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Scarlet and Matthew are the most amazing couple. This wedding is everything marriage should be.  Its a celebration and beautiful example of their love for each other and their friends and family, their taste in Modernist architecture, and skill at design and crafting .  It resulted in a most colourful and unique day, charged with love and underpinned with support and grattidude and DISCO!  They finish each other's sentences and start each other's trains of thought. They share a love of adventure & a large record collection. They sang "God only knows" by the beach boys and "Fantasy by Earth wind and fire in place of hymns. Gazing at each other meaning every god damn word. They spent near on three years searching for their wedding venue. The Meeting House at Sussex University was designed by Sir Basil Spence in the sixties -The coloured windows in the upper floor chapel were the inspiration for artwork used in the wedding invitation and was incorporated  throughout the rest of their details. They are massive crafters and produced interesting things that looked as if they couldn't possibly be home-made. There were over 100 rosettes for guests to be adorned with, fixed to an oak tree outside venue each having a favourite love song lyrics on.  Scarlet wore a stunning silky gown and her friend made her a show stopping feather cape. There was an amazing ceiling of 500 balloons and lots of other multi coloured bits nodding to the coloured venue. The day was charged with love, Ive never witnessed anything like it. Im glad  I had Holly Deacon, second shooting, JUST so that we could share the amazing experience. They couldnt wait to be married. They made an AMAZING cool as hell mix tape that they gave every guest that lasted exactly 1hr,11 minutes and 1 second. signifying that they are now truly "as one" All love songs mixed together coolest thing Ive seen given. So sit back, pour a gin and tonic and if you were lucky enough to be there, enjoy and if you werent, this is how to get married.

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Wow what an amazing day. Thank you to Scarlet and Matthew for sharing your beautiful wedding with me. Big thanks to Holly Deacon my fantastic second shooter on the day.

 

Bride's Gown Hope & Harlequin, Brighton

Bride's feather cape Jayne & Cape and Crown

Bride's Crown Vanessa Roe
Flowers Buds and Blooms (with woven ribbon by Scarlet)
Groom's Suit Les Hommes

Venue The University of Sussex Meeting House

Catering Casa Catering

Lighting by Innerstrings psychedelic lightshow

Music lovers must check out this AMAZING mix tape, twenty three songs of faith, hope and love in celebration of their wedding on the 26th of July 2014, selected with much joy by Matthew and Scarlet and mastered with much talent by Paul 'Mudd' Murphy. Im often listening to it
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This is just a selection of the images taken on the day, the full gallery and password is now available from M&S.

 

Sharon Cooper is a University of Sussex Meeting House Photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

 

 

 

 

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South farm in Summer, sun streaming through the packed gardens, a family of ducklings on the pond. Guests all excited about sleeping in the gypsy caravans or camping on site...everyone smiling. Hayley was a beautiful bride, she beamed as she showed me her dress, her shoes, her flowers. She was thinking of other people all the time, getting her nana a slot with the make up artist and hair dresser too, I could tell she enjoyed making other people happy.  She really had the day she dreamed of and getting stuck to enjoying it came easy. When I arrived on the morning of the wedding, she was with her mum, Dad, sister, sister's boyfriend and nan, all decorating the venue how she wanted. It made me smile that she asked me where I thought some extra decoration would look good.  Each visit to South Farm I like to make each set of photos special to that couple. I look at these and really feel they sum up their day. A very small close family ceremony, followed by lots of mingling and an afternoon with everyone else arriving, then a great South Farm meal. It was so relaxed and I personally had the most time ever with the couple, which is a reflection you will see below in just how many photos of them there are here. A couple of guests were late arriving, so as the wedding party were all ready, this gave me extra time to take photos of Hayley, her lovely sister and bridesmaid Emma, and their Dad 'Papa Smurf' who was the proudest man on this day! The registrars were the lovliest, such great words, it was all very touching. Hayley and Brett loved their day, their vows, their meal, the speeches, their party. Just how a wedding should be. No rules, just do what you feel is right for you. And enjoy each moment. SO many times I heard Brett say how beautiful his wife looked. And she did. Congratulations to you two, you deserve such happiness, Im so glad to have been a part of this.
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There was such a relaxed feel to the whole day, setting the idea here with this lovely sign made by a friend of Hayleys, just sit where your heart desires.

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Hayley and Brett wanted no theme, just the pretty flowers and they collected (and drank) all these little biere blond bottles, which were lovingly cleaned by Brett and lace stuck around them. The little striped bags on each place setting held these sweeties.

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Seeing Hayley's nan really 'getting the treatment' showed just what a lovely close family they all were. She loved it! Had her toes and fingernails done a modern tangy orange by Emma, Hayley's sister and also had make up and hair do!

