What a happy day, Fabienne didn’t stop smiling or laughing.
A great wedding to photograph right from the start with the lads in the Granby Arms (almost) opposite the Sacred Heart Church in Uppermill. I was very happy with the photograph of Fabienne with her bridesmaids, I’d just got another 600EX-RT flash and I could wirelessly fire a second flash to light the bridesmaids in the background.
Candid photography – I love the shot of an usher showing an interest in the wedding ring, a touching moment during the speeches and the look of love as a best men meets his girlfriend at the bar.
If you are wondering why Fabienne and Mike are laughing on the dancefloor the DJ deliberately played the wrong song for a few seconds and stopped it and put the right one on.

Fabienne’s wedding notes:
There’s something about Easter, the first flowers start to come up, winter loses it’s grip yet everything is still so fresh and new, it seemed a perfect choice for our wedding. This is how I wanted our wedding to feel, so we chose ivory and pinks as our colours, with pops of red to keep it from being too sweet (well actually, Mike is a massive United fan so it was inevitable we would have red somewhere)!
We chose Fletchers in Grotton for our flowers. Sue was brilliant and the flowers; tulips, hyacinths and freesias smelt heavenly. We were very lucky with everyone we used. I couldn’t have asked for better service from the girls at Blush, the dress was so beautiful and comfortable I really didn’t want to take it off and the bridesmaids were stunning.
The White Hart was a natural choice for the reception, great atmosphere, outstanding food and well, we spend so much time up there anyway! Paula from elite wedding designs worked really hard the night before to get the room looking perfect and helped so much sourcing paper and other bits for all the stationary.
After a lovely but very emotional day it was definitely time for a party and with Mike’s friend Craig from CCDJ in charge, it wasn’t going to be any other way. After such a great day, there isn’t a single thing we’d want to change. But of course, as good as memories are, to have such beautiful photos to remember our wedding by is priceless. We just couldn’t have trusted anybody else. Thank you Andrew!

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When Vicky and Mark came round to chat about their wedding photography I saw their strong connection. It is little things you notice, the squeeze of a hand, a look across. I had one thing on my mind that day, to capture the expressions, glances, touches and their happiness to be together. All those things we bundle up and call love.

Vicky’s wedding notes:
We decided on a spring wedding primarily as we both have birthdays just before Christmas so all our celebrations are at the end of the year, once we decided on St Anne’s and the White Hart as a venue everything else just fell in to place.
It seemed only logical to have a vintage feel wedding given the church plus I had decided on a lace Maggie Sottero dress from Blush in Uppermill.
I was very lucky to meet Paula from Elite wedding design through Mark’s sister early on in our planning, she is an amazing person who listened to everything we wanted and then improved or facilitated our ideas.
Through Paula we were introduced to Hayley the florist (Natural Fleur of Royton), another lovely lady with excellent vision and understanding. She blew us away with the flowers on the day, when you describe what you want there is always a doubt that you’ve been understood – I really had no need to worry with Hayley.
Paula also introduced us to Franny Ward, DJ and the outstanding band Stiffler’s mum (yes really, that’s what they’re called!). Once everyone was fed and the band started everyone hit the dancefloor, they are just an all round crowd pleaser.
Our cake had unbelievable detail taken from the lace on my veil curtesy of Suzanne at the frostery in Uppermill and must have tasted fabulous because when I went to get a piece it had all gone!

We were extremely lucky with the people we met and hired for our wedding, I can honestly say (and frequently do) recommend all of them to anyone else planning a wedding!

I hope that is what you wanted:-)I haven’t included you but obviously you were amazing, the pictures we are still trying to whittle down are out of this world and people are still commenting on them.

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