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A Wedding at The Upper House | Dexi & Tom

An Intimate Day at The Upper House

You know the line “You had me at hello”? Well Tom of the super couple, Dexi (yes her real name) and Tom had me at homemade retro video games. They got in touch in 2018 looking for a photographer for their Upper House  wedding. Over a coffee we talked about their relationship which sounded beautifully real. Along with this Tom happened to mention he makes retro video game emulators with custom cases, anyone who knows me knows I’m a true nerd at heart so I couldn’t wait to see how they incorporated their nerd love into their day.

With a mixture of all things baby blue crafted into their Upper House wedding day we had our main colour scheme. Dexi and her mum painted a pair of shoes she already owned to be her wedding shoes. A great idea as they were already worn in. Her mum also then made her wedding dress with a petticoat built in from her own wedding dress many years ago. There service was decorated beautifully as miniature woodland by Elegant Affair  and Natalies Florist. Rather than confetti flying into their face they opted for bubbles and Tom being the handy man he is made a corded bubble machine into a battery powered one which I held over my camera whilst everyone else blew them with their own bottles. For the wedding favours Tom laser cut so many pieces of wood personalised with the guests name which they could then take home and use as a coaster. Later on I adapted my light stands to fire smoke bombs from which backed photographs with their blue colour scheme. This was literally only the surface of how unique this Upper House wedding was.

An Upper House Wedding Day Slideshow


Rain Dodging in Barlaston

Their Upper House wedding day was so chilled out it was lovey. In the morning I spent time with Dexi, her two bridesmaids, her mum and Poppy Michelle Hair & MUA in the gorgeous wedding suite at the Upper House. Tom later arrived and with it all being under one room I was able to flip between the two of them capturing the best bits of each other.

They had a lovely intimate service with just 50 guests which really made the service feel special. Soon after the rain stopped and we managed to grab a few family portraits along with some couples portraits and candids before the heavens opened again. Not to worry though the Upper House team had flipped the room over and were ready for us for the wedding breakfast. We soon followed the wedding breakfast with my first smoke bomb experience. The wind was not our friend and swept the blue smoke all over The Upper House grounds making it pretty hard to match it with just the right moment between Tom & Dexi. Later this night we messed around with some festoon lights in the Upper House courtyard which certainly was interesting. Then Tom & Dexi gave me a pile of time at the end for one last smoke bomb photograph which I absolutely love.

Recommended Photographer for this Upper House Wedding

Dexi & Tom actually found me through a recommendation from a previous wedding I’d shot in 2018. Very often a group of friends are so stoked about my wedding photography I actually end up doing almost all of their wedding days. It’s always a lovely feeling to be seen or recommended and asked to come along for the ride. With my work I always try and merge my couple’s characteristics with my own personality to make some amalgamation of the most awesome wedding photographs you’ve ever seen. Meaning all these friends won’t have the same wedding photographs, instead something unique and personal to them.

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