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The girls chose these gorgeous shoes to go with their outfits. I loved them both!

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Brett's two best men were his brothers, Darren and Adam.

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Friends and family can obtain the password from the bride and groom to access the gallery

 

Venue South Farm

Brides Gown Joanne Fleming

Brides Shoes Miss L Fire

Bridesmaids Gown Oh my Honey

Bridesmaids Shoes Irregular Choice

Cake The Little Cake Kitchen

Bride & Bridesmaid hair Sinead Ryan

MUA Coffee & Pink

Flowers Gayle

 

 

Sharon Cooper is a South Farm Photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides beautiful, emotive, creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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Laura and Paul are two of the kindest warmest people Ive met. As their day unfolded and it was obvious just how much they were made for each other, how they brought out the very best in each other and were over the moon to be husband and wife. They both exchanged beautiful vows and the speeches as ever, really got to me. I love that we had the chance to meet up and I totally got Paul's crazy sense of humour. The importance of sharing their day with family and friends was so apparant. Paul's two best men, sang a hysterical song during their speech and supplied him with a spoof photo of him wearing a Sunderland football team shirt (Not his team you understand). The day was amazing. Laura is ONE talented lady, she had designed and with friend and family's help had made all the exquisite details that were such a joy to look at. The stationary was beautifully designed, printed and co-ordinated. I loved taking it all in with my camea - there were hundreds of hand made decorations, bunting, favours and pom poms, the barn and table settings were the prettiest I had seen. Laura looked amazing in her Justin Alexander dress, with fabulous floral crown and tied bunch bouquets with peonies and succulents too. They chose the lovely Tewin Bury Farm to get married at, its a beautiful venue near Welwyn garden city, the rain held off and everyone loved the day. Take a look at their amazing wedding. And big thanks to you both, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you, I wish you all the happiness you deserve.

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Laura and Paul's beautifully designed orders of service and *everything* were creativly designed and made by Laura. I heard one guest say  "Ohhh I love the wedding branding!"

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THE most delicious naked cake, by Genuine Cakes, thoughtully placed either side were wedding photos of the bride and groom's parents.

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A very special highlight was Laura's old band Carmichael who played in the bar, just lovely.

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The two best men performed and sang a song all about Paul to the tune of 'Hey Jude" - Hysterical!

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Venue Tewin Bury Farm

Gown Justin Alexander
Venue flowers bouquets and Floral Crown Gilly Bean Flowers

Cake Genuine Cakes

Stationary and favours Designed and made Laura

Bunting and pom poms by Laura and the Bunting/Pom pom team!

 

Sharon Cooper is a Tewin Bury Farm Photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

Friends and family can obtain the password from the bride and groom to the online gallery to view all the wedding photos. 

 

Thanks to Martina for assisting on the day. 

 

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Karen and Mark are two of the most fun loving people you could ever meet. Their pre wedding shoot had lots of laughs and giggles and I was sure I knew just how their wedding day was going to be. Karen chose a grecian style dress which she looked amazing in. The flowers were all multicoloured as were the grooms tie, this matched the vibrant colours of the wildflowers and butterflies at their venie. It was a beautiful marriage ceremony, by the groom's father, who is a minister, so amazingly touching to be married by your DAD! I always love capturing those ceremony expressions, but these   ones between the groom, bride and minister mean so much more here. Then it was off on the hottest and longest day of the year in the cutest white open top Beetle, to the fantastic Butterfly World Project in St Albans for the party. The bridesmaids all went into a white campervan for the journey too. I loved photographing this wedding, the team at Butterfly world were amazing and everyone was so friendly and happy- guys you deserve every happiness you truly are made for each other!  Please take a look at their lovely day. 

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At this amazing cermony the groom's own father who is a minister actual married the couple!

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It was the hottest day, but the cool garden room and outside area and cold drinks were very welcome.
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The staff at Butterfly world let the bride and groom have their own private little tour of both the butterfly and the insect house.

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So I said they were fun, yes they went down the slide in the childrens play area and both rode on the rodeo!

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Venue Butterfly world project

Brides dress Bridal House Aylesbury

Flowers Perfect Moment

Hair by SH&M

Make up Lindsay Tearle

‘Billy’ 1971 'Triple' White VW Beetle Karmann Cabriolet V-Dub Rides

Massive thank you to Bernard Pretorious my awesome second shooter on the day for his great assistance.

 

Check out this fantastic wedding video from the amazing White Partridge team

Family and friends can obtain the password to the couple's online gallery to view all the photos from the day.

 

Sharon Cooper is a Butterfly world St Albans photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

 

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