2018's Most Memorable Moments

With 2019 peeking around the corner, we thought it would only be right of us to share some of the standout memories from the past year. 2018 has been our busiest year to date - having shot and edited a combined total of 49 wedding packages - so narrowing our list of top moments to just 10 wasn’t easy. In the end we decided to highlight a handful of moments that really stood out to us on a personal level.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy our re-cap as much as we have capturing it!

 
  1. Danny & Jenny - The Camp, Cambridgeshire

Having known fellow wedding photographer Danny for well over 10 years now, we knew his wedding was going to be far from conventional. Well, Danny & Jenny’s festival wedding didn’t disappoint and was packed with memorable moments, including a mini Darth Vader leading the bridal party down the aisle, a very cockney Master of Ceremonies keeping the guests in line, a DeLorean (Back To The Future fans will understand our excitement), evening guests appearing in full-on fancy dress, and a festival-inspired stage featuring 4 bands over the evening to finish it all off.

 

2. Stuart & Louise - Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire

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Groom prep tends to be a bit more… ‘loose’ than bridal prep. But honestly, we wouldn’t want it any other way! We absolutely love it when we meet a couple that aren’t afraid to just be themselves in front of the camera. As you can see from the above, Stuart really enjoyed being in the limelight for the morning and easily wins our award for the most entertaining groom.

 

3. Nathan & Ellie - Priory Hall, Ipswich

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Now, I know what you’re thinking, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Ellie & Nathan’s celebration was far from a shotgun wedding. A few months before the wedding date I received a lovely email from Ellie notifying me that they were now expecting, which was made even more amazing for them as she has previously been told that she would struggle to have children. As the wedding was close to their due date, naturally they wanted to make the day not only a celebration of them as a couple, but also a celebration of them as an expecting family. It was so lovely to have the excitement of a wedding paired with the absolute joy of a pregnancy. Ellie absolutely stole the show in her wedding gown with bump proudly on show.

 

4. Sylvester & Philline - The Coppid Beech, Berkshire

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Sylvester & Philline’s Filipino-Catholic wedding was a bit of a change of pace for us. We’d never shot a Filipino wedding before so it was really awesome to be a part of one and to experience the different traditions throughout the course of the day. In particular we enjoyed documenting the party games in the evening - especially when this little dude decided to crash the groomsman’s chance to seduce a bridesmaid.

 

5. Jordan & Jodie - The Oak Tree of Peover, Cheshire

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Sometimes when you take a photo the stars just align - I think this photo is potentially one of them. Jordan and Jodie’s guests were armed with so much confetti I was worried I wouldn’t be able to see them through it all. Luckily, this photo was captured just at the right moment and I think it’s possibly one of my favourite confetti shots to date.

 

6. Dave & Laura - Forza Win, London

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Dave and Laura opted for an intimate wedding at the start of the year. Despite the cold weather, they had expressed that they really wanted to spend some quality time getting some nice portraits outside - despite them both confessing that they hate their photo being taken (don’t we all!). In between their ceremony and reception we snuck off as just the three of us to walk around Peckham and grab some shots against some unconventional backdrops. Being given so much time to take portraits in such a cool environment was an absolute joy, and this cool couple just made every shot work.

 

7. Jamie & Laura - Stratford Manor, Warwickshire

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Jamie and Laura definitely win the prize for the most colourful couple of the year - their day was fit to burst with quirkiness and rainbow colours. But, what really made this day stick in our mind was the fact that it culminated in an almost impromptu dance routine (it was rehearsed once the night before the wedding) from the bride and her ‘maids to Lady Marmalade, all for the enjoyment of the blushing groom! Needless to say, I don’t think he (or we) will forget what we saw in a hurry!

 

8. Chris & Rachel - East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

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I promise you, these two are a real couple and aren’t just posing for a Bridal catalogue! Although, we did find out that Chris had modelled for Sports Direct in a past life - true story! Anyway, their combined god-like good looks aside, we had an absolute riot at Chris and Rachel’s wedding where northern hospitality and rogue-ish mischief were in abundance. We’ve never felt so welcome at a wedding and walked away feeling like we’d made some real friends. This was also our first real encounter with Verity…

 

9. George & Verity - Oakwell Hall & Country Park, West Yorkshire

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Well, what can we say about George and Verity? These two had us absolutely howling all day! As we alluded to in the previous section, we knew this one was going to be a bit mental after Verity (former bridesmaid, now bride) had us in stitches during Chris and Rachel’s couples shoot a few weeks prior. Despite our preconceptions, I don’t think we were fully prepared for the mayhem that took place on the dance floor that evening. In all my years I never thought I’d live to see the day where a groom would limbo underneath the bride’s veil, then proceed to dropkick it across the room before spraying beer across the dance floor. And that was just the tip of the iceberg. Needless to say, it was a bloody fun day!

 

10. Olly & Holly - The New Forest Outdoor Centre, Lyndhurst

We thought we’d round off this list with something truly special. Olly and Holly’s humanist wedding was located in the heart of the New Forest, where they were serenaded down the aisle by their guests. A spot of axe throwing in the afternoon followed by some very emotional and entertaining speeches - what can I say these guys absolutely nailed it!

Tom Calton