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Felicity and Matt

Posted on November 5, 2012

A vintage themed and a wedding venue to dream of set the scene for Felicity & Matt’s wedding back in the height of summer.

The beautiful Bride was surrounded by her lovely bridesmaids all morning, sipping champagne, eating yummy looking cupcakes and helping her get ready for the big day ahead. The Mother of the Bride had made the amazing bridesmaids dresses herself, which gave the look a very unique feel and they matched Felicity’s gorgeous wedding dress perfectly. Whilst all this was going on the boys had a surprise in store for Matt as he was getting ready into his wedding attire; a white stretch limousine to take them to the venue!
The ceremony and reception were held at The Priory Barns, Little Wymondley and the venue fitted their theme perfectly. Tables laid with Cath Kidston style jam jar favours and shabby chic decor throughout, a lot of effort had gone into this big day and a lot of love too. It really did look fantastic!

After a quick game of oversized Jenga, a bounce on the space hoppers and a quick pose on the Custardface Photography LOVE box we took the newlyweds for a wonder in the sunset where we were able to take some lovely photos of the happy couple; perfect timing!

After the meal and speeches were done the Blue Rinse band set up and played on into the summers evening and certainly kept the dance floor filled and moving; it’s always a good sign when everyone is dancing and enjoying themselves at the end of your big day. They were a fab band (highly recommended) and topped the day off just nicely.

A great day – congrats again to the new Mr and Mrs Rawling!

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Dom and Chris

Posted on October 18, 2012

We had been waiting a long time for this day; Dom is a very dear friend of Sonias so we were thrilled when she first asked us to do her wedding photography. Taking photos of any couples wedding day gives you a special feeling, let alone when it’s one of your close friends.

It was such a great morning, watching Dom get ready for her magical day with her girlies and the lovely atmosphere whilst the girls had their wedding brekkie and then had their hair and make-up done. The girls looked amazing in their dresses with their fabulous hair do’s and Dom, well where do we start; she looked like a princess and that’s exactly how she felt. Let us not forget the handsome Groom, Chris you looked great too!

We loved the vintage theme, the welcome drinks were surrounded by old suitcases full of Dom & Chris memorabilia and they had a special room set up for vintage themed photographs, a cheese cake for the cheeseboard and of course the sweetie bar! Every detail had been considered, the place names were vintage looking luggage tags tied to apples by the stem, it was such a unique idea. Everywhere we looked it was a photo opportunity, even during the ceremony where the groom cried, (a lot) it was just a great day full of inspiration and happiness – which is the perfect combination for any photographer.

The Mansion House in Shuttleworth is a very popular venue for weddings and is a grand, stately home with amazing grounds surrounding it. We made the most out of the sunset with the bride & groom by taking them out into the grounds to get some shots of them together; running, cuddling, kissing and generally just being a happily married couple. These were our favourite shots of the day, as were the Bride and Groom as they ordered their thank you cards, canvases and aluminium prints with these sunset photos, the Custardface Photography Love Box is going to be on every wall of the newlyweds house!

A massive Congratulations to a lovely couple!

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Emma and Jason

Posted on June 29, 2012

I was quite excited to write this blog and show off a selection of images from Emma and Jason’s wedding a few weeks back, not only because it been a while since I last posted (and I still have lots more blogs to update by the way) but St Andrews Church in Biggleswade was held where my wife and I got married 3 years ago, so going back as a photographer felt much more special on this particular day and obviously the venue was very familiar to me.

This was one of my popular full day wedding shoots, so the images I captured on the day ranged from the getting ready in the morning right through to the getting merry in the evening, and as you can tell by the photos the weather was particularly kind this day (as it usually is for me – good omen for all my future bride and grooms there..!).

As I was getting some last minute shots in the morning of the lovely Emma in her wedding dress all of a sudden the two young bridesmaids burst with excitement as they saw a big red London bus slowly reversing down the tight road to collect the bridal party and take them to the Church. Nice work driver!

As mentioned above the service was held at St Andrews and is a truly magnificent church, and dates back to around 1340 originally so lots of fabulous detail to explore (check out the b/w photo of the couple kneeling at the front). After a few group shots outside everyone piled onto the bus for a 30 minute drive up the A1 to Chesfield Downs Golf Club; they had previously dropped their cars off there in the morning and got a lift down to the Church; this is a great idea for all future bride and grooms out there by the way as it guarantees guests arriving at both venues at the same time, so no excuses for people getting lost or being late etc.

After a little intimate shoot of the beautiful Bride and the handsome Groom over the golf dunes by the lake (cue the crazy golf buggy driving) they sat down for their wedding breakfast in the lovely and well lit conservatory area, and we were there during the course of the afternoon and evening capturing the wedding day as it unfolded in our usual unobtrusive manner. A great day all round and congratulations again to Emma and Jason!

For more details about our full day shoots, please get in touch..

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Chelsey and James

Posted on April 26, 2012

Easter Weekend saw the very first of our ‘2012 season’ wedding and it was an absolute cracker to get the year started!


Having only met the lovely couple, Chelsey and James (and of course little TJ too!) for the first time a few weeks prior on their pre wedding shoot on Biggleswade Common you wouldn’t of thought it as instantly we were treated like one of the family on the Wedding day and made to feel very welcome indeed, which makes us enjoy the wedding even more!


Chelsey and James were only after a few hours coverage on the wedding day but we certainly crammed a hell of a lot into that short timeframe and they had us earning our money ! The service itself was held at Biggleswade Registry Office and the reception was in the lovely barn at the White Horse in Southill. As you can see the Bride looked absolutely stunning, and equally James looking very handsome in his uniform (and very shiny shoes!). Here are a few pics from the afternoon which I hope you can get a feel for how great a day it was. We wish them many, many years of wedded bliss!


Wedding Dress- Lady B, Bedford / Wedding Flowers- The Flower shop, Biggleswade / Brides Hair- Daisy Farrell / Brides Make-up- Sasha Wren, Biggleswade / Wedding Car – Alexanders Chauffeur Cars, Biggleswade.


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Post-wedding shoots

Posted on August 4, 2011

Or ‘Trash the Dress’ shoots, or ‘Express your Dress’ shoots, or ‘Dust down your wedding dress’ shoots, etc, etc…Whatever you want to call them, we offer them. We welcome you to dig out the wedding dress from the wardrobe once more, choose a favourite (or completely unique) location, hobby or pastime that expresses your personality and let’s just go for it! Hubby can join in too and get suited and booted too, or if you prefer just on your own.. Remember, the stresses and pressures of the big day have long gone so this is all about having as much fun as you can; you won’t be disappointed! Our ‘on location’ shoots start from just £79, so why not get in touch now and…