A Nottingham wedding filled with Love and lots of Laughter

Wow, well a big congratulations to the wonderful Kris and Jo, who married on Sunday at Harts Hotel in Nottingham.  This was an extra special day for me to capture, Jo’s sister and I were really close friends at secondary school, and Jo and twin sister Lucy were known to me then as ‘the cute little twins’. Blimey how time has flown when now im photographing one of their wedding days!!  I knew it would be a day of laughter, I remember even as a typical teenager, their family home was a nice place to be, a happy space with lots of laughs.

 

I met with Kris at Harts, with his best man ‘Bin’ who I must say was  superb, he carried out his duties brilliantly (although Kris may not be so sure after listening to his speech).  Jo arrived for their ceremony in a beautiful Beauford, along with mum, dad and aptly renamed ‘Pippa’ the bridesmaid AKA sister Lucy. They all looked amazing, especially Jo, she was beaming …. and beautiful.

 

After a beautiful ceremony lit by candle light, we managed to spend some time in the grounds as the weather had been kind to us and the rain had stopped before their ceremony.  During dinner the close family and friends enjoyed some laughs and remembered those that had recently passed but we’re sure in everyones thoughts on this happy day.

 

Along with the wedding cake was a beautiful birthday chocolate cake, with so many of the families birthdays being in May, Jo and Kris had payed particular attention to celebrate it.  So everyone sung Happy Birthday to the birthday bunch.  I then left them to the sound of great music as the party started.

 

Kris & Jo, thank you, I’ve loved being a part of your day, it was beautiful to see you marry, together you are a wonderful couple and we wish you all the great happiness for the future together.

 

 

Jo & Kris took a little drive around Nottingham City with Pete of I Do Wedding Cars, they came back after many poses for

pedestrian camera phone shots.

Here’s where the best man traditionally embarasses the groom!

Mass cutting of the birthday cake!

Woman’s equivalent of winning FA Cup.

Non traditional shot of the groom, best man and usher!

A Nottingham family lifestyle …..

A few weeks back I joined Heather and her family for a lifestyle shoot.  I met them first of all not far from the grounds of Newstead Abbey and then we headed back to their family home.  It was a beautiful evening, more like that of late summer than late April.  Heather’s family were very warming and I really enjoyed capturing them together ….. along with the family dog.

 

A Nottingham Family Engagement

Thinking back I think it was one of the last days of nice weather that we’d been having.  It was the start of May and although a little breezy it still felt warm without a chill.  It was the engagement shoot of Andrew & Kelly and their two adorable little boys at Wollaton Hall & Gardens in Nottingham.   They marry next month and I’m so very excited to be there with them capturing it all as it happens!!!

See you soon!!! It’s going to be a beautiful day for you all, Becky xx

 

 

Love My Dress – Equestrian Style

We’ve recently been featured on the beautiful Bridal Musings blog, with our shoot of Katie and her horses, plus her beautiful wedding dress, in celebration on her 5th wedding anniversary.


Featured on Bridal Musings

This was a very special shoot, not just for Katie but for me also. Katie emailed me a couple of months back, as she’d seen our Love the Dress and Equestrian lifestyle features and wanted to combine the two. Obviously I was very excited about this too and we booked a date in May with the hope that the weather would be kind to us. It was a beautiful day and we had a fabulous afternoon! Tequilla was very spooked by the noise of Katie’s dress, but her faithful childhood pony ‘Squirrel’ was more than happy for her to jump on his back.

 

Big thanks to wedding and events planner Lauren of Blue TwentyOne for her support in styling and general brilliance in managing the horses for me, so that I could concentrate on the shoot.

 

 

A vintage styled rosette worn by Squirrel, created especially for us by the fabulous Rachel of Tattered Rose.

 

We finished in the barn, with just after this shot Katie’s mum apearing with Pimms!

 

A Nottingham Engagement …. Andy & Charlotte

Not long now!!! Soon Charlotte and Andy will be celebrating their weddingh day at the beautiful Woodborough Hall in Nottingham.  I went to meet them for coffee on the terrace straight after the wedding of William and Kate last month, after much conversation about the royal couples wedding we chatted excitedly about their wedding day plans too!!

 

I love engagement shoots, and what I love SO very much, is peering out on the world through my lens and seeing the sparkle that people have for one another.

 

We look forward to seeing you very both very soon!!! xxx

 

 

 

A Nottingham Engagement Shoot with John & Sarah

Soon to be married is the lovely Sarah and John, we met a little while back for their engagemnt shoot at Bestwood Lodge in Nottingham which is to be their wedding venue.  After chatting over coffee and biscuits about their final timings for the day, we had a walk around the grounds and captured some ‘before the big day’ images.

 

Sarah & John we wish you all the happiness on your wedding day – we can’t wait to see you both!!!

 

Neil & Becky xx

 

Here come the …. BOYS

Here’s a little look at our Nottingham wedding shoot from last Sunday. We thought it was time that the guys got some attention, so armed with 3 gorgeous guys, the wonderful Chloe of Adore by Chloe and wedding suits from Joy of Formal Hire by TLC we headed into town to shoot some menswear!

Full set of images to be shown soon!

 

Bridal Boudoir …. or as I like to call it 'Euphoric Bride'

After popular demand recently for boudoir shoots by bride to be’s,  I decided to create some new images for our site.  I like to call it Euphoric Bride as I want clients to feel that its about being a happy bride, proud to be you, and not what the word boudoir can typically spring to your mind first off.

 

Adore by Chloe styled the shoot beautifully and sourced adorable accessories from some fabulous local wedding suppliers.  Huge thanks also to The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Southwell for providing a perfect location.

 

I love shooting these images with lots of natural light and using accessories and lingerie that reflect your bridal look. With the final touches to hair and make up you’ll feel confident and have fun in creating some beautiful images for your partner as a gift for your wedding day.

 

Contact Becky for information and a price guide on our Euphoric Bride shoots.

 


 

 

Thanks also to these fabulous people for supporting us and making it all so beautiful ….

Model Georgina Stokes

Stationery by Knots & Kisses

Flowers by Tineke Floral Designs

Hair accessories by Tattered Rose

Make Up by SJG Professional Make Up Artistry

Hair by Simon of Sutherland & Barnett

Skirt/Underskirt by Jackie Thompson Couture

Underwear and Fluffy Wrap by Grace Couture

 

 

 

Nottingham Engagement Shoot

 

We just had to share an image from yesterday’s styled engagement shoot with Jenny & Andy who are all excited for their wedding day in September!   Jenny’s a great admirer of the 1950′s beauty icons and teamed up with Chloe from Adore by Chloe and other fabulous people we created a wonderful styled shoot for her and Andy to enjoy at the beautiful Cockcliffe Coutry House Hotel in Nottingham.

 

We’ll share the full shoot with you a little later on.  If you’d like us to style you engagement shoot, we’ll work with you on creating something that’s ‘all about the two of you!’, contact Becky for details and a price guide.

 

…. and those other wonderful people that we’re involved were …

Styling Adore by Chloe

Hair by Simon of Sutherland & Barnett

Make Up by Sarah Vaites

Blue Daimler Car cherished and owned by Dennisson Classic Cars

Video (to be shown soon) by PARKINarts