Nick Desprs Photography

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chloe & Kyle

While each wedding has its unique aspects, every now and then one is totally different.  Such was the case with Chloe and Kyle's wedding.  A huge amount of work was involved to make things like 1,000 origami cranes and many pom poms.  These were all hung in St. James where both the ceremony and reception were held.

I got the sense of style for this wedding as soon as I saw Chloe's shoes.

 Kyle got ready at home with his groomsmen and cats.

 He had received a rather special gift from his bride to be, a personal letter from Arsene Wenger!

 Even Chloe's transport was unusual, a beautifully restored Ford Anglia.

 Chloe was escorted up the aisle by her sister and maid of honour.

 After the ceremony, we took some family pictures while guests enjoyed the sun and ice-creams.

 Personalised shoes included the wedding date and again made a splash of colour.

St. James looked quite spectacular.  A few changes had been made since the ceremony.  Not surprisingly speeches were unconventional, Chloe's sister started off and included a song.  Chloe herself gave a speech too.

Matt, the best man, presented Kyle with a couple of pots of noodles, together with an amusing story.

 What a beautiful backdrop for the first dance.
Music plays a huge part in Chloe & Kyle's life, after the first dance we were treated to a couple of sets from the up and coming band Dealers Left.  They were fantastic and full of energy.  Thoroughly recommended.

This wedding was about a couple with a very personal style who certainly know how to enjoy themselves.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Claire & James

Few brides can be as excited to get into their wedding dress as Claire was, she was so excited and absolutely loved the dress.

 Both Claire and James got ready at the Bella Luce Hotel, being careful to avoid seeing each other in the morning.
 The ceremony took place at St. Saviours Church, James was in a jovial mood, but only he knows what was going through his mind as Claire walked up the aisle.

 Reverend Charmley conducted a touching ceremony.

 We were greeted by a strong wind outside the church, the veil didn't stay put for long!

 Then it was back to the Bella Luce for the reception.  The marquee can only be described as exquisite, both inside and outside.
 The red carpet and avenue of shrubbery made a grand entrance.

 We had worked together on a stunning guest book for the couple in the months before the wedding, this proved a great talking point as guests signed or left messages for Claire and James.

 Speeches were before the meal and were just right, short and entertaining.

 Everyone moved into the hotel for the dancing.  The band had flown in from Manchester and were brilliant, keeping the dance floor packed all night.

I just had to share this picture too, taken earlier in the evening, making use of the marquee, the arches and the beautiful sky and moon.