Best of 2018

2018 was bloody fabulous ! So many incredible weddings and couples who did their day their way!

Working in Lancashire and up and down the country heading down to Cornwall and up to Scotland I really did cover the lengths of the UK photographing weddings over the past 12 months. Over 50 weddings later and I’m itching for 2019 weddings to start so I can dive into more unique days.

From 3 day long festivals to intimate elopements no two weddings have been the same which is exactly why this year has been so amazing! To each and every couple who chose me to document their day THANK YOU! I’ve absolutely loved documenting every laugh, tear, hug and epic dance off.

I’ve worked alongside some insanely talented photographers this year and to all of you who have second shot for myself or invited me to shoot alongside you I cannot thank you enough, I’ve had an absolute blast!

2019 is shaping up to equally epic with weddings in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and even Sorrento…. BRING IT ON !

Here’s a tiny snippet of what I got up to in 2018- enjoy!

Happy New Year !

Olivia x

Siobhan and Joe's wonderland wedding at Rochdale Town Hall

Back in February I photographed Siobhan and Joe's wonderland themed wedding and fitting with the theme it was wonderful! Starting with bridal prep at Siobhan's parents house I instantly fell in love with Siobhan's lipstick and eyebrow combination by the insanely talented bridal by frankie!  Full of laughs, amazing music and a book gifted from Joe with space to document their first year together as husband and wife I knew this was going to be a very special day.

After travelling up and down the country photographing weddings it was lovely to back photographing a Lancashire wedding in my hometown of Rochdale. The Town hall is so beautiful and full of history with amazing decor everywhere- it has serious Hogwarts vibes! *swoon* It was a beautiful ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends full of emotional tears, smiles and laughter;  with the accompaniment of a harpist to honour Siobhan's celtic routes- what more could a wedding photographer wish for!?

Following the ceremony we headed outside for a serious shower of confetti! Use this as inspiration- if you want a kick ass confetti shot you need so much more confetti than you initially think you need (confetti canons are always a bonus)! 

We made the most of the rare winter sunshine (even though it was freezing) to take some photos of the pair around the Town hall before heading back in for a reception filled with beers hand picked to match the wonderland theme and settle in for the speeches. 

I'm not going to lie I was waiting all day for Siobhan and Joe's dancefloor to kick off- not only because I LOVE the dancefloor and getting right in the middle of it all but because I knew Joe had created an incredible playlist and it certainly did not disappoint! All of the tunes and ALL of the moves and a sensible choice to chance footwear into something more comfotable I am so excited to share a small snippet of this fabulous day! 

 

Casey and Liam's wedding at The Peacock Room

I've known Casey since high school after being in the same form class so I was extra excited when she asked me to document her and Liam's big day. 

After meeting in Lourdes and later becoming engaged there while on pilgrimage Liam and Casey's day was extra special in paying homage to this in a day surrounded by their family and friends. Bridal preparations were enjoyed over a glass of bubbly and some throwback music supplied by Steps and beautiful makeup by Briony Jayne

The beautiful ceremony was held in Liam's family church at Our Immaculate Mother & ST Anselm's with the service delivered from both Casey and Liam's parish priests making it extra special and personal to the pair. 

After a hefty showering of confetti and the formal group shots the heavens opened just in time for us to make our way over to The Peacock Room. Luckily we dodged the rain for the most part and made use out of the beautiful grounds at the peacock room for some bridal portraits. 

Some emotional speeches recounting of long friendships, and fate bringing Casey and Liam together 

Huge thank you to Sarah for coming along and second shooting with me for the day and capturing some of these moments! 

Styled bridal shoot

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to collaborate on a beautiful styled bridal shoot in Leeds. Working alongside the wonderfully talented Emma Louise Bartlam whose make up studio is based in Leeds city centre we created 3 bridal looks. 

In true Yorkshire style the temperamental weather restricted us from having the opportunity to head outside as originally planned but that didn't stop us from being able to create some bridal portraits within the studio.

If you're looking for a makeup artist for your wedding or even just fancy a pamper I cannot recommend Emma enough so drop her a message or pop into her studio.  

Here's a little bit of what we got up to...

Pippa & Ben's Victoria Hotel wedding with a Mexican twist

Pippa and Ben's wedding was one I couldn't wait for. A beautiful wedding with a fun twist! 

Marking their 11th anniversary Pippa and Ben shared their special day with their friends family and beautiful daughter Pearl. The day kicked off at The Victoria Hotel in Oldham for bridal prep before heading to St James's Church for a beautiful ceremony. We sheltered from the February rain inside the church before braving the cold for a confetti filled get a way.

When we arrived back to The Victoria Hotel we were greeted by a Mariachi band and nacho stand- how AMAZING!

If this didn't make the day unique enough alongside their wedding cake Pippa and ben also opted for a 3 tier pork pie. 

I absolutely loved documenting this relaxed, fun wedding from the stag party's party piece during the speeches to the full dance floor full of love. 

A massive thank you to Emily for second shooting this wedding with me and getting some of these shots 

Venue: The Victoria Hotel