to capture images for friends, but my lovely friends Nic’s son turned 5, bless him!! And I popped along to his party for an hour, to hear non-stop giggles.

Nic had hired a magician, Mr Marvels, who provided a fantastic bit of good ole’ fashioned slap stick entertainment, with punch and judy, magic tricks and bunny rabbits!!

Have a little look at these cracking images of 30 something 5 year olds, laughing hysterically!! Possibly one of the nicest sounds you can ever hear; kids giggling!!

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I don’t know who enjoyed it more, the adults or the kids!!

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Take care Pebble xx

 

Rachel & Jonathan get wed on a Snowy day in April…. What???

Monday, May 13th, 2013

So, here we are in the beginning of April, when the daffodils should be in bloom, and temperatures beginning to warm up – but no!!!  Not at all!!!  We were met with freek snow, and the type of snow that was wet and and sleety, and boy was it cold! If it’s going to snow at a wedding, you want it to snow properly or just not at all!!  Having said all this and getting my moans out of the way (photographers are just never happy with the weather conditions!!), my bride and groom were absolutely fabulous.  They were both determined to use the amazing grounds of their chosen venue, Woldingham school, a stunning Mansion set in the Surrey countryside.

Despite the weather, this was such a fantastic wedding.  Rachel started to get ready at her Mums house, and then moved onto the school to complete the Bridal preparations.  Pink, pink, pink and lots more pink!! Girls just can’t have enough pink!  Rachel was horrendously late for the ceremony, and in such a calm fashion! ha! I’ve never met a bride that was sooooooo calm about the fact that time was just ticking away! :-)

Their ceremony was held in the grounds, in the Catholic Chapel.  I love it when everything is all under one roof, no travelling in between, just pure bliss for photographers and guests alike!

Inside for a theme with  a real difference, full of Love Hearts, and goldfish!  Goldfish, ha…. i’ve never seen such quirky centre pieces.  They were then given to guests to take home as pets after… cute!  The stunning flowers were provided by www.emmafloraldesigns.com  Emma, has covered the floristry at quite a few of my weddings now, and her work never fails to be anything less than amazing!

In my eyes what makes a wedding amazing  – is the people.  Yes of course, it helps that the venue was just stunning, and that my lovely couple were simply just gorgeous, but, it’s definately the people that makes a day like this so special.  Rachel and Jonathan were surrounded by such lovely people, really close families who clearly cared about each other, and just hillarious friends!!

Have a little look for yourselves, and see just how superb this wedding actually was……

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Just such a wonderful day!!! Jonathan & Rachel, I wish you all the happiness in the world together.  Make sure you keep in touch.

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Take care, Pebble xx

 

 

 

Leon & Alison’s colourful wedding at Dorton House

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Such a fantastic wedding!   Dorton House is a superb venue, set in Sevenoaks, and at the time was a school for blind children.  However, it was going through the process of being sold, and may not be a wedding venue anymore.  Really great building!  And to top it off, I had the lovliest of couples, who were surrounded by such great friends and families.

Both Leon and Alison got ready in rooms at the venue, so it made the day run so smoothly, no travelling whatsoever.

Back at the very end of March, the day was so so cold.  But their vibrant colour scheme made us feel like we were in some warm far away place.  Take a little look at how there day went……

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Just the nicest wedding!!! :-) You make a really fantastic couple guys, really caring characters, who everybody seemed to think the world of.  I wish you all the luck and happiness the world can bring you.  Keep in touch xx

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Cheryl & Jonathan tie the knot at The Complete Angler, Marlow

Friday, May 10th, 2013

It had been possibly 21 years ago since I spoke to Cheryl, we used to go to the same school, so it was lovely when I got the email asking me to capture her wedding day!  Seriously chuffed.

I’m catching up on my blogging, as this wedding took place at the end of March, on a bitterly cold day, but the sun was shining!

Cheryl & Jonathan held there day at the Complete Angler, in Marlow Bucks, a gorgeous hotel situated on the banks of the River Thames.

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I love it when everything is all under one roof.  The bridal preparations were in full swing….

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Cheryl was ever so calm, whilst all around her was crazyness… ha! Cheryl’s little lady Katie was keeping herself entertained using the trampoline bed!!  As long as the little’ns are happy…… anything to keep them happy!! :-)

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Time for a few shots of our lovely groom Jonathan, before we heading back inside for the Cheryl to start getting in her dress….

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Followed by a gorgeous ceremony………

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Then outside into the crisp weather for some family shots.  And sometimes, we have a rather important 3 year old, who does not want to have her picture taken, and will not have her picture taken! Bless!!

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Then some lovely shots, just the 2 of them.  But I found myself with a rather mischevious groom on my hands, I daren’t show you the pictures of what he was getting up to ;-)

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Then back inside into the warm, we were absolutely frozen, and my lovely brides arms had actually turned blue!!! brrrrrrrr……..

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As the room got ready for the evening, we was able to catch a few shots outside of their lovely guests……

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And then on for the evenings shananigans, and a bit of serious gangnam style dancing – oh how I sometimes wish I was a videographer ;-) ……

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Such a fantastic day!  Cheryl it was so lovely to see you again, and meet your wonderful husband, I know we’ll stay in touch.  I wish you all the happiness in the world xxx

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