Sarah and Dave first got engaged several years ago, while living in Australia, and they always planned on holding their wedding day in Nottingham. We took their engagement photographs near Nottingham castle and at World Service Restaurant, which was originally to be their wedding reception venue. Unfortunately, life sometimes throws us some curveballs and they unexpectedly had to delay their wedding plans and return to the UK. Then over Christmas, two and a half years after their engagement shoot, Sarah messaged me with a wedding date in the new year. They'd decided on The Lace Market Hotel, which could accommodate the ceremony, reception and allow for all their guests to stay over in one stylish city centre location.
Amongst the first week of dull, rainy days in January, Sunday 7th came around as a bright, light day. In a certain direction, the sky was even a brilliant blue. We couldn't have been more blessed. We started the day in the studio suite with the girls, who ate sushi and drank fizzy to toast the day ahead. There was such a happy atmosphere and I absolutely love the series of images we did with the girls, you can clearly see the bond of years of friendship that's closer to sisterhood. Sarah posed in her garter by Extra Special Touch, and with her classical rose and ranunculus Floraldeco bouquet.
Next we met the boys in the Cock & Hoop, the hotel's pub located right next door. I've known Dave and best man Ross for 18 years, and we had a laugh and captured some great camaraderie between them. Sarah's dad had flown from America to give his daughter away, and there were some happy tears as Dave caught sight of his bride walking toward him (sorry, Dave!).
For the reception, Floraldeco provided a display of different white blooms, including lilac and scented english roses, mixed with plenty of candlelight, which looked magical and very elegant. Here are their highlights: