Destination Beach wedding in Sri Lanka – Azra & Dominic pt2

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Azra & Dominics Wedding Ceremony in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka its just stunning, the country, the people, the food, its easy to see why Azra & Dominic fell so in love with Sri Lanka…. and so did we x

Destination wedding photography is always so exciting, going to new places, meeting and making new friends and more importantly making & capturing new memories.

Our journey first took us to Colombo where we had a great few days with Azra & Dominic before the rest of their family & friends flew out to Sri Lanka for the wedding at Trincomalee in the north east of Sri Lanka.

Their wedding was a two part wedding to take place at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Hotels, the first being a traditional Sri Lankan Pourwa ceremony in the morning and then a western style wedding on the beach in the afternoon, well it did get to well over 30 degrees at midday so made total sense.

‘David & Jane are award winning photographers and we knew that for our special day we couldn’t risk not having the best in the game to capture the moments’.

There is always something extra special about weddings abroad, well apart from that all the guests where in the pool just before the ceremony, there is an excitement thats hard to describe but you can just feel that its going to be a special day and boy Azra & Dominics family & friends where here to enjoy their day.

Azra and her bridesmaids always seemed to be laughing whilst they got ready as Jane grabbed documentary style photos with David photographing Dominic in his beachfront suite and the pre ceremony events.

A very proud father walked Azra to meet Dominic and on the white sandy beach with the glistening Bay of Bengal as the backdrop the wedding ceremony took place and yes it was a truly beautiful wedding.

With cocktails on the beach all served by the ever smiling Trinco Blu waiters and the sound of laughter the early evening sun softened and we grabbed a few photos on the beach (yes this is a job) of the gorgeous new Mr & Mrs

So much was planned into this day, the styling by Magical Moments was exceptional we had tradition drummers, dancers, firebreathers, cake cutting on the beach, sparklers, open air dancing to a great band…. the list goes on

‘David and Jane were fantastic and not only did they capture the perfect shots but they also helped make us feel at ease and their ability to keep everyone laughing and smiling was very much appreciated by all’

Its always surreal when you receive the call to photograph any wedding abroad but Sri Lanka really was a dream destination for us and we are so glad that we where the destination wedding photographers for Azra & Dominics wedding, our everlasting memory of our time in Sri Lanka will not only be the stunning locations we visited around this beautiful island but all the new Sri Lankan & UK friends that we made and hope to see again one day xx

heres a few of our favourite images from Azra & Dominics wedding, enjoy. D&Jxx

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View the Traditional Poruwa Ceremony // View Our Sri Lanka Wedding Vlog

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If you’re planning your destination wedding in Sri Lanka and need an experienced Sri Lankan Destination Wedding Photographer then please get in touch would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

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Azra & Dominic’s Poruwa Wedding in Sri Lanka Pt 1

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Traditional Poruwa Wedding Photography
Azra & Dominics Poruwa Wedding Ceremony in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is described as ‘One of the most exotic & beautiful islands in the world’ and from our experience we totally agree.

With its stunning landscape, unique culture and genuinely warm and hospitable people its easy to see why Azra & Dominic fell so in love with Sri Lanka, it is just beautiful.

So the question for Azra and Dominic was a traditional Poruwa Ceremony or a western style ceremony, easy answer….. both.

A Poruwa ceremony is a traditional Sinhalese wedding ceremony that takes place on a “Poruwa”, a beautifully decorated, traditional wooden platform. The ceremony involves a series of rituals performed by the bride and groom, and their families.

The ceremony ends with the brother breaking a coconut (the cleaner the break the longer the marriage) so a long marriage for these guy xx

The temperature was 30 degrees plus, not unusual for Sri Lanka but this was 10am and with the Bay of Bengal in the background it seemed only right that we grabbed a few images on the gorgeous white sands at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon Hotels at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

As the title of this blog states this was wedding part 1 as the midday saw temperatures soar well over 30 degrees so the western style ceremony was to take place at 4pm in the afternoon so now it was time to chill, relax with family & friends and just enjoy this paradise location.

‘David & Jane are award winning photographers and we knew that for our special day we couldn’t risk not having the best in the game to capture the moments’.

