VENUE:WHITE HART INN, ALFRETON
DRESS:ALLISON LOUISE BRIDAL, BELPER
SEAMSTRESS:THE ALTER GIRL, SNELSTON
FLORIST:WILLOW FLORISTS, SOUTH NORMANTON
MAKE UP:CHELSIE FLORENCE STUDIOS, RIPLEY
WEDDING STYLIST:KEITH WOODS WEDDINGS AND EVENTS
DJ:JOHN SMITH DISCOS
CAKE:HELLEN KERRY'S CAKES, SWANWICK
VIDEOGRAPHER:IAN DEARMAN MEDIA
On the 6th July 2019 Laura and Nathan became Mr and Mrs Davies surrounded by their lovely friends and family at The White Hart Inn in Alfreton, Derbyshire. It was a all round wonderful day, with a sunny afternoon out on the terrace and lots of love and happiness!
This is their little Wedding Day Photography Preview! Woo hoo!
Laura and Nathan first met at school but it wasn’t until they had left school that they finally got together. “Once we left school my best friend and Nathan’s best friend started going out with each other, and so we started bumping into each other on nights out and things. Once we started talking, things just clicked. I know it sounds super cheesy, but it was an instant connection. Everything just felt so easy around him.” and here we are 7 years later! “We had this instant connection where it felt like we were best friends. We both have the same common interest and tastes but most importantly we have the same sense of humour. We have so much fun together!”
The Proposal Story:
Nathan proposed to Laura in Center Parcs back in July 2016. Laura explains “As I walked through the door to our lodge I found there was a bunch of balloons, flowers and wine there. At first I thought it might have been a really nice little welcome package or something, but then I saw ‘Congratulations!’ written on the big blackboard. I still didn’t suspect anything, I just panicked and thought we had gone to the wrong lodge! I turned round to tell Nathan and he was down on one knee!”
The Wedding Planning:
Laura explains that she didn’t really enjoy the wedding planning world. “I found it quite stressful and Nathan was only really excited about planning the food. I did enjoy looking round all the wedding fairs and seeing all the brilliant things that suppliers could create.”
I can totally relate to Laura’s overwhelm when it came to wedding planning. I felt the same when I was planning mine. There are SO MANY options these days that sometimes it can just be too much, especially if you know you want quite a low key and relaxed wedding day. If you are feeling the same way, this blog post might help: How To Have Your Low Key Wedding
Laura and Nathan are just so lovely and wonderful to be around and spending their wedding day with them and their super lovely families was just a joy.
Laura and her bridesmaids and Mum were busy getting ready upstairs at the White Hart while Nathan and his Groomsmen were getting ready at their home in Alfreton. There was so much fun and anticipation in the air!
As their guests arrived and took their seats in the Orangery, Laura got into her stunning dress and beautiful Pandora jewellery. Their wedding ceremony was really touching and, although Laura was nervous, you could see just how much it meant to both of them! After they were pronounced Mr and Mrs Davies, Nathan and Laura enjoyed a sunny drinks reception out on the terrace, followed by confetti and their group portraits.
After some wonderfully relaxed couple photographs, it was time for the wedding breakfast and speeches. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as everyone gave really great speeches. Afterwards it was back out into the gardens and the little kids had lots of fun running around. After cutting the cake, Laura and Nathan and their guests hit the dance floor! The atmosphere and weather was just perfect and everyone was having such a great time!
What One Piece of Advice Would You Give Other Couples?
“Try not to get to caught up in making everyone else happy, it’s your wedding day and should be about you as a couple.”
Congratulations again Nathan and Laura, I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, fun, and laughter! Thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer at the White Hart Inn, it was a real honour!! – Jenny xxx
Are you and your partner getting married at the White Hart Inn and looking for Relaxed Wedding Photography? Please do take a look at my work and then let’s meet for a cuppa and a chat about your plans! I want to help make your wedding day as relaxed as it can be! – Jenny xx