Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Craig and Megans wedding at Mitton Hall

All the lovely photographs from Craig and Megans fantastic wedding day at Mitton Hall  are now on the Internet for all friends and family to view ( who  have the password) 
When this blog has passed access can still be obtained for a little while via our web site http://www.mikechallinorphotography.co.uk/clientarea.html

Friday, 27 September 2013

Photos from Tom and Emman's wedding day

All the photos are now uploaded on to our password protected site for all friends and family to view
just follow this link  and insert the password-  enjoy
www. mikechallinorphotograhy.co.uk

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Tom and Emman wedding in Laugharne

Is there a doctor in the House, Well, yes in fact there where over 30 doctors present to witness Tom and Emmans wedding at The Corran Hotel, South Wales.
The Corran Resort & Spa offers a taste of luxury, hidden in the marshlands of the Carmarthenshire countryside..
Surrounded by sea, the Towy estuary and acres of Marshland, The Corran is steeped in history with the original 16th century building at the heart of this  beautiful corner of Carmarthenshire with its rich history and sandy beaches.

It put it simply it was a photographers dream, a  hotel with amazing features, and stunning views, a perfect wedding venue
Tom and Emman are looking through the images at the moment and as soon as they give the o k we can release then for all family and friends to view.
Watch this space


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The end of the rainbow for Katie.

Katie became Mrs Deaville  last weekend when she married David on yet another wonderful sunny Saturday  afternoon

The wedding at St Chads, included a selection of requested group photographs,  on arrival in Fleetwood we captured some wonderful photographs on the promenade and sea shore of Katie and David,

before the final set of photographs  inside The North Euston hotel.

All the photographs are being viewed by Katie and David while they are on honeymoon in the Maldives- thanks to the wonderful Internet-  and as soon as I hear back from them I will be able to release for all  wedding guests ( who know the password) to view
Watch this space.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Photos of Bob and Kath's day

All the photographs from Bob and Kath's wondereful  hot sunny wedding at St Thomas' Church St Annes on Sea   are now available for viewing on line  
just click here  and  insert the password and away you go.


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Craig and Megan's wedding at Mitton Hall

I cannot think of a better way to show you the detail  that went into making Megan and Craig's wedding day  at Mitton Hall so special , so on this occasion I am going to let the photos do the talking.

I think you will agree it was a truly fun and happy day.
credit goes to Flowerdesign for the flowers and Paul Guard making it go with a swing.
When Megan and Craig return from their honeymoon we will be able to show you all the photos from the day.( after they have had a sneek preview)

Monday, 15 July 2013

Kath and Bobs Wedding day

Kath and Bob exchanged vows at St Thomas' Church St Annes on Sea on a very hot Saturday afternoon, For once no complaints from the guests as we  directed them into the shaded part of the gardens for the photographs. It was a perfect day.

Bob and Kath have arranged to call on us later this week to week the photographs, so only a few days until we can release for all family to view.

We wish Bob and Kath every Happiness in the there new life together  and feel very privileged that they choose us as their photographers


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Scott and Adele's wedding photos

All the photographs from Scott and Adele's lovely wedding day  are now on line and available for all family and friends who have the password.

Click here  to access


Thursday, 27 June 2013

Scott and Adele's wedding at St Michael's Kirkham/ The Villa, Wrea Green

This was one wedding we really enjoyed. from the moment we arrived at St Michael's Church in Kirkham, we where greeted warmly by the verger and Vicar. to the welcome and help offered by Stuart and his staff at The Villa, Wrea Green.
The lovely  cheerful bright Sunshine Yellow of the flowers and bridesmaid dress lifted our spirits, despite the sun keeping its hat on and sending Mr Wind , amazingly the bride, Adele never once mentioned feeling cold throughout the afternoon.

Venice is where Scott and Adele  are this week, but  when they return we have lots of photos to show them.  so keep an eye on this blog for the release date of the images being available on the Internet for family and friends to view.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Michael and Rachel's wedding at Barton Grange Hotel

Rachel and Michael are back from their holiday and  we are now able to release all their lovely photographs  for  family and friends to view from their lovely wedding at Barton Grange Hotel .
Access is by clicking here and inserting the password.

