Monday, 12 September 2011

Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium Wedding Fayre

On Sunday Burton Albion staged their second highly successful wedding fayre, with dozens of exhibitors from the local area including ourselves. Apparently there were more than 170 brides through the door, and many wedding suppliers reported excellent business.

It was a particularly good day if you were looking to hire a car...

We saw a number of our previous brides there with friends to make bookings, and we made further appointments for half a dozen home demonstrations - so a good day for us as well!

Two catwalk shows were hosted by Kiss xx Bridal Boutique of Lichfield, to a large audience.

Musical accompaniment was by the beautiful and talented Lauren Holden, the Wedding Singer.

People were greeted on arrival, and then at intervals through the day, by the pleasant strains of expert flautist and saxophonist Susan Jolley.

Wedding Photography at the Riverside Hotel

We've known Mark's family since their parents married a couple of years ago at Sudbury Hall, and it's always a pleasure to photograph them again. Mark and the Best Man (his brother Rob) made a dashingly handsome pair.

Andrea is a dance instructor, and is a slim, lithe beauty. She wore a figure-hugging black and white dress, and the theme of the wedding was black and white.

Once again the weather favoured us, and we had a wonderful day at the Riverside Hotel.

At the end of the evening, the couple launched a couple of dozen sky lanterns, which sailed off merrily over Burton and landed who knows where!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Wedding Photography at Hanbury Church

Rachel and Ben married on Friday in the lovely little village of Hanbury. It was a glorious day, and the sunshine never ceased from dawn 'til dusk. The couple wanted a traditional wedding, and Rachel was resplendent in a cream dress trimmed with lace and a floor-length veil.

I arrived at the farmhouse to a scene of blissful quiet, and even though Rachel may have thought otherwise it was certainly one of the most relaxed Bridal Preparations I've yet photographed.

Denise was at the church to get the guests arriving, and then I whisked up there for photos of Ben and his Groomsmen.

 Rachel had been told that she was to arrive on a tractor. We had been told the transport was to be a vintage Bentley. In the event, we all had a surprise when the vintage carriage turned out to be a state of the art road machine that was nearly as breathtaking as Rachel.

Afterwards, the reception was held at Hanbury Villlage Hall, which had been beautifully decked out for the occasion. My last mention must go to 'Mole', the Best Man, for his truly excellent speech which had everyone rolling in the aisles!