Italian storybook cover: Karen & Paul’s wedding was on New Year’s Eve: the best possible way to start married life by entering into the New Year together with all their friends and family. The first we knew about it was when I (Elaine) received a phone call from France in 2008 – two years before this wedding – from the Mother of the Groom, lovely Linda, whom we had met at another couple’s wedding in Tenerife. Jorge and I had enjoyed videoing and photographing that wedding so were delighted to be chosen for Linda and Roy’s son’s wedding too. I didn’t even get to speak to the bride at that stage: she took us on trust, as she had a great bond with her future Mother-in -Law. They were looking for a special venue, but already knew the date the wanted. It took several months and loads of research before Karen & Paul settled on Thornton Manor for their wedding venue; and what a venue!
Italian Storybook Album Cover
Getting ready pics
getting ready pics
Italian Storybook wedding photos
Magnificent Thornton Manor: ideal for a Winter wedding
Bridal Suite at Thornton Manor
bride getting ready against background of snow
finishing touches from bride's parents
Ready for wedding ceremony
bride going to her wedding ceremony
final moments before wedding ceremony
New Year's Eve wedding
Sealed with a kiss!
signing the register
Smiles from ear to ear as the happy couple walk down the red carpet
wedding photos outside Thornton Manor
wedding pictures against a backdrop of mist rising from the ground
bridal party looking nicely relaxed , but neatly arranged in this picture
lead windows, love and snow on the ground
the two familes are now as one
happy wedding groups
braving the cold: good fun though....
The bride laughs while the groomsmen look on...
the archways make for beautiful backgrounds in which to frame the bridal party.
time for the men to get a few pics...
the bride and groom head back to get warm
Amazing wedding reception venue!
Grand entrance of the bride and groom!
Father of the Groom's Speech
Father of the Groom's Speech
Best Man's Speech
Groom and Best Men's Speeches
wedding guests relax at Thornton Manor
Romeo and Juliet!
A literal CHEESE cake! WOW!
Following a delicious, relaxing meal with hilarious speeches, its easy to have a those happy family photos.
Photographed where they sat or stood, makes it som much more enjoyable...
All the friends, cocktails and first dance.
Groom's parents and family
Dancing to live music by Groovy Revolution
Groom's loving family
Dancing The Conga
New Year is almost here....!
Dancing and singing as the New year approaches
Happy New Year!
We also have a clip from Karen & Paul’s wedding video on our video page
See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybook
xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge