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WEDDINGS // Sarah & Sam’s Olde Bell Marlow Wedding

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You may have already seen this wedding on Love My Dress, both in a separate feature and as part of Love My Dress’s Best of 2013 Roundup (wahoo!).  In fact, I don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to blog it myself – I absolutely loved Sarah & Sam’s wedding. I love the understated elegance, I love the hints of rustic wilderness. I love how Sarah’s bouquet had eucalyptus in it so that everywhere she went there was a scrummy, calming scent that followed.

Thank you so, so, SO much Sarah & Sam for letting me be a small part of your big day xx

Naomi Kenton - So beautiful – I love your work Kat! Also love the bride and the flowers are amazing xApril 9, 2014 – 7:40 pm

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WEDDING // Emily & Gerald’s Fun Country Wedding

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Let me take you back to last summer, when Emily married Gerald.

There were cakes (all homemade, by Emily. So impressed) and there were games; there was a lot of laughter, and hugs, and happy tears. There was a lot of beautiful countryside and open skies.  Emily looked beautiful – the quintessential English rose -and Gerald could not stop smiling all day.

A big thank you to Cristina Rossi for seconding on this one, and I can’t thank Emily & Gerald enough for having us along.  It was such a blast to photograph and you guys were so lovely to work with!  xxxx

Rach - Gorgeous shots as always Kat. This looks like a fun, happy and relaxed wedding….and I would now like some cake! Congratulations Emily and Gerald.March 4, 2014 – 10:38 am

Emily - Ahhh this brought a tear to my eye. Wish we could do it all over again. Such a fab day and you were beyond amazing. XxxxMarch 4, 2014 – 11:50 am

Cristina Rossi - Ahhh so lovely to see this! It was such a lovely wedding and so fun to be part of! Stunning images as always Kat! :-) xxxMarch 4, 2014 – 12:47 pm

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WEDDING // Melina & David’s Westminister Palace Wedding

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Last summer I got to photograph in an actual palace. Westminster Palace, no less.

You might remember Melina & David from one of my favourite engagement shoots of all time.  Well, last summer they got married, and I was lucky enough to be there to photograph their day.  The ceremony took place in the crypt at the Houses of Parliament. When I first went down to have a reccie it took my breath away – what an incredible place. A world away from the hubub of London outside.  Melina looked amazing. I’m pretty sure there was an audible gasp as she started to walk down the aisle and David could not look any happier when he saw her.

Thank you to Emilie for seconding on this one, and a big big big BIG thank you to Melina & David for being the most wonderful people to work with and for letting me be a small part of their utterly gorgeous day! xxxx

Flowers by Fearless Florals

Melina’s Make Up by Lucy Baker

Stacy Squires Photography - these are stunningFebruary 20, 2014 – 2:22 am

Rhea Jackson - You perfectly portrayed the story of this wedding, background in each photograph has given the description of the venue. Good work!February 20, 2014 – 8:07 am

Karen Flower - Such a beautiful, elegant wedding. I love the real sense of place you get from looking at the photos – really gorgeous couples shots too.February 20, 2014 – 9:45 pm

Charlotte - So, so gorgeous! Love the atmospheric dark Crypt photos as much as the beautifully light ones.February 25, 2014 – 9:23 am

Stefanie - I just love these photos!February 25, 2014 – 6:28 pm

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WEDDING // Marina & Steve’s 1920s Cowley Manor Wedding

Cowley Manor 1920s Wedding_040-WEBSITEI tell you what, this wedding from the summer was one fun day to photograph.  Fab couple.  Brilliant details. Fun crowd. Lots of dancing.

Marina looked super gorgeous in her Jenny Packham gown and Rodarte star headpiece and I loved all the Russian traditions she and Steve incorporated into the day (tables named after Lenin and Gorbachev? Hilarious.  Toasting each speech with a shot of Vodka? Amazing.). I think my favourite part of the day had to be the evening though. It got a little messy on the dancefloor, but I reckon that’s how all weddings should be, no?

Thank you so much to Cristina Rossi for seconding and thank you SO SO much to Marina & Steve for having me along.  It was a total blast to be part of!

michelle waspe - brilliant work, Kat!! What a stylish wedding and I am totally in love with that wedding dress! Fantastic shots :-) xxJanuary 28, 2014 – 1:19 pm

Anna - Oh my, just stunning, love all the details, the venue is beautiful. You have really captured how fun this day must have been!
Anna xJanuary 29, 2014 – 2:11 am

Emma Smith - Amazing photographs, Your photos are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! I’m glad your photographer was able to capture so many great moments.It is the big decision to choose the right type of dance floor according to the number of guest and size. It looks like you all had a BEAUTIFUL wedding!! All your decor is so well thought out and looks perfect!