Its always surreal when you receive the call to photograph any wedding abroad but Sri Lanka really was a dream destination for us and we are so glad that we where the destination wedding photographers for Azra & Dominics wedding in Sri Lanka, heres a few of our favourite images fro their stunning Poruwa wedding, enjoy. D&Jxx

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So, did you like Azra & Dominic’s Sri Lankan Poruwa wedding photography?

We would really appreciate if you shared this post on your social media, it really helps us out 🙂
If you’re planning your destination wedding in Sri Lanka and need an experienced Sri Lankan Destination Wedding Photographer then please get in touch would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Ufton Court Wedding Photography – Hannah & Christopher

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Hannah & Christopher’s wedding at Ufton Court

It was a recommendation from Hannah’s brother that led to us meeting Christopher & Hannah who are so laid back but knew exactly how they wanted their Ufton Court Reading Wedding Photography.

Ufton Court in the beautiful county of Berkshire dates back to the 1400’s and you can feel all the history here.

It was our first visit to Ufton Court and what a beautiful spring day to photography Hannah & Christopher’s wedding.

The wedding ceremony took place at St Peters Church on the banks of the River Thames in Reading.

Their Ufton Court wedding had it all, drinks on the lawn, hand carved tomahawk steaks, a gorgeous sunset and crazy ceilidh dancing with sparklers to end this amazing day.

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David joined Christopher and his groomsmen at a local pub then off to the church
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We always feel so privileged to have the most amazing view as two people say those special vows at this emotional time of their special daya
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With stunning gardens at the side of the River Thames we shot a few portraits of the stunning couple
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Drinks and garden games greeted the guests at Ufton Court & time for Hannah & Christopher to chill, chat and soak up all the excitement of the day so far.

As documentary wedding photographers this is the time to get those all important candid informal photographs as everybody enjoys the day.
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Jucy Tomahawk steaks carved by the ushers…. well Christopher is an amazing chef and the theatre of food was always going to be central to their wedding day
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After the meal and the speeches we grabbed a few quiet moment with the newly weds for some evening photographs around the gorgeous gardens at Ufton Court
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And mother nature didnt let us down with the most amazing sunset
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Time to party with a fantastic Ceilidh band getting the guests on the dancefloor and they never left it, what a party.
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So, did you like Hannah & Christopher’s Ufton Court wedding photography?

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If you’re planning your exclusive Ufton Court Wedding & need an experienced Creative Wedding Photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

2017 – What An Amazing Year

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After thousands of clicks of our cameras over 365 days it all comes down to an end of year 100 from 2 photographers.

Being wedding photographers and also being married with a family means that the days fly by and a whole year can disappear in a blink, in fact 24 years have flown by and we now enter our 25th year in business, 25 years of capturing and presenting memories.

We still feel extremely lucky to do what we do and LOVE what we do, we still get that tingle of excitement when we arrive at a wedding, when we see all the fun & hear the laughter and dare i say we still get a tear in our eyes at those special moments, yep we are extremely lucky.

As we enter a new year and with all the excitement to come we do love to look back at the memories that WE have from 2017 and this is exactly what this blog post is all about, not the technically perfect award winning signature images that we are known for but those moments between the moments that bring back amazing memories & stories that WE have from just the most epic 2017.

So this is our 100 images,Images that made us smile, images that put a little bit of dust in our eye 😉 , images of our travels and new friends we have made, images that just made 2017 one of the best ever.

A year that saw us travel to all parts of the UK & Europe not only as photographers but as photography judges and trainers and photography consultants for some of the biggest names in our industry. From venues 5 mins from where we live to Castles in Scotland and ceremonies on the side of a mountain in the French Alps our wedding photography journey never fails to deliver new experiences.

The high points have been all the new friends we have made along the way who will be friends forever and the new photographers that we have had the pleasure to meet just starting out at our workshops and I have to admit when i meet new photographers we always say the same thing….

Welcome to the best job in the world, WOW are you going to have fun!!!

