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Winner of World Rugby Canon UK Photography

It may have taken me six months to get this blog up, but it is finally here. In September 2015 I entered a photography competition with Canon UK. With thousands of photographers entering images from all over the UK I was very lucky to be the chosen winner of their World Rugby Cup Competition.

Now, if you aren’t into rugby this may mean nothing to you, but in our house this was BIG news. Not only did I get to feel pretty proud of my accomplishment but I also got the BEST prize of all time.


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Elmore Court | Tamsin Wedding Preparation

I always warn bride’s. There is one thing that you cannot control: the weather.

Tamsin and Tom were all knowing that by getting married in the UK, in October, the weather will be of it’s own mind. The morning started with a heavy fog resting on Elmore Court, but by the time the ceremony was complete the sun was bursting through the clouds and the most beautiful sunlight came streaming through.


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Bowood Hotel and Spa | March Wedding | Wiltshire Wedding

I met Sam and Vanessa at the Bowood Hotel and Spa wedding open day where I am happy to be a regular wedding photographer. Bowood Hotel offers so many different areas and “feels” to its clients that it makes for a very happy photographer.

Sam was very clear on meeting that he really wanted a documentary approach to the wedding photographs; so minimal staged pictures. This was perfectly well suited to the style of the day and as a documentary wedding photographer, it made my job very easy.


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Bowood Hotel Golf & Spa Resort Wedding

We were blessed with a warm September’s day.  On arrival at the AirBnB, I was greeted at the door by Gemma the most beautiful September bride.  It was a flurry of activity getting ready and once everyone was dressed they were all whisked off to the church.

With a  wonderful, touching ceremony and several laughs during the sermon, it was on to the gorgeous grounds of Bowood Hotel Golf & Spa Resort, Wiltshire. As you are welcomed through the grand gates, we couldn’t help but stop and take a few pictures.


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Cake Table Awesomeness -Drakestone House | Cotswolds

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Cake tables!

You spend so much time planning the design of your cake, and making it fit your wedding story and then it arrives in all its glory … and gets placed on a borrowing round table with a white tablecloth.

HELLO!!! It’s screaming at you under all that glorious buttercream “PLEASE PUT ME ON A PEDESTAL AND BE A SHOWSTOPPER!!”


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Rustic Wedding Outdoor Rebecca & Tom | The Perfect Country Wedding in Warwickshire

Every day you meet people that cross your path. It may be a small smile, or thank you, please or just a simple hello that generates a nobody into a somebody special. I was really lucky to meet Bex through my sister in law and on the day I met Bex for the first time, I felt like I had known her for yonks. Her spirit is tenacious and it is so easy to see how Tom and Bex become Mr and Mrs.

As a wedding photographer, I get to see lots of different ideas come together based on a couple’s likes and hobbies, and this wedding really hit close to home. My idea of a marquee in a field, with horses, loads of flowers and true party animal guests is right up my alley.

Bex and Tom put all their loves in life into a pot and with a magic wand (and friends to help) magically created the most spectacular wedding day. The tiniest detail went into making this wedding perfect.

I started at the beautiful little church where I was greeted by the most glorious entrance way. Tom had created for Bex a stunning horseshoe arch which was lovingly decorated with wild flowers and roses to welcome the newly weds and their guests. The best part is you could detach it and move it to the marquee. (I think we will see Tom’s idea go viral all over Pinterest very soon.)

I believe the true moment of the day was the surprise entrance of Bex’s beloved horse. She was desperate to have her horse at the wedding and didn’t think it was possible. But Tom and some friends tidied up her beauty and as it made its’ entrance Bex was lost for words (well done Tom -brownie points to you!)

The day continued to get better and better with a live band, a crazy surprise Father/Daughter dance, and of course let’s not forget the best man’s speech(es), or Bex’s dad’s… or the cake smash…. or the bouncy castle… Darn there is too much to remember!

BEX AND TOM!

It was an honour to spend the day with you two and meet your beautiful family and friends. Thank you for letting me capture your love and special day. I wish you all the best and hope these pictures share light on your beautiful day.

Alicia x

 

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