2014 – a year of beautiful weddings!

I know I say this after every wedding season – but wow, what a year 2014 was!  It started off amazingly, with being awarded ‘Best Wedding Photographer 2014’ by the ace Wedding Ideas Magazine.  OK, I might have mentioned this once or twice (or 14 times) but I really was blown away to have won, especially as the panel who judged the finalists included Damian Lovegrove, an inspirational wedding photographer who wrote the very first wedding photography book I ever bought.

It was my 6th season working as a professional photographer and it was my busiest yet (partly because it’s the first time in a few years when I wasn’t pregnant or juggling life with a newborn!).  It was a real honour to be asked to capture so many couple’s wedding days, and I walked away from so many of the weddings feeling like I’d almost been accepted as a new member of the family, which I absolutely love.

Here are a few random highlights of the year…

  • A wedding on a vineyard, complete with vineyard tour in a little train
  • Seeing the Bootleg Beatles play (the last time I saw them was in the Royal Albert Hall!)
  • Returning to some favourite venues – e.g. the Barn at Bury Court, Batholomew Barn, and Nonsuch Mansion
  • And making some new favourite venues e.g. Great Fosters and Russets Country House
  • Seeing my first real champagne tower
  • Getting on the preferred supplier list at some amazing wedding venues, including the Old Finchley Town Hall, Millbridge Court, and Micklefield Hall
  • Photographing a lot of sparkly Jimmy Choos!
  • Capturing my first Danish wedding, including seeing the ‘cut off the socks of the groom during the first dance’ ritual!
  • But mostly, just seeing 35 wonderful loved up couples become husband and wife!

When I started writing this blog post I tried to split the photos into categories like ‘joy’ and ‘love’…but that seems to sum up most of the photos.

I guess a wedding photography article should really let the photographs speak for themselves, so here they are – all the little moments I love in a wedding.

1. The Anticipation

Bride make upBride hair make upBride getting readyBride mascaraWedding getting readyBury court bridal prepFirst look with bridesmaidsI do wedding shoesSurrey wedding photographer anticipation_0111

Love

Laughing brideAnticipation at cain manorLaughing brideBeautiful wedding flowersPage boy outfitsUshers in londonPensive groomGroom details

Father seeing bride for first timeCool wedding chauffeur arrivingFather seeing daughter for the first time

2. The love and joy of the wedding ceremony (especially when the bride and groom can’t stop laughing!)

Bride and father arriving at churchBride arriving in churchChurch ceremonySinging in churchLaughing wedding guestsWedding momentsFulham Palace ceremonyNonsuch mansion mirrorNonsuch mansion ceremonyBentley church weddingChurch wedding photographyGrinning bride and groomNonsuch mansion first kissJoyful wedding photographyCute pageboy

Surrey wedding photographer Fun_0110Sweet flower girls

3. Confetti, how I love confetti!

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Woodhall manor firs kiss

Gate Street Barn confettiThe newlywedsLondon bus confetti wedding photographHappy couple

4. Laughter, so much laughter

Saville Court wedding photographerWoodhall manor group photographBride and mumOld Luxters wedding photographySussex wedding photographyLaughing couple shotKissing neck

5. And of course I love the loved up couples

Bride and groom laughing at bury court surreySMiley brideRussets wedding photographerBride and groom outside ceremony the grange watfordNonsuch mansion getting ready room photographyWedding portrait in derelict roomBride and groom and brick wallMicklefield hall weddingBride and groom and big balloonLatimer place weddingSurrey wedding photographer Bride and groom_0116Kissing couplesSussex wedding bride and groomBartholomew barn weddingBride and groom at batholomew barnCapel manor wedding meadow photographEasthampstead park wedding photographyBonham barn vw camper van weddingGorgeous wedding couplesWedding shoes

6. Little Cuties

Gorgeous bridesmaidsKids messing around at weddingSweet surrey pageboysipad at weddingBartholomew barn pond

Babies on sofa

7. Fun times

Funny wedding speechesDeceptionist magician at micklefield hallSurrey wedding photographer Fun_0103Surrey wedding photographer Fun_0104Surrey wedding photographer Fun_0105Surrey wedding photographer Fun_0106Surrey wedding photographer Fun_0107Surrey wedding photographer Fun_0108

 

8. Amazing venues and pretty details

Floral crown for brideWildflower wedding detailsThe grange conservatory wedding detailsVintage wedding carScrabble letters crondon park detailsLavender place namesVintage bike at weddingBright wedding bouquet bonhams farmCapel manor wedding detailsNorthbrook park sunny weddingCupcake standRustic marquee wedding details vintage chinaVintage suitcase weddingAutumn wedding bouquetMicklefield hall wedding ringsFestival themed micklefield hall weddingBlankets at weddingMicklefield hall outside weddingMicklefield hall wedding ceremonyFestival themed marquee at micklefield hall weddingmarquee by night and dayNorthbrook park surrey wedding venuePretty church and blue skyGate Street Barn weddingBartholomew Barn decorated with paper lanterns

9. Food, glorious food!

Wedding canapesWedding foodWedding cakes

10. Amazing dancing

Twirling first dance at easthampstead parkFulham Palace wedding first danceDenbies vineyard first dance dipGhyll manor wedding photographyMarquee first danceBootleg beatles at weddingWedding guests dancing

11. Some fun nighttime shots

The grange wedding photographOld finsbury town hall wedding photographerBacklit man smoking cigar

Wow, can you see how fun 2014 was?  Looking forward to catching up on sleep for a couple of days before 2015’s season kicks off on 31st January!

Love Sarah xx

Sarah Legge Photography – Surrey wedding photographer extraordinaire!  Taking fresh, joyful wedding photographs throughout London, Surrey, Sussex and beyond.

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