Civil Partnership Photography at The Tythe Barn, Launton

Sam, Heidi and their very special day

When I first met Sam & Heidi I could tell that sealing their partnership meant everything to them.   It was all very exciting and I was so delighted Sam & Heidi chose me to photograph what would be my first civil partnership.  Dresses were chosen separately and with great secrecy. On the morning of the wedding they beautified together in the stunning Dovecote at The Tythe Barn.  However, when it came to putting on the secret dresses they kissed a brief goodbye and ‘see you soon!’  Heidi and her very proud father were first to walk up the aisle where she waited for Sam to follow with her equally glowing dad.  They couldn’t hide their surprise and delight when they saw each other’s dresses for the first time.  Amazed giggles….by coincidence they’d both chosen dresses by the same designer and they complimented one another beautifully!  The Civil Partnership Ceremony was personal, magical and emotional.  The feeling of love from family and friends was so strong and their support such an intrinsic part of the celebration.

I have to say I was completely caught up in the day and spellbound by this couple. Sam & Heidi literally radiated joy and love, so many smiles and so much pure happiness.  I wish them all the very best for the future, I’ll certainly never forget their beautiful day.

To see Sam & Heidi’s full gallery, click here

Civil Partnership Images by Kelly Jo at:

The Tythe Barn
Charbridge Lane
Launton
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX26 5DP

 

The Tythe Barn Panorama

Civil Partnership Ceremony

Civil Partnership Ceremony

Brides

Two brides

Brides in a window

Brides through the lavender

Brides at the Barn

Sarah & Dean’s Wedding at Marylebone Town Hall, London

Bunting, Pageants, Jubilation….all for Sarah & Dean!

It’s always interesting when a country bumpkin like me gets to travel beyond the fields and cow poo smells.  Wide eyed and full of wonder I arrived early at Marylebone Town Hall and entertained myself by sitting on the steps outside by the stone lions, watching the crazy hustle and bustle.  The wedding party suddenly arrived by Taxi and Routemaster Bus, the bride beating the groom by a good five minutes, go girl!

We made our way to the elegant Yellow Room for the ceremony.  Knowing that Liam Gallagher had TWICE married in this very room made me wonder(wall) if I’d feel his presence still.  Happily not.  The room in fact was filled with anticipation as two families prepared to join together with Sarah & Dean leading the way.  As the ceremony commenced Dean couldn’t hold back the tears.  Of course that set me off (man + tears = me blubbing) and I had to blink my way through their vows.  Suddenly the girls became sisters and the boys became brothers. Hugs, kisses and smiles all round.

Back on the bus, we journeyed to St. Katharine’s Docks and arrived at the intimate, sublime Riverlounge Italian.  Flags flying and bunting flapping in the breeze, the setting certainly befitted such a great celebration.  The icing on the cake was….the cake. Drum roll….a Choccywoccydoodah Cake no less!  Created in Brighton and lovingly, carefully shipped up to London, the cake was Sarah & Dean’s main reason for getting married. Well, that and the fact that they were meant to be together and clearly love each other more than…cake!  I am sad to say I didn’t get to sample it but am considering a divorce/remarry same man scenario to enable this.  I really, really LOVED this day!

To see Sarah & Dean’s full collection of wedding images click here

Marylebone Town Hall

Bride and Groom Quite Moment

Bride & Groom Kissing in front of Window

Bride and Groom outside Marylebone Town Hall

Bride and Groom with Routemaster Bus

Bride and Groom on Tower Bridge

Bride and Groom by Tower Bridge, London

ChoccywoccyDooDah Wedding Cake

Bridesmaids Cuddling

Fun on the Farm!

Charles & Fleur

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I was lucky enough to be able to join Charles and Fleur for some silly time at their beautiful home in Buckinghamshire.  They were kind enough to show me how to make mud pies, run around like crazy things, hug trees, wave sticks and generally be gorgeous.  This dinky brother and sister team made me very welcome and I felt it only right to act like a five year old too. I don’t need much of an excuse. Thanks to all the family for inviting me to join you and I am so proud to know that in designing your family portrait album I have created an heirloom to pass down the generations.  See you in a couple of years for some more Fun on the Farm!