Jakki & Sheila’s wedding took place at the stunning and iconic Burgh Island Hotel. It was an absolute honour to be part of such a special weekend for Jakki & Sheila. Having filmed their Civil Partnership 9 years to the day, Jakki & Sheila decided to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. After realising that there were restrictions to the process, Jakki & Sheila started a petition and along with 42,000 signatures successfully changed the law for civil partnership conversion to marriage, so that civil partners wanting to convert can have a wedding & a marriage certificate…..and did they celebrate!! Over a weekend of festivities including a Murder Mystery Dinner, a medley of musicians and performers and a fireworks display that would rival the London New Year celebrations, Jakki & Sheila celebrated with their family and friends as wife and wife!
Sonia & Vincent were married at the stunning setting of Peckforton Castle. The marriage ceremony took place in the magnificent Great Hall which was gloriously styled by Ian Lloyd Events. The whole day had a strong chinese theme with many family and guests travelling from China to be part of the bride and groom’s special day.
Jonathan & Eniko’s wedding reception took place at the stunning setting of Osmaston Park, Derbyshire. The marriage ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Ian Whitehead with his truly unique style, in the glorious Church of St Mary, Tutbury. During the marriage ceremony the Friday Voices, a Staffordshire based choir, provided some exceptional and moving performances which even had a few of the congregation in tears. It was great working alongside the talented Jon of Jon Thorne Photography again as we managed to capture some great footage of the bride and groom amonst the backdrop of Osmaston Park. Eniko, of Hungarian descent, managed to incorporate a few Hungarian traditions throughout the day and one tradition of the drinking of the palinka went down really well!
Sam & Sarah were married at the enchanting Hengrave Hall, a spectacular Tudor Manor House set within acres of beautiful gardens in the Suffolk County. The marriage ceremony took place a short stroll from the main house in the glorious setting of the church of St John Lateran. Sarah, the bride, worked continuous for several months prior to the wedding creating many of the decorations that adorned the house and rooms which added a truly unique touch to the day.
Aaron & Maria were married in the beautiful Greek Orthodox Church of St Spyridon, Great Yarmouth. The reception was held at The Ocean Rooms, Gorleston-on-Sea. Starting off with the traditional ‘dressing’ of the bride, celebrated with the attendance of close family and friends, the day is steeped with tradition and symbolism. Part of the ‘dressing’ had Maria writing all her bridesmaids names on the sole of her shoe, one tradition I haven’t seen for a long while. After the Greek Orthodox Marriage Ceremony the bride and groom were welcomed by a huge crowd and celebrated the night away with feasting, drinking and loads of dancing! It’s always great seeing previous clients of mine at weddings and especially so in the small but high-spirited Greek Community at Great Yarmouth.
Sanaz & Scott were married in the delightful surroundings of Moor Hall Hotel. After their Civil Ceremony they had a small Persian Marriage Ceremony in front of a sofreh of exotic foods and elaborate decorations. The evening reception also included the ‘Persian Knife Dance’ which involves the groom paying various dancers in return for the cake knife.
Eynsham Hall was the perfect location for Jessica & David’s wedding. Nestled deep within the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, Eynsham Hall offered the perfect backdrop for the couple’s Civil and Jewish marriage ceremony. Working alongside Neil of Neil Hanson Photography enabled us to capture some great intimate moments between the bride and groom.
George & Brogan were married in The Greek Orthodox Church of St Cyril and St Methodius. The big Greek Wedding Reception took place in Kelham Hall, a magnificent Victorian House set within 42 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. Starting off with the traditional ‘dressing’ of the bride and groom, celebrated with the attendance of close family and a big group of friends, the day is steeped with tradition and symbolism. The Greek Orthodox Marriage Ceremony itself is an ancient and beautiful event, which has been celebrated in its current form for centuries. After the ceremony the bride and groom were welcomed by a huge crowd and celebrated the night away with feasting, drinking and loads of dancing!
Harriet and Joseph were married just before Christmas at Sandon Hall, a beautiful country house set amongst hundreds of acres of parkland in Staffordshire. Its elegant interiors and extensive grounds made it a dream location for Harriet and Joseph’s big day. With the expertise of Pumpkin Events, the Saloon was transformed into a spectacular setting for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. It was also great to team up with Stuart of Stuart James Photography after many years of being in the wedding business.