It was exciting to see the first part of Alex and James’s wedding at Harlaxton Manor featured yesterday on English Wedding Blog.  When I found out the wedding was going to be on the blog Alex kindly agreed to write a few words for the post.  Shaun forwarded alex’s email straight to Claire at English Wedding so when I looked at the post yesterday I really enjoyed reading it with all the personal details from the brides perspective.   Alex and James were such a lovely, fun couple and it was a real privilege to photograph their day.  The wedding was very busy but amazingly relaxed, definitely down to great planning.  I was so impressed with all the little personal touches on the day, Alex’s Dad wrote a lot of the music used in the ceremony and her mum arranged most of the flowers many of which came from their garden.  James’s mum made the wedding cake.  Alex and James made the table plan and the table name cards.  Alex and James had chosen countries they had traveled to for their table names, they had even photocopied the correct stamp for each country from their parents stamp collections!  The top table’s name was kept a secret from Alex until they entered the dining room as the table name was the destination for the  honeymoon!  Alex’s dress was stunning, the venue was incredible and all the details were finished beautifully but the thing that really stood out was the love that these two shared, not just with each other although that was awesome and James’s speech moved the whole room to tears!  but the love from their families and friends also.  Part of the reason James and Alex chose me for their wedding photography was because they wanted someone to capture the day as it naturally unfolded as their priority was to have a great time with friends and family.  Claire has posted the 2nd part of the wedding this morning so head over to English Wedding Blog and take a look especially if you are in the middle of planning your big day.  There are lots of inspirational articles and tips to help you be creative and wedding savvy.  Big thanks Claire for featuring our work, it is a privilege as I know you get lots of  lovely weddings to choose from.

You can view them here: (English Wedding Blog Part One) and (English Wedding Blog Part Two)

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