I absolutely loved photographing Shona’s and Mark’s wedding, the late afternoon sun was stunning and Newton hall is one of my favourite venues. But rather than me telling you about this beautiful wedding, I think it would be best if you heard what Shona had to say about her wedding.
I fell in love with Newton Hall as soon as we went to the open day and we didn’t look around any other wedding venues. I had such a good feeling as soon as I walked up the steps to the Hall and knew this was the place I wanted to get married. Fortunately, we wanted a winter wedding and they had the date free we had in mind.
Newton Hall has a list of recommended suppliers, which was where I got the details for the hair and makeup artist and Hattie Murdoch the vocalist we had to perform for the ceremony and reception drinks. The first time I heard Hattie perform at the open day she sounded so original and thought it would be something different and very special to hear when walking down the aisle.
Getting married the day after Valentine’s Day proved a bit tricky when trying to find a florist to do the flowers but fortunately, we found Thoughts of you flowers in a wedding magazine and thought the bouquets and arrangements were amazing. Amy and Alison were very easy to chat to, very passionate and enthusiastic about their job and did an outstanding job of our flowers they were exactly what I envisaged.
My dress was not what I had in mind at first but Wendy got me to try it on and I thought the detail was so intricate and loved the way it sparkled in the light I knew it was “the one”. It’s such a shame you only wear it for one day!!
I found my shoes while looking on Pinterest for pretty flats. Being 5ft11ins I didn’t want to be towering over Mark but also wanted to be comfy and pretty.
I got a lot of my ideas from Pinterest for the decorations and did the order of the day, slate hearts, table plans and vases with acorns myself. I really enjoyed letting my creative side out.
My mum’s friend’s daughter, Rosie has her own business designing jewellery and hairpieces for weddings so was fortunate enough for her to design and make my hairpiece, she really did an amazing job it looked fantastic and managed to stay in all day and night.
I found Lindsey (Forget me Knot Images) the photographer by chance really. I was looking at Newton Hall’s Facebook page when I came across a link to photographs of a wedding she had done there. They looked so stunning and natural. Following speaking to Lindsey I knew I could trust her to do a fantastic job of capturing our special day. Lindsey worked tirelessly throughout the day and has produced some amazing photographs for us to treasure forever.
I had the most amazing magical day from start to finish, I really can’t convey in words how fantastic it was and looking back I wouldn’t have changed a thing!
My advice to all brides and grooms is relax and enjoy every minute of your special day it will be over before you know it, no one will notice the little things you spent hours worrying and deliberating about or the things that didn’t go right!
Lindsay & John – ‘She made us feel relaxed and comfortable’ – 5/5
We had the privilege of choosing Lindsey to be our photographer for our autumn wedding. From our first meeting to getting our photos Lindsey made us feel relaxed and comfortable. She was professional and calm through the day, acting like a ninja to perfectly capture every moment. Thank you for being so awesome. The photos are great.
Carol & Mark – ‘Lindsey did an absolutely brilliant job’ 5/5
Lindsey fit in perfectly and made the day fun. We are absolutely delighted with the beautiful photographs she took, managing to make an older bride and groom look great!
Lou & Anthony – ‘I felt like I had known her for years’ – 5/5
After spending a few hours with Lindsey, I felt I had known her for years! Lindsey is very talented and creative, yet so grounded. Whilst there were girls everywhere, rushing about and stressing Lindsey was relaxed and calm and kept us all focused. Throughout the whole day, Lindsey was very discreet yet always seemed to be there capturing the moment! We couldn't have wished for any more, from all of us a HUGE thank you!
Lou & Anthony – ‘I can’t recommend this lady enough!’ – 5/5
I can honestly say that Lindsey is one of the most professional and genuine people we have ever met. Throughout the whole day Lindsey was discreet yet always seemed to be there capturing the moment! I can't recommend this lady enough, she is very talented and creative yet so grounded.
Fiona & Stephen – ‘But most importantly the pictures were amazing!’ 5/5
We are delighted we chose Lindsey. From the first meeting to the actual day she was always available and answered any questions we had. But most importantly the pictures she provided were amazing! We also took the photo booth option which was a great addition as everybody loved it!
Holly & John – ‘We couldn’t be happier with Lindsey’s photographs’ 5/5
We couldn't be happier with Lindsey's photographs of our wedding. She truly captured the journey of the day and produced stunning, natural images that we will treasure forever. I can't recommend Lindsey enough! We are so glad that we picked Forget Me Knot Images.
Jayne & Simon. ‘I can’t thank Lindsey enough for the work she did for us, a real talent.’ 5/5
The photographs Lindsey took have genuinely enhanced what was a perfect day for us. Lindsey worked tirelessly from first thing in the morning to well into the evening, to get as many original, personal and imaginative shots as possible. It was and continues to be as we look at our photos, a wonderful experience.