Michelle Huggleston Photography: Blog http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog en-us (C) Michelle Huggleston Photography (Michelle Huggleston Photography) Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:03:00 GMT Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:03:00 GMT http://www.michellehuggleston.com/img/s7/v154/u748478674-o814818634-50.jpg Michelle Huggleston Photography: Blog http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog 120 120 Joanne & Jaimie's Wedding - The Orangery Margam Park http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/8/joanne-jaimie Joanne and Jaimie’s wedding really was two families coming together as one. Everyone knew each other, everyone is from the same village, and they all grew up together. It really is one of those amazing love stories, where Joanne and Jaimie knew each other growing up, went on with their lives and years later, well here we are celebrating their wedding day! And it was epic!! We had so much fun, we laughed all day and danced all night.

The day began with all the girls getting ready, with hair and make-up being done, everyone was excited and Joanne was very very quiet, something I have never seen through all the times we’ve met, haha! As soon as she got her dress on though, she changed, ‘it’s really happening’ and with those words, the excitement really kicked in. She couldn’t stop smiling. The church service was held in St. Theodore’s church in Port Talbot. Where Joanne’s Niece really shone with a solo vocal performance, everyone was blown away. She was incredible, and it was the best gift for Joanne. And with the sun still shining we headed to Margam Park’s Orangery, where guests enjoyed welcome drinks, some photos, and some nibbles.

In the evening we wandered off for photographs towards the castle, so Mr and Mrs Radford could enjoy some time just the two of them (and me taking photos!) And we didn’t stop giggling, I really hope the sheer happiness of this day, really comes through on these photographs.

We ended the day with lots of dancing, Mr and Mrs Radford opened the dance floor with their first dance. It was an incredible day for them, but also an incredible day for me to be part of.

 

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Hannah & Owen's Wedding - The Corran Resort and Spa http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/7/hannah-owens-wedding---the-corran-resort-and-spa I first met Hannah and Owen at a wedding fayre in Carmarthen. They told me all about their wedding plans and I just loved them. We met up for an engagement shoot soon after, at Worm's Head in the Gower. It's not only one of their favourite places, but also the place Owen had proposed. It was such a beautiful place to shoot, and we got to know each other so well, they are both so natural in front of the camera, I couldn't wait for their wedding day. After our engagement shoot together, Hannah and Owen had sent me a 'Save the Date' magnet for my fridge. I absolutely love it, so thoughtful and if I'm honest even though their wedding has past, I'm yet to take it down. I just loved seeing it. I really do love all the people I work with, and things like these just remind me how great my relationships are with my couples.

The big day was finally here, the sun was shining and the bridal preparations were well under way before I arrived. The girls were laughing and joking, having their hair and make-up done, and telling us all about the night before. The guys arrived shortly after, suited and ready to greet the arrival of the wedding guests.

Hannah had her dress designed by Elena Newcombe, who really showed Hannah's relaxed and fun personality with the dress. The big surprise for all the bridesmaids was seeing Hannah's dress for the first time. Lots of gasps and some tears of how beautiful she looked. Everything Hannah chose was completely her, the flowers in her hair, the shorter bridal dress and even changing into sandals half way through the day, it's so important to have your day about the two of you and Hannah and Owen did exactly that.

The ceremony in the Corran Resort and Spa was beautiful, it was my first time shooting there, so I was in love with the natural light coming through during the ceremony. And the archway way covered in real flowers really was the perfect backdrop for Hannah and Owen saying their 'I Dos'. The celebrations continued with an afternoon drinks reception in the grounds of the Corran. While guests enjoyed a few drinks and a photo or two, the newly weds and I popped to Laugharne Castle for our first lot of photographs. And as we arrived back at the Corran everyone sat down for their wedding breakfast and of course the speeches, with tears of laughter and some embarrassing stories, but such great fun.

As the sun was coming down we headed to the beach for a few more photographs, a setting which really captures Hannah and Owen's spirit, they're both so relaxed and fun, it was the perfect ending to a perfect day, with the two of them having time with just each other.

I have to of course mention their first dance sung by John Adams, who was incredible! And also Hannah and Owen really put in so much effort, they took dance lessons before their big day, and it really did show. It was such a great first dance. Guys you rocked it!!

