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Dorset Relaxed Garden Wedding

Freya and Josh initially met in secondary school during the sixth form, just after they had finished their AS exams. They only shared one class, and it happened to be Physics (how romantic) after Josh was wooing Freya with his grasp of thermodynamics and nuclear fusion, they began seeing each other in July 2008, hence their wedding date in early July. Since then they've been pretty much inseparable, even going to the same university (Leicester) where Freya studied something important - Genetics - and Josh dossed about pretending to do an English degree.

Josh admits to nearly messing up the proposal, only a little bit. Having been going out for almost seven years, Josh eventually started saving up for a ring because the time just felt right. However, Josh usually only saves money for something important (or car related) both very much the same in Josh's book. He accidentally let slip one night after a few drinks that he was saving money and, when Freya realised it wasn't for a car, she guessed it might be for a ring. Then they decided to go for a walk along the Dorset coast on New Year's Day, Freya assumed Josh was about to pop the question then but he hadn't purchased a ring by this point, and Freya turned grumpy for the rest of the day.

However, come May, Josh had bought a giant engagement ring which contained a ruby surrounded by a cluster of small diamonds, he then and proposed to Freya down on a deserted beach on their favourite part of the Cornish coast, near Polzeath. While Freya knew a proposal was coming, she didn't realise it was going to be then or there, so she was, at least, a little surprised.

Freya & Josh got married on one of the hottest days of 2016; they held their traditional yet relaxed wedding ceremony at the cosy St Martin's Church in Broadmayne followed by their country fete styled wedding reception that was held in the garden of Freya's parents home in Dorchester, Dorset. Their friend Ben Walters and his son, a local swing/jazz duo provided the entertainment in the evening while all the guests danced around enjoying the endless supply of food and drink. Freya & Josh dedicated a separate garden solely for garden games where I was able to photograph all the children playing together naturally, not forgetting the adults who had a few games after a few drinks...

Kensington Garden Pavilion Wedding

Paris and James met eight years ago while working at Notting Hill Preparatory School, where Paris was a teacher and James was a learning support assistant for a boy in Paris's class. Paris had just moved from Perth, Australia to London and James had just finished University, after a few weeks they became best friends and spent every weekend together.

It took two months for James to make a move finally!

Between September and August, they went travelling around the world, James proposed to Paris on the beach when they finally arrived in Perth, Australia.

Paris and James got married in one of my bucket list photography locations in London, at The Orangery located at Kensington Palace. Paris walked down the aisle towards James to ‘You Are The Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne and halfway through the ceremony both Dad's played 'Tupelo Honey' by Van Morrison on guitars. After the ceremony, Paris and James hired a taxi to their wedding reception in Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush. They hired this venue because quite a few of their favourite bands have played there in the past and it’s got a refreshing mixture of ornate chandeliers and excellent lighting.