We first met Carly and Martin on the day of their engagement shoot, almost two years before the wedding at Bassmead Manor Barns itself. We went for a walk around a small lake and local woods close to our studio in Cranfield, and we had been looking forward to this wedding ever since!

No awkward posing here!

Like most of our couples, Carly and Martin told us they hate having their photo taken. ‘Its awkward, they don’t know what to do with themselves, and really it just sucks.’ This is exactly the reason we knew we were a match, and also why we encourage pre-wedding shoots. Not just to get yourself a nice set of images as a reminder of such an exciting time, but ultimately to see how much of a laugh we have. To put your mind at rest so you’ve one less thing to worry about in the lead up to the wedding day, and to get to know us a little better, too! We’ve been there, we remember those awkward school photos, and we know you just can’t pose laughter, real emotion, and all the good stuff. Nor would we want to.

The most colourful wedding for the most fun couple.

These guys gave us a glimpse of their vision way before the day, and we know we were in for a bit of a ride amongst flairs of colour. Before the wedding Carly mentioned it was a bit of a dream to get some photos with alpacas (!) on their wedding day, we knew we’d be having a good time. So, after the ceremony in the beautifully decorated rickety barn, there were two alpacas suited and booted ready for a little walk. They got so much attention on the day and guests absolutely loved them both just as much as we did!

Your wedding is as unique as you are!

We always love seeing how personalities manifest into weddings – After all the wedding day is a reflection of the pair of you, your story and your personalities. It was no surprise that their day was the epitome of happiness, colour and fun. With literature at the centre of each table reflecting Carly’s love for writing and reading, and quotes from their favourite literature and film ‘love duos’ dotted around just about everywhere, it was just awesome. Carly’s mum actually mentioned in her speech how being around Carly and Martin is simply like… Rainbows. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Tres emotional!

“Would 100% recommend Two-d Photography – booking them as our wedding photo and videographers was one of the absolute best decisions we made. I can’t emphasise how INCREDIBLE they are! If you’re thinking of booking them: BOOK THEM NOW! 

As soon as we met Dan & Sarah, we knew they were the wedding photographers for us. Their style is so fun, candid and natural, and they’re such lovely people – no boring, posed wedding photos in sight! They instantly understood what we wanted and had us and our guests laughing all day long. We had so many positive comments from our guests who just fell in love with them! Trust me, even if you hate having your photo taken, they will make even the most photo-shy couple feel comfortable! Have a pre-wedding photo shoot with them if you can, as it will instantly put your mind at ease before the big day.

They were dreams from start to finish and exceeded our expectations in every way. We now have photos that capture all those big important moments, as well as the smallest and most precious details. And the video is simply WOW. I can’t watch it without crying with happiness – it’s without a doubt some of the best money we spent, as we can now re-live our wedding day whenever we like! 

Dan & Sarah: you have perfectly captured the happiest day of our lives and we cannot thank you enough for giving us that gift!”

Awesome suppliers involved:
Venue – Bassmead
Decoration – Fleur De Lace
Hairpiece – Crown & Glory
Brides Shoes – Irregular Choice
Dress – House of Mooshki
Flowers – DIY
Stationary – DIY
Confetti – Proper Confetti
Magician – Dapper Magic
Entertainment – Pure Rhythm DJ
Alpacas – Bramble Lodge Farm

BASSMEAD WEDDING VIDEO – Carly & Martin from Dan Davies | Two-D Photography on Vimeo.

We hope you enjoy scrolling through these photos – If you are getting married at Bassmead Manor Barns or elsewhere, UK and beyond, we’d love to get on board, so Check our availability and then get in touch, or email us directly at