3

Jan

2014

Catherine and Richard’s Elegant Wedding with Champagne, Fireworks & Dancing by Paul Marbrook

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a very odd week so far! One minute it’s 2013, the next it’s 2014! I feel like I’ve only just got back to the office and into the swing of work and it’s Friday already! So to finish off the week I have this gorgeous and very elegant wedding from Paul Marbrook. Catherine and Richard were married in the amazing Woolverstone Hall, which sets off this wedding beautifully. With super pretty pale pink, grey and cream touches this wedding is stylish and ever so chic!

‘An emotional and thoughtful civil ceremony followed by a windy, champagne fuelled reception. Topped off with enthusiastic dancing and fireworks over the water.’

2 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

3 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

Catherine and Richard were married on the 17th of August 2013 at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk. ‘Rich’s parents had a little cottage nearby so he grew up around there and the view of the estuary is beautiful. We had 120 guests and the wedding took 8 months to plan’.

4 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

5 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

How they met
We have been together for 10 and a half years and met in Australia on our ‘gap yah’.

The proposal
Christmas Eve at my parents house having just celebrated my best friend (and Maid of Honour) getting engaged!

6 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

7 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

8 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

9 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

10 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

11 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

12 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

How did you allocate your budget?
We wanted to spend the most money on good food and alcohol so that everyone had a good time!

Why did you choose your photographer?
Paul was recommended to us.

13 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

14 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

15 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

16 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

17 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

The dress
My dress was called ‘Lalani’ by Rose and Delilah from Lueulla’s Boutique in Wimbledon Village, a really great shop. The shoes were by Kurt Geiger and an absolute steal in the sale!

The suit and bridesmaids
Rich’s suit was from Palmers in Clapham Junction, London and the bridesmaids were grey Dessy ‘Twist’ dresses ordered from America.

18 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

19 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

20 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

21 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

22 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

Theme or colour scheme
A mixture of light grey, soft pink and creams.

Decoration
We had lots of bunting and tissue paper pom poms!

Flowers
The flowers were light pink piano roses, white stocks, cream lisianthus, blown sweet avalanche and avalanche roses with blue nigella tied with a wide soft pink ribbon.

23 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

24 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

25 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

26 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

27 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

28 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

Food
We ate smoked salmon followed by beef wellington and lemon tart – delicious!

Cake
We had a cake table where guests brought cakes rather than having just one wedding cake.

Entertainment
Outside in the grounds we had croquet, skittles and boulles.

29 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

30 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

31 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

32 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

33 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

Buy or DIY your Stationery?
A bit of both! I made the Save the Dates and invites using Vistaprint and used powerpoint to do menus and orders of service. Etsy was great and we had crossword table mats ordered from there that went down very well.

Personal or handmade touches
As mentioned, the crossword table mats about us as a couple went down really well. Rich and I are mad on cats so cat name place holders were fun too. We had photos of family and friends who had gotten married on display. I’m a teacher and my class had made me some wedding bunting which was sweet.

34 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

35 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

36 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

37 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

38 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

39 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

40 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

Special moments or highlights
A highlight of the day was the ceremony, which I was dreading in case I just cried my way through it. Something clicked and I just loved it! We really enjoyed watching all of our guests have fun and mingle together.

Biggest surprise
How quickly it passes!

Advice for other couples
Just relax and enjoy it and try not to get too carried away with little details as only you will notice!

41 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

42 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

43 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

44 Elegant Wedding at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk by Paul Marbrook

 

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I’m based in Chester and shoot all over the UK. I prefer to shoot the natural flow and narrative of a day getting in close to the action whilst I also love to play creatively on the pre wedding shoots and couple shots on the wedding day. My style is ever evolving as I strive to offer a unique look to some of my work using tools which others are not.

 

 

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Comments

    David @ Married to My Camera

    Stunning photos! I love the use of the tilt/shift lens. It fits perfectly with the style of the wedding.

    Reply
    Paula C.

    These are so beautiful! He really captured the happiness and love between this couple!

    Reply

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