One of the gems I was »hiding« for so long is the Brighton wedding of Francesca and Steven. Plenty of photos from this wedding are my absolute all-time favourites; one of them was also awarded with a Fearless Award. The wedding was featured on the hottest UK wedding blog Love My Dress  and there are at least a million reasons why! Francesca is not just a music video and commercial producer and a supercool bride who arranged every single detail of her wedding, but also the owner and founder of The Fabulous Vintage Bride. Make sure to check out her insane collection of dolls and other vintage props!

The entire wedding was inspired by the 1960’s, with flamingos in the church and waitress dressed in vintage Playboy Bunny outfits and snakeskin boots at Brighton’s Proud Cabaret where the reception was held.

“I filled the church with bunches of colourful ‘Tim Walker’ style balloons. We had pretty pink flamingos greeting the guests as they entered the church.”

Steve is a film editor, while his brother Rob Ackroyd is the guitarist for Florence and the Machine! He was accompanied by Tom Monger, the harpist for Florence and the Machine too, as they played Like a Virgin and You’ve Got The Love in a church! I’m such a huge fan of them, so I was getting the chills all the time while shooting and listening to their performance!

Gorgeous food, a champagne tower and an evening at the Proud Cabaret turned into a great party with Rob and DJ Boogaloo Stu playing a set from the 90’s …

“Each table had a decanter of tequila, so we all did a shot together as the brides toast. I never expected to be doing tequila shots with Dad on my wedding day, a magical memory and he loved it!”

Actually, even now as I’m reading this post, I still can’t believe I was the one who got to photograph this wedding!

Thank you so much Fran and Steve!

Those who would like to read the full story on the ‘Fabulous Vintage Bride and her Kitsch and Colourful 1960’s Inspired Brighton Wedding’ of Francesca and Steven, can do so in the Love My Dress blog.

This is not the most up-to-date post about the Fearless awards, but a good photo is still good even after many decades, not just after a round of awards, right? I don’t know if you will like it, but for me, it’s one of the best photos in my portfolio. I love it. It’s from the most … wait a second, I’m trying to find the right word … well, amazing is really a poor word to describe it, but I will post the entire wedding soon and you will understand what I’m talking about.

UK, Brighton, August 2014.

Here is the link to the entire collection. Congratulation to all the winners! Fearless Awards Collection 24!

2 hours in a car, 2 hours at the airport, check-in and boarding, 10 hours on a plane, 1 hour to get out of the airport, 15 minutes on an air train, 30 minutes on the metro, 3 hours on a train, 3 minutes on a shuttle bus … and back. And yet, I would do it a thousand times over again, rather than never experiencing such an amazing thing.

New York, Long Island, Montauk Yacht Club.

True, this is an amazing location. But believe it or not, the location was just the smallest part of the experience. Destiny wanted me to meet two incredibly beautiful human beings, Tara and Ravi. I’m still amazed by their simplicity, their kindness, their genuineness.

A mix between a traditional Indian and Catholic wedding. The event consisted of two ceremonies, getting ready twice, 4 wedding dresses and one crazy party. It was my first time shooting an Indian ceremony and I can still feel the energy of the beating drums, the people dancing, the colourful dresses and Ravi on his white horse. Everybody was smiling. It was damn good.

And then there was Tara. So gorgeous in her wedding dress. She was so relaxed and happy every single moment of that day. It was such an intense wedding, but I really enjoyed giving it my best.

None of this would have been possible without my friend and great photographer who was by my side the whole time. His support really went a long way! Make sure to check out Jaka Vinsek’s outstanding projects.

I know this may sound a little corny, but I truly believe that if you want something really bad, if your thoughts are sincere and if you are a good person every single day of your life, your wishes can come true.

A rainy Friday turned into a hot summer Saturday.



Wedding planner: Riri Patel,

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Wedding florist: Alejandra Lucci,