Now, this wedding was amazeballs, I totally loved shooting every minute of it, not least because I have known Nick & Laura for around 4 years and shot all kinds of things for them, including her mums wedding and her kids Christening days. So, it is nice to work with someone who you know a bit and so lovely for me to see how all their kids are growing into wonderful human beings. To say Laura had a vision for her wedding, is an understatement. They have had the day booked with me for about 3 years and at the time I first went to see them about it, Laura knew she wanted 'Big & Sparkly' .... and that's exactly how the day was. Even the dodgy British weather held out! Even though it's August, the weather seems to think it is April with either sunshine or massive unpredictable showers. At least the weather played ball for the Balls! However, it was a little windy after the ceremony, when we were taking the family photographs and at one point, I did think the bride was at risk of taking off as her dress became like a parachute in the wind, however the Bridesman jumped in to save the day and hold the dress down!
Nicholas got ready at home, with his best man and son Rueben. While Nick was relatively calm & chilled, his best man was a bag of nerves. He need not have worried though as he smashed his best mans speech, even though they waited, as is tradition, until after the meal to do them.
Laura got ready at the Mount Pleasant, with her bridespeople, so called because one of them was a Man! The little bridesmaid dresses were from Oliver's at Meadowhall, while the adult ones were from Flutterbys boutique in Rossington. The bridesman looked dapper in a suit. The Groomsmens fab suits were sourced from Youngs suit hire. The couple hired a big Red Bus from vintage vehicle hire to ferry all the guests from Mount Pleasant to the Minster and back, and hired their beautiful wedding cars from Fairytale wedding cars.
When I arrived at the Mount Pleasant, the bridal party were having their hair and make up done. The flower girls had super cute flower bands to wear in their hair and they all looked super cute, while Laura opted for a fab hair piece & long Cathedral veil. The make up was provided by make up artist- Laura Doody & the hair was styled by Cuts & Co, based in Armthorpe. Laura had her magnificant Bridal Bouquet made by Melancholy magpie. You really have to look at the detail and prettiness in them, in the pics below.
The ceremony was held at Doncaster Minster. They chose this venue as it was where they had We had their daughter baptised, and it was a truly beautiful ceremony. Laura chose the prefect dress for a Minster wedding from Be envied bridal, with a huge train and she looked every inch the beautiful bride. Laura says 'Apart from marrying Nick, wearing my dress was the best part of the day'. You'll see why when you look at the beautiful photos of her in her dress!
The reception was at the beautiful Mount Pleasant. Laura says 'After searching as far as York and Snaith for a venue, it was the last place we looked and we absolutely loved it'. The magnificent seven tier cake was provided by Mama Doreen in Harrogate. With regards the theme for the day, Laura says 'I started with wanting a Disney style theme but then that changed into a more glam style but still included my favourite colour pink'. The couple had a delicious chocolate fountain for the evening guests, from cupcakes 2 love, as well as a candy floss cart, from candy floss queen. They also had giant L O V E letters, from Bridget Bridal Creationz, a sparkly dance floor from diamond photo booths and a bouncy castle from Funbounce entertainment.
The couple say that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is plan everything as early as possible - as they did and it caused so much less stress for them. Laura says about her day 'I wouldn't change anything but in hindsight, I would of had a videographer to capture the bits I did not see'. Laura also says 'It ran so smoothly it was just perfect, I have serious wedding blues even a week later'.
Laura says she wants to give a special shout out to 'My Something Borrowed Wedding And Event Styling who styled the wedding did an absolutely amazing job! And obviously our photographer who has never failed us'!! As your photographer, Id like to say that is very kind of you Laura! And hopefully Laura, this Blog will help with reliving your day, and don't forget, you still have your full batch of wedding photos to come yet, plus your DVD slideshow! And then your album too!
Nicholas and Laura’s wedding was magnificent in every way. Here are a few pics from their big day. If you’re planning a wedding, get in touch to find out all about my wedding photography packages! Lots of Love, Vicky @ Fyshcreative Photography!
That amazing dress: https://be-envied.wixsite.com/be-envied-bridal
Bridal bouquet: https://www.melancholymagpie.com/
Venue Stylist: https://www.facebook.com/MySomethingBorrowedHire/
Bridal Hair: https://www.facebook.com/CutsandCo/
Bridal Makeup: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwP_xGSoMRnLqVcsMRPEmOQ
Children's Bridesmaid dresses: http://www.oliverschildrenswear.co.uk/
Adult Bridesmaid Dresses: https://flutterbybridal.co.uk/
The seven tier Cake: http://www.mamadoreenscupcakes.co.uk/
Wedding Cars: https://fairytaleweddingcars.co.uk/
Red Bus: http://www.vintagevehiclehire.co.uk/