Our last wedding in July was the wonderful Laura and Wayne’s day. Ever since I met Laura last year this has been a day that I’d been very much looking forward to it and it didn’t disappoint in any way. Laura had put so much time and effort into all the details and finishing touches that Athelington Hall was barely recognisable as just a marquee venue – it was stunning. Pastel colours everyone, scrabble letters galore, tequila bar, sweets, bouncy castle, inflatable volley ball, skipping …. there were just so many things that made this special I hope that the photos can do it all justice! Laura put scrabble letters on the dresses coathangers, she chose different pastel colours for each of the bridesmaids and even added buttons to both the little flowergirls dresses and the ring cushion which helped complete the look for the day. Laura looked absolutely radiantly beautiful in her lace dress whislt Wayne scrubbed up well too and looked dashing in his suit with an unusual buttonhole. The flowers were rustic and informal but none the less amazing and lifted the marquee at Athelington to a whole new level!
We were lucky that we had brilliant weather …. it was hot and sunny all day with smiles and laughter throughout. In fact it was so hot we decided to do all their couple photos in the golden hour of light in the evening when it was a little cooler … boy did that pay off with some lovely photos of the two of them. Laura had warned me prior to their day that Wayne is never smiling and always pulling weird faces (her words not mine) in photos but on the day I don’t think I saw a bad face at all (other than a tequila face and I don’t think that counts!). They even hired comedy duo waiters (Spanner and Works) as a surprise for the guests and they livened up the wedding breakfast with their comedy antics including wigs, hair pieces, vacuuming crumbs and singing to guests. They were incredible and the singing of Bohemian Rhapsody at the end of the meal was so much fun. We hope to see them at future events.
Laura and Wayne are one of the nicest couples you could ever wish to meet and their day was a joy to photograph and be a part of. We’re certain they have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. Their friends and family all made us feel very welcome and we adore your photos.
I’ve just realised I could talk endlessly about this day and still not mention everything so here’s some of their photos for you to peep at … I’m certain when things are quieter that a lot of these will be added to the galleries on here
Laura and Wayne’s images were put online in a password protected gallery a couple of days ago and Laura kindly sent me the following e-mail today which was lovely:
Back to work yesterday morning a bit depressed but had a lovely treat to see all the photos so cheered up! Wow Hayley! The photos are amazing! We really want to thank you so much, you made it so easy for everyone to relax so the photos look so natural. You’ve caught all the emotional moments and funny ones (love Natalie skipping) I just keep looking at them over and over again =0)
I can’t wait to get the USB stick and start printing although I have no idea how I’m going to choose which ones to go in frames and albums etc and can’t wait to show everybody!
Thank you 🙂
Laura and Wayne x’