Best of 2017

What a year. I'm still in a bit of shock that we're in December already - where has the year gone?!

2017 was a great one. I met and photographed a bunch of seriously awesome couples, who had unbelievably wonderful weddings. Looking back over the photos for this blog post, one thing really stood out - just how bloody happy they all are! Which is really what it's all about.

I'm massively grateful to each and every couple for putting their trust in me to capture their precious memories - thank you. We had a laugh (and sometimes a cry!) and I've really loved every wedding.

I've rounded up some favourite photos from the year. I could have had a blog post double this size - it was tricky narrowing them down! But here it is...

Merry Christmas, and wishing you all an incredible 2018 xx

Gate Street Barn wedding: Hannah + Toby

I don't even know where to start with this wedding. It was just stunning. Gorgeous couple, amazing venue, perfect weather - a photographer's dream.

Hannah was boho perfection in her Rue De Seine gown. Carrie Macey provided the most wonderful flowers and centrepieces - when I walked into the ceremony room, my jaw literally dropped. I loved the addition of feathers to Hannah's bouquet.

And then we have the venue, Gate Street Barn. Wow. Just gorgeous. If you're getting married there and looking for a photographer - I would LOVE to shoot more weddings there.

But back to Hannah + Toby's wedding. I loved every minute of it. Hannah is an illustrator and drew the awesome portrait on the card box, and with Toby being a chef, you could count on the food being exceptional - Tandem Catering did not disappoint. YUM.

Theirs was a wedding that had you laughing one minute, and crying the next. Heartfelt, and filled with love!

Here is the story of their day..

Yoghurt Rooms Wedding Photographer: Lee + Gemma - festival wedding

I absolutely LOVED Lee + Gemma's festival wedding at the awesome Yoghurt Rooms in East Grinstead. Smoke bombs, confetti cannons, and a whole lot of love! Oh and there were pigs. For real.

There was so much thought that went into the day, and it showed! From the Bloody Mary table, to the gorgeous handmade decorations, it all came together and was just totally awesome.

Gemma's dress transformed into a second dress, made by the very talented Atelier Gold, and she looked completely stunning in both. 

After an incredibly emotional unplugged ceremony (seriously - there was not a dry eye in there), wedding guests partied HARD to The Chaps, who did amazing covers, including garage tunes - so good! At times it felt more like I was photographing an actual festival, not a wedding!

Food was provided by The Little Blue Smokehouse, and was insanely good. Pulled pork, brisket, and loads of different hot sauces and sides - yum. I'm sat here drooling!

Lee is a teacher, and was in his element hosting a pub-style quiz for the speeches. And as the the evening continued, the party didn't show any signs of stopping...

"Thank you Tora for capturing all the love, happiness and fun from our day. You’re a truly incredible photographer and awesome human being!"