David & Carolyn's Wedding - Copthorne Gatwick Hotel (West Sussex)

I was introduced to David & Carolyn by Jon whose sister's wedding I photographed back in 2007 and we immediately hit it off. They have a truly adorable daughter called Hollie who is one of the friendliest & happiest children I have ever met. We did some gorgeous shots in the studio and I loved how Hollie was keen to investigate everything.

Simply click on the image below and click on the 'play' button to see their mini slideshow. To see all of their pictures, once in the slideshow view, click on the shopping basket and when prompted the password is David & Carolyn's surname (case sensitive).

Fast forward one year and to the big day itself and I started at home where the girls were all busy getting ready. It was an extremely calm environment and the horrendous rain certainly didn't dampen anyone's mood. I left before Carolyn was ready and when she walked down the aisle a little later she was transformed. She looked stunning and was preceeded by her sister, Julie, who had Zack & Hollie with her. They looked amazing, Zack in his little suit and Hollie in a gorgeous dress with her little wand. David was a little overcome and delighted to see the wedding party coming down the aisle. Him and the guys all looked extremely smart in their suits. David has the kind of smile that lights up a room so to see him and Carolyn standing at the foot of the aisle together, exchanging their vows, was a joy. Hollie delivered the rings beautifully and watched as her parents exchanged them. It was very sweet. Jamie did a wonderful reading before the Register was signed and they walked back down the aisle as husband and wife.

Sadly it was still raining so we did a few shots inside before the meal and then, towards the end of their reception, the sun finally appeared. We did a shot of everyone outside (horray) and everyone threw confetti to loud applause. The meal was absolutely delicious (yum... thank you) and was followed by the cake cutting & speeches from John, David & Michael. They were all full of laughter and tears and it was so funny when Hollie perked up at the mention of a present.

When everyone left the dining room the sun was absolutely beautiful, and gave off a gorgeous light over the stream. David & Carolyn very sweetly let me borrow them for a few shots outside and they are lovely. What a relief to have a few outside. And then it was time for their 1st dance and a bit of crazy dancing (esp. Jamie & Thomas who rocked it).

It was a pleasure to meet and work with you all - I had a blast from beginning to end. Big thanks also to Jon at Guernica Productions, and Richard & Angie at the Copthorne. You made it really easy & fun. Good luck to David & Carolyn & please keep in touch. xx

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