Anna and Bean – Wedding party

Anna writes a wonderful blog called Anna and the ring and I have been an avid reader for some time. Anna’s husband shall be referred to here as Bean to preserve the anonymity bestowed on him by Anna’s blog!

This happy couple were married on a snowy November day last year and recently held a wedding reception at their home in London to celebrate with their friends and family, many of whom couldn’t make the wedding day itself because of the bad weather – do you remember all that snow?!

When Anna asked me if I’d like to come along and photograph the event with my new-found wedding photography friends Lisa and Tarah, I pretty much jumped for joy…and I wasn’t disappointed – what a way to kick off my first wedding photography season! It was wonderful to work alongside two other new photographers, a really valuable experience.
I wanted to try and capture that wonderful homely intimate feeling that radiated throughout the day, from the crisp winter light and welcome rays of sunshine to the cosy warmth of a home filled with hospitality and the laughter and chatter of friends and family. I hope these photographs warm the cockles of your heart.
Anna and Bean are adorable together and so well loved, as evidenced by just how far their guests travelled to be with them to celebrate the occasion. Anna wore her beautiful bespoke silk satin wedding gown and Bean donned his made to measure suit for the occasion. And as if that wasn’t enough, there were Martha Stewart pom poms, scrabble tiles, glitter balls, vintage cameras, ostrich feather capes…and oh so much cake…yes there were actual real life homemade iced gems….a photographer’s {and gourmandine’s} dream!

Anna and Bean’s day had all of the components of a wedding day, other than a ceremony, so it was great practice for this year’s Lucy Stendall weddings. We started off with the preparations at home before heading out to the woods for some portraits, returning to the house just in time for a few more sneaky photographs in the garden before the arrival of the guests and the start of the festivities. The sun shone, the champagne flowed, the cakes and delicious nibbles were piled high and lots of fun was had…all captured on my trusty camera.

And then, when the party was in full swing and night had well and truly fallen, we left the revellers to it….my feet may have been a little weary but my heart was full of gladness and joy. It was lovely to be a part of the celebrations.
Many many congratulations to you both, may you have a long and happy marriage filled with love, laughter and ever increasingly fabulous times…here are just some of my favourite images as a reminder of your special day.

Please contact me if you too are planning to hold your wedding at home {or at some other equally wonderful location} and would like to know more about my wedding photography packages. I still have a handful of places left for 2011 and I am now also taking bookings for 2012 – hooray!

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  1. Anna K
    Posted 11/03/2011 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Lucy. Your photos are breathtaking. Anna and Bean are so lucky to have these. You should be shout-from-the-rooftop proud of these.

    The end.

  2. Posted 12/03/2011 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    OK…here goes….I hate you I hate you I hate you ! …..breathe….sigh….and now….

    the un-jealous pearly queen in me says……….

    please…stop what your in a garret…and just…. be…

    because you are divinely marvelous …like seriously stick in your gullet like a fish bone marvelous x

    that is all….and when you go other worldley …can you remember me x

  3. Posted 12/03/2011 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Oh, Lucy. These are AMAZING. You are so talented, I can't tell you how much I love these. The shoes! The light! Everything! You must be so proud of them, they're stunning. And I bet Anna and Bean are thrilled with them too.

    That's it, I am so getting you to take photos of me one day (although Hubster said yesterday that he "would rather chop his balls off" than do a photo shoot. Whatever, he doesn't need to be there!)

  4. Posted 12/03/2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    What a fabulous start to your season, a really great collection of pictures in which I can feel the atmosphere and hear the excited chatter. I love all those little details that you capture, the things people forget or maybe even missed the first time around. And the moments between people, I hope they will put all these pictures in an album to look back on for years to come, and what a great idea, maybe we should all have post wedding parties so we can just have a night of fun and love without the pressure and stress of the wedding day itself.

  5. Posted 12/03/2011 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Kirsty – perhaps we could do a shoot together, as my husband has similar feelings towards the idea. Deal?

    But back to the point, Lucy, these are….awesome, wonderful, amazing, fabulous…. you have so much talent that is just bursting to get out of you – this time next year, you are going to be waaaay too famous and cool to talk to us (but you will, won't you…please?!)

    It's so hard to choose a favourite – I adore some of the pictures where you've captured the guests enjoying themselves…but I think my favourite is Bean resting his head on Anna. It's a beauty. Congratulations Anna and Bean on having yet another beautiful day.


  6. Posted 12/03/2011 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    At long last!! : ) Well done Lucy these are so lovely! You've captured some fantastic details… bet they're chuffed with them x

  7. Posted 12/03/2011 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    It looked a fun, The Weather doesn't stop me wedding party! Congratulations to Anna and Bean for making the best out of British weather. They look so happy together and how wonderful to be able to wear your wedding dress again.
    I should think you are going to be a very busy lady Lucy! Fab Fab photo's love the all!!

  8. Emma Cleveley
    Posted 13/03/2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous work Lucy, what a cool looking group of people, I'm loving the wedding outfits especially! x

  9. Posted 13/03/2011 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous!!!! Well done! X

  10. Posted 13/03/2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! xxx

  11. Posted 14/03/2011 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Great pics Lucy. You have definitely succeeded in your aim of reflecting the intimacy of the day. I love the fact that you do this, that is capture emotions and atmospheres rather than just 'take' photos. I particularly like all the kwirky angles you got with the preparation shots and all the guests just acting natural.

  12. Posted 22/03/2011 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    How have I not commented already!

    Thank you wonderful lady! I love them. Seriously love them xxxxxxxx

  13. Posted 26/04/2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink


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