Thank you Mr and Mrs Adams to a fantastic non stop photo taking day... just the way I like it!

You guys are the best, and I loved being part of your special day xxx

 

Venue - Corran Resort & Spa

Dress - Elena Newcombe

Hair - Suzanne's Hair

Make - Up - Farhana Ali

Flowers - A.J. Guttridge

Suits - Jackie James

Videography - John Mark Films

D.J - Mark Tonkins

Band - John Adams Music

 


 

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Hannah & Sam's Wedding - Chateau de la Couronne http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/7/hannah-sams-wedding---chateau-de-la-couronne My first destination wedding and boy what an incredible time we had! I first met Hannah and Sam at a wedding fayre when they joked, asking how far I'd travel. Of course I'd go anywhere a couple asked...somewhere warm... even better! And like they say, the rest is history. 

The Chateau de la Couronne did not disappoint, just wow, photos really don’t do it justice at all. The outside is just incredible, the building itself, the walls, the doorways, the grounds. And even the inside it was so well lit and such an interesting space, with so many different rooms to see and use.
The morning of the wedding was super busy in the Chateau, guests finishing off their breakfast, and some getting ready. And of course the room where hair was being done by Hannah and Stephanie was very fun. Bridesmaids popping in and out and helping out wherever needed. I really wanted to use different aspects of the Chateau for the detail shots of the shoes and dress to really show the setting and there was so much to choose from. And as time got closer it was time for Hannah to have her hair and make up done by Carey Hawkins Make up. Even though we were in France, you can never predict the weather, it rained when I arrived in France, the day after and the morning of the wedding. But as Hannah was due to leave the Chateau, the rain stopped and the sun shone, it was as if someone knew.

Guests gathered in the Church for the service and I have to say how incredible the Vicar was, Jean was very relaxed and fun throughout. The service was beautiful with a few tears during Hannah’s arrival and of course throughout the service. I particularly loved the confetti cannons as the newly Mr and Mrs Dyer walked back up the aisle.

We stopped for a few photos before heading back to the Chateau, where guests enjoyed welcome drinks and canapés. We then spent the time capturing candids of guests chatting and of course some formal photos for the parents. The wedding breakfast went on until the early evening with speeches in between, and a bet between all the guests as to what the duration of the whole speeches would be, this really made the speeches even more fun and I can’t believe two guests won and guessed the same time. After lots of laughs and tears we headed out to do couple photos with the sun coming down it was just beautiful. We even headed to the little town in our rental Fiat 500 to get some shots in front of different buildings and found a field where the sun was setting in the background, just beautiful.


And then the party just carried on, with first dance opening up the dance floor. And guests really letting their hair down and pulling some wicked shapes on the dance floor.

A fun filled wedding day in France, where Mr and Mrs Dyer just made me giggle from start to finish. Thank you for not just an awesome day, but an awesome weekend. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Dyer xxx

 

Venue - Chateau de la Couronne

Dress - Stephanie Allin

Shoes - Christian Louboutin

Jewellery - Gill Clement

Flowers - Cote-Art, Angoulême

Bridal Hair & Make up - Carey Hawkins Make up

Bridesmaids Hair - Hannah Elliot and Stephanie Bowen

Suits - Moss Bros

 

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Kelly & Lee's Wedding - Marriott Hotel, Swansea http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/6/kelly-lees-wedding---marriott-hotel-swansea Kelly and Lee married in the Marriott Hotel in Swansea, having Swansea bay as the backdrop for most of their wedding photographs was simply stunning
 
The day started with bridal preparations at Marriott Hotel with Kelly surrounded by all the ladies in her family and her closest friends, and not to mention awesome flower girls! The ceremony was beautiful, with music performed by Scott Morgan, he really set such a beautiful tone for the day, perfect entertainment.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed drinks and an afternoon of live music by Scott. And of course we had to do some family photos with the beach as a backdrop. As the sun came down we went back outside for more couple photographs, and it was just so beautiful seeing the sun setting. And then the party really began, with Kelly being a massive Take That fan and a lot of the guests being fans also, they had a Gary Barlow tribute, Dan Hadfield perform and entertain their guests into the eveing. A night of singing and dancing, such a lovely end to a lovely day.

