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Saturday Night at the Movies: Nottinghamshire Event Photography

Saturday Night at the Movies: Nottinghamshire Event Photography

Last weekend I had the privilege of photographing a 21st birthday party with a Saturday Night at The Movies theme. I love taking natural family photographs prior to an event beginning to capture the anticipation, which we duly did before their 300 guests descended on the private marquee venue. The welcome tent featured a red carpet entrance and, inside, a velvet chaise longue, where guests could don a top hat and pose with a cane for Mirror Imaging's studio lights. This was a great hit with partygoers and a lot of fun. Meanwhile, canapés were served from usherette trays and cocktails flowed from the central bar decked with red roses, with a floral ring of red fern hanging above featuring strings of red and purple fresh carnation heads. When dinner was served the central curtain was pulled back to reveal the main marquee and dancefloor area, decorated in a black and white old-Hollywood theme. More breathtaking floral displays by Vincent & Stubbs adorned every table, with an abundance of candlelight and white orchids. From above, two more striking carnation and fern rings, in all-white with drop crystal, hung like halos on either side of the room. After dinner, speeches and a toast were given to the birthday boy, before The Overtones performed a number of classics. This vocal harmony group were outstanding and we've never seen a dance floor fill up so quickly. The Star Bar provided a chill-out area for guests to take a break from the dance floor, flanked with outdoor fire pits for warmth and drama. We left just after midnight, with the party still in full swing. Happy birthday Harry, we hope you had an amazing night!

With special thanks to Susan and Dan for their photography assistance. For information on private party and event photography, please contact Sarah for a bespoke quote.

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Katie & Paul: Wollaton Church & Nottingham Uni Wedding

Katie & Paul: Wollaton Church & Nottingham Uni Wedding

Katie and Paul were married this month at Wollaton Church and held their wedding reception at Nottingham University. We started their day on the top floor of The Orchard Hotel and captured the hustle and bustle of getting ready with Katie and her five bridesmaids, two flowergirls, two pageboys, mum and mum-in-law, make-up artists and hairdressers! The flowers arrived courtesy of Zinc Floral Design, and Katie's unstructured, blousy bouquet was simply sensational. Katie handed out gifts to say thank you to her loved ones before we laced up her rather stunning dress. The light on the roof of the hotel is always so good, so we took a couple of images of Katie looking radiant, before dashing off to the church to meet Paul and his groomsmen at the church. The best men had organised a surprise for the couple (a surprise for me too!) in the form of an owl ring bearer called Tilly, who was absolutely enchanting and delivered the rings beautifully. After the ceremony, we made our way to a secluded part of the university for photographs, before heading to the Trent Building for Katie and Paul to rejoin their family and friends. The cake deserves a mention too as one of the best I've seen, immaculately iced in shades of coffee and cream to tone with Katie's dress, courtesy of April Delights. Here are some of Mirror Imaging's favourite moments to tell the story of their wedding day.

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