Cambridge Cottage micro wedding at Kew Garden

Cambridge Cottage Kew Gardens

Jessica and Adam have made it official by having a Cambridge Cottage wedding in Kew Gardens! Before Covid-19, they had planned a massive wedding in Bath where we would party all night in 2020. After a few bumps and postponements along the way, they were finally able to plan a micro wedding in London. 

But why is Cambridge Cottage is perfect for weddings? The venue and its location speak for itself but let’s give it a quick think:

KEW GARDENS! – says it all!

You can have your summer Pimm’s on the lawn in the gardens.

You get a dedicated driver to drive you in a golf cart and take you to all the iconic spots for pictures.

While you have your portraits, your wedding guests can also explore the Kew Gardens.

You can choose to have your ceremony outside or inside. Remember, with the new regulations; you can have your civil ceremony anywhere outside, as long as your venue is a licensed wedding venue (how great is that!)

Cambridge Cottage can hold around 100 people for dinner and 150 for your party. However, if you plan a smaller wedding, this venue doesn’t feel overwhelming either.

Their catering is spot on!

The Micro Wedding

Jessica and Adam chose to have a legal ceremony in the gardens, taking full advantage of this glorious May weather. Adam could not believe his own eyes when Jessica walked down the aisle escorted by her dad! Their service and short and to the point. 

The reception at Cambridge Cottage happened in the gallery room. It was decorated with flowers and cream & blush details, which I loved. We drove all around the Kew Gardens for the couple’s portraits, including the iconic Palm House. It was a photographer’s dream to be surrounded by so many photogenic locations; it felt like time had stopped! Our driver was super awesome to drive us everywhere we desired, even with our tight schedule. 

After the delicious dinner and hilarious but emotional speeches, Jessica and Adam have cut their two-tier designer cake and ended the evening with their first dance. Guests could not resist themselves and have joined halfway through their song, making it the one to remember.

We booked Karolina as our wedding photographer at Cambridge Cottage Kew. Our wedding was supposed to be in 2020 but had to be postponed due to Covid. Karolina was very accommodating with our ever-changing date/plan/wedding location! Super friendly and makes you feel relaxed. I would 100% recommend

The Dream Team

Olivia Wedding Coordinator at Kew 
Hair and Makeup – Wedding Day MUA
Wedding Dress – Liri’s Melody Blush Ballgown @ What Alice Wore
Bride Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaid Dresses – Motee Maids
Groom’s atelier – Ascot Taylors 
Groomsmen – moss bros
Florist – Floral Arch
Cake – cakes and leaves
Transport – wedding taxi
Stationery – loupaper

If you are planning a Cambridge Cottage wedding in Kew Gardens please do get in touch! I still have availability for 2023 and 2024 and I look forward to hearing from you.


Hemel Hempstead couple shoot

Hemel Hempstead couple shoot with Sophie & Bart + their puppy, Ludo!

Hey guys, I hope you are having a lovely Wednesday. My wedding season is currently in full bloom, and I absolutely love it! Today I have Sophie and Bart’s wedding on my editing screen, so I thought it is the perfect time to share pics from their engagement shoot!

Initially, we planned this beautiful and romantic set up with warm sunset and wheat fields, but then the “C” thing happened, and we were all told to keep it within our bubble for a while. A year later, we finally got to meet (together with baby Ludo who has absolutely stolen the show!) in their local park in Hemel Hempstead, ready to rock and roll.

We have walked and chatted for miles, discussing their wedding plans and details. They got me super excited for their big day! During their shoot, Sophie and Bart have practised their first dance – which was fab, but I’m not going to spoil it just yet! They have also been chasing each other down the hills and posed for the best pupmily photo ever. It was such a pleasant and relaxing evening. I didn’t want it to ever end.

Ludo has played the most significant part there. I’m not even kidding. She is the most photogenic and well-behaved puppy I have ever had the pleasure to work with. No wonder that half of my photographs were just of her (sorry guys!!). Suppose you are a dog owner and are planning your couple, engagement or family shoot. In that case, you are obligated to include your four-legged baby in your session!

At the very beginning of our shoot at this place in Hemel Hempstead (called Long Deans if anybody was wondering!) is full of dogs! All different kind, sizes and breads! If you are thinking of getting a dog but you are unsure of the bread and character, spend an afternoon there. You will literally fall in love. During this session I have absolutely fell in love with Cocapoo miniatures!

2021 is terrific -in a good way, and I couldn’t have wished for yet a better year. I still have limited availability from November onwards, so please get in touch if you plan an engagement shoot! I would be absolutely thrilled to hear from you 🙂

Lots of hugs and love x


Wedding at Mansor Hotel , Poland

IF YOU’RE PLANNING A WEDDING FULL OF FUN AND GAMES AT MANSOR HOTEL, THIS ONE IS FOR YOU!

When Marta and Jakub first got in touch with me about their wedding, I was thrilled! They were planning such a fun hotel wedding with a church ceremony and evening games for the reception. Marta and Jakub are the loveliest people, I’m delighted to call my friends, and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

The excitement before the wedding

I started at Mansor hotel in a bridal suitcase, where Marta, her sister, and sister in law were getting ready together. It was so relaxed with chart music playing§ in the background, it everyone was in a good mood. Marta wore a strapless white A style dress, and Jakub wore a navy suit from Hugo Boss – they looked super dapper. When both of them were ready, they have met in Marta’s room, waiting for their parents to give them a blessing before they step into the church. It was super emotional for both the parents as well as the couple.

Getting hitched

The wedding ceremony took place at the church and parish of Saint Katarzyna in Warsaw. It is the oldest parish in the Mazowieckie region. The service was carried out by a priest who married Jakub’s parents and which I thought was just so touching and personal. During the vows, Marta couldn’t hold her emotions and cried her eyes out. After the ceremony, they were both greeted with confetti cannons, and then we travelled to the reception venue.

The afternoon

The wedding reception took place at the Mansor Hotel, a lovely venue on the outskirts of Warsaw. As we have arrived, Marta and Jakub got welcomed by their mothers with bread, salt and vodka, which is a traditional thing in Poland. Judging by the picture, I guess Marta will be the head of the house!

It was beautifully sunny and also an extremely hot day! While the guests enjoyed the cocktails, the couple mingled and laughed with their family and friends.

If you love Polish cuisine, then you would be in love! They have chosen traditional chicken soup and chicken kiev for the wedding breakfast, and it was gobbled down in seconds by everyone. If you have ever attended a Polish wedding, you know that many more dishes served throughout the night too! Afterwards, the couple cut the wedding cake, and the DJ played all the best songs to get everyone dancing. They also had evening games, which was a great laugh. Before the party was fully on, we also gathered everyone outside the venue and did sparklers!

What they said

“We can’t thank Karolina enough for her professionalism and involvement in making our day special. From the engagement session to the last minute of our wedding party, she had everything under control, making it a less stressful time for us. The fact that my husband, who doesn’t feel comfortable when being photographed, enjoyed every second of working with Karolina tells a lot. Both family and friends are super happy with the photos taken. The excellent mixture of artistic and “ordinary” photos makes it a special memory for us. We can strongly recommend Karolina and will be certainly using her services in the future.”

Are you currently planning a wedding and still looking for a wedding photographer? You have come to the right place! My wedding dates for 2022 are filling up fast so don’t hesitate to message me via my contact form for email me on karolina@kayzieba.co.uk . I look forward to hearing from you!


Golden Hour Pre-Shoot at Virginia Water with Hollie and Luke

Virginia Water Park Engagement Shoot with Hollie and Luke

Hollie and Luke have picked Virginia Water Park to have their engagement shoot at, and I couldn’t be happier for them! Virginia Water is one of the most extensive and most incredible parks around Windsor, with dozens of different excellent backgrounds for your photographs. It’s one of my favourite locations for an engagement shoot, and I always do a little jump inside me when someone mentions it!