Venue - Marriott Hotel Swansea

Dress - Perfection Bridal Swansea

Bridal Shoes - Rainbow Club Bridal

Suits - Formal Hire

Hair - Beehive Hair Design

Make Up -  Ceri Argyle's Beauty Cosmetics

Flowers - Alison Wood

Day Music - Scott Morgan

Evening Entertainment - Dan Hadfield

 

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Lauren & Matthew's Wedding - Rosedew Farm http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/5/lauren-matthews-wedding---rosedew-farm Lauren and Matthew married in the perfect setting for their rustic theme, Rosedew Farm was just amazing, it was my first wedding shooting there and what an incredible day it was. A rustic theme with greens and purples, tweed suits, amazing bridal shoes by Emmy London and the cake (wow!)

The day started with bridal preparations at Rosdew Farm with Lauren and her sisters getting their hair and make-up done by Jess and Rosalind Symmons. They had visitors throughout the morning, popping in and seeing how excited the girls were. The ceremony was beautiful with Lauren only being a few minutes late! And after they said their 'I Dos', everyone got to enjoy a relaxed day in the sunshine, and even the dogs came out for a walk and some photos. And the fun didn’t stop there, in the evening The Decades got everyone on the dance floor for a fun night of singing and dancing. And the guests pulled some wicked shapes on the dance floor. A ridiculously fun and relaxed wedding day. Congratulations Lauren and Matthew xxx

Venue - Rosedew Farm

Catering - Dawie at Farmers Pantry

Dress - Eva Ashley

Bridal Shoes - Emmy London

Suits - Marc Darcy Suits

Hair + Make Up - Jess & Rosalind Symmons

Flowers - Ann Ward

Cake - Vale Cakes

Band - The Decades

 

 

 

 

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Zara & Jason's Wedding - Oldwalls, Gower http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/5/zara-jasons-wedding---oldwalls-gower I had such a fun day for Zara and Jason's wedding over the Easter weekend. Everyone was ridiculously excited to see them tie the knot. And what a day it was! Bridal preparations started at Zara's parents house with the girls together having their hair and make-up done. It was such a calm morning, but so much laughter accompanied by a few glasses of champagne! And as the neighbours were waiting to see the beautiful bride, I set off to capture some of Jason and the guests arriving at Oldwalls.

Oldwalls is such a great wedding venue, the staff are always so helpful, the lighting is awesome and there are just so many fun places to shoot at. This day was filled with sunshine, laughter and a few Easter bunnies! Zara and Jason are so much fun and really wanted to make the most of photos, shooting in the day before the wedding breakfast and afterwards into the evening, as the sun was setting. It really was such a beautiful day and these two rocked their couple session.

Venue - Oldwalls Gower

Wedding Dress - Cariad Bridal

Suits - Formal Hire

Hair - True Hair Swansea

Make-up - Jessica Gago Makeup Artist

Flowers/ Cake - Handmade by Cath

Photography - Michelle Huggleston Photography

 

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Kristen & Dan - Home Wedding in Pontypridd Golf Club http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/5/kristen-dan---home-wedding-in-pontypridd-golf-club What a wonderful day we had. Kristen and Dan got married in Cuba last month and had wedding number two to celebrate with family and friends in Pontypridd Golf Club. We had a lovely morning with bridal preparations at Kristen house with all the girls together getting pampered, from hair and make up being done, and of course a glass of buck's fizz! We then made our way to the golf club for photos before the guests arrived for the evening reception. The sun was shining, drinks were flowing, and everyone was throwing some wicked shapes on the dance floor!! Such a great day celebrating an awesome couple. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Loftus xxx

 

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Rhiannon & Simon - Pre-Wedding - Oystermouth Castle http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/4/rhiannon-simon---pre-wedding---oystermouth-castle What a great way to spend a day, photographing an engagement session for a great couple before their big day. Rhiannon and Simon wanted to shoot somewhere they could take the dogs and somewhere easy for Simon to walk and decided upon Oystermouth Castle. It is such a beautiful location, even in the rain! And we even popped down to the seafront to get a few more photographs.

We really wanted to make this a family shoot, including their dogs in this session. And as you can see from the photographs, the dogs really loved the camera. I can't wait for their wedding in Llanelli in September!

