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Ian & Candice's Wedding Photography Preview- Community Church Putney


What a way to kick off our 2017 weddings- with snow, a heap of Canadians and a vintage routemaster bus on the  London streets! 

Wedding Photography: Putney
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Rob & Tamsin's engagement photos from Southbank London


Locals playing tourists

Engagement photos Southbank, London
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Alick & Helen's wedding photography preview from Woldingham Village Hall


The perfect day for a village hall wedding.

Wedding photography: Woldingham Village Hall and  St Mary's Church, Caterham on the Hill
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Freddie & Emeline- Engagement photos on Hampstead Heath


If only they could agree on stacking the dishwasher...

Hampstead Heath, London: Engagement Shoot

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Our new Favourite Graduate









London College of Fashion Class of 2015, Royal Festival Hall

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Huw & Olivia's Kentish Town Wedding Day


Olivia & Huw's wedding was such an amazing musical feast. 
He wrote the music for the entrance of his bride.
Bar raised.

St Luke's Kentish Town & Holiday Inn Camden Lock
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Huw & Olivia - Engagement photos around Camden Lock


These two, this place, despite the rain. LOVE.

Engagement photography Camden Lock

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EWAFE - Where we belong


EWAFE means home and this gig was all about putting a roof on a building in Uganda so that it can become home for children who need one. The artists managed to raise over £11,000 for Kids Club Kampala and that amount's still going up! You can support this amazing project by downloading their EP from here and donating what you like! 

Huge shout outs to Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Beth Rowley, Stokes William & CJ and the Birds, it was an amazing night.

St Luke's Kentish Town,
EWAFE project gig for  Kids Club Kampala
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FESTIVITIES



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Spitalfields


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Spitalfield Market, London

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2012


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Sitting Volleyball


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Paralympics
Sitting Volleyball (GB vs Brazil)
ExCel


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BAFTAs



One of our best friends took this photo at the BAFTAs on Sunday night.
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Easter at Fortnum & Mason



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Easter at Fortnum & Mason
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A postcard from GB



To our dear friends from Perth (and other globetrotters),

Thank you for having us to stay! We had such fun exploring your streets, dipping in your pools, talking to your dogs and sizzling sausages.

Now isn't about time we returned your generosity? 

In an effort to persuade you we've put together this little tour of the UK, a dream team itinerary, as a pledge of good hostmanship. We hope it'll wet your appetite.

(If you're here for a while check out the whole list, if you've only got a short stop check out the comments marked with an asterisk*.)

What to do in the UK...

Visit Scotland: In Edinburgh* theres the Jenners department store, the Castle (with the military tattoo), the Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art to fill your day. Of course you couldn't miss out Linlithgow*- home of your Scottish friends, which has its own beautiful Palace and Loch (see your first white swans!). If there at the right time don't miss the marches. Take a long drive and two ferries to isolation on Iona, theres a monastery surrounded by purple and turquoise sea (you can easily walk round the whole island in a few hours). See your first ever snow and ski on it in the Cairngorms. Kayak on a loch and spot some highland cows. Make sure you drink IRN BRU, eat tablet*, haggis, an Oliphant's pie and at least one insane thing deep-fried in Glasgow. Finish with a cultural turn up for the books in Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art.

Have a long weekend drifting around the countryside on a canal boat. And make sure you see at least one dramatic waterfall and one fast flowing river.

Go to London to see the Queen (and Corinne!*), go to the Tower of London to see the crown jewels (you can have a really quick visit for free if you go round as they lock up), see art in Trafalgar Square and the Serpentine gallery or swim in the Serpentine lake. Top up on art in the Saatchi Gallery, the V&A, the Tate galleries and eat lunch in the Turbine Hall*. Watch a show in the West End, Shakespeare at the Globe and sneak a peek at a celebrity on the red carpet at Leicester Square. Go to the Natural History Museum, the Imperial War Museum and see the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. Glimpse grandeur in Westminster Cathedral and St Paul's, or watch MPs in The Houses of Parliament. You should probably check out the Liberty's building to compare it to Perth's imitation, London Court. While you're at Liberties you might as well go in for a spot of shopping, and while you're in the mood Oxford street* is a must see (Topshop for Bee and Moo). Get a Boris bike and crash London fashion week. But don't go in the Thames

There are loads of special events to see too, depending on when you're in London, the Oxford/Cambridge boat race, The BBC Proms, Pride Marchesthe State Opening of Parliament, Chinese New Year or the Trooping of the Colour to name but a few.... oh yeh, and there's the Olympics.

In London enjoy the Tube (its fun when you're not in a rush) then take the Megabus to another city for £1.

