The beautiful bride and the fire brigade

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I love sharing something a bit different. So when I saw Vicky and Neil’s wedding photographs, submitted by lovely wedding photographer Jo Hastings, it was a definite yes from English Wedding blog! Mmmm… firemen.

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Vicky is a gorgeous bride with a fabulous figure – watch out for the full length images of her in her wedding dress which are really lovely. The highlight of this wedding, for me, is the team of firemen: Neil and his colleagues who turned out in full uniform with shiny silver hats and ceremonial axes. I love it!

I was delighted to read Vicky’s recommendation for a friend of mine too: Julie Dawson from The Wedding Genie was her wedding planner, and “did all the ground work and took all the stress away”. Vicky’s written a wedding report to go along with the pics so I’ll leave you to enjoy the feature.

Real wedding at Walton Hall (with firemen!)

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I wore a full length veil, a dimante bracelet and earrings and a a pair of 4 inch heeled Gina Shoes in Ivory Satin with diamante detailing.

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During the service Neil’s Watch all turned up in tradition Guard of Honour and during the ceremony they all joined in with the singing from the Gallery, they completely raised the roof and it was a very emotional moment.

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My dress was hand crystal beaded Ivory silk Taffetta Gown with sensuous body draping and soft chiffon train designed by Angelina Colarusso.

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Neil wore a grey three piece Giorgio Armani suit with silver grey shirt and tie from Hugo Boss.

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It was a beautiful hot day and after the emotional service we joined our guests on the terrace drinking and chatting for a couple of hours before the wedding breakfast, listening to the beautiful sounds of Vie Watson. We had been very selective of who we wanted there to share our day with no pressure from our families, which enabled us to be completely relaxed to enjoy our day.

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My wedding day advice would be don’t force your groom to be involved in the planning. Neil enjoyed the day more because lots of aspects were a surprise to him too, I hadn’t spent every day discussing the wedding on the run-up, so he really enjoyed himself.

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This is the talented and beautiful Ruth Lorenzo performing at Vicky and Neil’s wedding

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Recommended wedding suppliers

Jo Hastings Photography – I have know Jo for many years and had previously had a boudoir shoot with her! We really had such a laugh and she made us feel totally relaxed and most importantly the photographs were just perfect.

See more images from Vicky and Neil’s wedding day on Jo Hastings’ wedding photography blog

I used the services of Julie the Wedding Genie! I knew what I wanted but Julie did all the ground work and took all the stress away. Julie had used many of the suppliers before so I was confident.

Read all about Vicky and Neil’s wedding on Julie’s wedding planning blog

Jane- Passionflower Design in Warwickshire -01926 580 0302 Very professional service and followed our colour scheme perfectly.

Former Pastry Chef –Ben the Cake Man – 0121 605-4157 An Amazing Cake, simple but very elegant and best of all the taste, so fresh with layers in Chocolate, lemon Sponge and Fruit to suit all tastes.

Make-up – Allison Tye -Allison has worked alongside our Photographer Jo Hastings before, so therefore my makeup worked well on the photographs but also gave me the look I wanted.

Vie Watson – 01902-688980 A voice that took our breath away, Vie sang during the church ceremony and during the champagne reception, an amazing lady with so much talent and she was so versatile.

Sounds Fishy – Ian Fish – 0121-604-8863, Created an amazing ‘Marryoke’ wedding video, it was so much fun during the day and the end result was fabulous, A 3 minute video that captured the whole day which all our friends and family took part in and throughly enjoyed.

Dress – Angelina Colarusso 0208 398 0065- As soon as I met Angelina, she got me and knew exactly what I was looking for, the whole experience was amazing each fitting she made more exciting and always adding that special something to the design that made it perfect.

As the ‘marryoke’ wedding film is on YouTube, it seems only fair to show you… enjoy!

Huge thanks to Vicky and Neil, and congratulations to you both. Thanks also to Jo Hastings for sharing her images with us on English Wedding blog today.

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Jenny Mcavoy
    9 years ago

    Bride looks fabulous in that gorgeous fitted dresss 🙂

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