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Kristen & Dan - Pre-Wedding Session - Cyfarthfa Castle http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/4/kristen-dan---pre-wedding-session---cyfarthfa-castle I love doing a pre-wedding session with a couple. We really get to know each other more, they get to see how I work and we just get to have fun. And then of course each couple get more photographs to cherish, and who doesn't love having more photographs to hang around the house.

It was lovely to catch up with Kristen and Dan at Cyfarthfa Castle before their big day, it got me so excited hearing all their ideas and wedding plans. At first this awesome couple were a little nervous being in front of the camera, I can't understand why. Kristen and Dan killed it! They were just so natural in front of the camera, they really relaxed as time went on. And as you can see from their photographs you can really see the love and connection between this amazing couple.

 

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Rachel & Andrew's Wedding - Oldwalls, Gower http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/4/rachel-andrews-wedding---oldwalls-gower I've known Rachel and Andrew for years, back when we were all students working the same part time job. I was ridiculously excited when they asked me to photograph their wedding, I of course said yes, it meant so much to me that they trusted me to capture their wedding day.

We started the morning with bridal preparations, something I always love. All the girls together at Rachel's Mum's house, getting ready for the day ahead, laughing and joking with the odd glass of bucks fizz!

The ceremony and reception was held at Oldwalls, a beautiful venue in the Gower. The whole day was relaxed and fun (right up my street!). What I love most about Rachel and Andrew is that they're absurdly silly, tongues poking out and creating comical poses inbetween shots which made it more relaxed and fun and I got to capture what they're really like as a couple. I particularly loved the faces pulled during the Oldwalls tradition shot drinking and I just loved their wedding cake by Cakes by Katy (incredible!)

The whole day was centred around family, friends and also remembering those that are no longer here (the speeches were beautiful and very emotional). The bride and groom then opened up the dance floor with their first dance and then treated their guests to an incredible fireworks display. A perfect, fun, February wedding. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Miles.

 

 

 

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Rhian & James' Wedding - Liberty Stadium, Swansea http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/1/rhian-james-wedding---liberty-stadium-swansea I first met Rhian and James at a wedding fayre, they told me their ideas about getting married in The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, and I was so excited, I listed a bunch of photo ideas, different things they could do to take full advantage of the stadium.  I think they were taken a back by my enthusiasm of such a different wedding venue.


Rhian and James got married on a Thursday in November, they had to choose their date around the football fixtures, so a Saturday was out of the question. The only thing about it being on a Thursday was Rhian's son had an exam on their wedding morning… typical! But he was all smiles afterwards, phew!


The morning was fun and relaxed where all the ladies of the family were around Rhian's mums getting pampered. They then made the journey in style in a vintage VW Camper Van  and a VW Beetle for the bridal car.


Rhian and James got married with the Swansea City FC pitch in the background. It was such an incredible space and such a different place to get married. We then wandered around taking photos while the guests enjoyed some drinks. We explored the press room, the dug out, the stands and even the home changing rooms. It was amazing, and Hayley that took care of us suggested so much to really make sure we were getting the most out of the time.


Although there were elements of a football theme, the venue, the football table, the XBox games, for me the main element was fun. They offered such a variety of different things to really make sure their guests enjoyed. I loved Luke the Close Up Magician, he was entertaining for everyone and the reactions I caught were fantastic. I even caught some of the Grandparents following him from table to table as they were so fascinated. Another personal touch was the characterchers, a gentlemen sketching guests, so instead of a typical photo from a photo booth to go home with, each guest went home with a charactercher of themselves, something I really loved.


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Alison & Rob's Wedding - Craig-y-Nos Castle http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/1/alison-rob My first wedding in Craig-y-Nos Castle, and boy what a venue for an awesome couple. The end of September saw me capturing Alison and Rob's wedding, we enjoyed the last bit of Summer sunshine. Rain or shine this venue has a lot to offer, a photographers dream! We made use of the grounds in the day and then during the evening we had fun around the inside of the venue.


Alison and Rob chose navy and teal colour theme, teal is Alison's favourite colour, all her guests had even expected her to arrive in a teal wedding dress, so she surprised them all with a beautiful ivory dress! The whole day was very relaxed, with the guests enjoying the warm weather outside while we went off for photographs. They really made use of the whole venue using different parts throughout the day.