Hollie and Luke were supposed to get married back in May 2020, but for, let’s say, obvious reasons, they have decided to postpone it to 2021 and then again to 2022. Unfortunately, the current circumstances have made them wait for two years to marry each other finally! To give them at least a touch of their wedding, we have planned their pre-shoot once the restrictions eased up a little and we could have met within a social distance.

The Engagement Shoot

When the day came, the sky was clear, and I was thrilled for them, knowing that the weather would definitely be in our court! We have strolled around Virginia Water, scouting for the best locations, but the best was left to the last! When we were about to finish and back by the lake, the sun just did its magic. The light was warm and soft, which is all I could have asked for!

Hollie and Ben are getting married in May 2022, and their wedding will be epic!


Fanhams Hall Wedding with Scottish touch

IF YOU’RE PLANNING A WEDDING AT FANHAMS HALL IN WARE, YOU’LL LOVE THIS WEDDING FOR INSPIRATION!

Rachel and Alasdair got married at Fanhams Hall, a luxury venue in Ware, Hertfordshire, with outstanding gardens to explore and a Jacobean country house with traditional and more modern areas. It was the most beautiful wedding, and even the rain didn’t dampen the day!

The serious part

The ceremony was a legal ceremony at Farnham Hall’s stunning Long Gallery room. It was beautifully decorated with red carpet, rose petals and beige sashes on the chairs. During the ceremony, they had two great readings. One performed by Rachel’s sister and another by her best friend. It was such a personal service.

Why Fanhams Hall is a great place to get married

Fanhams Hall is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and is one of the best places to get married in Ware, Hertfordshire. The venue offers an onsite hotel, so guests don’t have to travel home. I absolutely adore this venue because it has so many fabulous opportunities for portraits. Weddings at Fanhams Hall are excellent because the surroundings are absolutely fantastic.

The afternoon

The reception was held in the stunning Great Hall at Fanhams Hall. They decorated the area with origami swans. They could have been found on every table used as a name card (how thoughtful!). They were also used as a backdrop behind the top table, which I loved.

The couple had planned giant garden games for the afternoon mingle. They kept everyone entertained throughout the drinks reception. After their wedding breakfast, it was time for speeches. Alasdair kept his short but excellent by saying how he and Rachel have met. And to make a change in the traditional speeches, Rachel also had a few words to say. In the evening DJ – Mike Readings kicked off the first dance with their favourite song, Shooting Star by Air Traffic. They finished off the evening with a ceilidh.

If you’re planning a wedding at Fanhams Hall, get in touch!

Dream team

Make-upBridal Make-up by Emma
Hair StylistHelen Barnes
Bridal BoutiqueEssex Bridal Outlet
Grooms OutfitHouston Kiltmakers
DJMike Readings
FloristThe Flowerpot
Video – Capital Brides
Cake – Charlotte Perkins 


Sun kissed wedding at Pangdean Old Barn

A wedding at Pangdean Old Barn that rocked the evening like a classy bunch of scientists!

Alexandra and Matthew have booked me over a year in advance for their beautiful barn wedding in Brighton. They both grew up in the countryside so picking Pangdean Old Barn was a perfect choice to get married at. This gorgeous barn’s ceiling is fully covered in fairy lights (can you hear the Cosplay playing?) and the venue itself is overlooking South Downs National Park. Beautiful wedding venue just a couple of minutes away from Brighton.

Getting Ready

I have met Alex and the girls in the morning at her family house. It didn’t take me long to realise this crazy bunch of bridesmaids are going to set the day on fire! The atmosphere was amusing and relaxed with all the girls giggling around. Alexandra has opted for a beautiful strapless dress with a detachable lace top which was just made to be worn together. Matthew and his crew The Mill, which was just a short drive away from the wedding venue.

