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A Wedding at The Great Hall at Mains- Preview


” We want our wedding to capture the excitement of opening a little blue Tiffany box…” I always knew Leanne and I would get along just brilliantly. With a love story dating back over 10 years she and Damian finally became engaged in New York, and headed to the magnolia Bakery to celebrate. How wonderful is that! From our first chats I knew this wedding would be special and the couple wanted to use New York and Tiffanys as inspiration for their big day. Perfect.

They chose The Great Hall at Mains, for their wedding, after falling in love with it’s open spaces and huge fire. Just ideal for a winter wedding, glamourous and relaxed.

The day could not have been much more perfect. Cold and bright, with afternoon sun filtering through the trees to add just a touch of winter sparkle to the wedding. The Tiffany blue theme appeared subtly throughout the day in the styling and in the bridesmaids dresses, and groomsmens cravats, elsewhere sparkle, candles and lots of white was the order of the day.

Every wedding is emotional, there are tears shed at every single wedding day, but none more so than this special day. The couple, their friends and family all cried, several times during the day. It seems Leanne and Damian’s love story, which was far from plain sailing, touched them all and made for a really very emotional day.

So here are a few sneak peeks from the day. I loved manipulating the light for this wedding. Winter sun is fun to work with, and was such a luxury I felt it was the perfect extra to have a little fun with.

So these are in no particular order. Just memories of a precious day in deepest winter.



























Just gorgeous isn’t it ? I  love the mood and  feel of this beautiful day.

Leanne and Damian are two of the loveliest people you could ever wish to meet, and I am certain that surrounded by so many people wishing them all the love in the world, they are only just beginning their real love affair.

My warmest congratulations to them both. Thanks too to the lovely staff at The Great Hall at Mains, especially chef for such a delicious supper which was most welcome!

More coming very soon, including ten years of love letters, and a wedding cake inspired by the Magnolia Bakery….