Karen and Christopher 29th October 2009

Karen and Christopher exchanged their wedding vows on a wonderful autumnal day in October.  The venue was Farrington Lodge Leyland, where Fotoamour has photographed a number of weddings.   It is a nice venue with plenty of outdoor space – gardens that are good for photography.  I have only ever been in one bedroom with a four poster bed, which was certainly very pleasant.  It can’t have been that long since they updated the bar and built a patio and it has made a massive difference because previously guests were split between reception rooms – breaking up wedding parties into smaller groups and its not so good to get people mingling.  Now everyone gets to be together which is a good thing to get people from both sides of the family mixing.  It just makes for a much nicer atmosphere.

The cake was by Victoria Cakes of Chorley – contact 01257 234225 or have a look at their website www.victoriacakes.co.uk

I was really pleased with some of the shots I took of the couple together as the light in the wonderful gardens at Farrington Lodge was lovely.  Karen and Chris were also really easy to work with so I could take my time a little to make the most of the golden afternoon light.

Their daughter, Holly was just adorable – not one of those cheesy kids who grin every time the camera is waved in their direction.  Its really difficult to photograph camera kids  because you just don’t get anything of their personality.  Holly made me work but I loved loads of the pictures I got of her.  I know she’s crying here but she was stressed just before the wedding – too much going on, too much being asked of her.  I just wanted to give her a cuddle.

Then she decided to have some fun with me…..!

The pictures will be ready very shortly guys and I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.


Hand tied wedding bouquets

Just a short note to remind you – hand tied wedding bouquets are what you need.  Do not be persuaded by your florist into having your bouquet presented to you in a plastic holder. 


The number of occasions I have known where flowers either fell out of the holder, or leaves that were pinned down into it popped out of place is remarkable.  And apart from anything else, plastic isn’t exactly romantic and lovely, is it?

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I don’t understand why florists have these things – I am sure it must cost them more to use them than binding the stems with ribbon, which looks so much better. 

Florists may be indignant that your photographer is telling them how to do wedding floristry – that’s not the point.  What is important is that I have seen the evidence that these plastic things often let my brides down.  If you’ve paid all that money for flowers the last thing you want to happen is that your bouquet disintegrates during the day – it shouldn’t happen.  So stand your ground and insist OR go to a florist who will do as you ask.

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It isn’t just because it looks better ………but  because the plastic things don’t work!

You have been warned!

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