Breathtaking Beverley Wedding

The Wedding of Mr and Mrs Adcock was a joy to cover from start to finish.  A truly wonderful couple and spectacular day!

A pleasure and an honour to curate their beautiful collections of images.   This day was a happy memory in my career that will last a lifetime!

The day began opposite Beverly Minster at Minster Morgate.  With every passing chime of the Minster bells excitement grew amongst the bridal party.  The ceremony took place at St Mary's Church.https://stmarysbeverley.org A touching tale was that the Bride selected this church as it held stonework of the original White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.  A story that was touched upon in the service by the Wonderful Vicar Rebecca.  The church is nothing short of breathtaking with high coloured glass and huge stature.  After vows and celebrations the couple walked under a cascading archway of flower petal confetti.  Two traditional double deckers collected the friends and family to make a short trip to nearby South Cave  where the venue was held at Little Wold Vineyard.  https://www.littlewoldvineyard.co.uk

Speeches, sunsets and a dance floor filled with merriment made the afternoon and evening flow seamlessly.  

Congratulations and love from Nicola x 

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St Mary's Church Beverley stunning.

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 Tell your story. 

Tell your story. 

Lainston House Hotel Winchester

I recently met with a wonderful couple to discuss their upcoming nuptials.  These two were a complete dream to work with.  We explored the grounds of Lainston House Hotel in Winchester.

I am looking forwards to covering this wedding later in the year and providing them with image collections of their memorable day.  Here are a couple of images from our engagement session.  

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Hampshire Wedding

After what seemed like an un-ending Winter of tripple snowfall we waited with baited breath for what the first weddings of the season would bring us.  As if by magic the sun decided to make it the hottest day on record in April this year for my first wedding of the season.  

What a balmy hot hazy day it was.  Drenched with emotion, laughter and the loveliest couple. Nuptials took place in Chandlers Ford with quite possibly the funniest, kindest Vicar I have ever met during coverage of a wedding.  

The bride made her preparation's in her childhood family home and bought all to tears with the big reveal of her beautiful dress.  The groom whom had reported to me to be camera shy really enjoyed letting me capture his image and even sneak in for a few unexpected candid moments.

Botley Grange was host to the afternoon and evening reception.  I captured what was my biggest group photograph to date and then the speeches began.  With Bride and Groom laughing and crying throughout.  What a couple! What a day.  Somewhat more in love with my job of presenting timeless collections each time I deliver them to my clients.  

I was very grateful to receive a stunning bouquet and kind words of thanks for the gallery and slideshow "You captured our day perfectly"  Here are a few highlights from my first wedding of the season 2018.  

 Preparations in the brides childhood home with Mum, Dad, Nephew, Sister in law and of course the beautiful bridesmaids.

Preparations in the brides childhood home with Mum, Dad, Nephew, Sister in law and of course the beautiful bridesmaids.

 Love notes from husband to be.

Love notes from husband to be.

 Fizz, giggles and happy tears.

Fizz, giggles and happy tears.

 Father of the bride, final details.

Father of the bride, final details.

 Groom chose his Father to be best man.

Groom chose his Father to be best man.

 The sunshine arrived.

The sunshine arrived.

 Arriving in style.

Arriving in style.

 The love of Father and Daughter.

The love of Father and Daughter.

 Checking the clock.

Checking the clock.

 Nuptials.

Nuptials.

 Pride.

Pride.

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 First steps as Husband and Wife.

First steps as Husband and Wife.

 Mr & Mrs.

Mr & Mrs.

 Confetti and glitter.

Confetti and glitter.

 First toast to his Wife.

First toast to his Wife.

 Taking the group shots very seriously.

Taking the group shots very seriously.

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 A stroll as Newlyweds.

A stroll as Newlyweds.

 Emotional memories.

Emotional memories.

The Style Edit - Your guide to Wedding Styling & Photography

Wedding Styling - venue and client guide.......

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When I meet with my clients we often find ourselves discussing the theme, the style the feel of the Wedding that they are planning.  I have been fortunate to shoot in many different locations giving me a wealth of Photography experience and a little knowledge as to what sets each wedding apart.

Each Wedding is unique to the couple and has essences of them within the styling.

A few tips.

Let the building to the talking -

If you have hired a stately home or listed church you really need to let the history of the architecture tell the story.  A simple colour palate of soft sage greens as pictured beautifully styled and set of the opulence that the building offered at this Gray's Court Wedding in York http://www.grayscourtyork.com

 

Let Nature be your Photography backdrop - 

My favourite place to shoot is at Market Place Farm in South Cave.  Their weddings are set amongst the undulating historic family hills and vineyards.  The colour and vibrance of the setting fosters a wonderful canvas for Portrait Photographs on the big day with very little to add in styling of the venue itself. http://www.marketplacefarm.co.uk

 

Detail yourselves - 

I have covered some weddings where pictures of the parents marrying at the same church sit at the alter.  Weddings were a story board has been created to show the passing of time of the couple and the memories that loved ones can often also recall.  The vibrancy of what makes you tick will further tell your story when your Wedding Photographs are delivered to you.

