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Oh, today has been such a treat of a day seeing love and admiration shine as Caeli & Helen married at Stoke Newington Town Hall in a ceremony led by Knight Ceremonies – Celebrant for Weddings, Vow Renewals & Baby Namings and afterwards at Hackney West Reservoir. Family had travelled from the USA and ‘The North’ to celebrate wtih them and it was such an awesome party! At midnight, a sparkler send off was planned to welcome in Independence Day and the newlywed’s departure but a massive storm rolled in and so we just danced in the rain with so much joy and happiness. Be sure to look at the shape of the puddle in the last shot on this post – what a gift!! There have been so many beautiful moments, its hard to pick just a few…..

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Wow what an amazing day Gabby & Iain have had today! They got married at Lower Grange Farm – Kent Scouts Barnand had a wonderfully relaxed, sun drenched reception overseen by Easy Peasy Events. Gabby is an amazing musician and worked with some of her best friends to form a band and sung Natalie Cole’s This Will be (An Everlasting Love) to Iain. I adore these guys and loved Gabby’s boho dress from ASOS, teamed with colourful and beautiful florals from talented Joanne Truby Floral Design. Prepare to swoon!

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I am nature lover and adore the gorgeous world around us, which got me thinking about sustainability and what I can do to be a more eco-friendly wedding photographer. I did Geography at uni and am in my happy place when I am outdoors at the coast or in the countryside. Because of this, I already sponsor the Woodland Trust’s work privately and learned that they have a wonderful scheme set up to plant new native woodland to offset the carbon dioxide I produce by going about my day to day business. I have worked with the Woodland Trust to create 100m2 of new native woodland, which I am delighted to see certified today. In time this will absorb at least 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide, helping me to reduce my business carbon footprint. By calculating the business milage I do and looking at my office space use, 4 tonne is more than double what I estimate to produce so I wanted to buy more that I needed to really offset and put back. This is something that I am committed to continuing year after year. This only adds to efforts I make already, I design and make my packaging from sustainable and recycled sources and my wonderful Luxe and Artisan albums are all completely sustainable in their production too. I am committed to reviewing and continuing to work in a sustainable way and am excited about what I have achieved so far.

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After getting up at 3.30am to capture sunrise (you can see the images here), I headed back to Margate to eagerly join the queue to be one of the first people to see the dream come true! It was so exciting to walk through the entrance arch ‘Dreamland Welcomes You’ and then through into the park. It was overwhelming to be stood there again, tears filled my eyes as I sat and had a cuppa, reflecting on the massive achievement that had been re-born. I had to go to a meeting, but I filled up with goodies at the gift shop – so many cute things!! In the evening, Mark and I returned and joined the queue that was around the seafront, it was like seeing Margate as I remember it, it was BUZZING! This was the first time Mark had seen it like this as we’d met in the years it has so courageously and brilliantly risen from. We bumped into so many friends and lovely couples I’ve photographed! High fived Louise & Greg in the queue, bumped into Kerry & James and spent the evening with Lisa & Owen who’ve become great mates since shooting their wedding! The atmosphere in the park was electric, the 50s swing area at the bandstand felt like you were looking at a nostalgic era, held so fondly by the generation before me, coupled with the rides of my childhood favourites. Mark won a giant blue duck, I’ve never seen him so elated, it did not leave his side all night! The Wall of Death, left us all holding our breath, what an amazing performance and the last ride of the night was on the gorgeous vintage carousel. As we looked back over the car park with the lights glistening on the car roofs, it really felt like we’d just stepped out of a dream. Dreamland Margate and everyone who has worked to make this come alive are our heroes, this is a monumental day for my birth town and I am so proud and excited by all of the plans yet to come! As I am writing this, ‘What a difference a day makes’ by Dinah Washington just came on the radio, the prefect tune to look through these to! I captured some polariod and digital, these few are my favourites, like little works of art – I am going to get them framed for sure!

Dreamland opening night polaroid

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