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Arriving In Style

Here at SMP Weddings we love a touch of the quirky and unusual and we are always thrilled when our happy couples chose to surprise us with something just a little bit different and out of the ordinary.  Lots of our brides chose to arrive in style to their ceremonies and our cool couples often head to their receptions with equal flair, if the guests are lucky they get in on the act too!  There’s no match for that breath-taking first glimpse of the bride but a particularly spectacular arrival only enhances that moment, below are some of our favourite modes of wedding transport….

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sussex cuckfield haywards heath reportage wedding photojournalist london

sussex cuckfield haywards heath reportage wedding photojournalist london

Emily and Ollie went the whole hog for their wedding. Emily and her father arrived at the church in a horse-drawn carriage while her bridesmaids and flowergirls travelled behind in an amazing gypsy caravan pulled by a tractor adorned with sunflowers. Guests were transported back to their rural reception venue on a trailer decked with bunting, so beautifully English, and then the newlyweds used the gypsy caravan for their couple shots to stunning effect.

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Every detail of Jen and Dave’s wedding was thoughtfully designed to reflect this relaxed couple who chose to arrive at their reception by tractor sipping on espresso martinis. 

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Guests at Sally and Harry’s country summer wedding were treated to a trip in a green vintage Bristol Lodekka bus to the family home of the bride for a beautiful marquee reception.

sussex cuckfield haywards heath reportage wedding photojournalist london

Sophia and Dan married at the Queen’s own private chapel on the Windsor estate and what else would you chose to arrive at such an illustrious venue in but a cream vintage Morris Minor, perfect understated cool.

sussex reportage wedding photojournalist londonEffortlessly glamourous Kate and her father cruised to her wedding at Woburn Sculpture Gallery in a maroon Triumph Stag, this girl knows how to make an entrance!

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As we are based in Sussex (Cuckfield, Haywards Heath), we are ever hopeful of a nautical couple who'll travel by boat, so come on seadogs, drop us a line!

Kate x

Kate is the studio manager at SMP Weddings, the home of reportage wedding photography and photojournalism in Sussex creating highly atmospheric images which burst with personality and emotion.

 

Arriving In Style

Some Kind Words

  • Emily and Ollie

    "First and foremost, Sophie’s photographs are absolutely stunning - we just can’t stop looking through them! They capture the essence of our day so perfectly and Sophie somehow managed to be everywhere at once, but never got in the way and was very discreet the whole time. The light and colour is beautiful, even in very difficult conditions such as the dark church or a dance floor filled with artificial light.
    Secondly, and just as importantly, Sophie went to a huge effort to fit in and it was a real pleasure spending time with her on our wedding day: it’s a very personal and special time and could easily be ruined by a pushy or socially awkward photographer! Sophie made everyone feel very relaxed around her, which of course makes for much better photos! Her judgement, sense of humour and social skills are exactly what you need in a wedding photographer, and I would not hesitate to recommend Sophie to anyone”.

    Emily and Ollie