Karl and Angela's wedding day was beautiful, with so much attention to detail, it was a privilege to have been able to capture their special day.
THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING
Angela arrived in style to their wedding ceremony at the Church of St. Nicholas in Lockington, near Castle Donington.
There was a special significance to this church, because it was the place her 'Nana Betty' married Grandy Doug all those years ago. When Angela told Nana Betty she was going to marry Karl, Betty ushered her upstairs to a wardrobe in the bedroom. She opened it, and inside was her wedding dress from all those years ago. "Would you like to wear this on your wedding day?" She asked. Angela said yes, and incredibly, the dress fitted perfectly with no alterations required.
The couple resolved to travel in style to their wedding, and they secured the use of a Classic Blue Daimler V8 from award-winning wedding transport provider Dennisson Classic Cars, affectionately known as 'Charlotte'. Chauffeur Jo was on-hand to ensure Angela's exits from the car were always graceful and elegant.
Marrying in December in the United Kingdom was always going to be interesting with regard to the weather. We were fortunate to have a cloudless, clear, sunny day. However, with it being winter, the weather was extremely cold, and the couple had provided all of their guests with hand-warmers from a large box in the entrance to the church - most welcome. The bridesmaids even wore leggings underneath their dresses, to help shield them from the chilly cold!
Karl and Angela had spent months collecting and organising their 'rustic' themed table decorations. Leaves and logs were all laid out to create a spectacular winter wonderland. Karl takes up their story:
"THE PLACE SETTINGS AND TABLE DECORATIONS WERE THE MOST TIME CONSUMING ASPECT OF OUR WEDDING PLANNING. WE STARTED COLLECTING GREEN GLASS AND VINTAGE JEWELLERY FROM CAR BOOTS AND CHARITY SHOPS FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS, AND IT BECAME SOMETHING OF A HOBBY/OBSESSION; WE WERE STILL RAIDING CHARITY SHOPS TWO DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING! THERE WAS A BIRD CAGE THEME ON THE INVITES AND WE CARRIED THIS THROUGH TO THE TABLE DECOR. THE LEAVES WERE COLLECTED FROM WALKING WITH OUR DAUGHTER JOSEPHINE IN THE PARK AND WERE PRESSED AND PAINTED BY ANGELA. ALMOST EVERYTHING WAS HAND-MADE AND CRAFTED BY ANGELA, BUT IT WAS A REAL FAMILY EFFORT AND EVERYONE PITCHED IN."
Karl had arranged a special edited version of Aerosmith's 1997 hit 'I don't want to miss a thing' and he and Angela took the dance floor for their first dance. It was the perfect end to a wonderful wedding.
Mark Pugh thoroughly enjoyed capturing Karl and Angela's special day; they deserved a wonderful occasion. Their wedding reflected their personalities perfectly, and all of their hard work and attention to detail was impeccable.
Their wedding remains one of our favourite weddings to date and their main wedding photography collection contains over 500 images. It has been difficult to share a small selection. However, Mark Pugh and his Team have managed to select 180ish of their favourite images and these can be viewed below.
As always, enjoy.
THE TALENT INVOLVED
Photographer www.markpugh.com joined by his Consultant Pam.
Brides dress: Nana Bettys Original 1940’s wedding dress
Brides shoes: Internet shop (no brand)
Brides jewellery: Car boot find
Brides veil by: Vintage from eBay
Brides coat: Internet purchase, seen in a magazine a year before
Grooms Attire: Vivienne Westwood wool jacket
Grooms tie: TM Lewin silk knitted with collar pin
Grooms shoes: Burgundy Brogues from Loake
Best man attire/shoes: Winter Wool Herringbone jacket, burgundy collared shirt
Rings (bride and groom): Anges ring was vintage curved fit ring to sit around her flower shaped pearl engagement ring. Karls 5mm plain gold band
Florist: Welches florist in Long Eaton
Bride/bridesmaids/mother of the bride Transport: Organised by Angela’s father - Dennisson Classic Cars
Guests transport: mini buses provided by MC Travel Long Eaton
Cake designed and created by: Angela’s design created by a family friend
Pork pie cake by: Made by a friend of a friend!
Catering: Donnington Manor Hotel for wedding breakfast, Hog roast arranged by Hotel
Venue decor: Venue put christmas decorations up, we provided the rest
Bridesmaids dresses: eBay
Bridesmaids jackets: eBay
Flower girl dress: Ted Baker baby
Wedding DJ: Wayne Mills Notts DJ