Katrina and Lee got in contact with me after coming across my work on Google, and when they told me their plans for their day, I couldn’t wait to shoot it for them. The location they had chosen was the Beaconsfield branch of a wildly stunning venue called Crazy Bear.
Crazy Bear was converted into an amazing hotel, having been a 15th- century Inn beforehand. It is an incredibly unique venue, pairing quirky décor with archetypal English hospitality to create a fascinating setting for both the guests and the photographer.
I had never shot at the venue before, but I absolutely loved doing so, and would highly recommend to anyone looking for something a bit unconventional and verging on eccentric for their wedding day. With only around 20 close friends and family, the wedding was a pretty intimate one. Though even in its small number, it was a multicultural guestlist and I was made to feel very much a part of it all – to the point where we still keep in touch with one another months on!
Katrina wore a beautiful Riki Dalal dress which looked absolutely amazing, and Lee wore a velvet blazer, which fit in well with the 1920’s vibe of their day and the venue. As you can imagine, Crazy Bear had a bucket-load of photo opportunities which we made as much use of as possible, including a grand staircase and a bridal shoot in their glass bathroom. Even though the weather wasn’t on our side, the venue provided us with more than enough insane spots for pictures. The day was complete with Bulgarian folk music and dancing, and I just loved how intimate the wedding was!
The venue, the couple, and the entire day would be best summed up as fabulous, and I’m so glad Katrina and Lee asked me to capture their day for them. Congrats, guys!
Take a look through some of my favourite images that showcase just how amazing the venue was below.