Fun wedding

Sarah & Toby | A fun wedding at the Little Theatre in Bath

Where to even begin with this wedding!

Sarah and Toby are the best kind of people. They are warm, hilarious and just the most fun to be around. I honestly don’t know if I have ever laughed as much photographing a wedding! The couple have a bunch of great friends too and I felt so welcomed throughout the day by everyone, it was really lovely.

Sarah got ready at her childhood home with her best friend, parents and adorable nieces. The two girls were so cute and really mischievous! I absolutely loved Sarah’s choice of wedding car - her and her family love classic minis and they couldn’t resist the opportunity to drive into Bath in two of them (see below!).

The couple chose to get married at the Little Theatre in Bath. I LOVE this venue, Russell and I even looked into getting married here ourselves. Basically couples get married on the stage in front of their friends and family as the “audience” and it’s pretty magical. The theatre is from the 1930s and the decor is almost identical to when it first opened. The lighting in the theatre is dark and atmospheric so we talked beforehand about whether or not they would like me to use flash. I wouldn’t normally use flash during a wedding ceremony unless the venue is super dark and in that case I would always check with the couple first. I explained that by not using flash the images would be slightly grainy but they loved the idea of that as the result would be more in keeping with the vibe of the venue.

The ceremony was really beautiful. Sarah and Toby’s friend made them an incredible 8-bit video to play shortly before they exchanged rings. After the ceremony everyone ate popcorn and drank beer while avoiding the rain outside.

As it was raining, Sarah and Toby hopped into a mini and drove to their reception venue - Bath Function Rooms, while the rest of their guests (and me!) walked to the venue through the streets of Bath. I loved this part of the day as all the guests had funky umbrellas with colourful outfits and we caused quite a stir as we walked among the shoppers and commuters!

The wedding reception was super fun and included lovely (and hilarious!) speeches and a brilliant quiz. Family photographs were a blast too as Sarah and Toby kept jumping in front of each other’s families, it was so funny. The best part for me though was when Sarah, Toby and I went for a little walk while they turned the room around for dancing. We walked past Sainsburys (v entertaining for shoppers!) and went to take zombie portraits by the river (dream couple or what!). On the way to the river we bumped into a group of uni students who were on their way back from the shop with cucumber (?) and prosecco! They shared their prosecco with Sarah and Toby and it was such a laugh :)

We returned to Bath Function Rooms for their first dance to Frightened Rabbit ‘Old, Old Fashioned’ 💛😭 and an evening full of dancing.

This wedding was awesome, Sarah and Toby - you’re the best 🤩

Flowers: Daisy ties the knot

Make up: Vanity box

Dress: Perfect Princess Bridal - Sarah raved about these guys and she LOVED her dress!

Wedding Invitation for Bath Wedding | Little Theatre wedding in Bath
Bride having make up done professionally on wedding day
Bride having make up applied by friend
Family react to bride in wedding dress
Bridesmaids and flower girls walking out of house
Bride getting out of classic mini wedding car at the Little Theatre in Bath
Bride smiles as she gets out of classic mini wedding car at the Little Theatre in Bath
Classic mini wedding car at the Little Theatre in Bath
Mother of the bride and brother walk along to the Little Theatre wedding in Bath
Groom waiting for bride at the Little Theatre in Bath
Bride walks along aisle in the Little Theatre in Bath
Bride and Groom stand with celebrant on the stage at the Little Theatre in Bath
Wedding ceremony at the Little Theatre in Bath
Wedding film on the screen at the Little Theatre in Bath
Bride and Groom exchanging rings at the Little Theatre in Bath
Wedding ceremony at the Little Theatre in Bath
Just married at the Little Theatre in Bath
Wedding guests at the Little Theatre in Bath
Confetti cannon at the Little Theatre in Bath
Wedding guests eating popcorn
Wedding at the Little Theatre in Bath
Little Theatre in Bath
Bride and Groom outside the Little Theatre in Bath
The Little Theatre wedding in Bath
Wedding at the Little Theatre in Bath
Classic mini wedding cars in Bath
Wedding guests walking through Bath
Wedding guests walking through Bath
Wedding guests in Bath
Bath Function Rooms wedding
Wedding in Bath
Wedding guest blowing bubbles
Wedding guests chatting during wedding reception
Flower girl and bridesmaid at wedding reception
wedding guests laughing
Flower girl throwing confetti over bride while she drinks wine
Wedding guest cuddling baby
Film table setting at wedding
Cutting the cake at Bath Function Rooms
Top table at Bath Function Rooms wedding
Father of the Bride speech makes Bride and Groom laugh
Wedding guests and wedding party laugh at Father of the Bride speech
Bride smiles at Father of the Bride as he gives wedding speech
Bride hugging Groom as he gives wedding speech
Wedding guest smiling during speeches
Bride grinning as Groom reads wedding speech
Wedding guests laughing at speeches
Groom raises glass in toast to all wedding guests
Bridal party laughing at speeches
Best man speech at Bath Function Rooms wedding
Wedding guests laughing at Best Man's wedding speech
Bridal party react to Best Man's wedding speech
Wedding guests clap at end of wedding speeches
Wedding guest book
Flower girl in pyjamas with family
Man picks up daughter and plays a game
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Best man and wedding guests laughing
Wedding quiz at Bath Function Rooms
Quiz at Bath Function Rooms wedding
Wedding quiz reactions from Bride and Groom
Wedding quiz victory!
Wedding guests laughing
Wedding quiz team victory
Bride and Groom walk past Sainsburys
Group of people with bride and groom and bottle of prosecco
Champagne bottle popped
Bride drinking champagne from the bottle
Zombie Bride and Groom
Bride laughing during first dance at Bath Function Rooms wedding
Wedding guests dancing to metal music
Wedding guests dancing
Wedding guest singing and dancing
couple dancing and grinning
Bride dancing with friends

