I’m pleased its found its way on to the front cover of this magazine, i think the colours are beautiful and our model just brings the whole thing to life!
The very glamorous Kay and ruggedly handsome Martin, ( I know he’ll like that bit!) have yet again made it in to print. This time in “Real Life Weddings Magazine”. We had a great time doing the wedding photography at Swinfen Hall last year, I wholeheartedly enjoyed myself, I think they did too, but we’ll let you decide, have a look at the pictures!
It would appear that we are still able to capture the imaginations of editors…we seem to be having a rash of front covers and articles written about us. From a fantastic Greek wedding in Birmingham that caught the eye of the Wedding Planner magazine (who have used it across all of their regional magazines and on the front page of their new website!
I would just like to thank Katie and Marco for being such great sports in doing this picture… I told you it would be worth it!
Deborah and Patrick – 20th March 2009 – St James Church Morton, Oswestry then Rowton Castle Shrewsbury•May 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment
Brides name; Deborah Everingham
Groom; Patrick Green
Date of Wedding; 20th March 2009
Ceremony Venue; St James Church Morton, Oswestry
Reception Venue; Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury
Patrick Green said it with flowers when he proposed to his fiancee Deborah Everingham. He filled a hotel room with 100 red and white roses. When she saw them Deborah says she just had to say “yes”.
The couple met in London back in 2000 and in March 2009 were married at St Philip and St James Church in Morton, Oswestry where Patrick or Paddy hails from.
The couple’s reception was held at Rowton Castle in Shrewsbury. Deborah says Rowton was a stunning venue with fantastic staff and excellent food.
Deborah (aged 34) works as a Chartered Surveyor. Paddy (35) is an IT Consultant. The couple decided to take a 10 month career break in 2007 travelling around Central and South America, New Zealand and South East Asia.
It was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that Paddy proposed. Deborah remembers the day clearly “Paddy had been planning things for months. He had booked us into a beautiful boutique hotel and took me to a fantastic restaurant where he proposed over dinner. When we returned to the hotel he’d arranged for the room to be filled with 100 red and white roses. As we were backpacking on a very limited budget it was a fantastic surprise. Of course I said ‘yes’!”
Paddy and Deborah returned to the UK in March 2008 and took a year to plan their “big day”. Deborah’s bridesmaids were her niece, Rachel Kirby (aged 11) and two adult bridesmaids, her friends Claire Greensmith and Eve Powell. The best man was Paddy’s friend Nigel Ilsley.
Deborah had a “travelling” engagement ring for the first six months bought from an antique shop in Buenos Aires. When the couple returned home they went to the Ring Workshop at Four Crosses in Powys where Deborah selected her engagement ring – a platinum band of diamonds with an emerald cut garnet in the centre. Deborah’s wedding ring was a platinum band of diamonds. Paddy wears a plain gold wedding band. The wedding rings also came from The Ring Workshop.
Deborah’s dupion silk wedding dress came from the Bridal Rogue Gallery in London. The men’s suits came from Peter Posh in Shrewsbury. Bouquets and button holes in white roses were provided by Wyle Cop flowers in Shrewsbury.
Wedding photographs were provided by Gary Williams Photography and Deborah says Gary was absolutely fantastic. “He was incredibly professional but had a very relaxed approach which was exactly what we wanted. He was also very friendly and great fun.“
Paddy and Deborah decided to have something a little different to the usual vintage wedding car. They hired a 1966 VW Samba Microbus called “Honey” from Jonathan Brooks of http://www.letsdoweddings.biz based in the West Midlands. Deborah says it was a slightly unconventional way to arrive at the church but everyone really loved it!
After the wedding the couple were on the road again for another overseas trip – this time to South Africa where Deborah says they spent two amazing weeks.
Gary Williams Photography featured in Wedding Connections Magazine.
Brides name; Joanne Crichton
Groom; Justin Griffiths
Date of Wedding; 13th September 2008
Bride got ready; Somerford Hall, Brewood
Ceremony Venue; St Nicholas Church, Codsall
Reception Venue; Somerford Hall, Brewood
Number of Guests: 80
“Out of this world from begininning to end, we had nothing but excellence! The album blew us away, we cant thank you enough!”
As the morning of Joanne Crichton and Justin Griffiths’ wedding dawned, the clouds miraculously parted, giving way to beautiful blue sky and sunshine: Everyone knew that this was going to be the perfect autumn day! The wedding ceremony was held at the lovely St Nicholas’ Church in Codsall, Staffordshire at 12 noon, on the 13th September. The Bride stayed at Somerford Hall, Brewood on the night before the wedding, where the families met for a fish & chip supper (which was wrapped in a specially designed newspaper dedicated to the story of the Bride and Groom). On the morning of the wedding Joanne spent a relaxing morning getting ready for the big day.
The Groom, having had a relaxing traditional shave, courtesy of the team at Taylor homme in Birmingham, prepared for the ceremony at his parents house, within walking distance of the church. Joanne wore a beautiful Ian Stuart gown which was covered in French lace and intricate crystal beading, her hair piece was by Halo & co. and veil by Joyce Jackson (all from the wonderful ladies at Shropshire County Brides). Joanne’s stunning vintage style shoes were custom made by Emmy, and her beautiful rose bouquet was by Dawn Wyse. Her bridesmaids wore sage green dresses by Watters & Watters from Fairytale Dreams, Shrewsbury, and carried smaller pale pink rose bouquets.The palette of sage green and dusty pink was carried through to the wedding stationery, designed by the bride and groom. The theme was “1950’s vintage kitsch” and featured a stunning selection of cupcakes prepared by family friend and cake maker, Lucy Pike. During the afternoon a candy bar was opened so guests could help themselves to their favourite treats. On arrival at Somerford Hall a champagnereception was served while friends and family mingled on the terrace. Garden games were laid out for the guests to enjoy, and music was provided by the fantastic pianist, Nick Wiley. During this time, Bride and Groom had their official photographs taken by Ben Fones from Gary Williams Photography based in Brockton, Shropshire, who captured the romance of the day perfectly. Videography was provided by Carefully Crafted Media.
The wedding breakfast began with chicken, orange and walnut salad followed by duck breast with port and black cherry sauce and a dessert of blackberry cheesecke. This was served after the speeches so that the speakers could relax and enjoy their meals. The evening guests were treated to a meal of a hog roast and a selection of salads, and entertainment was from the fantastic band ‘Hipster’, who had a special guest singer later in the evening when the Groom joined them for a song!!!
The next day, Jo and Justin spent a night at the Lace Market Hotel in Nottingham before flying to Venice – the first destination on their romantic Italian honeymoon.
As featured in Touch Base magazine
Brides name; Zoe Newstead
Groom; Peter Barlow
Date of Wedding; 26th June 2008
Bride got ready; Bridal Suite at Fawsley Hall
Ceremony and Reception Venue; Fawsley Hall
Number of Guests: 62