 

Trust our planner - 

If you have hired a wedding planner let them to their thing! They have experience and a hands on skill set of what will and won't work. I had the pleasure of recently working for this wonderful lady and her professionalism was on point!  https://www.chaplinevents.co.uk

 

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Ask for a little help - 

I covered a beautiful Wedding recently that was decorated and styled by the friends and family.  The memories and fun that they had whilst all getting hands on with the styling was as precious to the bride as the day itself.

 

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Clapham Holme Farm

In late July of this year I was the Photographer to a truly Beautifully Vibrant Wedding towards the coast of East Yorkshire.

Offering my huge congratulations to Mr and Mrs Davies.  I was contacted by Hannah over a year ago to cover her wedding.  I knew from the off that it would be a wonderful day.  The bride wanted - and ensured- that the day was perfect.  I met with the girls to cover the very giggly and somewhat teary bridal preparations.  I even had the honour of helping the Bride to be adorn her new Jimmy Choo's! (a perk of the job)  before heading to off to Church to meet with the Groom and his Groomsmen.   A stunning church where the couples parents both wed themselves made for high emotions for all. The couple avoided the showers and the sun came out to shine during their ceremony and group photographs.  

We then headed to Clapham Home Farm Great Hatfield for an afternoon of celebrations.  Every detail had been considered from the picture pretty polaroids documenting the couple's story thus far to the basket full of flip flop's ready to await the party goers dancing feet.  The family had worked tirelessly to decorate and the hanging wreaths and flowers gave colour and elegance to the venue.   The lake and rolling fields led for stunning Portrait pictures to take place.  A wonderful day with very much hard work being put in by the Bride herself to orchestrate the wonderful event.

They had considered everything.  From offering guests a little Tipi or two to stay in provided by the Bride and Groom's very own personal company - Boho Bell Tents.  High End Luxury feasts of Seafood and deli  were delivered in a Horsebox and provided by top local caterers LittleSeahorse Co.  The bar was a Splitscreen VW, which Hannah could not wait to jump into to pull a pint for the guests!  The styling was taken care of by the Bride from BohoBell Tents.  

Links for suppliers all below.

Sian from Chaplin Events oversaw the flow of the day attending to the guests and couples requirements.

The bride and groom were joined after speeches on the dance floor not only by their friends and family but also by their two boy's who were angels all day on the day to them which was "Marrying Mum and Dad".

Thank you Guy's for hiring me for this - It was a Gorgeous Day!

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Suppliers for the day.....

Photography as seen captured and created by Nicola Jenkins Photography all images subject copyright

https://www.chaplinevents.co.uk Sian from Chaplin Events

https://www.bohobells.com Boho Belle Tents

https://www.facebook.com/seahorsehull/  Little Seahorse

 

 

 

A Pretty Perfect day...

 One from  the engagement archives

One from  the engagement archives

Last year I was fortunate to be the photographer to Oliver and Emily for their Engagement session.  During that session I quickly realised that the couple had something very special.  Oliver and Emily met as school sweethearts.  The are first and foremost Best Friends.  They are un-faltering in their respect, love and humour to one another.  I knew that it was going to be an honour to cover their nuptials and reception.

 

Before we knew it the "Big Day" had arrived.  I met with the bride and her girls on the sunny morning  as they giggled, sipped fizz and helped each other ready. The bride bought all to tears with her sweet gifts and kind words.

As I arrived to meet with the groom I told him that his wife to be looked "incredible".  We captured some images with the Groomsmen.  Elloughton Church is pretty, charming with lots of light and beautiful windows. The ceremony was warm and personal.

They were showered with confetti and handed fizz and taken to the next part of their day.

Market Place Farm, South Cave welcome them.  As did the sunshine.  The flowers were provided by the Brides Mother herself from Serendipity Florist in North Ferriby.

The lights of the Tipi twinkled in what was to be a magic fairytale of emotion, laughter, cute hampers, more fizz, touching moments, giggles and tears.

We were able to create some beautiful images as the backdrop from the rolling Vineyards at South Cave popped with colour and soft light.

It truly was a happy day.

With Love Guys. Best Wishes as Mr & Mrs Cross.  All my love N x

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"Baby, I'm dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favourite song
I have faith in what I see"  Ed Sheran - Perfect