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A classic wedding in the fantastic St. Pierre Marriott

May 23, 2016  •  2 Comments

Miriam & Chris Chugg - 8th April 2016

Some weddings are truly magical. From the initial meetings with the bride and groom, through the pre wedding shoot, to the big day.  The Dress, the flowers, the cakes, the weather, the band and of course the venue all work together harmoniously to create something special.  The wedding of Chris and Miriam was just that and so much more.

Chris and Miriam contacted me last year after a wedding photographer they booked had let them down.  They were obviously concerned that this was their big day and wanted it to go well and initially they felt a bit let down when booking a previous photographer.  I met with them at their home, drank their coffee and put their minds at ease.  Secretly i left thinking wow, beautiful looking couple, great venue (14th Century Welsh Manor), we are going to have an awesome day.

This was confirmed after the pre wedding shoot.  They were easy going, had a laugh and felt confident with each other (something that isn't always evident straight away).  Our photo session went really well and we came away with some amazing images.


The day started without a hitch.  With rose cottage being available for the bridal party. Miriam, Bridesmaids Sarah, Kate and Katie and mum Jo started to get ready, had a pre wedding drink and with some amazing light, captured some awesome images and even the slight dapper of rain lasted for only a few minutes disappearing before the main event.  The dress designed by Sincerity ( amazing with beautiful detail and a wonderful traditional long veil.  

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The flowers arrived created by the wonderful Catherine Gray (  

The muted, pastel tones fitting perfectly with the bridesmaids dresses.


  In a traditional old historic church Miriam and Chris exchanged their vows, surrounded by friends and family with warm spring light cascading through the muted glass they looked truly amazing.


The venue pulled out all the stops and allowed us access to the top office to be able to get the groups shots and (almost) everyone was looking!

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Whisking the couple away from the guests is always met favourite bit and we had a blast getting some awesome images.  Both Miriam and Chris were happy to listen to our ideas for them and helped us to create some truly incredible images.



The speeches are one of my favourite parts.  lets be honest if you've ever been to a wedding or two, you've heard the same things over and over again...
This time it was a little more refreshing with dad John speaking from the heart and delivering a wonderful speech.  Chris gave a wonderful speech and wrote an incredible poem dedicated just to Miriam.  Then followed the double team of Giles and Allan.  Bit like Rogers and Hammerstein but without the talent...... benson and hedges maybe?  They had everyone laughing round the tables.


Let's be honest...... having a wonderful venue and great flowers, cake etc.  Its nothing if the couple you're taking pictures of aren't fun to be with and happy to go along with your crazy ideas of wedding imagery.  In this case they were awesome, and we had a wonderful time shooting the wedding.  Big thanks go to Lisa Emmings and her team at Marriott St. Pierre ( as they worked tirelessly to make the day go smoothly and without a hitch.  You truly were awesome.  The night was completed with a fantastic evenings worth of entertainment by The Pluck and Squuze band (



Thanks to all those that helped make this a truly amazing wedding to photograph.  Suppliers please get in touch should you want to use any of the images.  The full gallery can be seen at - all images are copyright and cannot be used without prior permission



Priscila Pacheco(non-registered)
Excellent photos!!
Wonderful photographs - really capture what a beautiful day this was!
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