Many congratulations to Zoe and David whose gorgeous Autumn wedding brought with it blue skies and sunshine! Prestwold Hall in Loughborough hosted the day in true style, which was decorated with stunning floral arrangements by Flowers By Sarah (no connection!), who also created the bouquets and buttonholes. Prestwold Hall is a privately owned property with period details and beautiful planted gardens that we didn’t have to walk far to appreciate, which all contributed to an intimate wedding vibe. Touches of luxury were important to Zoe and David, such as Zoe’s stunning Ian Stuart dress, real rose-bud confetti, the beautiful string-quartet playing in the background and the fabulous hand-painted wedding cake featuring foliage and peacocks (in homage to the real peacocks seen wandering Prestwold’s gardens!) Zoe and David - I hope you and your friends and family love your wedding photographs and I'll look forward to showing you the rest in the coming weeks!
Many congratulations to Claire and Martyn who were married in the Orangery at Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, followed by a reception at Bestwood Lodge, Nottinghamshire. Claire and Martyn are a fun-loving couple and genuinely enjoyed their special day, which was filled with much laughter and emotion. It was Martyn’s wish to have a ‘hat shot’, with the ushers and best men throwing their hats over Claire, who braved nine top hats falling from the skies with a smile on her face! Their ceremony was very moving and following two beautiful readings there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including mine! Newstead Abbey is a stunning wedding venue to marry and always a pleasure to photograph, with its mature, landscaped gardens offering so much variety and beauty. We took Claire and Martyn to have their photograph taken amongst one of my favourite spots: the tropical palms, as well as in the traditional old English herb and rose gardens with their beautiful scent and symmetry. The weather was warm, dry and sometimes sunny, resulting in interesting and changeable cloud formations, which made for striking and atmospheric wedding photography. Their remaining wedding photographs will be online in the coming weeks.
Susan is also a fabulous bridal makeup artist and a few Mirror Imaging clients have taken advantage of her skills at their wedding, including Sally at Makeney Hall, Anna at Donington Manor and Sara at The Carriage Hall. I feel more relaxed about working with a makeup artist who understands what looks great on camera and about how light and shade work to create a gorgeous look. There is certainly an excellent synergy between wedding photographer and makeup artist/stylist and I urge you to consider booking her considerable talents on your wedding day.
Sometimes, when I don’t have a wedding booking myself, I return the favour and accompany Susan to her bridal makeup wedding bookings, when I take some photographs of her brides’ looking made up and radiant!
Heather was recently made up by Susan for her wedding and she needed a bridal makeup look that complemented her warm skin tone, strawberry blonde hair and gorgeous pink rose bouquet. The resulting look was soft, feminine and very flattering. Heather – we hope you had a wonderful day and you love the photographs.
The wedding day was full of laughter as you can see from the very joyful images of Anna and Steve
"Alan and I just want to say how completely over the moon we are with our wedding pictures. They radiate energy and happiness and are a wonderful expression of our special day. We have both been extremely impressed by your professionalism, organisation and efficient way of working. The timetable you put together for us kept the day moving and made sure we didn't miss anything, or anyone, out!
The quality of your work is second to none. You have a real talent and flair and the photographs are equisite. You helped us feel at ease in front of the camera and we're so glad we chose you. Friends, family and colleagues that have seen the images on the website have also remarked how stunning they are and they left my parents speechless. We've recommended you to everyone we know and I truly hope they book you so they too can have wonderful images of their wedding, as we do of ours.
Thanks again, Alan and Ali"