Today we’re delighted to feature a great real wedding from Simon Dewey. Over to Simon…
Michelle & Carl married in the quaint village of Epperstone before partying the night away in the grandoise grounds of Norwood Park. But take away the wonderful locations and styling (you can tell a lot of thought went into every stage of the wedding) – what struck me was the closeness of the family.
Carl’s young son Tyler was involved in the day (he even gave a reading at the church) and handled himself wonderfully. The moment between Michelle and her father during the speeches was priceless. I also think Michelle getting photobombed is one of the most gorgeous bridal portraits I have taken – so full of life and character. It’s these displays of affection and character that really make my job so special.
Michelle and Carl’s Nottinghamshire Wedding
Here’s a little more information from Michelle…
What made you chose the venues for your wedding day?
We chose Epperstone church as it’s a small, quaint and beautiful and we used to visit the local village pub in Epperstone during our ‘courting’ days.
I first visited Norwood Park with my mum and I fell in love with it immediately (after viewing several other venues). The grounds were beautiful and I could imaging our guests playing games on the immaculate lawned gardens, and Carl and I mingling with them in the summer sunshine.
It stood out from the rest of the other venues as you weren’t in one place all day – reception drinks and canapés were held in the main house and gardens, the wedding breakfast was held in the Gallery (which was a beautiful rooms with lots of natural light) and we danced the evening away under the stunning fairy lights in the courtyard.
A stunning venue!
What would be your advice to other couples planning a wedding?
1) Get married early in the day (ours was at 12.30pm) – the day is so busy and everyone wants to spend time with you. Your wedding day is the best day of your life and you want to enjoy every hour of the day so make the most of it.
2) Book a good photographer – yes, you will always have your memories but you put your trust into a photographer to capture your day and it’s so important that you chose the right one. These photographs will live with your for the rest of your lives.
Dress – Couture Bridal, Nottingham (hand made by sisters Dawn and Maxine) http://www.couturebridaldesignsltd.co.uk/
Suits – Peter Posh http://www.peterposh.co.uk/
Flowers – Floral Dreams, Arnold, Nottingham http://www.floral-dreams.co.uk/
Cake – Angel Cakes, Nottingham http://www.angelcakesnottingham.com/
Make-up – Claire- Elizabeth, Nottingham http://www.claire-elizabeth.com/
Entertainment – Nero Strings (string trio) http://www.nerostringquartet.com/
Transport (Camper Van) – Darby and Joan http://www.darbyandjoanvintage.co.uk/
Photographer – Simon Dewey http://www.simondewey.co.uk/
Category: Real Weddings