christie & bernie

Well.. this is my very first, official, didn't know the couple before, professional, as 'Emma Case Photography' wedding!!!!
Christie contacted me back in November and straight away I knew just how ace she was. Not only did she mention fake moustaches and knee-sliding as part of the wedding plan but she was funny and honest and completely on my wavelength. We emailed back and forth in a 'know each other already' type of way and by the time me and Pete were driving up to Devon on the 30th January I was a little nervous but so excited to finally meet her (we didn't get the chance beforehand) and her soon to be husband... the Berninator!
The wedding was held at the most amazing Huntsham Court... oh man the bathroom in the bridal suite was AMAZING, oh and the library... and the... well you can see for yourselves, the whole house is stunning!
The ceremony (that I wasn't allowed to photograph.. grumble, grumble) was beautiful with a really heartfelt speech from both Christie and Bernie's sisters (I'm gonna have to man up in this profession as I could feel myself going) and then food was served followed by a wonderfully proud speech from the Father of the Bride and a particularly funny song by the Best Man and his guitar!
Instead of a wedding cake they had a 'pig'nata (pinata) and for the evening entertainment 'Gabby Young & Other Animals' played their socks off (you need to check this band out) and EVERYONE was dancing! Finish it all off with about 3 hours of The Photo Booth which had me literally in pain through laughing too much and you have all the ingredients for one hot wedding.
Christie and Bernie, I wish you every success and happiness for your new life in Germany together (Bernie is German so they're moving over there). I had the best time and I think all of your guests did too. Thank you so much for being my first wedding... I wouldn't have wanted it any other way :)

I could actually live in this bathroom....

Had to grab them both for 5 minutes outside! (not me physically grabbing them... more, them grabbing each other... well, you know what I mean...)

Then it was food time.... (Christie had a slight obsession with rats apparently?!?)

The Father of the Bride in a very cool tash get up.....
Christie and Bernie wondering whether the tash would indeed stay on for the whole speech...

PIGNATA (Pinata) TIME!!!!!...

Then there was some music and some dancing....

Mr and Mrs Dietz.....
The Photo Booth madness is to follow! The queue for the booth was pretty much on a loop and my arm and ribs were aching by the end! What a bloomin' great day! I seriously could've posted a ton more photos today but I'm sure there is some sort of wedding blog etiquette so I've stopped now.


  1. I have been obsessively checking your blog to see these for days :)
    CONGRATULATIONS Emma! You have done an amazing job and must be thrilled!

  2. Gorgeous! You have such a great eye, Emma. x

  3. Emma, you r-r-rocked it.
    It's like an awesome eyegasm dude ;)
    Can I be your assistant?

  4. Congrats on the first official gig, you rocked it. Looking forward to the photobooth madness!

  5. fantabulous, can't wait for November!!

  6. I just love every single photo. Chuffed to bits. Thank you thank you thank you, you are absolutely brilliant :)

  7. These wedding photographs are really extremely beautiful Emma xXx

  8. Wowie, the bride and groom must be thrilled! Great sense of atmosphere and warm tone to the whole day :)

  9. A great job they are a great set of images - many congratulations to you. jo.x

  10. Hurrah for you! These are totally ace.

  11. Well done, they are gorgeous. Love the flowers too.

  12. Uberrrrrrrr pretty Emma! how did i get too late to come here and find this? Ugh! =)
    Love love love
    Inspiring inspiring inspiring!!!
    Hugs you for a great job done!!!!
    Im pretty sure so much more to come! *wink*

    (oh can i be your assistant too? if only ur not too far away) ;p

  13. Hi Emma,
    I like the sytle of your pictures so much! Sent you an email earlier asking for your availability on 25/9/2010, hope your get it and looking forward to your reply! Thanks!