After this blog has passed access can still be made for a little while through  "Clients Area" of our web site--- enjoy

Sarah and Johns lovely report in the Gazette

Monday, 29 April 2013

Rachel and Michaels wedding day

Lucky, Rachel and Michael, they choose one of the hottest days of the year so far, for their wedding at The Barton Grange Hotel last Saturday.
Rachel choose  Cadbury Purple and ivory, as her colour theme for the day.and it looked spectacular, gracing the 2 bridesmaids,and carried forward into the ... wedding room and The Barton Grange suite, for the celebration dinner.
The Barton Grange Hotel offers a  private sheltered garden at the rear, for a celebration drink , this private secluded gardens ,always surprises the guests each time we visit as it is just perfect for wedding  day photography.
Here is a little glimpse of two photographs from the day,  there are many more to come,
 but we have to wait for Rachel and Michael to come back from their honeymoon in Mexico before we can release for all to see.

Bere with us and check back on this blog in a week or so for the release date.
www.mikechallinorphotography.co.uk .

Friday, 26 April 2013

John and Sarah's wedding in Boracay, Philippines

It is hard to believe that this is the 3rd  overseas wedding in less than 12 months that we have been invited to.
This wedding I have to say was amazing, Sarah had planned the whole of the day and what a day.....
To summise Sarah suprised everybody ( even the groom) by not being traditional and walking down to the beach, but graced in an exclusive  Vera Wang dress  which fitted her like a glove, arriving from the sea in a yacht and landing on the beach- this was just the start of the surprises ....

Another surprise was a fan very useful  as the temperature was close to 35 but with a twist,  having the story of there first meeting, quirky details of planning of this event and a word search- with pencil..
So much was packed into this day, an after dinner  show followed the meal
 and to round up the evening at midnight all the guests jumped into the pool
It was truly an amazing  wonderful day that I would not have missed for the world

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A Real Indian Wedding- Aakash and Sruthi's day in Chennai

On arrival at Chennai a little happy face of Aakash was beaming through the windows of the arrival hall wearing a " Love is in the air T Shirt we had finally arrived. There was so many weddings going on the "The Wedding District" that it took us three attempt to find the correct venue.and that was with the groom in the car with us.....tucked away down a busy lane was the wedding hall. with a grand entrance all decorated with flowers, Aakash and Sruthi names on the entrance flagged with Banana trees. once inside it was a massive 2 story hall with a stage at the end equally decorated with masses of flowers

Upstairs the restaurant, about 20 people ( sitting on the floor) busy preparing the food, masses and masses of vegetables. being chopped and diced , 1000 guests being expected for this evening.

The 3 men strong band, sitting on the floor played all evening very loud, lots of drumming and weird sounds from unfamiliar instruments .

Not having a programme / itinerary it was a little confusing to try to follow the proceedings, but we understood that both families ( ex bride and groom) go on the stage, a lot of talking takes place then the grooms family had over gifts including a blue sari to the brides family- which is taken to the bride to wear.
 The bride appears in the blue sari for a short time before changing again into another beautiful red sari and lots of jewellery and joins the groom on the stage, they adorn each other with flower garlands and the giving of rings takes place. with more chattering. Then its photo time this is unbelievable,  all the guests want to be photographed with the B&G, no persuasion necessary they line patiently and willingly  to have there photograph with the bride and groom
and this lasts for hours. literally about 3 -4 in the meantime the restaurant is open and you can just go and eat as much as you wish.

The meal is a traditional Indian balanced meal of 6 items served on a banana leaf, eaten with the hands, finding this a little awkward the grooms father found us 2 spoons. this attracted an audience of guests nudges each others and tittering as they looked our way. being the only Europeans at the wedding we did attract a lot of attention.but the family greeted us warmly.and with their broken English we did manage to converse with quite a number of guests.

The reception concluded around  10pm ,
The next day the wedding day starts at 8am
how much better could the wedding day be...........

Day 2 To start the day  a ceremony takes place at the local Temple a procession of B&G, immediate family and us to the nearby temple ( 8.15) lead by the  band where a small ceremony.blessing takes place , all the statues got a garland. salvers of food, flowers and charms got blessed.- with us all standing bare foot on the earth. we returned to the hall in procession ( now with dirty feet)

The stage now has various members of the families present and 4 priest  chanting in Sanskrit over a small fire.

When the B ( gold sari ) &G( in an ivory number) join them, they are once again decked with garlands ,and kneel at the fire, The ceremony is quite long. I think it was Aakashs father who got his feet washed( lucky him mine are filthy) The hall was quiet only when the vows where spoken.

finally they parade around the fire on and off the stage and are showered with petals and the yellow rice (which having held for 2 hours in our sweaty hands has now stained our hands yellow). then low and behold the photographs start again.
The wedding ended around lunchtime. 

Overall it was an experience I would not have missed and gave us the excuse we needed to return to India and enjoy  this incredible country.

Our congratulations to Aakash and Sruthi, they make a lovely couple and we wish them  a wonderful life together, . Please keep in touch- Mike and Caroline