Thanks
Emma Smith
http://www.wedding-venue-lighting.co.uk/starlight-backdrop/February 4, 2014 – 6:29 am

Carmen Maria Luis - Unas imágenes espectaculares, me gusta mucho como captas los momentos, el estilo de fotografías, los encuadres,y con muy buenas ideas, un gran trabajo!, Saludos desde TenerifeFebruary 5, 2014 – 9:12 pm

Laura Babb - Fabulousness. I love the bride’s style. Great work all round but I love the dance floor shots especially.February 19, 2014 – 7:52 am

Stacy Squires Photography - what a great wedding to photographFebruary 20, 2014 – 2:24 am

Cristina Rossi - Amazing! Such beautiful images Kat! :-) xxxMarch 4, 2014 – 12:52 pm

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WEDDING // Lucy & Steve’s Multicoloured Islington Metalworks Wedding

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I’ll tell you straight off the bat that for me, weddings are all about celebration – having your nearest and dearest around to be part of something incredibly important, and having a jolly old knees up at the same time.  It’s about joy, and family, and friends, and laughter and you know what? Lucy & Steve’s wedding couldn’t be a better example of just that.

As I’m  compiling this blog post, all I can see is photo after photo of excitement, happiness, and love for Lucy & Steve who are just kind, beautiful, wonderful people and so clearly well loved by everyone who knows them.  Lucy looked like a stunning 1950s Hollywood actress in her polkadot petticoat dress and I’m not sure what I liked most about Steve: his expression as he saw his Mrs-to-be as she walked down the aisle, or his super slick dance moves at the end of the evening.  Islington Metalworks, where the reception was held, is the most incredible venue right in the heart of London and all of Lucy & Steve’s hard work in putting together so many little details were absolutely worthwhile, it all looked incredible.

One of the things that will stick with me for a long time to come needs a little explanation though.  Lucy is from Canada, but as she’s lived in London for a while, she and Steve decided to get married in Islington Town Hall.  It wasn’t until they’d booked the Town Hall, they discovered that way back in 1939, Lucy’s grandmother Janet had also been married in Islington by the Town Hall registrar.  If that wasn’t coincidence enough, the design of Janet’s engagement ring was exactly the same as Lucy’s (completely unbeknownst to Steve when he bought the ring).  Lucy and Janet were so close, and though Janet was 98 she was determined to be there at Lucy and Steve’s wedding.

And then, a hiccup.  Right before the ceremony was due to start, there was a phone call to say that Janet was on her way but stuck in horrendous Twickenham traffic.  The registrars at Islington waited for as long as they could but the ceremony had to start.  I can’t imagine how disappointed everyone must have been but all was not lost.  As Lucy and Steve were signing the register, the doors burst open – amazingly, Janet’s taxi had battled valiantly through London traffic and she’d arrived just in time for the last part of the ceremony.  Not only that, but Lucy and Steve had arranged for a copy of Janet’s wedding certificate to be presented to her by the registrar.

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.

I was so very sorry to receive an email from Lucy a few weeks ago to hear that Janet passed away just before Christmas. My condolences go to her family.  I’m just so glad that she was able to celebrate with you, Lucy.

Thank you to Cristina Rossi for seconding this one with me and a massive, massive THANK YOU to Lucy & Steve for having me along, for being amazing people and for having such an awesome wedding for me to photograph :) Much love xxxx


Hair & Makeup – Sabrina Lily (http://www.sabrinalily.co.uk/)
Dress – top, sash & petticoat custom made by Catherine Shaw (http://www.allboneandtrimit.co.uk/)
Flowers – Catherine Rubaine (http://catherinerubaine.blogspot.co.uk/)

Charlotte - The bride and groom have the best smiles, and this blog post has got me beaming too! Lovely!January 20, 2014 – 4:53 pm

Rachel - Such a beautiful story, a fabulous looking wedding and gorgeous images. This post has really made me smile! xJanuary 20, 2014 – 5:09 pm

Nasser - Wow these pictures are fantastic. I love the way the toning suits the mood as well.January 25, 2014 – 9:45 pm

Triatan - Lucy & Steve’s wedding was so much fun and the photo are superb. Thanks for doing such an amazing job for my best friends.March 18, 2014 – 3:47 pm

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