2018: a round-up of this year’s incredible weddings

 

 

2018! What. A. Year! Just so many completely incredible celebrations that I have been invited to share and photograph. There is nothing quite like photographing weddings. The combination of the emotions, the people and the connections, the locations, the celebrations – it’s the most wonderful thing to do, and I love it so damn much. Going through all the images to select for this post was such a humbling task, and I am genuinely struggling to put into words how it has made me feel. Photography is the thing I love above all other things*, and photographing weddings completely makes my heart sing. I get so much pleasure from creating a set of images that captures those unique moments, the whole feeling of the day, the happiness that people experience; images that will be loved for generations.

This year has held so many amazing weddings, and every one of them has been incredibly special and unique. I have genuinely loved them all. So many completely beautiful wedding venues. And more outdoor weddings than ever before, which has been particularly lovely. How amazing to listen to birdsong while you say your wedding vows, or hear the waves crashing on the beach as you exchange rings. I’ve loved all of the locations that my couples have selected, but the ones out in the countryside or by the beach have been particularly memorable, from watching dolphins swimming in the Cornish sea to photographing wedding ceremonies with the rolling Devon hills behind them.

I don’t want to write a huge amount, because this post is supposed to be about the images, and it’s hard to get across how strongly I feel without ending up sounding insincere. But I cannot thank all of my couples enough. For choosing me. For inviting me in to one of the most important occasions of their lives. For letting me get to know them and their wonderful families and friends. For trusting me and believing in my approach and ability to capture all this for them. And for being just as amazing as I hoped they would be. I have absolutely loved getting to know you all, and even more, loved creating your images for you. Thank you all for being the wonderful people that you are!

I can’t wait to do it all over again in 2019!

*I said things, not people. Just to clarify, in case my family are reading.

 

Bride and groom twirling around with sunset behindWedding guests toasting bride's speechBride and groom in room with multiple decorative lanternsBride and bride laughing togetherBride and bridesmaids running across a grass lawnBride and groom wearing silly hats on a dancefloorWedding group photo in a barnBride and groom laughing together on a beachAnran glasshouse with guests toasting wedding speechesLyme Regis harbour with sea fogWoman hanging up a wedding dress in a windowGroup of men in the sea waving trunks in the airBride-to-be steaming a wedding dress hanging in a windowFather of the bride reading the paper in an armchairGroup of men running into the seaA dog looking out through a windowTwo dads shaking hands and smilingTwo flowergirls in matching tutu skirtsGroom-to-be sitting in a quiet roomGroom-to-be holding brogues and smilingBridesmaids in jumpsuits putting on silver shoesGroom putting on his shoesBride having her make-up doneGroup of men and boys getting dressed in wedding attireBride-to-be looking in mirror with bridesmaids behindBride putting on bridesmaid's shoes and laughingWedding guest in an orange jumpsuitBride putting on her shoesBride hugging her fatherA man waiting alone in a roomBride walking down a staircaseMother of the bride smiling at her daughterBride walking down a staircaseA line of people walking down steps in autumn sunlightA bride arriving in a car with her fatherGroom and best man waiting for outdoor ceremonyBride and bridesmaids walking through River Cottage kitchen gardenBride and father walking towards ceremony at Polhawn FortTwo brides smiling during their wedding ceremonyAn outdoor ceremony at Hayne DevonA wedding ceremony in an ornamental pondFlower girl pulling faces during wedding ceremonyBride and groom's first kiss outside River CottageBride and groom waving triumphantly at church altarBride and groom hugging wedding party with sea behind themWedding guests laughing and chattingWedding guests laughing and chattingWedding guests laughing and chattingWedding guests playing village fete gamesBride with group of friends laughing togetherFlower girl frowning at musiciansWedding guests playing village fete gamesPeople throwing wellies in a fieldWedding guests playing village fete gamesWedding guests playing village fete games and cheeringWedding guests playing village fete gamesBride and bridesmaid running towards the seaBride and groom smiling together by a pubBride and groom smiling and walkingBride and groom on a beachBride and bride cuddling togetherGroup of groomsmen posing on hay bales in a barnBride and groom entering wedding breakfastGuests laughing during wedding speechesMother of the bride giving wedding speechBride listening to groom's speechTop table during wedding speechesFlower girl walking up stairs and lifting tutu skirtBride and groom cuddling in sunsetBride and bride cuddling togetherBride standing in a shaft of lightBride and groom cuddling in sunsetTwo brides cuddling togetherBride and groom together by a canalA wedding marquee at River CottageWedding guests playing beer pongEvening sunlight on wedding guests at Polhawn FortWedding guests watching dolphins in the seaBride in Rime Arodaky dress running across lawn in sunsetGroom and bride in leather jacket in a yurtBride and groom with neon cocktail signBride and groom during first danceBride and groom during first danceBride and groom during first dance at River CottageWedding guests relaxing during evening partyWedding guests partying on the dance floorWedding guests partying on the dance floorWedding guests partying on the dance floorWedding guests partying on the dance floorWedding guests partying on the dance floorWedding guests partying on the dance floorWedding guests doing a ceilidh danceMother of the bride doing limboWedding guests partying on the dance floorWedding guests partying on the dance floorBride with flower garland and straw hatWedding guests partying on the dance floorBride and groom kissing with silly hats onGroom giving bride a piggy back on the dance floorBride and groom during sparkler exit from wedding partyWedding group laughing with enormous amount of confetti

 

If you made it this far, then thank you! I know there were a huge amount of images… I hope you enjoyed them as much as I loved creating them. If you are interested in wedding photography in 2019 or 2020 then please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

You might also like to have a look at these blog posts:

2017 weddings: a round up of the year

Lucy & Josh’s wedding by the sea

Tilly & Thomas get married at River Cottage

Katie & Simon’s wedding at Anran in Devon

 

That’s it, I promise I’m going now. Thanks again for taking the time to look through!

 

 

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