A June wedding, at Cowdray House, shooting along side Photographer Matthew long, how could i say no? Having worked alongside Matt in the past, he’d kindly pointed Babi & Tom in my direction, and i was very pleased that he did. Barbara & Tom both got ready at Cowdray, which always makes life logistically a little easier for me as i can simply flit between rooms and capture the morning from both the bride and grooms perspective.

It was one of those ‘proper summer’ days, when you wake up in the morning to a still warmth, and you know that you will not see a single cloud in the sky all day. Such a blessing to have your wedding on a day like that. It was the first time i’d shot at Cowdray House, and i could certainly see why couples choose it, it’s a very grand 500 year old tudor mansion with beautiful grounds (all 16,500 acres!). The day was a fusion of British meets Brazilian, with Barbara’s family coming from Brazil, although it wasn’t until the evening party did the Brazilian flare ‘reveal’ itself.

The photographer who i shoot with the most, and is conveniently one of my best’est mates is Barney, from Barney Walters Photography. We shoot around 5 or so weddings together a year, and it does make everything about the shoot that much easier, from the travel/premier inn (my second home) the night before, through to our mostly non-verbal communication through the day to give the heads up or signal; a few independent parties have labelled us ‘the dream team’ but we’ll leave that for you to decide. So yes, i shot alongside bman for this one.

I’d never been to Bore Place before, and with it being in Kent, it was a good 5 hours of nattering with Barney on the drive up. The venue itself is a lovely country house for the wedding party to stay/get ready in, combined with a separate blank canvas of a barn for the meal/party. Ruth & Simon had dressed the barn beautifully with bunting and wild flowers, and having made bunting for my own wedding, i appreciate a good bunting when i sees it. The country theme was topped off with an evening Ceilidh (if that’s how you spell it), which always gets people going. Check out the highlights clip!