A dream couple and dream wedding venue


This wedding day was a whole mixture of things I love about a wedding. Stylish venue, gorgeous florals, happy guests, and the kindest couple. From the first moments I spoke to Helen I knew we'd get on really well. I spent time wondering around Northbrook park with Helen and Seth in the Autumn which was so special to capture some engagement snaps for them as well as getting excited for the day they will have at the venue. Another reason I loved Helen is that she was incredibly organised which I LOVE with wedding planning. She very much reminded me of myself when planning my own wedding.


And oh how it paid off! The day was spectacular. From a chilled bridal prep all the way to managing to squeeze some golden hour sunshine goodness.


That decor...


I was obsessed with the colours and decoration at this wedding. Simple elegance is how I keep describing it. Not only that but the bride herself created all the stationary! All these special touches were definitely noticed by me and the guests.


The sweetest couple


You only have to be in these two's presence for a couple of minutes before you realise how incredibly kind these two are. Seth has a smile and a hug for everybody, and Helen brings such care to her friends and family. They speak so kindly of everyone. One of my favourite pieces of feedback had come from these two who when tagging me in their photos on Instagram. Helen wrote..


"Beautifully captured by the incredible @lucydracottphoto who we kind of wished was there as a guest not just as our photographer"


I mean...that hit me right in the feels and made me SO happy!


And then you get to witness how they talk and look at each other. The love is on another level. The words they chose for their vows and the speeches were utterly beautiful and caused many tears (including mine). They are so obviously besotted with each other and it was such an honour to watch.


Helen and Seth you are wonderful and I've loved being your wedding photographer!


My highlights


  • Helen's mum reaction seeing Helen in her wedding dress
  • The ceremony room
  • Bride's stationary creations
  • The happiness on Helen and Seth's faces
  • Kids running around playing
  • Golden hour photos
  • Bumping into Seth's parents and those four having a moment together
  • Helen and Seth feeding each other wedding cake
  • Helen's mum trying an espresso martini for the first time and going around telling everyone to try one
  • Their rehearsed first dance that was gorgeous to watch
  • Helen's cuuuute nephews
  • The venue's peacock...which not gonna lie did terrify me slightly but is beautiful haha
  • Getting to hang out with Helen and Seth on one of the best days of their lives


Suppliers


Venue: @northbrookparkweddings 

Videographer: @joshholgate.weddings 

Florist: @lucycharlottefloral 

Make up & hair: @makeupbynatashasheridan 

Wedding dress: @pronovias from the incredible @brides_do_good

Jewellery: @viviembellishbridal 

Bridesmaids: @asos 

Cake: @cocoaandwheycakes 

Crèche: @little_wedding_creche 

DJ: @sphereentertainments 


"Lucy is genuinely the perfect wedding photographer! She was an absolute dream to work with from day one and over-delivered at every stage. Her photography and editing are absolutely incredible, she manages to capture such natural moments and does everything with a huge smile and a really chilled informal style. I would recommend her to absolutely everyone I know (and have done so)!! Easily one of the best decisions we made for our big day"