Mrs & Mrs Bailey-Ryall | A Wedding At The Victorian Barn, Blandford, Dorset - Sofie Michelle Photography
My first wedding of 2018 was quite possibly one of my favourites ever and also my first ever Mrs & Mrs! I have had the pleasure of knowing Charlie for well over 10 years, with her wonderful mum, Michelle, being my trampoline coach as teenager. Charlie and I used to coach gymnastics together, along with her sister and bridesmaid, Lucy. It was awesome to catch up with them all through hair and makeup. I met Mel on our first consultation over coffee, with a love for sport and adventure I could see that Charlie and Mel were the perfect match.
My morning started early on Saturday 10th March, after some heavy snow during the week, we were lucky to have snow free roads and lovely sunshine through the day. First up for hair and make up, by the super talented Caroline and Elke at Amazing-Face Bridal Hair & Make Up Dorset, was Charlie (Team Ryall). Where we sipped coffee and nibbled on biscuits, caught up with from the past 10 years, reminisced over our gym days and wow'd over her stunning wedding dress which was originally her Grandmother's 55 years ago!
So I have been living in Cornwall for nearly 8 months now, it is the Easter holidays and we are on the move from St Austell to Newquay. A move I have been anxious about for a while but it was happening regardless.
It's the Easter holidays and the move is on! It was stressful, annoying, I dislocated my ankle and it turns out washing machines are bloody heavy!!! All a bit hectic to be honest!
But, with help, we got there and we are in our cute 1 bed maisonette in Porth which I adore! The weekend came, we had unpacked and, for the first time in what felt like a long time, the sun was shining.
We enjoyed lie in's, muddy coastal walks, surfing (I even managed to finally stand up!!!) and amazing sunsets.
Newquay grab hold of me & wrapped me up in wonderfulness.
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November has been a a whirlwind month. A month of ups and downs. But above all a month of photographing 3 wonderful couples, in gorgeous settings and beautiful weather!
Firstly I met the wonderful Sam & Lizzy, a fireman and an air hostess from Reading who are getting married on Lizzy's parents farm in Portloe. When you see the photos you'll understand why!!! With rolling hills down to the coastal path and fields of inquisitive cows, it was stunning!
This is the wonderful wedding of Sammie & Mike.
I met them at The Balmer Lawn Hotel Brockenhurst, in the heart of the New Forest on a gorgeous autumn day.
I strolled in to the hotel reception as guests were gathering and their son Harry was running round excited.
"Me & My Petey"
This is the wonderful wedding of Katie & Pete. A truly lovely couple who I am delighted to say have become more than just clients since they booked me to photograph their wedding - and not just because every time I met them we ended up in Zizzi's eating pizza (that was just a lucky bonus!) These two were just amazing, from day one, so happy and in love.
I had the lovely Carly from C Y Wild Photography helping me out for the day - who is ruddy fantastic behind the camera! We met Pete outside Harrison Hall, in Charlton Down just outside Dorchester, with its stunning high ceilings of the ballroom, the stain glass windows and the glorious September sun - we were set for an awesome day ahead!
"She still believed in a