Karin + Urs (Laupen, Switzerland)

A wedding in Laupen, Switzerland

Switzerland is a wonderful country and this wasn't the first time I have visited it. My sister lives here and I come at least twice every year.

Beautiful, clean, well organised, with gorgeous cheese, chocolates and refreshingly clean air. It's a great break whenever I leave overcrowded London.

I have met the couple Karin & Urs beforehand when we did our pre-wedding session in Freiburg in Switzerland on a lovely sunny day.

Although I speak german, Swiss speak a dialect which sounds like a combination french, german and italian at times. So there was definitely a language barrier which lead to some funny situations (most of the time I have my lovely sister at hand, who offers to translate) however this time it was me all alone.

We started with Karin's preparation in Coiffeur Riedo and moved to Urs's preparation in a luxury clothing store.

After a typical Swiss ceremony (which literally takes about 10 - 15 mins) we have moved to gorgeous Laupen for some drinks and food.

I definitely enjoyed this wedding, although I had a terrible cold and I thought I'll die by the end of the day (typical man, eh? :D)

 


Lorenza + Matt (Valetta, Malta)

A wedding in the sun

When it comes to a sunny wedding and UK the chances that this will happen are non-existent. Lots of brides & groom wish for a hot summer outdoor wedding. It's like one of their wildest dreams. Let's face it, you spend lots of money on your perfect day and want it to be superb. However, no matter how much your budget is, you can't order the weather online.

Lorenza & Matt decided to host their wedding in Malta,. Not only because Lorenza is Maltese, but to ensure the weather is perfect. Obviously you will get much more for your money abroad and it makes your wedding sound more exotic :)

I have photographed my first sunny wedding abroad in Malta. Yay.  The wedding ceremony took place in a beautiful church in Valletta (unfortunately this church didn't permit any photography whatsoever) and a wedding reception took place in Valletta a short journey away by coach.

Most of wedding guests were picked up from the Bugibba area by St. Paul's Bay which offered some great places to eat and drink out and lovely (albeit rocky) beaches to relax & swim in the cool Mediterranean Sea.

For more information about why is Malta a perfect wedding location, read my blog here.


Zoe + Shelley

Port Vale Football Club, Stoke on Trent

The wedding of Zoe & Shelley actually took place in beautiful and sunny South Africa. The family and friends who weren't able to make it, enjoyed themselves in Port Vale Football Club, in Stoke on Trent.

As a wedding photographer in London I get a chance to travel around the UK shooting weddings in different cities and experiencing their different charms.

I have previously visited Stoke on Trent, mainly because of Alton Towers theme park, which was a nice surprise. I haven't imagined that theme parks in the UK will be any good (being a Disney fanatic myself). It was nice returning to Stoke on Trent for Zoe & Shelley's wedding.

 


Alexa + David (Vienna, Austria)

Schloss Weikersdorf, Baden near Vienna, Austria

It has been incredible to have this opportunity to travel to Austria and take wonderful photos of Alexa & David's wedding. My journey has started with a short flight to Vienna and a nice little train ride to Baden.

Baden is a small spa town near Vienna. Rich in 19th Century architecture, with memorials to Beethoven and Mozart, near to Kalvarienberg where the hills transition to Vienna Woods. Wedding guests were staying at Hotel Schloss Weikersdorf & Spa (I now regret not staying an extra night to enjoy these superb facilities).

The wedding day started with Dave playing tennis with his groomsmen and afterwards with bridal/groom preparation. After a short coach ride to Vienna and a beautiful ceremony in an impressive church followed by drinks and a bite to eat in a nearby vineyard. Vienna has many vineyards (over 700 hectares) and vine growing has a long tradition here.

I have taken some couple shots in the vineyards too and afterwards we made our way back to Schloss Weikersdorf for the dinner (traditional Wiener-Schnitzel), drinks and dance.

Taking photographs on a wedding abroad is not exactly a holiday however the experience is truly remarkable, especially if the newlyweds treat you like one of their guests.

I can really recommend Baden for a weekend getaway, whether you like spas, wine or both :)

 

Vienna Photography Wedding Baden

 


Richmal + Steve

Remenham Club, Henley-on-Thames

I'm now going into the depths of my older wedding archives, all the way into 2014. Richmal & Steve are one of my first wedding clients in the UK.

It seems that most of wedding I have shot in the UK have been sunny, which is rather unusual. Richmal and Steve got married on he 31st May 2014 in the beautiful Town Hall in Henley-on-Thames. As they're both rowers they have decided to host their reception in the Remenham Rowing Club, nearby.

The Remenham Club was founded in 1909 during a meeting of metropolitan and up-river clubs. The Club grounds stand just under a mile along the 1.3 Royal regatta course. You can read about the club more here.

Many guests have enjoyed this beautiful and relaxed reception on a warm summer day. I think this was for me definitely one of most memorable weddings. The bride and groom seated me on the main table with themselves, which ensured that I won't miss any action (and surely it made some the guests confused)

Lots of fun speeches, dancing, ball games and a gorgeous views of the river where guests enjoyed a chilled glass of Prosecco & some delicious food.

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Maria + Olli

Brands Hatch Place, Bromley

This wonderful wedding took place in Bromley. It has a special place in my heart because it was a first "official" wedding I have photographed in my career.

The day started with Maria getting ready in her parents house, after which I made my way to check on Olli & Jack. A beautiful ceremony took place in St Joseph's Catholic Church followed by a dinner and reception at Brands Hatch Place in Bromley.

The weather on the day has been everything Maria & Olli could wish for, sunny all the way :)

Find more photos from this wedding on my facebook page.

Wedding Bromley London UK Photographer