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Sophie & Ollie

On Monday 30th December I had the honour of watching Ollie marry the love of his life Sophie. Sophie first reached out to me to photograph her gorgeous son Jude back in the summer and it was an honour to be asked to photograph her and Ollie's wedding. Having met them previously gave a more familiar feel to capturing their special day which I absolutely loved. We started the day off at Sophies mums house where funnily enough I grew up playing on the green outside with Sophie's younger twin siblings!

It was lovely to see two of my besties Sam at Sam Orwell Bridal Hair and Kiri at Kiri Make Up Artist who were in charge of hair & make up for the bride and bridesmaids. One of my favourite parts of a wedding is being part of the bridal prep buzz. It's a nervous yet excited vibe full of giggles and Prosecco and it means I can capture some really beautiful preparation shots. 

As always, the morning flashed before our eyes and we couldn't believe it was time to head to the Arundel Town Hall! Sophie looked absolutely radiant in her wedding dress, truly stunning and the bridesmaids complimented her and the winter wedding look perfectly.

Upon arrival at the the Town Hall, we realised that Sophie had left her bouquet at home! There's a first for everything, but she handled it with dignity and grace.. and stole the bridesmaids bouquets instead! ha!

After the ceremony we went outside to capture some portraits and formal shots and we were so lucky to have the gorgeous low sun, making for stunning photographs! It was the perfect moment to sneak Ollie and Sophie away from everyone to capture some couples portraits and it was amazing, we went outside the Town Hall and had a wonder around Arundel.  This moment is so important for newlyweds as you don't get much time on your own on your wedding day.

The reception was held at Butlers and it was dressed with twigs and fairy lights for the festive season. It really complimented the theme of the wedding, and it had a relaxed vibe whilst people arrived and settled down for a drink and a chat.

The speeches that followed the dinner were on top form! Emotions were running high from everyone, including me, I have said it before but I am so grateful for my camera that I can hide behind, I can't help it I shed a tear at every wedding! O+S clearly meant a lot to their guests.

The night concluded with a live band, drinks flowing and everybody genuinely having a fantastic time. It was great to be a part of it and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thank you Sophie + Ollie for choosing me, I wish you a lifetime of happiness with your gorgeous family.


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