I was sooooo excited for this wedding. After a year of hard work of advertising and growing the business in Cornwall, capturing a few engagements and vow renewals, I was over the moon to be capturing this gorgeous wedding, and it couldn't get much more local!
Csaba & Grace live in Exeter but believe it or not Grace's parents live across the street from me. They were getting married at the quaint church of St Columb Minor (literally just round the corner from me), then were moving on the Bedruthan Steps Hotel. Just 5 miles north of Newquay, it overlooks the iconic and beautiful coastline known as The Bedruthan Steps. The Granite rocks that are dotted across the beach are, according to legend, stepping stones for the Giant Bedruthan.
With gorgeous sunflowers, sunshine and a hotel over looking the beach (and the surf), with a wonderful couple who could not stop smiling all day, I felt truly blessed to have been apart of this awesome wedding!
I had the pleasure of capturing the lovely Rob and Bex get married at Stockbridge Farm Barn, a gorgeous rustic barn a few miles from Sherborne. I met Rob and Bex a while back at their home in Southampton and we instantly clicked, their cats also loved me! They are a very chilled out couple who, like everyone, hates having their photograph taken. But having a stunning relaxed venue, a sunny day ad my relaxed approach set us on a very fun journey!
Due to the amazing weather we were lucky enough to have the wedding outdoors under the barn roof. It was absolutely perfect!
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in July, the lovely Gavin and Ula got married. Ula is originally from Poland but her and Gavin live in Croydon. They adore Cornwall and felt they had to be married down this way. They picked a truly stunning venue - St Mawes Castle. Situated on Falmouth estuary, the grounds stretch down to the waters edge giving you uninterrupted views out to sea and over to Pendennis Castle. You can no longer get married in this stunning locations, so I am privileged to have been given this opportunity.
The day was full of smiles, laughter and canon fire!!! Here's a selection of their awesome day!
The beautiful DIY rustic wedding took place at St Andrew's Church in Kinson, then moved on to the picturesque marquee by the river at Dean's Court in Wimborne. The whole wedding was full of laughter and tears, gorgeous colours and wonderful grounds to explore!
I met the girls and Dad at Grace's parents house before meeting Matt at the church. With a slight hangover from the pre-wedding family meal, Grace was soon ready to pop the bubbles and enjoy being pampered with hair and make-up. It was then on to the church to meet Matt and the wedding guests. The ceremony was beautifully executed, with help from their family friend and vicar from Wadebridge, Cornwall to add some personal touches.
After a creative attempt on confetti - where one box was passed between all the guests - we headed on to Dean's Court. Here we had prosecco waiting, garden games and finally the sun came out to join us...
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!
"She still believed in a