best wedding photos of 2019

A Year In Review | 2019 Philip Quinnell Photography

Best Wedding Photos of 2019!

And just like that… 2019 wedding photography is about to bite the dust! It feels like it was only a few weeks ago I was posting my 2018 review, but in that crazy blur of time, I’ve seen 28 couples share the most incredible day with their friends and family. So that’s it an end to year 3 all by myself and that combination of excitement and wonder when I pull up to a brand new venue shows no sign of letting up and I love that! Having no idea what the day has in store, but knowing that amazing things are about to happen is something pretty special. For me my third year has been the make or break year so my peers tell me and I know this is cliche, but it genuinely has been a brilliant year.

Best Highlight of 2019?

I often get asked at weddings “what’s the best wedding you’ve been to?”, and I’m finding this impossible to answer, even if you asked me to pick a favorite from this year, I wouldn’t be able to choose one, but there have been some special standout memories in 2019; my first wedding with an actual castle was a hoot and a challenge but I loved every second of Sarah and Daniels wedding in Frome. Having a professional wedding magazine approach me to feature one of my weddings was a great feeling that I am slowly getting noticed by publishers and always great to see my work in print. Also winning an wedisson award for one of my images and making it to the national wedding industry awards as a finalist was a brilliant experience.

I’m a photographer who likes to travel!

This year has also been the first where previous brides and grooms have made little people!!!! And as with every year on this journey of mine, I’m still blown away from the amount of love couples, family and friends have for each other at each and every wedding and soaking up all that love makes me want to make more and more special moments for people. I’ve also clocked up my fair share of motorway mileage, visiting Somerset, London, Cotswolds, Suffolk and Hertfordshire to name just a few locations.

2019 Here’s looking at you kid!

I still can’t believe that jumping from photographing bands at gigs and festivals to weddings would have given me so much joy and reignited my passion for making beautiful photos! Next year I want to still keep going strong and keep pushing towards my target of 50 weddings a year, I don’t do much advertising so if you’re reading this and are getting married or know someone who is please don’t hesitate to get in touch, also feel free to follow me on my Instagram which you’ll find all my best portfolio work or hit me up on Facebook.

Finally a round up of the year wouldn’t be right without thanking all the couples who decided to bring me along on their journey this year, I never underestimate that decision and the trust you guys have put in me, and I can’t thank you enough. So here it is, a selection of some of my best wedding photos of 2019!

So that’s it folks my best wedding photos of 2019! 2020 is going to be amazing as I have almost 30 weddings booked in and I am also tying the knot myself so keep your eyes peeled for next year!

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Getting married in 2020 or beyond? If you liked my Best Wedding Photos of 2019 post please don’t hesitate t get in touch as I would love to talk about your special day! Getting married abroad? I would love to travel abroad to capture more beautiful weddings with amazing backdrops so if your an adventurous couple looking to get hitched abroad please get in touch as I would love to travel and get some more destination weddings under my belt! Get in touch here.

Great Fosters Wedding

Beautiful Great Fosters Wedding - Melania & Benjamin

Great Fosters Wedding Photography

Mel and Ben chose to have a Great Fosters wedding for its amazing historical beauty. This venue is a beautiful 16th century mansion nestled within 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland, a Great Fosters wedding is a sight to behold making it the perfect venue for a wedding. It truly is a hidden gem! The hotel is home to many unique features that reflect its rich history, including an original royal crest of Queen Elizabeth that can be found above the main porch, dating back to 1598. In its time, the hotel has played host to an eclectic array of guests, including the likes of Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin. My personal favourite part about this location was not only the incredibly stunning rooms, but the gardens surrounding the venue. As always, I had done a little bit of research beforehand, to find where would be best for photos and any little hidden gem I could find. I discovered a woodland walk full of autumn leaves and giant pine trees, which meant we were able to capture some excellent imposing photos later in the day.

Rain rain go away

Unfortunately on the day it was threatening to rain with moody clouds above the treeline. But luckily, the rain held off which gave us lots of time to go explore the grounds for photos. Mel & Ben’s ceremony room overlooked the epic views that you could see from the rear gardens of Great Fosters. During the ceremony we had a quick rain shower, but the sun shone through. It made for a very atmospheric feeling to the ceremony. For a quick moment afterwards there was a rainbow shining down on the wedding. If this isn’t a positive sign I don’t know what is!

