We’re excited to have a stand at the ……
Vintage Chic Wedding Fair
Stancliffe Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire
13 November 2011
We’d love to see you there!!!
It was a glorious sunny day for us Nottingham wedding Photographers as we travelled just a little way in to Leicestershire for the Prestwold Hall wedding of Sally & Danny. It feels nice to post this now as the cold weather arrives, a piece of blue sky on a day where they’ve turned wintry white and grey. After their Prestwold Hall engagement shoot I’d got to know Sally and Danny so well, we’d explored Prestwolds gardens and I’d got a real understanding of what they’d hoped from their wedding day.
As I arrived at Sally’s parent’s house I remember being greeted like an old friend, the buzz of excitement with a dash of emotion filled the air, it was evident that this was a proud and emotional day for Sally’s mum and dad. I observed as it happened capturing images using our documentary wedding photography style, taking in the moments of Sally making that first look in the mirror once she’d popped into her dress. It started with the clasp to the waist of her dress, the breathe and thought of ‘OMG, I’m a bride’ then a look ‘Yeh, this feels so good’. Sally’s look was completed by the amazing flowers created by Kerry at Tineke Floral Designs.
It was an emotional moment for Sally’s dad as she made it down the stairs, it was then out into the Nottingham sunshine before getting in the Jag’s to travel to their Leicestershire church to get married. I remember Sally & Danny’s wedding ceremony for its calm and quiet (except the singing parts!) the church was quiet as the vows and words of the minister were spoken, I even took a glance around to see if there were children amongst the guests, and there was, just seen and not heard. Everyone was just watching and taking it all in, like a good movie on the TV.
Once Sally & Danny had officially become Mr & Mrs Ireland, everyone walked to Danny’s parents house which was just down the lane. With a fabulous garden filled with lanterns and bottles of Moet, the celebrations started. With my ace associate photographer Wayne we captured some relaxed photographs of the wedding party and then the occasional requested group photo as we mingled amongst the guests. After an hour or so of drinks and chatting the coach and Jag’s drove everyone to Prestwold Hall for a quick drink, and relax before some very touching speeches and dinner.
After dinner Sally & Danny walked around Prestwolds gardens, we took some photographs as we went and it was a nice time for a little Summer fresh air before the evening guests arrived and the party started. I left them a little while after their first dance, with a room full of happy guests after what had been a truly wonderful day.
Sally & Danny, I’m so very delighted you chose us as your wedding photographers. I’ve loved getting to know you both, seeing your wedding plans develop into a beautiful wedding day. We wish you all the love, fun and great happiness together. xxx
I don’t post photographs of our children very often, as I’m sure you’d rather not come to our blog and see it as an extension of our family photo album. During the infancy of our photography business we’d photograph our children probably nearly everyday, they’d grown used to the camera being pointed at them and on a few occasions our camera bag even managed to tip little Ed up in his buggy (no damage done, I promise). But as we’ve been increasing busy these past months it suddenly dawned that we’d been so engrossed in capturing other people’s lifestyle’s and wedding’s we needed to update our own.
So here’s a few of our’s, capturing our children just as we know them, thoughtful and in Ed’s case sometimes just a little bit cheeky. Not forgetting that these little guys make our world go round.
This early Tutor Manor House set in 30 acres of beautiful parklands and gardens is one of Nottingham’s best kept secrets, its a superb venue for a wedding in Nottingham.
Come along and see Holme Pierrepont Hall for yourselves and of course pop by and say hello to us too this Sunday!
Images taken at Mr & Mrs Siddons wedding at Holme Pierrepont Hall on Saturday, 20 August 2011
Yey!! Not long now and we’ll be exhibiting at the upcoming Wedding Event with a Difference, organised by the fabulous ladies of Save the Date Magazine, at the Roundhouse Derby on 16th October.
We know from the last event that it’s going to be fabulous with lots happening including the Creative Corner with handmade pieces of pretty, the Lyrical Lounge (tipi tent) outside with live entertainment and a fire pit to keep you toasty. There’s an amazing catwalk show, interactive demonstrations and so many incredible exhibitors – including the Butterworth Photography team of course!
Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast! Get yours by visiting www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk/events/ Don’t forget, tickets are limited so be quick and don’t miss out!
The best thing about being/getting married is ……….
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…. oh want to know my answer ….. ‘The best thing about being married is, I look forward to sharing my twilight years with a warm, loving husband, sitting together on a seafront bench wrapped in our car blanket, watching the sun come down thinking of the amazing journey we’ve had together.’