Kate & Richard Black Park Pre Wedding

Kate & Richard Black Park Pre Wedding

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On Saturday I woke up bright and early to meet Kate and Richard for their pre wedding photo shoot in Black Park in Slough. Having never been there before Kate and Richard were kind enough to take pity on me and met me at a nearby petrol station so I could follow them to a nearby parking area as the park wasn’t yet open.

I knew from our Skype call a month or so ago that we would all get along well and I wasn’t wrong. I love pre wedding sessions as it gives us such a good opportunity to get to know each other before the wedding, I even got to meet their little dog Alfie who joined us for the photo shoot and proved to be very much the diva and provided us with a lot of entertainment.

Our morning wasn’t as colorful as we had hoped it would be as the weather had taken a turn and it was so foggy but wow was Black Park beautiful! I am not often out this early but it was truly spectacular to see the sunrise in such a stunning location.

We started off at the lake as the sun was coming up and worked our way around some Kate and Richards favourite locations throughout the morning. Alfie was very excited to be there as Kate and Richard often take him there for his walk, I imagine the squirrels had something to do with his added excitement.

Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography

This beautiful spot is only somewhere you would find if you knew the park well. This is why I always ask my couples to choose the location for their pre wedding photo shoots as it is an area that means something to them and they will have favorite places to go that we would otherwise miss.

Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography

We then moved on and thought we might attempt to let little Alfie off the lead and try and get him to run to me. As you can see from my little set of images below this did not quite go to plan!! Que 10 minutes of looking for Alfie and a photographer panicking at the thought of loosing her couples beloved dog – let’s just say no more dogs will be let off leads for a photo again.

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Once Kate and Richard had had their workout for the day running around and had managed to find Alfie safe and sound we continued with the shoot. Whilst they were catching their breath I took a few images of Alfie – what a beautiful little man he is.

Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography

Black Park has so many different and amazing areas for photos. There was a Park Run on on Saturday morning so we set up the picnic blanket nearby and gave them both a minute to sit down. I love it when my couples bring props like this it make the sessions so much more fun.

Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography
Black Park, Slough - Engagement Session - Amanda Forman Photography

Before long it was time to move on to our last location of the morning on our way back to the cars. We were very pleased to have made it to the end of the session without even a hint of rain – another fantastic reason for starting the shoot so early.

Kate and Richard I am really looking forward to your wedding – bring on the 28th December!! Have a fantastic Christmas xx

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Wedding of Kate & Lenny at Minstrel Court

Wedding of Kate & Lenny at Minstrel Court

The weather was set to be truly British in style for the wedding of Kate and Lenny on the 25th June this year at Minstrel Court. The morning of the wedding Lenny headed over to the Hermatige Road for brunch, he was the picture of calm, surrounded by his friends joking and laughing the morning away before the days wedding preparations began. Kate was at her mums house along with her sister, I could see the excitement on her face the instant I walked through the door, the day she had been waiting for had finally come she was about to marry her best friend and even better, their beautiful little daughter Emily would be joining the celebrations as their flower girl.

The weather held out for us and Kate was able to walk the long pathway down to the beautiful outside ceremony location. Her brother took her hand to walk her down the aisle, a proud moment it was beautiful to see the closeness between them.

Kate and Lenny put so much effort in to their wedding day. The marquee looked beautiful each table decorated with beautiful flowers by Claire Ellis and they smelt divine too.

If there is one thing Minstrel Court knows it is how to throw a great party. Their resident DJ Bob Burling had all the guests on their feet until the small hours.

Kate and Lenny thank you for giving me the honor of capturing your special day, may you share many many happy years together.

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Berkeley Castle – Wedding Venue

Berkeley Castle – Wedding Venue

Berkeley castle is located in Gloucester and is an absolutely stunning venue for a wedding; this is where my husband and I were married in January 2016.

This venue is licensed for both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, for smaller ceremonies you can say ‘I do’ in the Long Drawing Room with up to 60 guests or should you have a larger number of guests then the Great Hall hosts to up to 130.

The Great Hall was built in the 14th Century and has illustrated stained glass windows, Oudenarde tapestries and the original black and white stone floor. The Long drawing room is a more intimate affair with carved gilt mirrors and a beautiful mantel piece. The Long Drawing room also doubles up as a fabulous area for you to host cocktail receptions and after dinner drinks.

Should neither of these take your fancy then don’t worry! You can also have your ceremony outside in their glorious gardens as they have a gazebo nestled between beautiful Laurel & Yew trees.

However you have your heart set on a religious ceremony, you can walk to St Mary’s Church which is a stones throw from the castle, a church that date back to the year 1225 and is absolutely breathtaking.

If you are looking to book your wedding at Berkeley castle you won’t be disappointed, we had the wonderful Pippa and Immy looking after us for both the lead up to the wedding and the day itself. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even when we popped in unannounced to say ‘hello’. Immy without breaking her stride sat us down, got us cake and coffee and went through our day with us right down to the very last detail.

Berkeley Castle really is the venue that dream weddings are hosted at, especially given that even with the dreary British weather, if it does rain on your special day (which by the way, is good luck!) you will still be guaranteed some simply stunning photos, and the castle is exclusively yours for your wedding day.

I simply can’t recommend this venue highly enough, you will be well looked after by the team and your wedding day will truly be a day fit for a princess.

Berkeley Castle is currently offering a special Winter Wedding package to celebrate the Sixtieth Anniversary of the castle being opened to the public.

Contact Pippa by filling out the form on the Berkeley Castle Website. http://www.berkeleycastleweddings.co.uk

Image credit to my wedding photographers, Dominic Wright Photography

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A Marriage at Hatfield Registry

A Marriage at Hatfield Registry

With excitement and anticipation I waited at the Hatfield registry office for Barry and Mark to arrive for their wedding. It was a beautiful day with a clear sky which was a blessing after the torrential rain of the day before – a good omen I am sure.

They both arrived along with their mums and several family members all full of excitement for what was to be a very special ceremony for two even more special men.

Barry and Mark met online 12 years ago, Mark travelled half way across the country to meet Barry and they haven’t looked back since. On meeting them you can see straight away how perfect they are for each other, their love radiates from them and there comfort in each others presence a telling sign of their years together. Barry was kitted out in a kilt to reflect his Scottish roots and Mark had on a very dapper suit which almost didn’t appear due to some confusion at the tailor’s 2 days before the wedding!!

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman's photo of a grooms buttonhole, white flowers with purple tartan
I was allowed the rings for a brief moment prior to the ceremony – I can’t even tell you how petrified I was that I would confuse who’s belonged to who!

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman's photo of the grooms wedding rings

Here are a few images from the day. Thank you both for inviting me along to capture these memories for you. i hope you enjoy.

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman's photo of grooms and their mums

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman's photo of grooms

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman's photo of grooms

Congratulations to you both Barry and Mark, may you share many many more happy years together xx

To enquire about your wedding now – Contact me 

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Nuptials At The Millfield Theatre Edmonton

Nuptials At The Millfield Theatre Edmonton

On a Sunny day in August Rose and Sam made history by becoming the first couple EVER to be married at the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton, and what a spectacular wedding it was.

I was shot this wedding alongside Maddielilli Photography and spent the early afternoon with the Groom and his Groomsmen for what must be the most relaxed groom prep I have ever seen. The guys were laughing and joking between themselves and singing around the Piano, I later learnt that Sam has his own band which makes sense now as he was an incredible singer.

Singing around the piano – Groom prep in style !!

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman Groom prep

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer Amanda Forman photography Groom Prep

Meanwhile Rose was getting ready with her bridesmaids in Millfield house, nervous with excitement and anticipation of what was to come, Rose was the picture of beauty as she made the final adjustments to her dress and veil. I always love the first time Dad sees his little girl in her wedding dress, even the dads who don’t usually show their emotions can’t help but feel overwhelmed.

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer Amanda Forman photography Bridal prep

Rose entered the Theatre to ‘overture to Mary Poppins’, the Bridal party behind her had black umbrellas which they put up as they walked in several members of the Wedding guests were given them as well it was a fantastic sight to behold and such beautiful and original music for the bride’s entrance.

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Rose and Sam repeat their vows and exchange wedding rings. Their chosen ‘hymns’ for the ceremony – ‘God only knows’ by the Beach boys and ‘It must be love’ by Madness – I did tell you this was a fantastic wedding, all of the wedding guests were on their feet dancing and singing along

Act 3

The Happy Couple are announced officially as Husband and Wife

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman Photography Ceremony picture

After the ceremony, we took some time with the couple to capture some photos of just the two of them for the first time as husband and wife, they were so relaxed and in love.

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman Photography Couple photos

They always say the wedding day goes far to fast and before long it was time for the speeches. Rose’s Dad didn’t disappoint with a heartfelt speech about his beautiful little girl and a boy named Sam who she met at School….. This was swiftly followed by a rap to the fresh prince of Bell Air by Rose’s best friend and Bridesmaids that had everyone in stitches and to top it off, the best man had made a video speech and recorded a video of the entire wedding party singing and dancing along to one of the Brides Favourite songs.

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A massive thank you to the team at the Millfield theatre for helping to coordinate such a spectacular wedding, may this be the start of something very special for you all xx And a huge congratulations to Sam and Rose, may you enjoy many many more happy years together

Hertfordshire Wedding photographer Amanda Forman Photography

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear’

xxx

 

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