Mulberry House Hotel Wedding Photography

August 01, 2021  •  1 Comment

I had the privilege of photographing the lovely Laura and Sam's wedding at gorgeous Mulberry House Hotel recently, and it was fabulous!  

This wedding has been delayed many times by Covid, so everyone was just thrilled to finally come out and celebrate with this beautiful couple!  

I can't express how much I enjoyed this day!  Lots of lovely friends and family, a stunning summer day, a beautiful venue, a beautiful bride and handsome groom, what more could we ask for!  We even did a "first look" which was such a treat to photograph!  

I can't praise the team at Mulberry House enough, they treated me and my fellow hard working suppliers like royalty, keeping us fed and watered throughout the day with delicious food and treats, and absolutely top notch hospitality.  I got to work with a wonderful team of videographers too, which is such a treat.  

Here's a very quick sneak peak of Laura and Sam's beautiful Mulberry House Hotel Wedding, there were so many lovely photos to choose from it was impossible to choose!  

 

Photographer: Leah van Zyl Photography

Video: TVP Weddings

Make up Carla Oram Makeup

Dress: Amorae Bridal

Venue: Mulberry House Hotel


















 


The Old Finsbury Town Hall Wedding Photography

July 27, 2021  •  1 Comment

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Lindsay and Joe's Wedding at The Old Finsbury Town Hall, and it was amazing!! 

Joe is an incredibly talented musician, and plays for a Beatles tribute band as Paul McCartney.  Lindsay and Joe actually met at one of his gigs, and he proposed on Abbey Road on the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album cover in front of hundreds of Beatles fans and the press!  

Read more about that and see photos here: Joe and Lindsay get engaged on Abbey Road!

A highlight for me was slipping off after the ceremony with the happy couple in their vintage pink Cadillac, to visit Lindsay's 99 year old grandmother who wasn't able to come to the wedding.  It was a truly special moment that I felt privileged to capture.  

The wedding had a fabulous 60s vibe, and the treat of the night was Joe and his band taking to the stage to serenade us with perfectly harmonised Beatles hits.  It was the first time that most of us had heard live music in a very long time, and it was an absolute treat for everyone involved, me included!  

This wedding had been long delayed by Covid, so it was a truly special day.  Here's a few sneak peaks, lots and lots to come!  

Photographer: Leah van Zyl Photography

Venue: The Old Finsbury Town Hall

Dress: Cutting Edge Brides

Yummy Pies: Pieminister

Catering: Mesa Catering 

 





































Peaceful Protest for South Africa

July 18, 2021  •  12 Comments

Today we stood in solidarity with our fellow South Africans, who have just gone through a devastating, terrifying wave of destruction and unrest.   We watched, unable to help, unable to do anything to stop it.  We have plenty to eat, while our loved ones line up in queues around the block to buy bread.  Shops and businesses have been ransacked, businesses destroyed, lives devastated.  Our families are standing guard in the night, desperately trying to protect their homes, their families, and everything they have worked for.  

Although we couldn't be there to stand with you in person, today we stood with you in London.  Last week,  Whatsapp groups were formed, plans were made, re-made, re-shuffled, and re-shuffled again.  We planned and organised while watching all of your videos and voice notes detailing your plight.  We called our families, we made facebook groups.  We started fund raising, we invited friends and loved ones to get involved and donate. 

Huge thanks and respect to Hayley Reichert and her team for all of your hard work in planning this day.  We sang the national anthem (twice!) we spoke about our hopes and fears for the country. We held a minute of silence, keeping our much loved home and families in our thoughts. 

Today we felt like we could help, we felt connected to each other and to our beautiful, much loved country.  

 



 



 


Woodlands Wedding

July 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

 

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Bonnie and Liam's wonderful Woodland Wedding a few days ago.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day from start to finish, especially as it included little Stone's Christening as part of the service!  

The reception was fabulously festooned with beautiful, quirky touches, which made the whole day completely unique.  The food was utterly scrumptious, and there was so much wonderful entertainment, it was hard to know what to go and check out first!  There was face painting, children's entertainers, a steel drum musician, a bubble blower, a magician, and so much more!!  It is not often that I get to work with so many fantastic wedding suppliers, what a dream team!  

Thank you Liam and Bonnie and your lovely families for letting me be a part of your special day, here's a sneak peak.  Many more to come!  

Suppliers:  

Photography Leah van Zyl Photography

Videography Videography by Frankie

Venue and Flowers Flowers Make Scents

Igloo Hire A Room with a View

Food The Naked Sausage

Food Delicacy Cafe

Prop Hire: Anthology Vintage Hire

Prop Hire: Locate to Create

Prop Hire: Aldresco Hire

Softplay Hire: Posh Totz Softplay

Hair: Hair by Brandon

Make up: Amy G Make Up

Marquee:  American Marquee

Face Painter: The Fairy Tale Face Painter
























Crondon Park Wedding Photography

July 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Kim and Sallie recently got hitched at the fabulous Crondon Park recently, and it was glorious!  Crondon Park was decorated beautifully as ever
, and the weather held out to reveal glorious sunshine, which shone brightly on these two gorgeous brides.  

There were SO many happy tears shed on this wonderful day (mostly by me I think, I'm such a crier!!)  Kim and Sallie are SO in love, and I was so happy to be there to capture their beautiful wedding.. third time lucky (Thanks Covid!) 

Here's just a small sneak peak of their lovely day, more to come! 

 




















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