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Weddings

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Verity and James chose a church wedding in Lemsford, followed by an amazing wedding party hidden in secret Bluebell woods in Wheathampsted.  When we first met up for a pre wedding shoot and chat, I realised how amazing they were and just how important the day was for them both.  I met their horses and the dogs Hoggy and Bex, and was enthralled when James showed me bits of an amazing Geodisic dome that he was making for the wedding bar. In fact everything was made by them. James made his own wedding band, a cake stand, the bar in the dome, centrepiece and Verity stitched masses of bunting, including fabric with horses on and some of Jame's old shirts and ski resport themed table plan even the table names from Verity's horses' shoes! A true massive project, which was kept quiet from almost everyone. Verity's dad mentioned this in his speech "Isn't it exciting!?" She had told him, as she explained their dreams for turning their friend's wood that had no road access into their dream wedding location. They not only built the dome, but also cleared a road through, laying hardcore down so that caterers and the yurt could be placed just where they wanted it. They hoped and dreamed that their date would coincide with bluebells in the wood. It was spectacular to see. Guests were ferried by tractor to the location and the couple themselves drove right through a path made in the bluebells on their quadbike.  This was a party of celebration of love, determination and faith! Verity's parents were understandably very proud, that showed, and the welcome I received as photographer was so genuine and touching. Their two dogs wandered around the woods and even joined Verity and James on the dancefloor. I have never seen such a packed yurt of happy guests, happy for this lovely couple to be married and start a new part of their life together.. I'll let you see the photos...

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Guests arrived at a barn, and transport took them to the secret bluebell woods, where the reception awaited them!

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Keen skiiers Verity and James had decked their venue out with names of places they have skied in, the Geodisic dome that James made was their Saloon bar, complete with skiis and a massive stock of home made shots for the guests.

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Verity is a vet, and of course a big animal lover, so the cake featured their pigs, horses, dogs, quad bike and cat!

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Truly the most full yurt I have ever seen! Shots were delivered by these backpack and guns for the drinking games the guests played.

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They were joined on the dance floor by one of their dogs Hoggy, who was just as excited to be busting some moves!

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Bride's dress Essence of Australia

Brides personalised Wellys Weddingtons

Bouquets and buttonholes Stephanie Rose Florist

Catering It's Grilled

AMAZING GEODISIC DOME Bar - Made by James

Venue Will's Private Secret Bluebell woods 

Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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I LOVE finding and photographing in amazing locations! It's no secret I love colour, I always have, when I think back to being a child, there was a bright orange toy elephant I had and a pair of hot pink shoes both of which made me extremely happy. Neon signs seem to have a life of their own, so I headed to God's Own Junkyard, where a mess of neon is clustered in one big area. It would be the Perfect wedding location, one I would love to photograph, it would be right up there with this absolutely amazing colourful wedding location! This all started in the 50's Chris Bracey's father made neon for carnivals, funfairs and almost all of the Soho sex establishment. Chris wanted to be an artist and it wasnt until he realised that Neon signs could be art that he went to join his father and became involved in this too. He realised that by 'bringing Vegas to Soho' he could make signs for Soho - it was him that changed the look of the Soho we recognise today. Chris went on to work for Stanley Kubrick and other directors making Neon art for the film industry. The collection includes all old upcycled and reclaimed pieces and they have undertaken some outrageous commissions too.  Its a amazing story and an amazing place. Dreaming of the wedding I photograph there!
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Chris sadly died in November 2014, his sons and wife, keep the business and place he loved alive and bright. He said, if God had a junk yard, it would look like this.  This justgiving page was set up in his memory. Many who visit this amazing place will head here to donate.

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...and who could not fall in love with a cafe called "The Rolling Scones"?