Stop a while in Birmingham: Go to the Bullring markets and a vintage fair at the Custard Factory. See a show at the REP or a film at the  Electric Cinema (and text your waiter your order for olives from your sofa seating). Have a curry in the Balti Triangle* and experience a proper pub lunch. Meet the pre-raephelites in the BMAG, something more contemporary in the IKON or something less famous in one of the Digbeth galleries. Taste Cadbury's without the wax at its home in Bourneville and check out the canals. Meet our friends and picnic in Sutton Park

In Wales you could stay in a bothy to experience the countryside up close and personal. Take a visit a Welsh revival chapel and some of our favourite beaches around Abersoch. Eat a Cadwaladers, do some wake boarding in the cold sea, warm up with a bonfire on the beach. Then see the heights of Snowdon on your way back to England.

The following deserve at least a mention: Brighton (ride a carousel at the end of the pier, its a family tradition of ours), Cornwall (the best clotted cream and amazing art in St Ives), the Lake District (has lots of lakes), the Cotswolds (have pretty cottages with yellow stone walls and thatched roofs), Bristol (is an environmentally aware city, with a hippy vibe and cool goings on) and Blackpool (for tacky souvenirs and the blackpool illuminations).

This completes our list of recommendations for a visit to the UK (this list is not conclusive). 
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Please come and see us soon,        
With love
Coz, Nom & Malc                              



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Hay's Galleria



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Hay's Galleria, Near London Bridge Train Station
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Pigeonhole, Perth


In Perth there is an imitation of the Liberty of London building, it's called London Court and it contains one  of our favourite Perth Shops: Pigeonhole.



London Court contains a variety of shops selling things from Aboriginal artwork to English sweets.






We popped in and had a lovely chat with Sara, todays 365, and she told us about their other shops (they sell clothes and coffee! ). We'll be sure to check them out.


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1000 things for Tom to do in London for under £10

So here's a book recommendation/gift idea combined. You may have heard that one of our best friends, Tom, got onto his masters course in London. He moved down there a week ago, just before his birthday. We thought for his birthday we'd love to give him a load of cool experiences in his new city. So with Nai we hatched a plan to collect his friends recommendations and donations to send to him.


We bought this book (highly recommend it!), stuffed it full of little bits of paper, added a birthday candle and popped it in the post disguised as a boring academic tome.

Really looking forward to seeing what he gets up to and who joins him! You won't keep us away for long.
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We done London Baby


...with Coz.
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London Baby II- bring on next year


Does he look nervous? On Thursday Tom interviewed for a masters at University of Buckingam. We accompanied him to the big city for moral support. 


We "did" the Saatchi Gallery and it "did" us proud: its long qualified as my favourite gallery not necessarily because of its contents but because of how it "does" being a gallery. For a £1 they'll give you the complete listing of works in the show with information on each artist. There are no barriers so you can get up close and smelly with the work. And best of all you can take photos, with no restrictions.


We were reunited with Smithy by the Albert Memorial and made our way to the Lido for coffee before walking to the V&A to meet Nai. 


Keeping up with some favourite haunts we had cookies and milkshake at Ben's cookies in Covent Garden and discovered a new favourite place to sample tea for free, Tea Palace. Then found our way to Leon

Nai took this pic to record our milkshake


I'd strongly recommend the sweet potato falafel. And this pair seemed to enjoy their food too.



The trip was nicely rounded off when Tom got the call to confirm his place on the course next year, whilst driving home into the sunset no less. Well done Smithy.
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London Baby


Happy Birthday

Mum turned 50 this week so she and I hopped down to London to celebrate with Corinne. We found dinner in LEON then desert and champagne in Caffe Vergnano 1882.





And let our hair down in the hotel. 



Bathurst Mews- I'd take one of these houses for free. You might not be able to see it, but there is a horse standing outside its stable at the end of the street. And that Olive Tree is quality.



Mum and I strolled through Hyde Park and sat at the Lido by the Serpentine for some elevenses. There was a heron, plenty of other close-up birds and two chinooks, cue plenty of "oh wow, that's amazing!" from Mum.



Then we stumbled across the rose garden, which is incredibly scented and full of delicate colours.




We'd planned to walk past Buckingham Palace on our way to lunch with Corinne but this crowd persuaded us to linger and watch the Changing of the Guard. Reader beware: if you go to watch the Changing of the Guard, what you will actually do is watch the back of the crowd watching people marching around, while you shuffle around trying to catch a glimpse of some red and gold on your tip-toes. (And when you do finally get a clear view of the procession, your camera battery will have just conked out). Still, if its not raining, its pretty good fun.




P.S Does anyone know who any of these chaps are?

 Photos from previous London adventures are on our Flickr.
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