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Euridge House | The Lost Orangery | Asian Fusion

We live in an amazing super humongous world and yet the small, tiny island of Great Britain is full of some of the most outstandingly beautiful places I have ever seen. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, Euridge House & Orangery or also known as The Lost Orangery is a wedding photographer’s dream venue.

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Frogmill Inn | Katie and Laurie | Engagement Photography

I do believe there are signs of spring starting to creep into each day, which means we are getting closer to summer sun and wedding season!  Today I was lucky enough to head over to the beautiful, newly renovated Frogmill Inn just outside of Cheltenham. I will be photographing a wedding there in May and I can’t wait.

I met  with Katie and Laury to talk about their wedding photography and how we can make their pictures special for the day.

It is always a good idea to meet with your wedding photographer before your date so you can just have a moment to sit down, have a beer (or gin or whatever your tonic is!) and just talk. No pressure and no where else to be. You can also go for a walk around the venue, discuss where pictures can be made during different times of the time or if the weather isn’t cooperating. The more you can be open about the day and what it could possibly hold (a.k.a the WEATHER) the better it’ll be on the day for picture expectations.

Creating photographs for a wedding that are personal to each couple is very important to me. I want to make sure I understand as a wedding photographer, who you are as a couple; what makes you laugh, smile and jump on each other’s backs! Once I have that information being your wedding photographer is just that much easier!

So, here’s to another wonderful day to come. If you are planning your wedding and still looking for a wedding photographer, I would love to meet you. I may be a Gloucestershire wedding photographer 90% of the time, but I am more than happy to travel to make your wedding day magical.

Happy weekend to you all!
Alicia x
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Frogmill Inn Gloucestershire | Katie & Laurie Wedding

On my first meeting with Katie and Laurie, I was greeted but the most fantastic energy! Katie and Laurie were full of smiles and bounce (yes bounce as in so much energy they could zap me with some of it). After out initial meeting at the Frogmill Inn and our walk around and mini pre wedding shoot (look here for a peek at it!)  I was all set to be their wedding photographer.

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The Swan Hotel |Bibury | Emma and Rob

When I met with Emma and Rob and listened to their wedding plans, I THINK I only heard “wrestlers, Bibury and fun”; the rest is noise really.

This couple are awesome. They believe in fun, love and family. It was easy. Even the weather wasn’t an issue. I arrived in Bibury ahead of schedule because Badminton horse trials were on and they were making it an interesting drive getting to Bibury on this fine Saturday morning.

After several days of poor weather, the sun was shining, the tourists were out by the bus load and this wedding was already kicked into high gear.

The Swan Hotel is a beautiful hotel to photograph weddings at and it makes a Cotswold wedding photographer VERY happy! Emma and her best friends were happy as can be when I arrived at their room. The MUA was busy making everyone look glamorous and the little gals were busy chatting away about the day to come whilst playing on their iPads.

As a Gloucestershire wedding photographer it is always so nice to shoot weddings in Bibury because the scenery is idyllic. The tiny picturesque cottages, the little bridges and the swans swimming around gracefully’ it’s perfect. And then there is the golden hour time… oh my… H-E-A-V-E-N.

Rob, Nick and Dave were in good form as they donned their beautiful three piece suits by Dyfed Menswear. The matching tweed waistcoats were enough that buttonholes were not a must have for these men. The Chaos cufflinks representing a very special bond between the three and their business success made for  an added touch to their suits.

When I returned from the guys, Emma was heading into the bridal suite, where her designer wedding dress from Wed2b was waiting in all its glory for Emma to proudly wear as she became Rob’s wife. Her bridesmaids took great care to lace every inch of the bodice perfectly.

The garden was ready, the music was playing and their guests awaited the grand entrance of Emma and her bridal party. As they swept down the aisle, the tourists were standing at the back quickly snapping away at a special moment in time. As the wedding ceremony went and the confetti was thrown, the party began. I was lucky to photograph some great couple’s and moments with Emma and Rob’s guests.

It is always an pleasure being a wedding photographer and catching those little moments as they happen, especially when people don’t know it is happening is so nice. It makes looking through the wedding photographs an added bonus and hearing “I had no idea she got that!” It was with great honour that I thank Emma and Rob for allowing me to photograph their wedding day. If you are planning your wedding and looking for a Gloucestershire wedding photographer, please get in touch. I would love to hear about your day. I am happy to travel wherever the wind may lead you and make your day into a memory of pictures.

If you are planning your wedding at The Swan Hotel or another fantastic venue, field or ocean (I am not fussy!) please feel free to contact me or have a look at my collections and prices as I would love to photograph your wedding day. Every wedding is designed around the couple, because your day should go your way.


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Supplier Dream Team:

The Swan Hotel, Bibury

Florist – Rocco & Wylde

Hair Stylist/MUA – Julie Podbury

Cake Designer – Stef Dunn

Suit – Dyfed Menswear

Wedding Dress – Wed2b

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Hare & Hounds | Tetbury | Steph and George

It is funny how you can dream and plan your day to perfection but on the day you never know what the elements will throw at you. But the day went from dreary to perfection in every way. The rain threatened. An outdoor ceremony was planned. The phone calls went back and forth on whether to take the ceremony inside or keep it outside, and after sticking to their dream, Steph and George walked down the aisle, outside in the brilliant sunshine!
Steph and her girlfriends spent the morning preparing at her house with a few visitors popping over to say hi throughout the morning. The champagne was popped and the party was only just beginning.
The Hare and Hounds in Tetbury, just outside of Westonbirt was dressed in style, with every last detail down to Steph’s meticulous eye. From the fairy lights dancing from the ceiling amongst the vintage bunting, to the stunning naked caked designed by Katherine Edwards of Cherish Cakes. It all came together and had the W-O-W factor.
It was a pleasure being with you both on your wedding day and I wish you all the best in your future together.
Alicia x
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