Love is all around us

Mel & Ben’s Great fosters wedding was one rich in happiness. It was one of those weddings that at the end of the night your cheeks hurt due to smiling and laughing so much. Weddings are moments in life that are full of so many emotions – all based around a positive vibe and family. I really did have an incredible time and I thank them both for allowing me to be their photographer. Being a wedding photographer is the best job in the world. I wouldn’t change it for a thing! Thinking of having a Great Fosters wedding for your big day? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch here!

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Venue – Great Fosters Hotel

Photographer – @philipquinnellphotography

Wedding Dress – Pronovias

Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal

Grooms SuitHackett

Groomsmen SuitsMoss Bros

Wedding cake – Ann’s Designer Cakes

Flowers – Lilly’s Flowers

Entertainment – Firebird events

Catering – Great Fosters

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tylney hall wedding photos

Gorgeous Tylney Hall Wedding Photos | Hayley & Stephen

Raining Cats and Kilts

Want some Tylney Hall wedding photos? Don’t worry I’ve got you! This was not only my second time at the grand Tylney Hall but also my second scottish wedding and weirdly my last scottish wedding was at Tylney Hall! I had the pleasure to visit Hayley at her beautiful home where she was getting ready and also had the pleasure of meeting her stunning kittys! I don’t think she’ll mind me saying this but if there is anything Hayley loves more than Steven is her gorgeous cats. Bridal prep was full of giggles and laughs as Hayley got ready with her bridesmaids. It was very clear that the whole day was going to be full of fun and laughter regardless of the gloomy weather outside.

Tylney Hall Wedding Photos

Hayley & Steven got married in the beautiful St Lawrence Church which is a short drive from their venue Tylney hall. The church itself is a beautiful one with a long aisle leading up to the altar. The ceremony was romantic and sentimental and Hayley and Steven looked picture perfect. The weather outside was heavy rain from the get go but this didn’t stop Hayley and Steven, so I organised the guests under their umbrellas for a stealth like confetti photo which definitely was a highlight!

That Epic Rain Photo!

As the evening party got going I was a little disappointed that we didn’t have a chance to get as many photos outside as I wanted due to the heavy rain all day so I swifty convinced Hayley and Steven to a “trust me” moment and pulled out all the stops to capture a night time rain photo. They both where over the moon with the result which gave me the confidence to try something on the creative side which involved the great hall and some off camera flash and killing the lights. Hayley and Steven where the perfect couple and I have to thank them whole heartly for being such great sports even in the rain. All of their friends and family made me feel so welcome and I have no doubt that these too will be making each other laugh for the rest of their time together.

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Millbridge Court Wedding

Millbridge Court Wedding - stunning summer wedding - wedding photography

Millbridge Court Wedding

Wow! What can I say about this utterly gorgeous wedding at Millbridge Court in Farnham, Surrey. Ruth and David had so much love for each other, it was so very visible in the effort and passion they put into their wedding day. It was certainly a corker! Having had an engagement shoot before the wedding, it was like catching up with old friends. They knew how I worked and I knew what they liked. It was a dream.

Thunder and light rain started the day – but as they say it’s lucky to have rain on your wedding day. After the crazy temperatures of the past few weeks and with our luck certainly holding, we missed the rain in all of the right places. These gorgeous pockets of sunshine hit perfectly, especially for some great portrait photos in the early evening. If you have been to a Millbridge court wedding before you will know exactly what I mean when I say Wow! What a venue! With the ceremonie being under the gorgeous oak arbour  and the high vaulted wedding breakfast hall with floor to ceiling windows and stunning rustic wooden beams, this venue is to die for.

Bridal preparation and groom preparation was at Millbridge court. It is such a wonderful space as Ruth was surrounded by everything she knew and loved – including the bridesmaids! The room were full of laughter and fun making for some great photos. David began his preparation for the wedding at the fairly new The Lodge house which is a separate building next to the main house. On the first floor is The Den which is a really stylish comfy space where David could get ready with his groomsmen, a perhaps have a whiskey or two.

Flowers, Dress to die for and Confetti

The weather was perfect all day for photography, with the skys being overcast this acted like a giant softbox in the sky. This made the colours they had chosen for the flowers, bridesmaids, and table decorations seem that much more vibrant. Everything coordinated and complemented each other so well. Even down to the ever so sweet table coasters with photos from yours truly printed on them. Ruth’s dress was truly to die for, such an elegant and stylish design, the designers at little london brides have really outdone themselves.