Becky & Shane | A super relaxed and fun wedding held at the Budgie Smuggler in Melbourne, Australia

Becky and Shane are two of my favourite people in the entire world. As soon as they got engaged I just knew they would plan a super relaxed and fun wedding for all their friends and family and I couldn't wait!

These guys know how to plan one hell of a wedding. They chose to forego tradition and get married in an awesome venue called The Budgie Smuggler - a really relaxed bar/warehouse event space which is decorated in stylish and industrial touches. 

In Becky's own words "I felt like an imposter at the traditional wedding venues, so I went with a place that made me feel happy and at home...oh and it had beer on tap, that was Shane's prerequisite!" 

These guys were so relaxed that when I suggested they have a first look and take portraits and group shots before the ceremony in the daylight (they got married in the evening) they didn't hesitate. I've not photographed a first look before and I would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married later in the day (or during winter!) or even if you feel a little anxious about the ceremony! 

I really loved the whole approach that Becky and Shane took to planning their wedding, Becky told me "I tried to forget about what people expected you to do on the day and just went with what we really wanted. I have got through most of my life with a relaxed 'wing it' attitude and thought I've made it this far and nothing bad has happened!". Other examples of ways in which they broke tradition included getting an Uber to and from the ceremony (such a good idea!) and abandoning the idea of 'favours' and just making sure everyone had plenty to eat and drink. 

One of my favourite things about this wedding (apart from their carefree approach the whole day and in the run up!) was how much love was felt throughout the entire day. Becky and Shane love each other so much, you only have to be with them for 5 minutes to notice it. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room during the ceremony (mine definitely weren't!)!

But it wasn't just the two of them, everyone loves these two so much - from family who travelled across the world to be with them, to friends who helped organise and prep for the big day (a huge shout out to Becky's Maid of Honour Thea who is actually superhuman!) and Shane's parents who have continually supported the two of them in everything they do. It was such an incredible honour to be a part of this amazing occasion and I am so bloody happy to say (for the millionth time!) congratulations Mr and Mrs Young ♡ 

Supplier info:

Venue (plus food, drink and DJ): The Budgie Smuggler

Flowers: TBC Event Styling, Floristry & Design

Make-up: Emily Tong

Hair: Cropped Hair and Beauty - Ash Jende

Bridal shoes: Bared Footwear

Dress: Pollardi

Shane's suit: Joe Black 

Enjoy the photos! I will be blogging my travel photos from Australia soon too, yay! :) 

