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When Laura & Matt first asked me to photograph their Cook islands wedding I couldn’t have been more thrilled, I’ve known them both since high school so it was so lovely to be able to document the wedding of two people I’ve known for over a decade. It was such a pleasure to travel to the beautiful island of Rarotonga to spend a few days with these guys and their closest family and friends.

I was lucky enough to spend a whole day with the wedding party the day before the big event and included snorkelling (Granted in torrential downpour), cocktail drinking and my favourite thing – Eating!. I think one of the best things about escaping to a beautiful island to have your wedding is that it instantly puts everyone in a relaxed mood and it’s impossible to be stressed!

Laura was an absolute vision as you can see from the images, and without a doubt my favourite moment was watching Matts face overcome with happiness as she came down the aisle. A beautiful ceremony on the beach was followed by canapes before I snuck the bridal party away to some pretty amazing scenery for portraits.

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A few months ago I had the opportunity to shoot a Cannes Wedding with the amazing Morgane & Brendan. These two have an incredible story, Brendan is Scottish and Morgane is French, they’ve travelled the world and are currently living in Singapore and decided to marry in the south of France! When they asked me to come along from London to spend a few wild days with their closest family and friends it was an easy choice! I’ll take the time here to also give a huge thank you to Zosia from Aparat photography for second shooting this with me. I absolutely couldn’t have done it without her and we had a fantastic time.

On the Wednesday we photographed the civil ceremony with an intimate group, I love how with legal weddings in France are conducted by the town’s mayor! Just amazing, like something out of a wes anderson film. On the saturday I spent the morning at a stunning chateau in the hills that Morgane had hired to spend with her girls and family. It was an absolute scorcher of  a day, hence the guys spending most of the morning in the pool! The church where they had the ceremony was one of the most beautiful I’ve had the pleasure been in and just had such a presence. We finished the afternoon at what has to be one of the most luxurious Chateau’s I’ve seen and had the pleasure of visiting. Morgane had a full cuban band which were I swear actually from Cuba!

  • ah such beaut work Nisha and Zosia!ReplyCancel

  • Patty Lagera

    Once again, my mind is blown by your work, Nisha and Zosia!!!! <3 <3 This is insanely amazing.ReplyCancel

I absolutely adore a Italian destination wedding, particularly when it takes place in the beautiful quaint little town of Santa Maria. Laura & Ben flew in from the UK and decided to have an intimate wedding of just immediate family and friends and escape to Italy and then throw a huge party on their return home as newlyweds! A wonderful idea and a brilliant way to do things. They were aided by the wonderful Julie of My Secret Italy who as always, flawlessly put together their beachside wedding full of tons of surprises for everyone. Including finishing the evening with fireworks out on the water as we watched absolutely enchanted from the sand.

It was such a privilege to travel from London to spend the time with these two amazing families and by the end of it I felt as if I’d known them a lifetime. Ben and Laura gave me complete creative freedom on the day including letting me take them up to Castellabate at sunset for some shots without letting me know that Ben has a fear of heights! He was such a trooper however and battled through with a grin on his face for most of it…

 

 

There’s almost nothing as romantic as a destination elopement, particularly when they happen on a beautiful Greek island! Nancy & Joe, from Australia decided to sneak away on the holiday of a lifetime and tie the knot too. I was so privileged to work alongside Maria from tie the knot santorini to capture the afternoon. A scorching greek day didn’t stop these two from glamming it up completely. The ceremony was held simply but beautifully, dressed with flowers and on the balcony of the villa where they were staying.

I was thrilled to shoot a “first look” for these guys seeings as there were only four people at the wedding! the look on Joe’s face when he saw his beautiful wife-to-be was just so moving. Nancy wore a gown from an Australian designer and a pair of killer gold jimmy choo’s. If ever there was a reason to have a destination elopement, surely the shoes should support it!

These two were not camera people – like the rest of us right! So I knew I did extremely well to have them in front of my lens for so many hours on end. This was by far the most intimate wedding I’m yet to photograph and it was such a pleasure to document it. After they were married we snapped a few more pictures before they slipped off for a cliff-side romantic meal for just the two of them.

  • Oh wow, what a dream! Such beautiful colours.
    Congrats Nancy & Joe!ReplyCancel

    • nisha

      Thanks Warren! you’re always so kind!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Pentida Dwyer

    Thank you Warren! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dmitry Sharomov

    Well done !
    Good picsReplyCancel

  • Absolutely adore this wedding! Waiting for the day I get to shoot a Wedding in the Greek Islands! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Grace

    Wow what a stunning location. Can I ask where in Santotini this is?
    Everything about this looks perfect.ReplyCancel

Kenny & Elisa have a kind of enthusiasm about them that is contagious, when they were seeking a wedding photographer dordogne in France I was of course over the moon to join them!. Along with their closest family and friends at the Chateau de Fayolle in Riberac it was a weekend I’ll never forget.

I first heard from them about a year ago and their plans for their wedding were only just a seed about to grow, it always seems to be that time goes a million times faster when you’re  a wedding photographer!. One moment a couple is happily telling you of their perfect engagement story and the next you’re sending their wedding photos out to them.

There were so many little moments I adored on this day that I just wouldn’t have enough room in this blog post to fit them all in! Elisa really does have a heart of gold and thought of everything for her guests and bridal party. One of my favourite little details were handmade purses with messages sewn into the inside as favours for her bridesmaids. The bridal party wore gorgeous peach full length dresses but each with a different neckline tailored to each girl perfectly. Elisa also did all of the girls hair as well as her own and everyone did their own makeup. I love a down to earth bridal party.

A Wedding in France is decadent on so many levels but the way I love the most is the food!. Guests were treated to a whopping feast of not two, not three but seven sumptuous courses of french cuisine. Finishing of course with the profiterole tower that is the traditional wedding cake in France. Delicious balls of choux pastry filled with cream. I swear I could smash back about 100 of those things.

Both families went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and a special mention to Kenny’s twin brother and the best man James for looking out for me on the day as well as everyone who smiled all day long for my camera!

 

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  • Chateau de Fayolle

    Lovely photos. So many smiling faces. what a happy day. xReplyCancel

  • Oh Nisha, always love seeing your work. You capture moments and emotions perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Gaud

    Really liked the photos you took of the wedding at Chateau de Fayolle. We’re getting married there next July and I wondered if you could provide a quote and let me know if you’re available on the 19tj July.
    Thanks
    RachelReplyCancel

    • nisha

      Hi Rachel – thank you so much, are you able to send me an enquiry through and I’ll come back to you xReplyCancel

  • What a stunning wedding. Lovely as always, Nisha!ReplyCancel