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A huge thank you to all our amazing couples who we had the honour of photographing during 2017, you guys all made it such a special year for us, you made us laugh, you made us cry, you made us feel so welcome and we will never forget that. To our friends in this fantastic industry (you all know who you are) thank you again for your continued support you really make it just a joy to do what we do and to our couples who 2018 is going to be THEIR YEAR then get ready…. its going to be AMAZING !!!!!
D&Jxx

Ravello Italy Destination Wedding Photographers

“After our first meeting we knew instantly we would feel comfortable with our photos being taken by David & Jane and knew our families would too”
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Chris & Steph’s wedding at Villa Eva, Ravello, Italy by Stanbury Photography

We have always had a soft spot of Italy, its just one of our favourite places, so just imaging how excited we where when Steph & Chris asked us to be their Destination Wedding Photographers for their wedding in Ravello on the stunning Amalfi Coast of Italy.

Ravello is just beautiful and the ceremony took place in the Town Hall gardens overlooking simply gorgeous Amalfi Coast and then we walked through the tiny streets of Ravello to Villa Eva with its equally stunning views and the most amazing food & fine wines all topped of with Limoncello in personalised glasses to toast the Bride & Groom.

Chris & Steph, on our very first meeting stated “We have been to a lot of weddings in the past when the photographers have been a bit too serious and sometimes bossy and we really don’t want that” and that sums these guys up totally, a really fun couple with an amazing group of family & friends…. And boy did we have fun 🙂

Chris & Steph are just the nicest people and it was great to spend a few days with them and their closest family and friends in fact we felt more like guests than photographers and their Ravello wedding and the memories we have of our time with them will last a lifetime. 

Heres a small selection of our memories from their Amalfi Coast wedding at Villa Eva, Ravello. Enjoy. D&J xx

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Amalfi Destination Wedding Photography by Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographers Stanbury Photography. David & Jane are very much in demand shooting weddings in all UK Locations and destination weddings in Europe & Worldwide. With an eye for the perfect image and a reputation for excellent service its not surprising they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country. If you’re planning your Destination wedding in Italy & need an experienced Amalfi Coast Italy Destination wedding photographer then get in touch, we would love to be part of your amazing wedding day. D&Jxx

Destination Wedding in Ravello Italy – coming soon

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The stunning Amalfi coast was the jaw dropping backdrop for Chris & Steph’s Destination Wedding in Ravello Italy, Defiantly one wedding not to miss. Coming soon. D&Jxx

Florence – Destination Wedding Photographers

Mark & Tina’s Wedding In Florence, Italy 

Mark & Tina wanted a dream wedding and after many visits to Italy fell in love with the stunning Villa Cora and its views over the magical Italian city of Florence with the evening celebrations in the roof top restaurant of the Westin Hotel with its panoramic views over Florence.

Now we have witnessed many wedding ceremonies over the years but perhaps this was the most emotional as Mark surprised Tina by learning his vows in perfect Italian and after the ceremony Mark, Tina and the guests walked through the streets filled with tourists from all over the world admiring the statues & buildings but all that came to a halt as all eyes where on the gorgeous Mark & Tina who where a picture of elegance.

Florence is one of the most beautiful places in the world and a perfect location for a wedding and we where so glad that Mark & Tina chose us as their Destination Wedding Photographers, its a wedding that we won’t forget and we made so many new friends…. in short it was just perfect.

We will let Mark & Tina have the last words…. We always knew Florence was going to provide a jaw dropping location to our wedding, your photographs just made it look more spectacular! Our wedding photographs are so important and our lasting memory of our most special day, we couldn’t have been in better hands. We enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you as friends in the future. Arrivederci!

Palazzo Vecchio in the heart of Florence was the sumptuous setting for their wedding ceremony.
It was then onto one of the most truly jaw dropping locations we have ever photographed, the Piazzale Michelangelo.
To raise the bar of this amazing wedding was going to be tough but they did it with their reception being held in the stunning Mirror Room at beautiful Villa Cora. Villa Cora is just the most perfect of wedding venues, the staff super helpful and the food!!! oh boy the food was amazing!!!! 
The evening was planned as a celebration of love and with the guests dressed in their finest Mark & Tina raised the bar yet AGAIN!!! with the roof top restaurant at the Westin Hotel and its panoramic nightie views over Florence, you could almost touch Il Duomo di Firenze the Cathederal that dominates the skyline, and with all Florence around us we danced and laughed the evening away.A huge than you to Mark, Tina and their family and friends for an amazing wedding and an amazing few days i the beautiful city of Florence. If your getting married abroad then get in touch with us about our Destination Wedding Photography services, we cover ALL worldwide locations. D&J xx