this blog post about a Le Petit Chateau wedding has the lot, from a beautiful bride Q&A to cute children giving their wedding angle…
In my opinion a good friend is someone who when you’ve not seen them for a while, as soon as you meet up it’s like they’ve been there all along. That’s what it’s like for me and Lynn when we meet up with Maisie’s (the bride to you) mam and dad. That’s exactly what happened when Jimmy (brides dad, are you keeping up) phoned me to tell me his daughter was getting married at Le Petit Chateau and was I available to shoot the wedding. I still get nervous when I photograph a wedding, even more so when it’s a friends daughter, of course I said I would love to be there on such a huge day. Jimmy & Gill have always loved a good party and their daughters wedding was no exception (once Jim had cried himself dry). It’s was absolute pleasure for me to be part of Maisie and Alan’s beautiful wedding day at Le Petit Chateau and before I headed off home I was given a bear hug and a kiss on the lips from Jimmy (if you know you know).
How did you meet?
Conyers school, we sat together in the French class.
Can you share your proposal story?
Christmas day – Original I know! But Alan always knew I wanted something nice and simple, with my parents and the kids there to enjoy it. That’s exactly what he did – surrounded by cardboard and wrapping paper and battery packets covering the floor. My hair was still wet and dripping from my shower and no makeup on and I cried like an absolute mess. But 3 kids, a house and 7 years later, I really didn’t care!
Which venues did you view before you settled on Your venue?
Rockliffe – Camp Katur – Newton Hall.
What was the best moment of your day?
Without a doubt, walking down the aisle with Dad and seeing Alan waiting for us. The kids stood watching either side and Kameron totes emosh! By far the most emotional moment of my life, alongside the children’s birth.
What would your dream wedding breakfast menu be? Starter/Main/Desert? Potato skins and garlic dip – Beef dinner with loads of veg/gravy/yorkies (exactly what we had) – Dessert would be white chocolate cheesecake and donuts (what he had)
Would you change anything about your day if you could do it again?
Not a single thing. Like I know most people will give that answer, but it was perfect from start to finish.
Do you feel any different now you’re married?
Trapped (I think she’s joking)
How’s married life?
Exactly the same, except now I can have all his money when I kill him off! (jokes)
Have you got a wedding top tip?
Pre organise who is watching the kids on the night of the wedding so that you can enjoy your first night as a married couple ALONE… we did and it was amazing! Also, If it’s going to rain, don’t sweat about it, have some photography ideas to make the most of it! We did and I got super excited about that and then it was glorious sunshine all day anyway. You cannot control the weather, so why let it stress you!
Invite one more guest alive or dead, can be a celebrity or someone you know, who would it be and why?
Lewis Capaldi – he would be an absolute belter of a laugh.
Is there one song that reminds you of your wedding day?
You and I -Tom Walker, Songbird – Oasis and also Shoot the Runner – Kasabian
On your wedding day what time did you go to bed?
We went to our room about 2am…. to sleep about 4.30… had to make the most of that huge bath!
Which is your favourite Gary Walsh wedding photograph and why?
Every single one, but the one of us with the sun behind us and also the children running is gorgeous and thank you so much for the top table one, capturing all of our emotions.
what follows next are some honest wedding questions answered by Maisie & Alan’s children, first up is Delilah, then Freddie and finally Kameron…
First Name, Delilah Moon Aged 3
How old will you be when you get married? 4
Who will you marry? Freddie
What would you like to eat at your wedding? Chips and sausages
What colour shoes would you wear at your wedding? Pink flat ones with flowers on them.
What flavour wedding cake would you have? Strawberry ones
What favourite song would you play to dance to? Can’t help falling in love – Hayley Reinhart (we love this one!)
Would you have animals at your wedding? (if yes please tell?) noooooo …yeah Toby is coming to my wedding – our new puppy.
Where would you go on holiday after your wedding? Fun Shack – soft play
How much do you think your wedding would cost? One hundred pounds.
If you promise to be married forever, how long do you think forever is? 100 minutes.
First Name, Freddie Aged 4
How old will you be when you get married? 28 (he knows our age ha ha)
Who will you marry? Delilah Moon
What would you like to eat at your wedding? Donuts
What colour shoes would you wear at your wedding? Blue
What flavour wedding cake would you have? Vanilla
What favourite song would you play to dance to? The wedding song (Tom Walker – You & I) our first dance
Would you have animals at your wedding? (if yes please tell?) no, but yes actually only dogs at my wedding
Where would you go on holiday after your wedding? Spain with Grandma
How much do you think your wedding would cost? £112
If you promise to be married forever, how long do you think forever is? One hundred and fifty- five million, twelve hours.
First Name, Kameron Aged 10
How old will you be when you get married? Hmm -32
Who will you marry? I don’t know yet – Freddie said you should marry your girlfriend or your friend!
What would you like to eat at your wedding? Spaghetti Bolognaise
What colour shoes would you wear at your wedding? Blue
What flavour wedding cake would you have? Chocolate
What favourite song would you play to dance to? Castle on the hill – Ed Sheeran (He just said that isn’t his favourite song, it’s just his favourite for his wedding. His favourite artists are things like Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Eminem….. not sure how that reflects on me as a parent)
Would you have animals at your wedding? (if yes please tell?) yes – dogs
Where would you go on holiday after your wedding? Florida
How much do you think your wedding would cost? A lot – £100,000
If you promise to be married forever, how long do you think forever is? Till I die.
Wedding’s don’t just organise themselves (although some grooms think that’s the case), I’ve listed below some of the brilliant team who brought this Le Petit Chateau wedding together.
Videography – Top Table Films
Bridal Party Hair – Jayde Bassett
Bridal Make Up – Heather Searle
Men’s hair styling – Wicks Barbershop
Cake – Katie’s Custom Bakes
Flowers – The Garden Studio
Ceremony Music – John Gatenby
Evening Band – Hip Hop Hooray
Dress and Flower girls dress – Wed2b
Suits – Bakers Tailoring
Donut Wall – Big Jimmy Lewis
Magician – Paul Lytton
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