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Jo & Dylan Hartley - 1 Year On...

It’s incredible that a whole year has passed since Jo & Dylan’s beautiful wedding at Holdenby House in the Northamptonshire countryside. I felt today would be a perfect day to share some photography from the day and a few images that weren’t seen in the Hello! magazine feature.

It was the hottest day of the year with temperatures reaching a crazy 33° but, of course, Jo took it in her stride and looked breathtaking in her Suzanne Neville gown. Little Thea was the cutest flower girl and friends and family came from all over the world to help Dylan and Jo celebrate in style.

Ann, The Flower Stylist beautifully arranged the flowers on the day and the gorgeous cake was by the amazingly talented Becky North aka Baked by Becks. Massive thanks to my lovely 2nd shooter, Nat Halford.

Congratulation to Mr & Mrs Hartley on a fabulous day, wishing you many more years of happiness.

Photography - Tara Florence www.taraflorence.com

Assistant - Natalie Halford

Venue - Holdenby House

Flowers - The Flower Stylist

Cake - Baked by Becks

Dress - Suzanne Neville

Shoes - Jimmy Choo


Puglia Bridal Editorial - Day 1

What seems like a thousand years ago now, I headed over to Puglia, Italy with a team of some of my favourite wedding suppliers for 3 days of dreamy, bridal editorial shoots. I am so excited to share with you images from day 1 of our adventure. We were so lucky to stay at a gorgeous villa hosted by Anna from Trulli & Dimore which turned out to be the perfect backdrop for our first day of shooting. Olive trees, lemon groves, pink bougainvillea climbing the walls and even a private chapel on site - we were spoilt for choice.

Daisy from Fairytale Weddings brought along seven of the most fabulous dresses, from Hayley Paige, Eliza Jane Howell and Charlie Brear as well as accessories by Miss Clemmie. Our aim was to encapsulate a modern, destination elopement, modest and maximal, simplistic yet luxe, all at once.

With hand made stationery by the amazing Laura Mazzetti and breathtaking florals by the man with the reputation as the best florist in the region, Michele Zaurino - every detail was planned to perfection. Tracey from Lusso Events was a god send, organising all aspects from the Italian side of things and helping us Brits to communicate in the process. Originally from England, Tracey is based in Venice but organised weddings all over Italy.

The most marvellous Jo Tromans was on make up AND hair for the full three days - this girl is a MUA machine and dazzled us all with her multi tasking skills. For Day 1 we had the magnetic Iris Natale modelling and boy, was she a dream to shoot!

In between shooting we really lived La Dolce Vita, we ate pasta (cooked from scratch by Michele himself and I still find myself dreaming of it now and then), we laughed, we sampled the local vino and, most importantly we made great memories alongside some gorgeous images. It’s easy when you’re with the dream team, no!?

Thanks to all the awesome creatives that made this shoot happen and to You and Your Wedding for featuring the images in their August/September issue. Watch out for day 2 & 3 getting published very soon! Tara xx

Photography - Tara Florence Photography  www.taraflorence.com

Planner -  Lusso Events www.lussoevents.com

Dresses - Supplied by Fairytale Weddings www.fairy-tale-weddings.co.uk

Make Up - Joanne Tromans   www.joannetromans.co.uk 

Florist - Michele Zaurino www.lolmocolmo.com

Accessories – Miss Clemmie www.missclemmie.co.uk

Stationery - Laura Mazzetti www.lauramazzettitheweddingletters.it

Assistant Planner – Puglia Wedding Events www.facebook.com/Puglia.Wedding.and.Events

Venue - Trulli e Dimore www.holidayrentalspuglia.com

Rings - Alex Osborne Jeweller www.alexosbornejewellery.co.uk

Decor - Wedding Solutions www.weddingsolution.it

Model – Iris Natale



Celebrity Wedding Featured in Hello! Magazine - Joanne Tromans & Dylan Hartley

The radiant bride Joanne Tromans with her new husband, Dylan Hartley, as seen in Hello! magazine.

Forget Harry & Meghan, I was lucky enough to photograph THE wedding of 2018 and it has been featured in Hello! magazine! 

