Who’s a romantic at heart ??! How about this for a romantic surprise proposal:
I get a call from this super cool American who says he’s bringing his girlfriend into the Cotswolds to propose. They’re staying at Tortworth Court, Gloucestershire and he would like to have his surprise proposal documented – would I be his proposal photographer?
As a wedding photographer in Gloucestershire, the spring time is one of my favourite times of the year to photograph pre wedding sessions. The Cotswolds air is fresh, and the greenery is new and the flowers — well they are everywhere!! Blue, white, pink all around the Cotswolds there is a new flower blossoming.
I was greatly honoured to be asked by Mel and Mark to photograph their wedding next year. They are a wonderful couple with great personality and their wedding is going to be fantastic.
With the sun hanging lazily in the sky we met in the Lowerwoods near Wickwar, Gloucestershire where the bluebells were on mass. It was a like a sea of blue just waiting for us to walk amongst them. We walked and talked about their upcoming wedding at The Great Tythe Barn and I heard about all they have in store for their special day.
A year is going to fly by and before I know it, I’ll be photographing their wedding. Happy planning Mark and Mel and thanks for a great session.
For more information on wedding photography in the Cotswolds please feel free to follow the link to my website where I would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss your wedding.
This has taken me a little time to post because this wedding is very special to me. Celine and I have known each other for a number of years now, and when I was asked to photograph this beautiful wedding it was a true honour for me.
I had the chance to pack up my oldest son Morgan and all my gear and head off on an adventure to the beautiful land of the french. This was a work trip but darn it, if this is what working away from home involves I would love to do it more often!
Celine and Francis planned a very intimate wedding for their close friends and family within a matter of months. The memo read “let’s party and celebrate” and they definitely did just that.
The morning of the wedding, I showed up at the house where everyone (and I mean everyone) was relaxing, eating (because that’s what the French are really good at) and preparing for the day. With last minute preparations happening, people going in and out, I followed Celine down the village high street to the make up artist. With a Bonjour and smiles all around, I watched as Celine went from beautiful to incredibly stunning in a matter of minutes.
Back at the house the guys were getting dressed or should I say playing with the kids and their toys (it’s amazing how a fidget spinner is a universal language for both kids and adults. Just put a fidget spinner in the room and everyone speaks one language)
The ceremony was conducted by a family member who happens to be the Mayor and a small room was filled to overflowing with love for these two wonderful people.
It is on record as the hottest wedding I have ever shot, with the temperatures going well into the mid 30’s. I had heard that the French know how to throw a good party and I was not dissapointed, and so when the ceremony ended, we walked to the forest where the most amazing breads I have ever seen were laid out for their guests to enjoy, the champagne began to flow and the party was only just starting.
As the guests mingled, the champagne flowed and the laughter filled the air, the afternoon went in a flourish. With a change of venue, we then went off to the beautiful hotel Le Tulipier for the evening meal and dancing.
My favourite part about a french wedding is the food… I love food and as the several courses came out over the course of several hours, I was honoured to sit at the head table with Celine’s wonderful family. It was a true honour. I have never been so touched to be part of such a gorgeous wedding, a true celebration of a great couple.
I wish them all the best in their future together and look forward to my next French wedding!