WOW, what a fantastic day! We had such a blast capturing the beautiful wedding of Stewart and Suzanne Lewis yesterday. The day started for me at their home for the bridal preparations and Neil met with Stewart and his best man at Sywell Aerodrome in Northampton. While I was enjoying time with the ladies getting ready, Stewart and his best man flew by helicopter to the church. Unfortunately the church helipad was out of action so the next best thing was the local village school playground which happens to be where Suzanne works as a primary teacher. The ceremony was very special too, with songs from the school choir and 150 guests to witness the true love that this fantastic couple have for each another.
After the ceremony I followed Suzanne & Stewart to the school so they could fly off to their reception venue, Hanger One at the Aviator Hotel, which was a fab location with it’s art deco theme and views over the airfield. The room looked stunning which was due to lots of hard work and planning from Suzanne and her sister Yvonne. I’m sure if it was possible they’d have bottled a drop of love, a splash of friendship and a sprinkle of fairy dust (from Molly) on each table.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Lewis, we wish you lots of love, happiness and laughter together.
Friends & Family of Suzanne and Stewart can view the full slideshow by clicking here, if you do not have the user name and password contact the bride and groom for details.
Today Neil spent some time in Nottingham City with Gabriella creating some urban lifestyle images for her portfolio. They had a great time and used some quieter locations to get some shots in and out of the rain as Nottingham’s Market Square has currently been transformed into ‘Nottingham Beach’, that’s right, sand, water, deck chairs, helter skelter the lot – well apart from the sunshine!! If you’re in the city with the kids it’s well worth a visit, take a towel and spare clothes, it really is that authentic!!
Gabriella was great to work with and I’d certainly like to work on a future project with her.
Neil spent a few hours today capturing the amazing work of Kate, Lily & their running team for the Treetops Hospice Ripple Appeal. They were in Nottingham City Victoria Centre with the support of Heart FM, Nottingham Rugby Team and John Lewis, encouraging people to run on behalf of the Ripple Appeal in this September’s Nottingham Festival of Running. They certainly attracted some fantastic attention!!
The Ripple Appeal is on the final challenge to raise the remaining £300k for it’s new extension to Treetops Hospice. We’ve been supporting the hospice and have seen first hand what a fantastic job Kate and Lily have been doing to raise money for the much needed extension to the hospice as the demand grows for such a fabulous facility.
For further information, please visit Treetops Ripple Appeal.
Here’s Lily & Kate!!
Great news our images supported a full page feature for the hospice in the September edition of Nottinghamshire Life magazine.
This morning we met up with Helen and Mark for their pre-wedding shoot at Rushcliffe Park. We’d packed the umbrellas as it looked a little grey but the sunshine came out for us and the morning was fun! The park is fantastic with lots of little areas to venture off to and explore – great from kids, even better for us big kids!
Helen and Mark get married this August in Bunny, Nottinghamshire. Thanks to both of you for a fab morning – look forward to catching up with you before your special day!!
Wow, what a fab day. Thank you Archie, Lisa …. and little Seth, for a wonderful day photographing your wedding day! Neil and I arrived to capture the bridal and groom preparations for the ceremony and celebrations of Lisa and Archie’s wedding at Donington Manor. Lisa looked stunning along with her bridesmaid Sarah, and the guys looked real handsome gents.
I realised today after we left that I have a routine of telling Neil at which point I have a little tear in my eye during the wedding ceremony’s that we shoot. This differed slightly today, I was nearly had at the family reading during the service however it was Archie’s speech that triggered me. The emotion he spoke of his love for Lisa as his soul mate and mother, was something very special.
Lisa and Archie we’ve known you for a short time but know that you’re both really special people. Sending you our happy wishes to you both and Seth, and look forward to catching up with you very soon!
The wedding oozed excitement from the bride and groom – especially during the ceremony!!