I had a fantastic day, I felt like a guest and even got thanked in the groom's speech!! What a perfect Welsh wedding to capture.

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Lucy & Ian's Wedding - Llangyfelach Church & Mansion House Llansteffan http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2017/1/lucy-ian---llangyfelach-church-mansion-house-llansteffan It's so wonderful to get asked to be the wedding photographer for any wedding, and a little more nerve-racking when it's someone you grew up with. Lucy and Ian got married in the village we grew up in, in Llangyfelach church. The church hadn't changed a bit since primary school. And the special service was held by Lucy's Step Father, I love these touches, everyone having a role to play on the day. It really makes it more special.
After the service we got Missy the dog to pose for some photos at the entrance of the church with the bride and groom, before heading off to Llansteffan Mansion House.


The reception was beautiful, a place that is perfect for any wedding, the view is incredible and rain or shine the venue has lots of options for photos. But this day the sun shone so we were able to take full advantage of shots outside.


Lucy and Ian had a fun and quirky theme. Ian's job when they met was as Lucy called it a 'Pirate Fighter' and he proposed on a beach with X marks the spot. These moments added to their theme allowing them to create an elegant colour scheme with elements of pirate, from table names to the cake… the cake was just wow!! A perfect and fun day, and so wonderful to be part of an old school friends wedding day.

Ceremony - Llangyfelach Church
Wedding Reception - Llansteffan Mansion House
Hair piece / Shoe clips - Rhapsody by Ceri Baker
Wedding Cake - Heavenly Exquisite Desserts

 

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Emma & Ahmed's Wedding - St. David's Hotel, Cardiff http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2016/11/emma-ahmed---st-davids-hotel-cardiff A wet and rainy Saturday in September saw me shooting Emma and Ahmed's intimate wedding in St. David's Hotel in Cardiff. I started the day photographing bridal preparations in the hotel with Emma and her mother, it was a lovely and relaxed girly morning.


The afternoon ceremony took place in the Penarth Suite a lovely room, perfect for an intimate wedding. Although the weather meant we couldn't step outside for photographs, we decided to have fun around the hotel creating unique and fun photographs throughout the hallways and lifts. This really allowed us to explore exactly what the hotel had to offer, and it didn't disappoint.


This was such a lovely and laid back day finished off with a relaxed evening with sparklers, lovely food and entertainment from Musician Scott Morgan. It was wonderful to be part of Emma and Ahmed's wonderful day.

 

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Gemma & Nick's Wedding - Broadway Country House http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2016/9/gemma-nick---broadway-country-house
My first wedding of August saw me shooting in a new venue, Broadway Country House in Laugharne and boy what an incredible venue it was!

The morning started off with bridal preparations which was relaxed and chilled out with Gemma and her mother enjoying a girly morning. When the bridesmaids arrived the fun really began.

The ceremony took place in a vintage looking glass house (swoon!!), an incredible building with such beautiful natural light. After saying their I Do's, everyone descended on the lawns to have some drinks, photos and play lawn games. The sun carried on shining well into the evening where we took more couple photographs and then hit the dance floor!

A relaxed and fun wedding where the sun kept shining. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Humble!!

Venue - Broadway Country House
Dress - Chapel Bridal, Carmarthen
Hair - Morgan Rennie, Llansteffan
Make - Up - Sioned Thomas at The Beauty Barn
Flowers - No 21, Aberystwyth

 

 

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Wedding Styled Shoot - Botanic Garden of Wales http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2016/7/wedding-styled-shoot---botanic-garden-of-wales-part-1 I have always loved Botanic Garden of Wales, what an incredible place, a photographers dream! The perfect place for not only your wedding, but your wedding photography. There is so much to see and do and as you turn a corner there is something else photo worthy!

The gardens were the perfect backdrop for my boho wedding styled shoot. I wanted to use the styled shoot to showcase what the gardens have to offer, it's such a big space yet so much opportunity for fun and classic wedding photographs. And I have always wanted to photograph a boho wedding, (flower crowns, lace, bright flowers... swoon!!) so a styled shoot is definitely the next best thing.