The Wedding

The wedding ceremony took place at the stunning Pangdean Old Barn, and it was a civil ceremony. They had two beautiful readings performed by two of their dearest friends. When the ceremony has finished, everyone threw confetti up in the air just as Alex and Matt were walking out the barn. What a great way to greet the newlyweds! 

Once guests have left the barn to enjoy drinks in the gardens, the barn transformed into the reception place. All the tables were super colourful with topped up with scientific bits and bobs like molecules, thresholds and books. It was such a clever idea to include their passion for science on their wedding day!

After amusing speeches, we went up the hills and gardens for the couple’s photographs. The weather was in our court that day. It was warm and glorious with a touch of wind, but nobody minded that at all. It was even benefiting our session. 

Dream Team

Hair and Make-Up Artist – Lizz Payne

Dress – Wed2B

Bridesmaids Dresses – Dorothy Perkins

Grooms Outfit – Moss Bros

Groomsmen Outfits – Moss Bros

Cake – @sjs_cakes

Dj / Band – Badgers, Lots of Them

Photo Booth – Absolute Booth

If you are looking for you passionate wedding photographer to cater to your specific needs look no further. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me for dates in 2021/2022. I look forward to hearing all your beautiful plans and ideas.


Magical Portsmouth Pre shoot

The power of the Golden hour at Pre-Shoot in Portsmouth

Have you ever felt uncomfortable or nervous during a photoshoot? Jakub was defiantly not feeling this at start. He kept repeating himself : “Karolina, I absolutely dislike having my photos. I feel stiff and really outside my comfort zone!” I would then hear Marta politely telling him to just roll with it. I’m glad we got him loosened up, haha! I’ve met Marta and Jakub at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. We took a stroll down the marina straight to the beach, where they love spending their time together. I thought this would be the perfect spot for their pre-shoot.

The day was perfect, warm, and most importantly, the sun treated us with an insane golden hour! We took a walk down the beach to begin our shoot. As soon as I saw Marta and Jakub giggling together, I knew we could go for more! I couldn’t resist but to take advantage of this beautiful light. And yes, I might have of a bit golden hour hype, but I cannot help it! The shoot was lovely, fun, and relaxed, but the real magic happened when they thought we finished. Little did they know! We were just on our way to get a coffee when we walked past some trees, and all I saw the sun flare. Marta and Jakub were in the best moods of all, trying piggy bags and just being silly. Pretty much what the pre-shoot should be.

I am absolutely thrilled to shoot their wedding in Poland later this year!

If you are planning a wedding or are interested in having your couple photos done anywhere in the United Kingdom or Europe, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am taking bookings for 2022 and still have limited dates available for 2021.

I look forward to hearing from you, Karolina x


2018 in a nutshell

Your Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer here!

I think I repeat myself year, after, year, after year but it is true. Us photographers have the most rewarding job ever! Each year is getting busier and meeting all those fantastic couples with unique plans and ideas couldn’t be more satisfying.

I have managed to photograph 36 weddings between March – December, visit bespoke places and document real love. There is no way I could even imagine doing anything else but this. Creating my 2018 in Flash slideshow was so severe as there were so many amazing moments, made it incredibly hard to pick just a limited amount of photographs.

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”

I cannot thank enough every single couple who have booked me to photograph their wedding! It was an unbelievably marvellous year, hope that all the upcoming years will be just as fulfilling!

As a Hertfordshire wedding photographer, I did travel all over the county as well as the rest of the UK. And as much as I would love to pick my favourite places – it is not that easy! You can, however, keep your eyes on my blog! I always try to feature the witnessed love stories. Why don’t you check Laura and Tyron‘s wedding at the Warbrook House in Hampshire or Carly and Adam‘s day at Headstone Manor Gallery in Harrow?

