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The moment of truth – who is the 2011 winner of my Weddings with a twist competition, out of the selected couples with personal or unusual wedding themes …

To be honest, I kind of dreaded this moment. I’ve enjoyed every step of the competition apart from actually choosing a winner! I didn’t want to choose one, I wish they could all win!! I’ve been blessed – all the couples I photographed were really amazing.

After reading all the finalist’s stories over and over, and after letting a panel of people (a group of photographers, bridal blogger, web designer and a musician) have their input, I’ve come to a conclusion. Although the Weddings in the mews/Poirot is such a brilliant theme to set against a backdrop of old London, and although Gone with the wind resulted in some beautiful portraits, and I know that their plans for their day will make it a really personal and cozy wedding – it was the Canterbury Tales that went the extra mile in this competition. Their enthusiasm, their involvement of all their families, their eclectic ideas and their “down to earth home makingness” (ok, I know there is no such word really, I just invented it), won the majority of the panel’s vote. Although I have to stress, that it was incredibly even in this competition!

Looking forward to photograph their 300-years-old-village-hall wedding, with English country fetes theme, and lots of DIY and “home makingness”!

A mega huge thank you to everyone who’s commented on the competition portrait sessions, it’s been really great to read them and to hear people’s thoughts!

Want to see their portrait session and read about their wedding plans again?

Here is the link: Canterbury Tales portrait session

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Congratulations Abigail and Pete!!

Just back from photographing some more of Gary Curnick’s stairs for his new brochure, and he had some fantastic news! He just won a national award in the joinery cathegory: National home building and renovating product excellence for joinery, 2011 winner. It was his stairs that won of course, for his creative and unusual mixture of different types of wood – and the stairs are fantastic. But it was nice to hear that he won the competition, judged on the photographs I shot for him a few months back!:)

Congratulations Gary!

The winning staircase…

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Are you concidering me for your wedding day and want to see some more of my work? Next month, there’s a perfect opportunity! I will be at the wedding fair in Chelsea Harbour at Wyndham Grand Hotel. So stop by for a chat. I will bring some books from previous weddings for you to browse, and some cover samples for my wide selection of albums. And of course there is a surprise awaiting you, if you book me at the fair…

DATE: Sunday 8th of May 2011  TIME: 10 am – 5 pm           Fashion shows at 12 and 2 pm!

LOCATION: Wyndham Grand Hotel, Chelsea Harbour

HOW TO GET HERE:

  • Overground train: Clapham Junction – Wilesden Junction Line
  • Bus: Bus C3 stops outside. Or bus 11+22 stops on Kings Road – which means a 7-8 mins walk
  • Car: A little word of warning. Funny enough I lived for 3 years in the building very next to this hotel. So I happen to know that parking in this area isn’t the best. There isn’t really any street parking around the hotel. However, there are single yellow – sunday parking friendly lines- around Lots Road and the sidestreets, a few mins walk from the Hotel. But double check so that there isn’t a Chelsea or Fulham football game playing home, cause then a lot of people want to park here!
  • I’d say that the very best way of getting here is with the new Over ground train. Very quick and no hustle with parking and traffic – if there isn’t any engineering work going on, that is.

More info on the wedding fair website: http://www.dreamweddingfairs.info/wedding_fair_show_dates.php