For Sara and Philip this Good Friday was the Best Ever Friday as they tied the knot at Drayton Manor Hotel. Their sunshine shade of yellow helped to bring some warmth to a bitterly cold spring day, and the feeling of happiness was spread by guests and wedding party alike.
There were tears during the ceremony. (Surely the joy of the occasion rather than relief Sara had chosen to not walk down the aisle to the Game of Thrones theme tune.) Waiting for her was a very spoiled groom, not only by his stunning bride, but by his two best men. A blissful ceremony unfolded, with only the slightest of protests from the two year old flower girl, but he kissed the bride and the two were wed.
Super keen bookworms and avid TV buffs, the couple littered the wedding with beautiful details inspired by their favourite books, TV shows and salutes to their favourite pastimes. The centrepieces were stacks of gorgeous novels laced with ribbon, topped with tea pots and saucers, perfect for a couple who love to bury down with a good book and a brew. Rather than traditional flowers, Sara opted for paper crafted flowers for all the floral decorations, from bouquets to buttonholes, all provided by the amazing paperbouqets.co.uk. A tender touch was the pocket watch of her late grandfather tied to Sara’s bouquet, a wonderful tribute and inclusion to a loved one no longer able to be there for her big day.
My style of photography and relaxed approach is often a draw for wedding couples who don’t like having their photo being taken, and this was certainly true of Sara and Phillip. The laid back groom in braces and bow tie was not one for posing, but we still managed to get around the theme park and taking some fantastic shots of the newlyweds together.
The Park View room was dressed beautifully by The Bridesmaids, with special attention to the details. This couple had gone the extra mile with special treatment for their guests, from the library card style seating plan, to the individually made poisons and potions for favours, all from their favourite tales.
A wonderful start to the Bank Holiday weekend for Mr and Mrs McCoy and all their guests, here’s to them making their own happy ever after.