Taylor and Matt
Oh my goodness! This couple and little Bella are freaking awesome! An adventure to Torquay, Races on the beach, throwing pebbles in the sea and having a little sing song. We had the best time. Nothing was awkward or forced. We connected right away and still do as if we have known each other for ever! These three lovely people will always have a place in my heart and I think I have found new festival bud's!
When Taylor first got in touch to book a session with me. Naturally I had a few important questions to ask...
How did you meet?
I'd like to say we met in a really awesome way, but it was through Plenty of Fish... After a few days of texting we met at a local pub to have a quiet whiskey and get to know one another. 6 hours later we were still partying as if we had known eachother forever & the rest is history. I literally met my other half that day, my best friend, my festival buddy, my band member - we have been inseparable ever since!
Your proposal story...
It was Christmas 2014 and we had gone up to London with my parents and Matts daughter (my stepdaughter, Bella) After a crazy day exploring London, battling hamleys at Christmas and failing at Ice Skating, we went into winter wonderland and it was magical. I've never been a fan of Christmas, and have always gone abroad or secluded myself from it. Matt had always said he wanted me to experience a proper christmas, a memorable one, and that he did! Now Matt and I are not the most serious of couples, we laugh a lot and don't take things too seriously. We had never talked about marriage and it was definitely not something I expected; so when he got down on one knee in the middle of winter wonderland, i turned and saw my mum with her camera out and little Bella staring up at me with the biggest grin I was speechless, literally! He read me the most beautiful letter and seeing this serious, emotionally side to him is something I will treasure forever. I am so excited to marry my bestie & would love for you to be part of our journey x
How do you take your tea?
Strong English tea with no sugar!!!
Your favourite food is?
Your favourite place to spend time together is?
At a festival! Music, sun & glitter
A little list of some of the things you love...
We love the outdoors and spending time in the (rare) sun! We love music, and love playing music together. We love our little muffinchild (Bella), our kitten (Dallas) & our hedgehog (Buffy). Food, lots and lots of food. The walking dead, surfing & cuddles
If you love the idea of not going over the top with typical weddingy traditions, Spending the perfect day chilling with your closest people, wearing the comfiest clothes (for most of the day) popping to your own secluded beach and having your own personal chip shop for dinner then you’ll adore this Intimate, Polhawn Fort wedding!
The Cow Shed with its rustic charm, was the perfect location for Sophie and David's wedding day. The atmosphere of the day was perfect, like a mini festival but with all of your family and closest friends. Great surroundings, great music, bubbles, face paint, photo booth props, yummy food, pegs, yep... PEGS! (you will see what I mean when you see the photos) and last but not least, one of the best wedding ideas ever. The Great Wedding Bake Off!
Laura and Tony had a SUPER FUN Beach wedding at the stunning St Ives Harbour Hotel! Want to see one of the most fun weddings ever! (and I've been to lots) Then check out this blog post!
Connie and Richard chose the picturesque and super cosy Whitsand Bay Fort for their elopement. Oh man, this day!!!! and this couple!!!... A first look, golf cart rides in the snow, views of the Cornish coast, adorable dogs in bowties, happy tears, a cosy humanist ceremony with an actual tieing of the knot, AC/DC playing and a sit down meal all at one table. I loved so many moments from this day and I smiled so much during the day that my face ached really bad on my way home.
Colour, Love, Faeries, Dancing Unicorns, Chasing Rainbows and PIZZZZZZZZZA! It doesn't get any better than this really does it! What an awesome day this Mama J's Italian Kitchen wedding was! Lauren and Jon, The sweetest and funniest couple! Their own incredibly sweet vows, wedding rings in a pokeball, PIZZZZZZZAAAA! Going to the beach in the rain, kiddies in fancy dress, PIZZZZZZAAAA!, a dancing unicorn and lots of Pizza.
Hannah and Fraser asked me if I would drive all the way from Plymouth to Nottingham to photograph their intimate Bridgford Hall wedding. They mentioned that after the wedding they fancied having a walk around the park and would then be heading to Escabeche (a proper tapas restaurant) So obviously I said yes! I'm soooooooo glad that I did! Not just because I love a road trip and yummy tapas. But Hannah and Fraser just so happen to be one of the most awesome and in love couples I have ever met.
A Laid back fun day out wedding in Plymouth. Sharon and Simons wedding day was intimate and fun! Including a Registry Office ceremony, a walk along Plymouth Hoe and Barbican, Lovely food, A ferry ride, a walk around the National Marine Aquarium in wedding clothes and an afternoon nap. Yep! an afternoon nap. What an awesome day!
Jess and Cass had a fun, festival style wedding on a Devon cliff top in woolacombe. Sunny weather, live music, sack races, bubble fights, a vw camper, hay bales, "you've got a friend in me" for the first dance, good food, crazy dancefloor shapes and a groom in shorts (all of this is the way forward)
What an absolutely lovely family focused wedding Zoe and Pauls wedding at The Lord Haldon Hotel in Devon was. Some of my very favourite moments can be found in this post, Including Big smiles, funny “applying makeup” faces, an emotional father's reaction, interesting ways of keeping "the areas" cool on a hot wedding day morning, children being children, big hugs, a moment alone with Zoe and Paul featuring armpit tickles and light rain, more big hugs, more big smiles and dancing. Oh and BIG HUGS. What a perfect day!
Childhood sweethearts, a ton of confetti (both outside the church and on the dance floor), An "actual" toast, a warm and loving family atmosphere, the obligatory wedding thing, where non-smokers, smoke cigars and a little trip to Thatchers Rock in a classic Mercedes. oh, and not to forget, great BBQ. What an amazing day!
If you love all things with a minimalist english country/rustic style. If you can't explain why, but you love an exposed beam as much as I do. If you are looking for a relaxed, fun and informal wedding day where you have everything you need all in one place. The The Bickley Mill Inn has a cosy indoor area, covered outdoor decking and seating area (so you don't need to worry about the weather) a lovely garden for photos (with hundreds of wild bunnies), a place to stay on the night of the wedding, lovely staff and the all important option of a great BBQ. Check out the Bickley Mill Inn, Devon.
If you are a couple in love and you connected with the photographs above, AWESOME!
Let's hit the beach so that you can have prints like these (of your own beautiful memories) that you can keep close to your heart for ever and more!