Tasha & David on Pharaohs Island, London

” Wow – thank you! These are fantastic – exactly what we had hoped for and more. It’s been amazing to relive the day through these photos and to see some bits we weren’t aware of.  Well done for the all of the wedding guest photos from the boat – these were not easy and they have turned out perfectly. We are so grateful to you for all your work and the way you seamlessly navigated the day. We’ve had many comments from family especially about how lovely you were. Thank you for being great and for this album full of wonderful memories!”

A wedding like no other.

When I first chatted to Tasha and David and heard about what they had planned for their day I knew I absolutely had to be a part of it! Not only were they super friendly and laid back, it sounded like the most unique day. A traditional church service at the breath-taking St Mary Magdalene in Shepperton followed by, wait for it, a reception at the groom’s parents house on Pharoah’s Island. Was I ok with going on a small boat with my kit? Erm yes that really isn’t a problem!

 The best bride tribe.

As soon as I arrived at Tasha’s parents’ house for bridal prep, I was made to feel so welcome. The bridal party were so much fun, champagne was flowing, and everyone was feeling their best. As the finishing touches were made and the time to leave was getting closer there were a few little tears of emotion from the bridal party. I personally find these moments so incredibly moving, witnessing your friend about the embark on their married life and her friends just being so happy for her, you know she’s picked the right bride tribe to have around her. Before we left, I was privy to some excellent shapes being thrown in the family kitchen as a few high energy songs played to really get everyone hyped up-which I loved! The atmosphere was amazing and everyone was ready for a great day.

 A stunning church service.

St Mary Magdalene church in Shepperton is an absolute gem. Set in a beautiful village next to the river Thames. As the guests arrived it was clear that this was going to be a spectacular day. I met David in the church and he was cool and calm and ready to see his bride! A beautiful service was followed by confetti in the grounds and then everyone made their way to the dock!

All hands-on deck

The preparation and planning that goes into hosting a wedding reception on an island really can’t be over looked. The neighbours were there and had their boats out ready for our arrival to ferry people to and from the mainland. In the days prior they had all got involved in erecting the stretch tent on the island green. It was nothing short of heroic. Even the caterers and band had to ship all of their equipment over to the island, the effort levels were astounding but Tasha and David were the kind of couple that you wanted to go that extra mile for. Thanked every step of the way and nothing went unnoticed.

An island wedding in Surrey.

As soon as I arrived at David’s parents’ house I was absolutely blown away. Not only was their home stunning and looked like it was made to welcome wedding guests; then when I ventured through to the stretch tent in the middle of the island. I genuinely had to stand for a moment to appreciate how on earth they had managed this! The set up was literally a photographer’s dream. To look at the photographs we could have been abroad somewhere. It was so picturesque and the weather was just perfect. The gods had aligned for us and I felt so incredibly fortunate to be there witnessing their day.

An island wedding in Surrey.

A drinks reception on the lawn was followed by group shots, a few couples’ portraits and then the wedding breakfast in the stretch tent. The guests were then treated to some excellent speeches full of love, laughter, emotion and thanks. This day really did have it all.

Tasha and David, you were amazing. Your team was amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


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