SAM AND IAN GET WED AT SKETCHLEY GRANGE
When we ask our brides and grooms about what is important to them on their wedding day we often hear the reply…Having all our family and friends gathered around us to celebrate our big day. One thing that struck us from Sam and Ian’s wedding was the importance of Family and the close ties between them from young to the old.
The girls got ready at Sketchley Grange in a lovely room with gorgeous huge gilt framed mirror. Having a large mirror in your bridal preparation room is a great idea as they can be part of the creation of some beautiful photos. If you are getting ready at home and don’t have a full length mirror its worth asking around your friends to see if anyone has a free standing one you can borrow. This kind of mirror is particularly helpful as it can be positioned where the best light is and good light is a photographers best friend! The large window at the end of the room provided the perfect light for some stunning bridal portraits once Sam had put on her dress, the finishing touch into her transformation into a very beautiful bride!
Meanwhile Dave was capturing some great breakfast action with the boys before accompanying them to the Cross Keys Pub, Burbage for some pre- wedding ceremony Dutch Courage! The boys waiting until they arrived at the Cross Keys before putting on their button holes in the pub garden. This is a good idea for two reasons, firstly, the nearer to the ceremony they go on the less likely they are to get damaged beforehand and also putting on button holes outside is great for a few photos. Be warned however that this seemingly easy task is not as simple as it looks and its worth watching a UTube video on how to do it!
After the ceremony at the beautiful St.Catherine’s Church we all headed off to Sketchley Grange for the reception. Dave and I had taken a quick look around early in the morning and had found a perfect tree lined little lane. So once Sam and Ian had grabbed a couple of celebratory glasses of champagne we headed off for a few relaxed wedding photos of the two of them. I love this time in the day as it gives the couple a chance to focus on each other and let the fact that the wedding ceremony is over and they really are husband and wife really start to sink in!! After meeting Sam and Ian’s friends and family we knew that getting people onto the dance floor wasn’t going to be a problem and sure enough once the DJ started there was plenty of action for Dave and I to capture on camera making a fabulous end to a wonderful wedding day!
Wedding Venue: Sketchley Grange , email@example.com
Wedding Coordinator: Rebecca Picketts 01455 251133
Cake Artist: Friend – Gavin Hunt 07966025376
DJ: Rob Clark 07872468781
Wedding Dress: Lineys Brides, Hinckley 01455 615660
Bridesmaid Dresses: Debenhams
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