This entire wedding was shot on film by Katharine Peachey which just adds to the timeless elegance of this classic English wedding. All taking place at the incredibly beautiful and quaint historic town Arundel, with views and shop windows you can get lost in, and SO much curb appeal sister blog Rock My Style would be inspired.
The groomsmen wear traditional mornings suits and the bride wears a stunning Kobus Dippenaar gown from Morgan Davies, finished with a perfect bouquet of white roses. I never tire of this sartorial look. Simply stunning inspiration and love from this gorgeous couple.
Sharing a birthday month with this morning’s beautiful bride Israa, as well as a love for Venice, meant that I felt an affinity with her as soon as I started reading about her amazing Spring wedding at Northbrook Park. But it was her practical, no-nonsense approach to her wedding day that really cemented things for me – in particular her remark ‘Just because you are doing something quickly, does not mean you have to compromise.’
Israa married Olivier at the exquisite Northbrook Park on a sunny Spring day surrounded by people they loved, planning her wedding in a record six weeks. Yep SIX weeks! Fate decreed that the only date that their chosen venue was free was the day they met the year before; how romantic is that! And it’s clear that Israa took the whole thing in her stride; the day is full of wonderful details and bucketloads of love; I just know you’ll adore it as much as I do!
Ailsa and James married at The Orleans House Gallery – a venue that’s fast becoming a favourite of mine – in Richmond, London amongst coppery leaves in the crisp Autumn air. I’m not going to deny it, October is one of my favourite wedding months for obvious reasons and this big day is no exception.
As a L.K.Bennett fan I’m particularly smitten with Ailsa’s blue courts from the brand – her something blue along with her navy maids – as well as with her soft antique toned rose bouquet which is the perfect hue for Autumn weddings in my opinion.
I’m also really adoring the fact that this gorgeous pair had their reception at the White Horse Pub choosing to keep their decor simple but no less elegant whilst treating their guests to traditional pub grub.
Shooting a wedding on film ALWAYS creates a beautiful, dream-like quality to the images. Weddings shot on film by Peachey Photography? Well they are EXTRA special.
And Annie and Dickie certainly thought so, as they chose Katharine from Peachey Photography by observing her work on these very pages.
Dickie is Scottish and works in advertising. Annie wore a 50s style gown. The couple married at Annie’s parents house in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. So naturally, the theme was Scotland meets Mad Men meets English Country Fete. It worked a treat too.
Annie’s parents genuinely put their hearts and souls into preparing the garden for their daughters wedding – they had the garden landscaped, grew flowers from seed and even built the summerhouse where the ceremony was held! They did an excellent job, I’m sure you’ll agree.
And if you’ve just come along for a gander at a man in a kilt – you’re in for a treat. Dickie is sporting some very fetching Douglas tartan.
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I combine photo-journalism and creative potraiture to create a beautiful photographic story of your wedding day. Using natural light wherever possible, I document the event discreetly, without fuss or cheese, so you have a fantastic celebration with the people you love and come home to beautiful photographs.
Today we’re introducing you all to Katharine Peachey of Peachey Photography who recently got in touch with us. Her images are beautiful, colourful and timeless, which I love, so if you’re looking for a photographer in London or the South East (although Katharine does travel nationally) do go and check her out!
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Katharine Peachey so Peachey Photography isn’t a silly company name – it’s just a silly surname. My wedding photography is a combination of photo-journalism and creative portraiture, telling a beautiful story of each wedding day without being cheesy or obtrusive.
I’m based in Greenwich in London and work largely in the South of England but do frequently travel nationwide and abroad.
How did you get into photography and wedding photography specifically?
I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. Since my Dad is also a professional photographer, I have been brought up around cameras, getting my first Canon at age 11, so I guess you could say it’s in my blood. Wedding photography encapsulates all the things I love in life – food, fashion, architecture, people and romance – so it was a natural choice for me.
I had been to so many weddings as a guest and queued for endless photo calls, hardly seeing the couple themselves, so I made up my mind to offer something different. I capture the emotion of the day without fuss or interference and, other than a few relaxed portraits of the couple, I document events naturally. Meanwhile, my clients have the time of their lives and then come home to a stunning photographic record of their day.
What is your favourite kind of wedding to shoot?
Whether it’s a fancy hotel or a country pub, I love weddings that really represent the couple getting married – being a true reflection and celebration of who they are.
And I love dancing. Lots of dancing.
How would you describe your style?
My style is informal, combining reportage with relaxed portraits as well as all the lovely details too. Wherever I can, I avoid using flash, as, without it, tones are more atmospheric, colourful and flattering. Plus, not everyone wants a lightning strike reminder that there is a photographer in the room!
Really good photography is timeless and that’s my approach to wedding photography. Photographs and albums are heirlooms and my aim is to create beautiful record of the day that is contemporary but won’t look dated in years to come. My interests and my Wedding work projects are diverse so I approach each wedding with a fresh and exciting perspective instead of just ticking the boxes of wedding ‘moments’.
Any tips for RMW readers looking to choose a wedding photographer?
Ask to see a gallery or album from one wedding they have photographed. It’s easy to put together a fantastic portfolio from lots of different weddings and impress people with variety but you won’t be able to get a feel for how they really capture an entire day.
Do you offer any ‘extras’ with your packages?
I always include the option of an engagement shoot as this is a fantastic ice-breaker and means the couple will feel much more relaxed and comfortable with me on the big day. It also gives me a really valuable opportunity to see their faces on camera, giving me a head-start to ensuring they look their absolute best in all of their wedding photographs.
I work with Queensberry albums as they are absolutely stunning – no other albums come close to their quality and detail.
I am currently offering a 10% discount for all bookings until the end of June if they mention Rock My Wedding.