Fiona and Paul chose Shortmead House in Bedfordshire for their Wedding Celebration party. Fiona looked amazing in a proper vintage, very special, 1970 wedding dress, it was her mother's dress for her wedding day. They had already had the legal bit of their wedding in St Lucia but wanted to celebrate and share their day with all their family and friends. There were lots of games to play, a pool, a great children's entertainer, a beautiful pretty marquee with pink and green details, hand stamped doilies for name places and lots of gorgeous pink hydrangas. Their two adorable children, Freya and Harrison also enjoyed the party and seeing all their family who had come such a long way. With Fiona being Scottish, little Harrison donned a sweet little kilt with converse shoes for the occasion! They had a relaxed and lovely celebration. When it got dark, I entertained children and adults that wanted to join in, on some fun light painting that they did themselves. Big congratulations to Fiona and Paul, it was amazing to share your lovely day.
Fiona looked stunning in the dress her mother wore, such a lovely and special thing to do, and it fitted perfectly, no alterations needed!
The marquee looked amazing, lovely pinks and greens it was decorated by Fiona's friend Sarah Waller.
I loved the ribbons tied behind the Bride and Groom's chairs, sweet touch I *almost* missed!
Proudly displayed, a photo of Fiona's parents on their wedding day, you can see Molly is wearing the same dress.
The speeches were funny, moving, heartbreaking and heartfelt. Various points in the day we remember those who we would have love to have been present, but speeches are a time when things everyone is feeling are mentioned and remembered. Fiona and her brother gave lovely speeches in addition to Paul and the best man. I cried behind my camera but carried on capturing these precious moments.
These little bits of light painting I did with the guests and children, just for fun and to enjoy the dark evening and that I still had some energy in my tank!
Marquee styling by Sarah and Vicky
Family and friends can obtain the password from the Bride or Groom, for the online gallery to see all the photos from the day.
Sharon Cooper is a Hitchin wedding photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London. Sharon provides creative wedding photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please contact me and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+