Laura & Jason | East Lodge, Derbyshire Peak District

Our beautiful bride Laura married Jason on a sunny winters day in December 2015 at East Lodge in the heart of the peak district national park.

When Laura first contacted us she was still unsure wether to do her own hair and makeup or to have professional help. We are very pleased to say that she soon realised it would be much more fun to have our team there to pamper her and take away the stress on the morning of her big day. We feel incredibly honured to have been a part of this magical day, Laura is one of the sweetest brides ever and we are so pleased that she has kept in touch.

Their wedding was beautifully captured by Derbyshire based photographer Ben Pollard. To View the full set of amazing images from Laura and Jason’s wedding pop over to his blog here.

Thanks for reading,

Love Natty  x

A huge honour to work on the Andrea Bocelli UK Cinema Tour

2016 is drawing to an end and things are finally starting to calm down for the team.  It’s been an epic year with massive change, growth, and adventure.  We’re slightly worried that we may have peaked!  Hopefully not though, hey!

Aren’t we just the luckiest of ladies to be doing something we’re so passionate about!  We certainly think so and we’re very humbled by the support and well wishes from the massive following we’ve acquired over the years – we love you all!

It’s with great pleasure that we share a few images from one of our many highlights this year, with thanks to awesome actor and Photographer Rob Vivancos for his kind permission.

This has to be THE hardest post I’ve written, simply because I feel like words aren’t enough.

It was a whirlwind of a weekend I can say!

In just 36 hours we managed to squeeze in 5 makeovers (twice over) for world famous faces, at 2 Arenas some 250 miles apart, with a combined audience of 26,000+.  Sandwiched in the middle was a beautiful wedding and a very turbulent flight which we could have so easily missed given the almost impossible schedule.  We survived on lots of Coffee and a mere 3 hours sleep!  I’m shattered just thinking about it!

The most valuable parts of this unforgettable experience was, without doubt, spending time backstage with some of the most inspiring people in existence.

Christine Allado, Elisa Balbo, Christine Campbell , Travis S C Knight and Hanna Lyn Hughes were all an absolute dream to work with.  I dont think we expected to have quite as much fun and to be look after as well as we were whilst working on such a huge production.   Each of their performances completely knocked our socks off and we are now huge fans of theirs for life. I hope we get the opportunity to work with these amazing people again in the future.  It’s fair to say we got a little attached and we’re quite sad when it was time to say our goodbyes.

Maestro Andrea Bocelli, equally as spellbinding off stage as on it, we found to be a complete gentleman.  He needed minimal attention from Natty and I in terms of styling, being the handsome chap he is, but the 10 minutes or so we did spend in his private dressing room were magical.   I’d challenge anyone to not go completely weak at the knees witnessing vocal warm up exercises by this captivating human being.  My goosebumps had goosebumps!

Below is our own little montage of images that were taken our I-phones.

 

 

 

Nonsuch Mansion & Ewell Church Becky & Ollie

Here’s Becky and Ollie’s wedding at Nonsuch Mansion in late April.

Their wedding was amazing and ran super smoothly from when I first arrived up until we waved them goodbye at the end of the evening.

I was fortunate in that Becky and Ollie were getting ready at the family homes about five minutes from each other. Being able to bounce between couples during prep is handy and it’s nice to have that balance in the photos.

Before Nonsuch they got married at St Mary’s Church in Ewell which is the same church Becky’s parents tied the knot at a few moons ago.

Ollie held it together really well as Becky walked down through the church with her dad and honestly, it was one of those weddings where you truly felt it was one entity in the church rather than individual guests.

A wedding often reflects the family and there was a lot of love here, it felt lovely to be a part of this.

We then had some photos on the church steps before heading off the Nonsuch for the reception.

Late April / early May time of year is when nature starts to look it’s best and as the weather was nice we could make proper use of the grounds at Nonsuch Park for photos. We also took some later on in the evening as the sun set and made use of the car too.

Speeches and dinner followed and a packed dancefloor took over the rest of the night. Their first dance was beautiful, so much so I cried (which is rare, it’s the speeches that usually get me) but maybe that was just because everyone was so damn nice, all day, without exception. I felt like part of the family despite only seeing their world through a window.

Here are some more photos from their day:

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St Peter’s Church Cirencester & Cripps Barn Karina & Joe

Cripps Barn Wedding

Karina and Joe’s wedding at Cripps Barn in September was just a lovely wedding to shoot.

I had everything I needed, they both got ready next door to each other so I could cover everyone equall, inside the church the vicar was super cool and I had absolute free reign to go anywhere (and that means a lot), their reception was at Cripps Barn and it’s just gorgeous there and the dancefloor was packed all night.

What’s not to love?

What I will add is that all this meant nothing without these two and the way they were. I felt totally and utterly connected to this wedding as if I’d known them for years and I felt as equally wrapped up in the wedding as the guests were.

Sure, I connect with every couple, it’s almost as important to have that ability as it is to take photos. But every now and again you get something more out of the day and even now, looking back, I’m still romancing this particular wedding.

I just can’t explain it.

We had a lot of opportunities for photos as the weather was just so nice but it’s to be expected of September and in the evening the full moon was out for us too.

Here are some more photos from their day:

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