Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Fennes - Bocking, Essex.

After a ceremony at St Mary's Church, Bocking, Tracey and Andy headed up to the Fennes in a cream coloured carriage drawn by two grey horses with lots of hands!

The Fennes is a great location for a reception; it is a Georgian Mansion set in acres of beautiful gardens and the wedding party enjoyed exclusive use for the day.

The air conditioned marquee was decorated with flowers supplied and arranged by LK Lily.

Tracey wore a dress made for her in Spain and, somehow, managed to keep the impressive train clean all day.

The day ran smoothly thanks, in no small part, to Helen of Milestone Weddings who made sure that over 200 guests and suppliers were in the right place at the right time.


Monday, July 17, 2006

Irina and Simon - Nutfield Priory

After a ceremony at Leatherhead Register office (one of the prettier around) Irina and Simon held their reception in the gothic splendour of Nutfield Priory.

I have photographed many weddings there (it's practically my home venue!) and each time it seems to be bright and sunny. This blog is rapidly turning into a record of the hot Saturdays we are enjoying and this one was no exception.

Irina is Russian and some of the guests had flown in for the occassion ably assisted by friend, Stas, who did a great job of translating Irina's brother's speech in 'real time'.

Irina created the design for the day with the peach signature colour of the bridesmaid's dress echoed in the trim of the men's suits and the stylish bows on the chairs.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Lucy and Doug - Stoke Park Club

A nice day out on Saturday: locations included a cottage in the country, a Saxon church and a very stylish Country Club.

The highlight for me was the speeches:

Father of the Bride - succinct and amusing.

Groom - heartfelt and (even to someone who has heard a few) genuinely touching.

Best man - well, think Eddie Izzard in a morning suit and you're getting near.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The hottest wedding of the year!

Michelle and Reza's wedding took place in very high temperatures in the middle of the afternoon. But unlike Sven's heroes they didn't use that fact as an excuse for a lacklustre performance.

The reception was held at Hampton Court House which backs on to Bushey Park and there were regular sightings of deer and plenty of rabbits sunning themselves on the lawns of the house.

The catering and superb table layouts were courtesy of Bovingdons who made sure that there was plenty of liquid refreshment to keep the guests going not just through 90 minutes but on into extra time.