Sunday, August 24, 2008

Country Wedding in Suffolk

Tom and Melanie were married in the beautiful country Church of All Saints in the Groom's home village of Wickhambrook in Suffolk.

Melanie's dress came from Pronovias who also got a mention in my last posting. It looked fantastic with it's understated veil.

As Tom and his best men were getting ready at his parent's house a mile from the church, Mel and her five Bridesmaids were preparing in the Bedford Lodge Hotel about 10 miles away in Newmarket.

The enormous cake came from the Vanilla Patisserie who are based in Suffolk

The stationery for the wedding was designed by With Love... and the whole event was co-ordinated by Bernadette from Dream Occasions.

The reception was held back at the house where a marquee had been erected by Weatherill Brothers Marquee Hire and decorated with amazing flower arrangements by Beverley and the team from Jade's Flower Design.

This week, as this was a 'country' wedding I decided that the b&w photographs would look good with a 'rustic' tone to them. I hope you like it...

The Bride and Groom are now on their way to Mauritius for a two week break.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wedding at the Caledonian Club

On Saturday we were in a very wet Central London to photograph the wedding of Emily and James.

James and his Best Man, Nick, prepared for the day well by starting with a shave at Gentleman's Tonic in Mayfair followed by a hearty brunch with the Ushers at Automat in nearby Dover Street. The meal, which included Ham and Eggs and American pancakes, was enjoyed by all.

Meanwhile, in an apartment overlooking the Thames, Emily and her Bridesmaids were sipping on Champagne as they got ready to leave for the church.

Emily's dress, which was designed by Manuel Mota from Pronovias, was complimented by a very glamorous pair of Christian Louboutin stilettos. Her flowers were by Angela Bruce at New Covent Garden.

The Bride was chaperoned into St Saviours church in Pimlico by a barrage of brollie wielding Ushers. The same tactic was employed as the newly weds exited an hour later to head off to their reception at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia.

The couple are about to fly off on honeymoon to the West Coast of America and Hawaii.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Wedding Drama

A Show Biz wedding, Hurrah!
Both the Bride and Groom work in the theatre; Tim as an Actor and Emily as a Stage Manager so even if we should 'Beware the Ides of March', we can certainly enjoy the 4th of August.

Unsurprisingly, when it came to the vows, the Groom was word perfect and needed no prompting. Emily was also spot on although I think some of the guests may have detected a slight tremble of the bottom lip as she read her lines.

If music be the food of love, play on
The wedding ceremony and reception were held at The Newbury Manor Hotel in Berkshire which is somewhere I have performed before. The grounds are gorgeous, are bisected by the River Kennet and include a jumbo sized chess set.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!
Many of the guests were of a theatrical bent and were given ample room to shine by the presence of a Message Room which reminded me a lot of the Big Brother's Diary Room (not that I watch such programmes you understand...). This was supplied by the Short Film Company; in ones, twos and sometimes threes the guests visited the room to leave messages for the Bride and Groom.

Is this a dagger which I see before me?
No, just a silver knife for the amazing looking cake from Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton.

That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet...
the Bride's bouquet and the other flower arrangements were created by local florist, Sumo.

Tim and Emily are honeymooning in Malaysia for 2 weeks... after all, All the World's a Stage...

Sunday, August 03, 2008

New Wedding Venue

Yesterday I photographed the wedding of Ben and Kate at a new wedding venue in Berkshire called Wasing Park. This wedding was only the fifth one to be held on the 18th century estate and everywhere certainly had a 'new' feel to it.

The Bride and Groom spent their first night in the Honeymoon suite which is also where Kate, along with her Bridesmaids and Mum, Sally, prepared for the wedding ceremony. The room was massive and had one of the widest beds I've ever seen!

Kate's gorgeous dress was designed by Suzanne Neville and the bridesmaids dresses were all made by Ben's mother, Wendy.

Although the weather in the morning was really showery by the time the wedding started there was a clear blue sky overhead and the afternoon was pleasently warm.

Kate and Ben are now off to Australia for a 4 week honeymoon.