Melbourne Australia postcard 'Melbourne because you can never have too much weather!'
'happy wedding day' card
Shane do not enter - sign on the door
Red and white roses
Preparing rose petal confetti
Champagne and croissants on the morning of the wedding
Sister of the groom holding Rosie the dog
Baskets of rose petal confetti
Bridal flowers
Bride on the morning of her wedding
Bride having make up finished
Bride having lipstick applied by make up artist
Grandpa cuddles his granddaughter at wedding
Bridesmaids help the bride get ready
Bridesmaids and family react to seeing bride for the first time
Bride arrives at venue in an uber
Father of the bride and maid of honour help the bride out of an uber outside wedding venue
Beautiful bride waiting to go into wedding venue
Bride walking across bridge for first look
Groom waits for bride at first look
Bride and groom first look in Melbourne Australia
Groom sees bride for first time at first look
Family walking across bridge see bride and groom for the first time
Bride and groom first look
Bridal party laughing at Ringwood Lake Park, VIC
Bride and groom walking through Ringwood Lake Park, VIC
Bride trying to make groom smile
Bride and groom cuddling with cheesy grins
Bride and groom portraits in Ringwood Lake Park, VIC. The Budgie Smuggler wedding. Melbourne Australia
wedding portraits in Ringwood Lake Park, Ringwood, VIC The Budgie Smuggler wedding photography
Bride and groom laughing during portraits at Ringwood Lake Park, Ringwood, VIC
Bride and groom laughing during portraits The Budgie Smuggler wedding
Bride and groom laughing in black and white
Welcome to the Budgie Smuggler sign - The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Handwritten wedding sign reading 'welcome to the wedding of Shane and Becky'
Groom and groomsmen waiting for the bride at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Groom, groomsmen and officiant awaiting the bride
Bride and her father walking down the aisle
Bride hugging her father during wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Bride and groom laughing during wedding ceremony
Groom crying during wedding ceremony
Bride and groom smiling during wedding ceremony
Bride wiping tears from groom's face during wedding ceremony
Bride watching groom during wedding ceremony at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Father and mother of the groom crying during the wedding ceremony
Groom wiping his eyes during the wedding ceremony
Bride and groom exchange vows
Bride smiling while groom reads his vows at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Bride laughing while exchanging rings
Bride and groom kiss at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Rose petal confetti shot
Groom drinking a pint of beer
Groomsman eating a burger
Bride chatting to friends after wedding ceremony at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Guest dancing at wedding
Bride and friends pulling silly faces
Bride and mother of the groom smiling
Donut wall at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Bride drinking beer after wedding ceremony at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Bride and groom eating donuts
Groom shoving a donut in bride's face
Bride and groom eating donuts after wedding ceremony
Bride and groom drinking beer after wedding ceremony
Wedding guests pose for picture at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Bride and groom first dance at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC
Dancing bride
Dancing wedding guests
Wedding guests dancing
Happy dancing wedding guests
Wedding dance floor conga
Maid of honour and father of the bride dancing
Wedding guests dancing the Macarena
Singing wedding guests
Bride dancing with the mother of the groom
Wedding guests dancing
Bride and groom dancing
Couple dancing at wedding
Donut wall
Bride dance off
Wedding guest dance off

We ended the night with shots at the bar! 

Thank you so much to my amazing second shooter Jess for this photo! :) 

Wedding guests take shots at the bar at The Budgie Smuggler, Ringwood, VIC

Charli & Martin | A fun seaside wedding held at East Quay in Whitstable, Kent

Eeeee I loved this wedding!

I assisted the wonderful Clare and it was so much fun! Charli and Martin are super friendly and silly (my favourite type of people!) and their friends and family were super too. 

East Quay is an incredible quirky wedding venue right on the beach in Whitstable. The perfect thing about this venue is that it would be beautiful regardless of the weather (just imagine a stormy sky and ocean!). 

If you're looking for an awesome venue on the south coast you definitely need to visit East Quay! I'd absolutely love to photograph another wedding there :)

Now for the photos! 

East Quay, Whitstable, Kent
East Quay wedding
East Quay groom
Dogs at East Quay wedding
Groom and best man at East Quay wedding
Bride and bridesmaids at East Quay wedding
Bride and father of the bride at East Quay wedding
East Quay wedding ceremony
East Quay wedding ceremony
Getting married at East Quay wedding venue
Reading at East Quay wedding venue
Just married at East Quay wedding venue
Just married at East Quay wedding venue
Confetti at East Quay wedding venue
Pimms at East Quay wedding venue
Guests eating food at East Quay wedding
Guests eating oysters at East Quay wedding
Guests eating at East Quay wedding
Father of the bride at East Quay wedding
Bridesmaids having fun at East Quay wedding
Bridesmaid taking photograph at East Quay wedding
Bride and groom laughing at East Quay wedding
East Quay wedding venue decor
Bride and groom kissing at East Quay wedding
Raising a glass to the bride and groom at East Quay wedding venue
Bride and Groom in front of beach hut East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom on the beach in Whitstable outside East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom on Whitstable beach outside East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom stood by beach hut at East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom walking along the beach at East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom at East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom cuddling on Whitstable pier
Bride and groom walking on Whitstable pier
First dance with live band at East Quay wedding venue
Dancing at East Quay wedding venue
Air guitar dancing at East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom playing in the sea outside East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom laughing on the beach outside East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom stood on Whitstable beach outside East Quay wedding venue
Bride and groom on Whitstable beach at sunset outside East Quay wedding venue