It was Autumn last year when Andy and Alex booked us as their Nottingham wedding photographers for their wedding at Norwood Park. I met most of Alex’s immediate family I think that day as they browsed my stand and chatted, well giggled about the forthcoming wedding day. I warmed immediately to them all and have looked forward to their wedding day ever since, it was great for us to meet up to sometime before their wedding day for Andy and Alex’s Newstead Abbey engagement photo shoot.
Neil dropped me off that morning at Alex’s parents house, he then traveled the stone’s throw distance over to Andy’s parents home. These childhood sweethearts had dated since they were 15 and now after many years together were back in their home town celebrating their wedding day. I was greeted by lots of laughter and a very happy and relaxed atmosphere, there was even time for Alex to enjoy a couple of wheet-abix to set her up for the day, with a glass of bubbly on the side. I was excited to be joining Alex’s mum and bridesmaids (her sisters) on the big red London bus that had parked up just outside the house, it was fun to travel around the residential streets of Gedling as passers by did a double take as they mowed their lawns.
I was delighted when the vicar gave me a perfect spot at the front of the church to capture the raw emotion displayed by everyone, as the entrance music started Andrew gave the look of ‘here we go!’ and Alex who had been a beautiful bubble of excitement that morning suddenly become overcome with emotion upon seeing Andy. This then I think dominoed onto dad, who then was teary through the start of the ceremony. It was perfect, that’s all I can say … a truly perfect perfect ceremony.
After the ceremony Alex and Andy led everyone out into the sunshine, after weeks of rain, I think everyone’s bones felt alive with the sun, the warmth and dry air was giving everyone an extra buzz for the celebrations. After a shower of confetti it was all aboard the big red bus for the celebrations of the wedding at Norwood Park.
Upon arriving at Norwood Park, we captured some of our signature images and a few group photographs. We then enjoyed the laughs and a few little tears at the speeches in the beautifully decorated reception room. Then later the evening included music with a band and we all headed out to the back of Norwood for Fireworks before leaving Andy and Alex to dance the night away.
Andy and Alex, we’ve come away with very fond memories of your wedding day and of you and our families. It has been the biggest pleasure to be a part of your day and to capture these wonderful moments for you to cherish. We wish you endless happiness, Neil and Becky xx
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