 

Venue - Botanic Garden of Wales

Models - Sophie Bell & Jordan Sherman

Bridal Wear - Cariad Bridal

Hair/Make Up Artist - Jody Amner

Florist - Garden of Eden

Photography - Michelle Huggleston

 

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Rhi & Nathaniel's Wedding - Mansion House Llansteffan http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2016/6/rhi-nathaniel---mansion-house-llansteffan This wedding was simply awesome. An incredible day with an incredible couple. Rhi and Nathaniel's wedding was held in the gardens of Mansion House Llansteffan, a venue with beautiful grounds, perfect for an outdoor wedding.

We started the morning with the bride getting ready with her mum, sister and bridesmaids. A morning with fun, music and a few glasses to celebrate. I love bridal preparations, all the girls together, giggling and getting excited about the day ahead. Rhi looked simply beautiful in her lace dress finished off with her Nine West wedges.

Rhi had always wanted her wedding ceremony outdoors, ever since she was a little girl. And on her wedding day, the shine shone and Rhi and Nathaniel read their vows with Llansteffan beach as their backdrop. This wedding was a day full of fun, from having garden games to entertain the children to a marryoke for all the guests to get involved in. And there were a few surprises... the first a Welsh male choir to entertain guests after the wedding breakfast, this was a wonderful surprise for the bride and groom as Rhi had always wanted a Welsh choir to sing on her wedding day. She shed a few tears of joy at her wonderful surprise. The evening entertain was amazing, a lip sync battle between the bridal party, they all put on quite a show and the guests were entertained from start to finish.

What a wonderful day to be part of, congratulations Mr and Mrs Simmons!

 

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Engagement Session - Hannah & Owen - Worm's Head, Gower http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2016/6/engagement-session---hannah-owen---worms-head-gower I love shooting engagement sessions and this one was awesome!! Hannah and Owen chose Worm's Head in the Gower, one of their favourite places, and where Owen proposed, so it made perfect sense to shoot their engagement session there. Our day was fun and relaxed, we walked along the cliff top and stopped along the way to take photographs, even the sun was shining.  What an awesome day with an awesome couple!!!

 

 

 

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Wedding Styled Shoot - Brighton http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2016/6/styled-shoot---brighton I've wanted to shoot in Brighton in forever. I visited last year for the Fringe festival and spent my days wandering around the lanes and the evenings watching my partner perform stand-up. I loved it. The quirky shops, the colourful bunting everywhere and the graffiti art. I love how expressive Brighton town is, it's beautiful and colourful and I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for a styled shoot.

I'm extremely proud of this body of work, I got to work with the most talented and kind people and created something edgy, fun and alternative. I love showing how each couple is different and you can have great photographs whether your wedding is set on a beach or some beautiful gardens or more of an urban setting, you just have to have fun with it!

Thank you to this talented lot for giving up their time:

Models - Ashleigh Bayton & Kristaps Neilands
MUA/Hair Stylist -  Just Joy - www.just-joy.co.uk/
Bridal Wear - Pretty Eccentric www.prettyeccentric.co.uk/
Bridal Headpiece - Rhapsody by Ceri Baker www.rhapsodybyceribaker.co.uk/
Florist - Quince www.quincebrighton.com/
Photography - Michelle Huggleston Photography www.michellehuggleston.com

 

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Rebecca & Matthew's Wedding - The Great House Hotel http://www.michellehuggleston.com/blog/2016/5/rebecca-matthew---the-great-house-hotel I absolutely loved Rebecca and Matthew's wedding, the sun was shining, drinks were flowing and everyone was having a fun, and relaxed day. Rebecca looked beautiful in her wedding dress, she added amazing jewellery pieces by Gill Clement and to finish off her look... those shoes!! She wore an incredible and very quirky pair of floral purple heels, they were amazing!!!

The wedding and reception took place at The Great House Hotel in Laleston, a beautiful and rustic venue with such beautiful grounds and they even allowed Nigel the dog to stay! After the ceremony, Nigel made an appearance wearing his own bow tie (super cute!) he was fussed over, played with and even posed for photographs.

Rebecca and Matthew were absolutely incredible, for two people that dislike their photo being taken so much, our couple session was fun and relaxed and we captured some awesome shots together. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Beynon!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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