Sophie + James

Ettington Park Wedding

Sophie + James’ Ettington Park wedding ceremony was held outdoors, in the ruins of an old church in one of Britains ‘most haunted’ buildings. I wasn’t even scared. 

Sophie and James’ grandtastical Ettington Park wedding was in Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon. They had their ceremony on the grounds of the venue, which was great, because having everything in one venue meant more time for drinks. They chose Ettington Park, because it’s where they always wanted to have their wedding and they just love it there. It was such a relaxed wedding, which meant I had loads of freedom to approach the wedding as a guest. I love shooting weddings at Ettington Park, because the grounds are so varied and the photo ops are endless.

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Ettington Park Wedding

Sophie got ready at her parents home called the “Bridle cottage” (how kind of appropriate is that?!) She got ready with her whole bridal squad, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. “Team Bride” kept Sophie calm as they all crammed into her childhood bedroom to help her get ready. Sophie + her dad then jumped into a fancy wedding car to the ceremony.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

The wedding itself was an intimate outdoor ceremony in the ruins of an old chapel in the grounds of Ettington Park. It was such a personal ceremony. Sophie + James seemed totally relaxed throughout + so happy to have all their family + friends around them.

The most fun part of the day was heading out for portraits, because Sophie + James love to laugh at each other + it was hilarious to hear their witty little stories. They also had a DIY photobooth during the party – it was so much fun! I didn’t actually know there was a photobooth until I spotted guests with random masks + costumes on the dancefloor (which made for some interesting photos).

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Sophie + James got in touch with me back in 2016 and their enquiry really intrigued me. They said they wanted a fun photographer, and I really liked that they love cats as much as me. Sophie told me all about her cat which is ACTUALLY called Rio Purdinand, which might be fave cat name of all time.

Sophie and James’s wedding had such a fun atmosphere and everyone was there to have a great time. Here’s their awesome wedding!

 

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Unposed, Real + Fun Wedding Photography

50 Fun Wedding Photos

This is a compilation of fun wedding photos from the last few years. “Fun” is a loose term I give to images that make me laugh along with the people in the photo or laugh at the story behind it. For me (personally) – I get the most creative fulfilment from shooting images that have an ‘energy’ to them. I don’t get particularly excited about photos that are just “pretty” – I like to shoot images that tell a story or really exaggerate an element of a persons personality. I shoot wide angle almost exclusively which forces me to be involved in the day rather than perving on it from the other side of the room.

Here are some photos for you to look at instead of doing whatever you should be doing.

1. “No alcohol on the bus”

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2. Flowers to the face.

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3. Dance, dress, dance

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4. The horns

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5. Maria laughing at Liam

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6. My brides love me

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7. Minesweeping level 99

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8. I would actually hire her as my flower girl

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9. The traditional pre-wedding nose hair plucking

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10. Helium is wondrous.

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11. Average wedding bar scene

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12. You weren’t planning on gardening on your wedding day?!

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14. You know he’s about to slap his leg + leave early.

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15. HEYYYY

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16. My bride bought me Jager straight after getting married. Ideal.

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17. The guest who forgot to buy a card + present…

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18. But first…

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19. “Ooooooh”

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20. Emma enjoyed the dancefloor

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30. I can’t remember what’s happening here but I like it.

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31. Silly posed photos? No. Outtakes whilst groomsmen attempt silly photos? Yes.

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32. Emma + James stuffing their faces with canapés.

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33. Friday feels

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34. Anna picking Mike’s nose because bogies

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35. Literally just wants to eat her orange + chill.

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36. Rach wins at creative facial expressions

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37. Hales with her favourite tattoo

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38. He handles this so well. Proper keeps his drink upright + smiles whilst being penetrated by a cactus

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39. Gin + tape

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40. Ollie throws cut grass up in the air because chaos.

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41. If you can’t blow your own trumpet then are you even a bridesmaid?

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42. You know when you try to balance your bouquet on your husbands head?

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43. Not particularly keen on it 

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44. Serious selfie game

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45. Dave (the groom) plays with his band at his own wedding

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46. What is on that piece of paper?!

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47. These guys literally just grabbed two random dogs off the street for a photo

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48. Straight through the heart.

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49. Fun Vs Security.

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50. Hide + seek + gin + tonic

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Do you want fun, unposed + real photographs for your wedding?

If you want fun photos of you, your friends + your family causing chaos on your wedding day – I’d love to hear from you. Tell me about your plans for your wedding + check availability now!

Categories: Weddings.