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Sharon is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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One thing that struck me about this wedding was the amazing tight family bond, Chelsea and Gav truly loved everyone they shared their day with. You could immediately tell, that this was the underpinning of an already great partnership. Chelsea and Gav were just elated to be husband and wife, and with their dear son Innes, they celebrated the day with so much laughter, fun and dancing. Chelsea had an amazing wedding morning getting ready in her home, packed with her nine bridesmaids and many other family members. She smiled, she laughed, she cried, she was supported by her amazing friends as she got ready to marry the man she loves. Their wedding took place on a freezing December day at Three Lakes Farm in Ware. She told me "I have so much to be happy about" Both sides of the family were cracking and enjoyed that Mariachi band, the amazing laser show that Gav set up and they partyed hard!

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Sharon is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

This is just a selection of the photos from the day, family and friends can obtain the password to the online gallery to view or purchase photos.

 

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It was such a joy to photograph this beautiful wedding in December, having met at art school Chessie and Dan clearly were meant to be together. Their wedding was full of hand made touches,  a delightful painted table-plan canvas, sweet name cards and hand-punched snowflake confetti. There was a Christmas Pudding wedding cake and excellent wine flowed. The reception was warm and cosy, with candles and twinkly lights everywhere.

Chessie wore an amazing unique 70s vibe gown - a chic Ozzie Clarke-esque design she had made from her drawings.  She teamed this with a cosy fur shrug and a fabric floral headband and veil. The whole look was finished off with a breathtaking, utterly elegant and romantic arm sheaf bouquet of sea holly, berries, pink snapdragons and exquisite white bouvardia blooms which actually looked square!  Chessie was the perfect bride, relaxed, happy, smiley and just enjoyed her amazing day. There was a touching ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office and then everyone boarded a London red bus off to the cosy warm Christmassy welcome in the family home.

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Chessie painted this amazing canvas, which featured 9 different artists for each table.

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Bespoke brides gown to her design by Mihaela's Fashion, Cricklewood

Brides shrug Zara

Brides shoes ASOS

Grooms suit  Paul Smith

Grooms tie Gieves and Hawkes

Grooms shoes Dr Marten's

Flowers The Flower Stand, Totteridge Station

Catering Food Events

 

The party was amazing, all the family and friends were so welcoming, I really enjoyed the whole day. Lots of touching well delivered speeches and much dancing! I wish Chessie and Dan every happiness together as husband and wife, and thank them for choosing me.

  

Sharon is a Hitchin wedding photographer covering London, Herts and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

This is just a selection of the photos from the day, family and friends can obtain the password to the online gallery to view or purchase  photos.

 

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Wow, what a year. I feel so lucky that my job gives me such a sense of pride and joy. This year I have met so many amazing people and photographed in some of my absolute favourite places. If this is the first time you have visited my blog, you can find out more about me here, and follow me on your favourite social media channel including; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

 

I've learnt that regardless of any wedding detail and location, it is all about YOU, the couple who put your trust in me. The journey following booking is as important to me. I've loved getting to know my couples and got excited alongside them. I've photographed large weddings, two with 9 bridesmaids, I've photographed intimate small weddings. I've returned to many venues that I've previously photographed at, but always strived to make each set of wedding photos unique and personal. I've had fun in London, Sussex, York, Liverpool as well as in Herts, Beds, Cambs, plus I flew out to Poland for an amazing wedding there; each special day is uniquely beautiful and completely different.

 

I've taken a big hard look at myself and how I work, and feel elated when I read messages of thanks, saying I gave my all, how committed and part of each wedding I became. I've made new friends, and enjoyed staying in touch - when you share such an important day and are the one to help the memories, it's like you have a magic key. From first meeting, to pre wedding shoots, to contact before the wedding day, these friendships bloom. When I turn up at the wedding day, I instantly feel comfortable, trusted and able to be creative. This year I have also had the pleasure of some family shoots for some of my past couples, and that is an absolute honour and joy for me.

