December is going to be a month of preparing for Christmas, (my favourite time of the year), and learning new skills. Since I was a little girl I’ve been obsessed with fairy-tales and thought initially that I’d be an artist, bringing my imaginative stories to life through watercolour. Sadly my watercolour skills and ability to translate my ideas to paper failed miserably! But then I came across a couple of fine art photographers who specialise in composite photography. There work has rekindled the flame to create my inner world. So my project for December is to produce a fine art composite photograph which, if good enough, will hang on my wall. I have no idea how it will go but what I have learnt in a few days about digital manipulation of a photograph is incredible and what that will bring to my wedding work is so very valuable. Although not a composite photograph, this is my first fine art photography attempt. I love how painterly it looks and feel the mood draws you to wonder what has caught her attention in the distance – it makes me very excited to see how my December project will go…..
It’s so sad to be at the end of my wedding season for 2017, but what a beautiful wedding to go out on. So happy for Caroline and Jack, they are an incredibly kind and beautiful couple and I’ve enjoyed being part of their wedding journey so much. Wishing them so much happiness xx
Photography: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Florals: Rebecca Avery Flowers / Make-up: Laura Hook – Long Lashes Make-up / Hair: Benjamin Charles Hair / Gown: Sassi Holford at The Wedding Shop / Groom’s Attire: Moss Bros / Ceremony Location: Wherstead Park / Reception Location: Jimmy’s Farm
Faye & Ed’s wedding at The Great Barn, Rolvenden. What can I say! I’m actually pretty speechless. Faye spent two years and more planning and collecting items for her wedding. If that wasn’t enough she also made macrame backdrops and giant dream-catchers to decorate the barn and surrounding grounds. Not one element was left to its own devise…there was thought behind every detail. Such a beautiful wedding in every way, from the decor to family and friends. Can’t wait to share more. The talented team involved:
Venue: The Great Barn / Florals: Rebecca Avery Flowers / Make up and Hair: Knot Your Average Bride / Gown: Essence of Australia / Jewellery: Kaizen Antiques / Groom’s Attire: Slaters, Riverisland, & Burton / Videographer: Edward Southwell / Caterers: Home Gurr’own
Featured on: Magnolia Rouge / Photographer/Creative Director: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Florals: Rebecca Avery Flowers / Hair & Make-up: Zoe Cornwell of Knot Your Average Bride / Paper Goods: By Moon & Tide / Rings: Lucy Sylvester / Earrings: Asos / Veil: Sash & Veil / Model: Georgia Worrall / Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab / Bodice: River Island / Net Skirt/Ribbons: Kathryn Hopkins Photography / Location: Mersea Island, Essex, England
Yesterday I spent the day with lovely couple, Holly and Ross, capturing their beautiful wedding at Crondon Park. Such a happy day with glorious sunshine. Full list of suppliers to follow.
Venue: Crondon Park / Gown: Lillian West / Headdress: Abigail’s Collection / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dresses: Adore Brides / Florals: Stock Florist / Make-up: Lisa Carroll of Greenwoods Hotel & Spa / Hair: Simply Hair