Now, I’m not one to like making a scene, but sometimes as a wedding photographer you have to come out of your shell in order to get the best photographs for the couples wedding day. For one full group photograph in particular, I had to get myself pretty high up to capture the whole wedding party in front of those epic windows at Millbridge. This meant tiptoeing myself on one of the garden chairs to get high enough to get everybody in, luckily I had a helping hand from fellow wedding photographer Daniel Robinson to steady my chair. The speeches were hilarious, with best man and friends telling all sorts of stories about Ruth and David with a very modern twist via laptops and google hangouts. Afterwards we popped out for some portraits after the food and caught the sunset just right. I absolutely love when my couples are up for a second lot of portraits as if the sun is setting the light is just perfect. We captured some of my favourite photos during this sunset jaunt.

Dance the night away

For the cake cutting and first dance it’s always a pleasure, as the couple are stress free by this point and it’s not every day you have a full 3 tier cheese barrel cake! Once the music began in earnest, everyone was on the dance floor. The final picture on my memory cards, was a night time portrait in the courtyard of Ruth and David bathed in awesome disco lights beaming through those amazing Millbridge court windows. They were both such good sports the entire day and loved every idea I had for photos. A photographer’s dream couple!

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Photographer – @philipquinnellphotography

Bride’s dress (boutique) –

Vegan Cupcakes –

Groom’s suit (store) –

Wedding cake –

Flowers –

Signs & Table Plan –

Entertainment –

Place Cards –

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The Elephant Pangbourne Wedding - Stunning Kayleigh & Shane 443

The Elephant Pangbourne Wedding - Stunning Kayleigh & Shane

The Elephant Pangbourne Wedding

The Elephant pangbourne wedding is such a beautiful one, definitely one of my favorites of the year! It had it all, 2 wedding dresses, 2 ceremonies and 3 venues. Kayliegh and Shane first reached out to me through Instagram and I knew from the initial Skype meeting it was going to be great. That’s an understatement compared to how amazing their day actually was.


2 Wedding Dresses, 2 Ceremonies and 3 Venues

I met Kayliegh and Shane at the amazing Shaw House registry office in Newbury. A magnificent grade I listed build which now does events. What a building to say your I do’s in! Kayleigh looked so beautiful as she turned up in a very classy Rolls Royce and was eager to see Shane for the first time on her wedding day.

The Ceremony was short and sweet with lots of family members beaming with smiles for the whole duration. Once we came out of the ceremony it was a quick pit stop for photos then off to The Elephant Hotel for Kayleigh to put on dress number two.Wow another amazing wedding dress, Kayleigh’s taste in wedding dresses was on point!

Just as the Sun started to come out it was a short car journey to the lovely St James Church which is located next to the Elephant. The church was perfect for Kayleigh and Shane to have a blessing with all of their wedding guests and family. The great thing about having 2 ceremonies is that you get to have 2 confetti photos which we took full advantage off. Once finished we all headed to the garden of the Elephant for drinks and canapes.

– Bring on the Banter!

Once the very yummy canapes had been and gone I managed to sneak the lovely couple away for 10 minutes for some portraits. The sky was threatening to rain so we didn’t have much time at all but it was very easy for me to capture Kaylighs and Shanes love for each other. They literally couldn’t keep their hands off each other all day.

Now, every now and then you meet a couple which have so many close friends which love to throw the banter around. Kayliegh and Shane’s friends where the pinnacle of this, my sides where literary splitting all day and I keep remembering little moments throughout the day which had everyone in stitches. Once inside the speeches started which where a highlight of the evening, so many laughs and the banter just flew off the scale.

Dance the night away

For the cake cutting and first dance it’s always a pleasure, as the couple are stress free by this point. We had the pleasure of the very talented sax player and one of Kaylighs friends singing their first dance song. Once the music began in earnest, everyone was on the dance floor.

They were both such good sports the entire day and loved every idea I had for photos. A photographer’s dream couple. There was so many great suppliers at Kayliegh and Shanes the elephant pangbourne wedding so I wanted to provide you all with a suppliers list below, in addition to this I just wanted to say a huge shout out to the elephant hotel for being such great hosts!

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