Jo and Dom's wedding decorations are gorgeous - but the photography makes them magical, theatrical and more
Yesterday’s wedding was fantastic – but I had so many wonderful images to show you I had to hold back the very best for today. It’s time for Dom and Jo’s unique wedding reception at Dartington Hall.
This couple are fantastic, and their friends and family are real characters. Wedding photographer Chris Hanley said their day was full of warmth and love – and it really is special. The best thing about Dom and Jo being on English Wedding is that they’re just like you and me – the beautiful thing about their wedding is their personalities and how they’ve made their celebration really personal, memorable and just right for them.
I love this photograph - it's almost in layers, with Jo and Dom the centre of attention, framed by a gorgeous archway and Dartington Hall looking like a watercolour painting in the background
Time to relax and have fun
A photograph with a story - how old must this spectacular tree be? Jo and Dom will have some gorgeous images for their album, for sure
Fun and quirky this wedding may be, but here Jo's eyes say it's all about being in love with her man. A great image
Chris Hanley always makes a bride look beautiful with creatively composed images like this one. I love it. Jo looks divine.
This photo takes first prize for fun and imagination as Jo and Dom play on the terraced lawn
An enchanting image of bride Jo at Dartington Hall
Everyone clearly had an amazing time with the photographs of the bridal party - these are so much fun
Candles for a Dartington Hall wedding
The top table were laughing throughout the reception. I'm sure there's a story behind this photo! Definitely a great memory to have in the album
Jo is quite pleased.
The speeches go down a storm with everyone
There are some gorgeous shots of the bridesmaids... this young lady will make a beautiful bride one day!
This photograph of a bridesmaid captivates me whenever I see it - so beautiful I can't stop looking
The bridesmaid's speech brings a tear to Jo's eye, and Dom looks so very proud
The first dance - just about love.
First in a little series of romantic shots around Dartington Hall - Dom and Jo framed beautifully in an archway at the venue
This looks like moonlight to me - a beautifully romantic shot with the shadows of the pillars framing Jo and Dom
A classic photograph, exquisitely crafted and lit - Jo and Dom gaze across landscaped gardens in the twilight
Another favourite for me. Having Chris Hanley take your wedding photographs is an unforgettable experience - I can only imagine Dom and Jo's faces at their wedding photo viewing!
I really hope you’ve enjoyed sharing Jo and Dom’s wedding day. For me it’s always the personalities that make a wedding – and this day certainly wasn’t lacking in character!
I say this all the time, but it’s so important to click with a wedding photographer: find someone you can relate to, someone who wants to know about your wedding and is as excited about your day as you are. Chris Hanley has caught the memories of Jo and Dom’s wedding perfectly – as I said yesterday, their personalities shine through the photos like little sparks glowing.
Check out www.ChrisHanleyPhotography.com for information and bookings. (Book early – he’s in demand!) – Chris has just set up his new wedding photography blog for 2011 and I can’t wait to see the stories that unfold there during the year.
Chris worked with second photographer Steven Brooks to photograph Dom and Jo’s wedding. Please visit www.stevenbrooksphotographer.co.uk to see more of Steven’s beautiful photography. Steven’s website asks, “To be a good wedding photographer you need to be a good storyteller too. How will your story be told?” Find out more
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