Friday, 1 April 2016

Wedding at the Dovecliff Hotel, Rolleston on Dove

Some wedding days simply seem to be really, really successful, and the wedding of Mark and Naomi was one of them. I don't know whether it's the venue, the couple, the families, the weather, or a combination of all these things, which just seems to make for a really special day.

Although the couple could have had a separate dress shoot, they elected to have it on the morning of the wedding at the Dovecliff, but they also wanted their dog photographed - so I went to their house first. I was met outside by one of the bridesmaids, who asked what I was there for. I answered 'to photograph the dog'. She gave me a very sideways look.

Naomi certainly qualifies as one of our most attractive brides.

Nothing if not organised!

After this, it was off to the Dovecliff Hotel for the 'official' getting ready.

At this point I must apologise to the staff of the Dovecliff. Every time I go there, I wreak havoc in the Bridal Suite by moving the furniture all over the place to get photographs without clutter!


The groomsmen came up with a novel way of decorating the car without damaging it. I'm not sure at what point Mark discovered they had also tied a string of beer cans to the centre section of the exhaust....

I think we can all be pretty sure that Mark and Naomi will be very happy in the future!

Wedding at Burton Registry Office

Katie and Richard married at Burton Registry Office in the Autumn, but once again the sun shone for us and everyone had a great day.

One of the nice things about the new Burton Registry Office (as oppose to the old one by the Town Hall, or even the previous one in the centre of town) is that it actually has trees, grass and scenery for photographs nearby!

Katie arrived looking lovely in a traditional flowing white dress, with an unusual bouquet of white flowers and blue roses.

After the service, we took advantage of the nearby memorial gardens for a few photographs. Unfortunately, Richard was called away to deal with a family emergency, so we had to be satisfied with just shots of the Bride and Bridesmaids at this point.

Crisis dealt with, Richard returned for some photographs with his new bride before leaving for the reception.

Wishing every happiness to Katie and Richard.