Monday, 24 October 2011

Zoe & Anthony's Wedding Day

Zoe and Anthony were married on Saturday 22nd October at Keyworth Church and held their reception at nearby Carriage Hall in Plumtree. The day started at Zoe's parents, with Susan at Pretty Flamingo doing Zoe's makeup and Melanie Rhodes styling hair. Zoe's theme was Autumn, with a generous reference to Anthony's love of cycling, and the whole day was so beautifully thought out, from the autumnal flowers, to the tweed accessories, to the home-grown pumpkins outside the Carriage Hall like a wonderful harvest festival display. Zoe makes hand-made cards and produces stationery too, with her company name being Spotty N Stripy, and her creative touch was in the order of services, menus and escort cards, with polka dots featuring throughout the wedding (even on her gorgeous bespoke dress and fascinator). One of the best things about Zoe's theme was that I was able tie it in so beautifully with the photographs, and I'd planned out the very best backdrops to pull in those gorgeous Autumn colours. We also lucked out with the weather, a brilliant blue sky all day! Congratulations Zoe and Anthony, hope you love your first few images...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sue & Dave's Wedding

On Saturday, Sue & Dave tied the knot at Colwick Hall, with all their close friends and family around them. We started the day in the Lord Byron Suite, a massive bedroom that was plenty big enough for a bride, her three bridesmaids, two flowergirls, two makeup artists, a hairdresser and photographer...! The makeup was beautifully applied by Susan at Pretty Flamingo assisted by Kat. It was raining in the morning, and for most of the afternoon, which would have fazed most brides, but Sue remained calm and cool about it all - just as she did during their engagement shoot. We were blessed with a moment or two after the ceremony when it stopped and we photographed their confetti shower and then quickly took some shots in the gardens, before coming inside from the wind and drizzle. The lower light and interior of Colwick Hall has given their wedding images a gorgeous warmth, with regal golds and purple - and never so more in Colwick's gorgeous red hall of mirrors - where we photographed the back of the dress. Congratulations to Sue and Dave and a happy honeymoon!