Julia and Anthony’s Wedding at Leicester City Rooms
Julia and Anthony were so welcoming and friendly and it was a real joy to photograph their ceremony at St. Luke’s Church, Thurnby and wedding reception Leicester City Rooms. When I first arrived the house was full of mystery over who had planted the Bride and Groom loo paper in the upstairs bathroom…I still don’t know who did it!! Great idea though! I completely fell in love with Julia’s stunningly simple vintage look sequenced dress which was so perfect for her and looked great with her stylish short hair. Meanwhile Dave met up with the lads at the Ramada Hotel in Leicester which just happened to be five minutes away from our flat in Leicester’s cultural quarter, an area perfect for a few urban portraits before it was time for everyone to head to the pub!
When I got to the church Dave had a big smile on his face and I knew we had a helpful vicar which would mean we could get the photos we wanted. John Barrett Rector at St Luke’s Church Thurnby was amazing. Really friendly, great sermon and best of all he gave us lots of freedom to photograph the wedding in the way we wanted. I love ceremony photos and we work hard at getting beautiful shots of incredible moments without getting too close or being distracting. Sometimes the restrictions we are given such as being told where to stand even in large churches make me want to cry with frustration…but no such issues here!
We decided to take the couple photos in the beautiful green lanes close to the Church which made a beautiful backdrop and where pleasantly surprised when a group of skateboarding hoodied teenagers came by and not only apologised for being in our shot but wished the happy couple congratulations, bless!
Leicester City Rooms made a very elegant venue for the reception. Full of ornate gilt framed mirrors, stunning chandeliers and a grand piano in the main room. Elki Palmer, the wedding co-ordinator is friendly and efficient and the evening ran very smoothly allowing everyone to simply enjoy themselves. Make sure you scroll down to the end of the blog for one of my favourite first dance shots of 2014! Enjoy!
Julia’s mum looked after everyone with croissants, chocs, crisps and lots of tea!
Meanwhile…Dave was with the lads getting ready at the Ramada Hotel in Leicester just 5 minutes walk from our flat…perfect!
What a pretty pub and just across the road from the Church!
Dutch Courage anyone?
Love this shot when the ring bearer sees the rings for the first time!
If the Royal Family start taking applications for people to join them Julia …just saying because that’s a fabulous wave!
Top Right: Remember this confetti moment Julia 😉
We would like to say a big thank you to Ryan for being such a brilliant best man!
Love this shot of you Julia.. its one of Dave’s favourites too, you look so happy!
Gifts for the Flowergirl and Page Boys went down a treat!
Announcing the winners of the – Who knows Julia and Anthony Best quiz….
OK so this was a bit scary! …and yes it is Anthony behind the mask!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this first dance shot, you guys rock!
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WHERE TO GET IT
Church: St. Luke’s Church, Thurnby
Reception Venue:The City Rooms
Wedding Co-ordinator: Elki Palmer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Florist: Family friends Melissa Wragg and Anne Sawford
Makeup Artist: Candi Cofie – Candi Cofie@hotmail.com
Hairdresser: Haircraft – Katie
Bridesmaid dress: Debenhams
Men’s Tuxes: Slaters
Chair Covers: exquisite email@example.com
Cake: Marks and Spencer
Pianist: Gary Davies
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