England Rugby captain, Dylan Hartley married his sweetheart Joanne Tromans and I was the privileged one that got to document the day. At the beautiful Holdenby House in the Northamptonshire countryside, surrounded by friends and family, the day was practically perfect in every way. 

Joanne looked stunning in Suzanne Neville whilst Dylan wore his bespoke Church's shoes, made in Northamptonshire.

The wedding was shot on the Nikon d850 which I've been using for the last couple of months and is a photographers DREAM! More on that to come...

I will be featuring more images on the blog from this gorgeous day soon so keep and eye out and head over to my instagram here for a couple of sneak peeks. The article is out in this weeks' Hello! magazine so be sure to grab a copy for an exclusive look at The Hartley wedding.

Tara Florence xx

 

 

Ali & Ian | Marrakesh

One of my highlights from 2016 was being lucky enough to photograph Alison & Ian's breathtaking nuptials in Marrakesh, Morocco. Two beautiful people, inside and out, in one of the most heavenly places on the planet. Veering away from conventional wedding rules, Alison looked amazing in her rose quartz Alexander Mcqueen dress which was the perfect compliment to Ian's serenity blue suit (also Mcqueen). And yes, they were Pantone's colours of the year too. 

These guys certainly knew how to entertain their guests with camel rides, fire eaters, belly dancers and a traditional Joujouka band who travelled in especially from the Rif mountains. 

Thanks so much to Ali and Ian for letting me share their beautiful day at Villa Dinari, Marrakesh. An unforgettable day was had by all... 

Alysha & Liam | Barton Hall | Northamptonshire

Last month I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of Alysha and Liam at the gorgeous Barton Hall in the Northamptonshire countryside. 

When your mum is one of the county's finest florists - The Flower Stylist, one thing is for sure - your wedding flowers are going to all kinds of amazing. Alysha had probably the biggest and most jaw dropping bridal bouquet I've seen featuring some stunning Coral Charm peonies, hydrangea, ranunculus, David Austin roses and pretty anemones. To compliment Alysha's bouquet, there were perfectly bloomed peonies displayed in cloches, flower garlands galore, fresh lavender bursting from the drawers of the sweet table and the initials of the couple made in tiny roses (made by the bride herself, no less!). If flowers are your thing, this wedding is definitely for you! 

We were blessed with fabulous, sunny weather on the day, perfect for a beautiful English summer wedding. The orangery at Barton Hall glistened in the sunshine and Alysha looked stunning in her Mark Lesley gown, walking down the aisle with her father. The bridesmaids looked super stylish in Chi-Chi London and there were (fake but fab!) flamingos galore around the grounds on the day... 

The styling of Barton Hall on the day was truly unprecedented and what makes it all the more amazing is Alysha, her mum Ann and her bridesmaids did it ALL themselves the night before! From the flowers, to the huge balloons, the beautiful centre pieces and the amazing little hand made 'drink me' favours. No detail was overlooked.

So many brilliant suppliers were involved in making this day one to remember, including an prize worthy cake by Lillibet Bakes with hand made, sugar crafted peonies to compliment the flowers of the day, make-up by the perfectionist that is Jo Tromans, stationery by White Cottage Weddings,  rings by the uber talented Bijoux JewelsHair by Lynddy and videography by the awesome Halford Films. All of Northamptonshire's finest, I'm sure you'll agree!

The VIP of the day was the fabulous Jimmy, the couple's beautiful French Bulldog who stole the limelight with his beautiful floral collar and was the sweetest page boy you ever did see...  

Want to see more of Alysha & Liam's day? Our friend Halford Films was there - here's a little preview of the magic Ben captured on the day...

To see more amazing flowers checkout Ann & Alysha's website here...

Mr. & Mrs. Molyneaux, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your big day, wishing you all the best for the future! 

Tara... x

Tim & Tasha | Twit & Twoo | Northamptonshire Wedding

The first time I met Tim & Tasha and heard their plans for their big day, I knew it was going to be one fantastic affair. The couple are both involved in musical theatre and their plan was to incorporate their love of all things melodic into their wedding and boy, did they achieve it! Not even the rain could stop this extravaganza of a day - think singing, high kicks and jazz hands and you'll be on the right track...

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A big thank you to Tasha & Tim for letting me share their amazing day with them. Wishing you both all the best for the future and remember - always embrace the rain... xx