I hope you are ready to check out my best moments of 2018, with your favourite drink in your hand. The slideshow you are about to see is reflecting on my clients and their personalities. Powerful, upbeat with a hint of rock! They were the real rock stars!

If you are stopping by because you are looking for a photographer to document your wedding then get in touch asap as my calendar is almost full for 2019. I do still have dates available for 2020 and starting to take bookings for 2021! Message me through my contact page of via the email below.

karolina@kayzieba.co.uk


A relaxed summer wedding at Shenley Cricket Club – Christina & Gibs

IF YOU’RE PLANNING A SHENLEY CRICKET CLUB WEDDING, YOU’LL LOVE THIS WEDDING FOR INSPIRATION!

When Christina and Gibs first got in touch with me about their wedding, I was so excited – they were planning such a fun and relaxed wedding day. Christina and Gibs are the loveliest souls, and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

Getting Ready

I started at Christina’s parent’s house, where the bridal party were getting ready. It was so informal and chilled with everyone being in a good mood, singing, dancing and popping prosecco all morning. Christina wore a beautiful strapless A type dress, together with her hair and makeup she looked absolutely stunning! Gibs and the lads got ready at a hotel nearby, cherishing the last moments of his bachelor life.

The Wedding

The wedding took place at St Martins Church in Shenley, and it was a traditional church ceremony. They had a beautiful reading, which everyone enjoyed. After the ceremony, they walked down the aisle together, and then we did a confetti tunnel outside the church door. They have then driven together to the Shenley Cricket Club where we took our time and did their couple portraits.

The wedding reception took place at Shenley Cricket Club. Their marquee featured Christina and Gibs’s 4ft lit up initials on the dance floor as well as beautiful baby pink and blue table decor which matched the bridesmaid’s dresses. 

It was a bright and sunny day, just perfect for photos. While the guests hung out at the bar, we took the family photos, and in the early evening, I have kidnapped the newlyweds for one more round of portraits. My favourite photo from our couples session is definitely the one taken during sunset or what I like to call it – the magic hour. Christina and Gibs looked like models! Check it out below!

Dream Team

Venue – Shenley Cricket Club

Florist – Heaven Scent

Cake – Jackie’s Cakes

Are you planning to get married at Shenley Cricket Club? I am taking bookings now for 2021 and 2022 , so if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Hertfordshire do not hesitate and contact me, I look forward to getting to know you!


WoodBerry Woodlands - Beth and Cath

IF YOU’RE PLANNING A WEDDING AT WOODBERRY WETLANDS IN LONDON, YOU’LL LOVE THIS WEDDING FOR INSPIRATION!

Beth and Cath got married at Stoke Newington Town Hall in London with spectacular décor and design. It was such a happy day, and even the weather played ball!

The Wedding

The ceremony was a wonderful service in a beautiful town hall in North London. During the ceremony, they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was lovely and also emotional for everyone attending. After the service, everyone celebrated the newlyweds with summery yellow confetti showers! 

The Reception

On arrival to Woodberry Wetlands, I took Beth and Cath for a stroll around the like to take their couple portraits. Oh, they were so cute! Just as we have finished, the guests have already arrived on the grounds, only in time for prosecco o’clock!

WoodBerry Wetlands is really peaceful and secluded and is one of the loveliest places to get married and/or hold your wedding reception in London. The venue offers a marquee – and there so many incredible backdrops that are perfect for photos. A place like no other! 

After the meal and many hilarious speeches, it was time for the evening party to kick off. The first dance was accompanied by a live band which was so good they have kept the dancefloor busy till the very end of the night! 

 

If you are planning to have your wedding at WoodBerry Wetlands and are still looking for your person to create and preserve those precious memories, let’s talk straight away! I am already taking bookings for 2022 and got even some dates left for 2021. I look forward to hearing all those fantastic plans and ideas you have for your WoodBerry Wetlands wedding day!

 

Suppliers

Wedding Venue: Stoke Newington Town Hall

Reception Venue: WoodBerry Wetlands