Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Photographer Croydon’

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Thanks for reading,

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.

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

Thanks for taking the time to read….

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

Androulla & Justin marry at Alexander House

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Still catching up with my blogging, this beautiful wedding took place back in July, at the stunning Alexander House near in East Grinstead.

Absolutely everything was held here, which I just love.  Such a lovely couple, Androulla had THE most amazing eyes… like EVER!!! Now, when someone tells me that they don’t like being in front of the camera, I know it’s going to be a bit more of a challenge. But Justin did soooo well, even thought he told me he never smiles for pictures, we got some absolute crackers.

The bridal preparations were held in one of the stunning suites……

Then a few cheeky shots of Justin, before their ceremony began….

After the ceremony, everyone strolled round to the gardens, for drinks, canapes and mingling, while we captured a few family shots… an absolutely wonderful bunch of characters….

And then for some shots of our gorgeous couple, and I really could have just taken pictures of Anroulla and Justin for the entire day, but we had a schedule to stick to …..

Summer weddings are fantastic, when guests are able to pour outide while the room is being prepared for the evening.  It’s a great chance to grab a few more cheeky shots, of both my lovely couple and guests chilling……

And then back inside for the evenings fun, filled with Greek dancing, absolutely brilliant to watch, the energy was fantastic…..

Such a suberb day, it’s weddings like this that make me feel like i’ve got the most fantastic job in the world, gorgeous characters and great venues!

I wish you all the happiness in the world.

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

Take care

Pebble xxx

 

Amanda & Andrew Return from Down Under to tie the knot

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Back in July, Amanda & Andrew returned from Australia, to marry in the company of all their friends and family.  A wedding that had been totally organised by Amandas mum, she’d given her the type of ideas that she wanted, and her Mum cracked on with it, what a lovely lady!!

It was a gorgeous day, held at one of my favourite venues, Oaks Farm in Shirley, Surrey.  A perfect venue, with everything you ever need!

Bridal preparations were held at Amandas parents house……

I knew this was going to be such a gorgeous day,  I’d already spent the morning with some genuinly really lovely characters, with lots of laughter!  They were all so relaxed and so photogenic.  So it was no suprise, to arrive at Oaks Farm to find some more loveable guys!

As the friends and family were ushered in, we waited for the arrival of our gorgeous bride……

And then some images of our lovely lovely couple…. I could work with these 2 forever!!  The bond/relationship between them was fantastic…..

Then onto the reception, with lots of giggles while the wine flowed….

I love summer weddings,  the light just before the 1st dances is just simply beautiful.  It’s a fantastic time to take some more images, and often quite nice to capture people mingling, or to get some shots of your guests with their families……

And then onto the evenings shananigans!!!  A fantastic evening was underway within seconds!!!….

This is definately going to go down as one of my favourite weddings…. purely for the laughter and the loveable characters!!!

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

Take care

Pebble xx