 

I've learnt the importance of what is photographed and that at some point the photos will be looked at with a touch of sadness. Your day is shared with all those who you love and care for, they are very important. Through my own loss in the middle of this year, I am reminded that there comes a time for all of us when we need to look back at someone's life and to cling on to the precious memories we shared with them. Every wedding I attend there is a solomn nod to family who are loved but no longer able to share the day.

 

I have a continual drive to be the best I can, to try new things and to learn more and push myself. I've had three awesome opportunities to do that this year with photographers I admire and have taken so much from. Other non-wedding work has been fabulous too, photographing for companies, businesses, actors, and fashion. I've had more weddings featured on top wedding blogs and magazines too.

 

I've selected some wedding photos from the past 12 months, thank you for being awesome and welcoming me into your wedding day. If you want to see that full wedding, just click on their names. I can't wait to do it all again in 2015!

 

Emily and Adam were married in Woolwich Register office and then held a party a few weeks later at British Schools museum. Emily made everything herself, her dress, her amazing bouquet, the buttonholes and the amazing snuff bar at her reception. The wedding was featured on Rock and Roll Bride and Emily really was 'Rock and Roll' Hitchin-Wedding-Photographer 01

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Marta and Cliff asked me which dates I was available and they planned their date around me, flying me out to Bydgoszcz for their fantastic day, an art deco hotel with a vintage car ride around the city just me and them, to take their photos was a whole lot of fun!

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Jen and Dan had a romantic wedding in the Cotswolds, full of emotion, fun and activity.

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Karen and Mark had an amazingly multi-coloured and fun wedding at one of my favourite places, Butterfly World.

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Butterfly world st Albans wedding sharon Cooper

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Laura and Paul had a perfectly sweet wedding at Tewin Bury farm, with gorgeous flowers, amazing succulents and tip top decorated barn, all designed by Laura herself.

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Hayley and Brett were married on a superb happy Summer's day in the amazing grounds and the Gipsy caravans at South Farm. Hayley's wedding was featured here on Love my Dress blog too.

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Scarlet and Matthew were married at the incredible Sir Basil Spence building in Sussex, it inspired their whole day, with these amazing multi coloured details, that Scarlet and Matthew made entirely themselves. A beautiful day filled with so much love. They sang "God only knows" by the beach boys and "Fantasy by Earth wind and fire in place of hymns.

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Fiona and Paul were married at Shortmead House, and she touchingly wore her Mother's original 1970 dress, it was her way of feeling that part of her Dad could be with her on her emotional but amazing day.

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Vicky and Bob planned an amazing outdoor wedding, with a yurt, tipi and hand made bar in the woods. It was a diy woodland festival wedding.

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Steph and Benni came over from Germany for a very special intimate wedding celebration, to revisit the area the bride had grown up. They also brought their amazing dog with them, and he appeared to be a very important guest!

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Claire and Simon married in Saltwell Towers in Newcastle, a place they often go with their beloved dog Alfie, who also was a big part of the day!

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Sophie and Sam were married at Coltsfoot Retreat, their bridesmaids were Sophies two beautiful identical twin daughters. It was a touching day, and a winter wedding where Mr Claus marries Mrs Claus, well, thats just too cute!

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Chessie and Dan were married just a few weeks ago, at Chelsea Register office, with a Red bus taking all the bridal group and guests back to a fantastic party afterwards. Chessie was the second bride this year who made all her own confetti, hers was snowflake stamped out of beautiful white and cold tissue paper. It looked superb.

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Chelsea and Gavin had a day filled with love and surrounded by so many important people, Chelsea did not stop smiling all day. Their Mariachi band and laser show in the evening were fantastic.

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So there we have it, please click on the links to see their full blog post, as the narrative just cannot be explained by me picking out a handful of photos. It's been an amazing year, thank you if you are one of those I photographed. I'd love to hear from you if you have a few moments, please leave me a comment below. If you are planning your wedding and any of this has inspired you, please tell me too!

 

 

Sharon Cooper is a Wedding photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London and the uk. Sharon provides creative wedding photographyalternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+

 

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