Saturday, 1 August 2009

Antonia & Chris

Alnwick Gardens is at the heart of Alnwick and is a stunning place. Mariza and her team put on a grand show too.

Antonia's theme was purple and the flowers and trimmings were beautiful.

A tower of cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake looked fab and was in keeping with the Fun atmosphere of the day.

So the Bride started the day as she intended to go on - smiling from ear to ear.

The flower girls Kya, Millie and Chloe looked adorable and played their part perfectly all day. Kya was the boss and fulfilled her role with great enthusiasm. Kya's reading from Winnie The Pooh was really well done.

The ceremony was in the pavilion which overlooks the gardens. It was a very friendly and informal affair with Chris and Antonia reciting their own vows which makes a wedding very special. The sun came out too which was a bonus.

Back down the aisle to the strains of Muse and a whole lot of bubbles from the guests.

Paul, the Best Man, did a fine job as only a true friend can.

And so to neighbouring Alnwick Castle for some scenic shots of the newlyweds. It was just closing so we had the place pretty much to ourselves and toured the Castle grounds getting some great shots. Thanks to Chris for the guided tour!

Aidan, Tony, Paul and Chris looking mean!

Antonia in glamour-kitten pose at the grand cascade.

When a bride is this beatiful, half my work is done.

Kya blamed the fruit sorbet!

Time to "cut the cake" as our intrepid Bride and Groom launch into the cupcakes.

Throwing the bouquet is rarely done these days so I was delighted when Antonia suggested it. Antonia was delighted when her Mum caught the bouquet. All legitimate and above board as far as I could see.

The first dance was a mixture of smooching to Pink Floyd and golden oldie dance hits. Excellent participation by all concerned.

Antonia and Chris - what a fabulous day! I loved it and, more importantly, so did your friends and families. I have loads more photos to come when I process the whole lot so I'll be in touch soon. Thanks for having me at your Wedding Day.

Best wishes


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stonemen said...

Yay I am the first to leave a comment!!New Zealand calling!! Wow you look absolutely fabulous darling! Love the dress, love the purple theme and love the flowers and cup cakes!!Well done Andy can't wait to see more photos..
Sorry we could not be there so wish I was!
Lots of love, hugs and kisses to you Chris and Kya we miss you all heaps, Nic,Ian and Rob xx

Anonymous said...

im in the photo's yay!(im kya)

Paul said...

These photo's look absolutely fantastic - a great momento from a wonderful day!
Paul(best man)

Antonia & Chris said...

Andy - as you know we absolutely love all of the pictures and your extra special touches, you are a truly amazing photographer. You captured perfectly every element of our special day, all the fun, happiness and love we felt and so much more that we had not noticed! The creative and very personal photos are exactly what we had hoped for and to the high standards we expected after we met you. We will treasure these photos and our memories for the rest of our lives. A very heartfelt thank you from the Bride and Groom (we can't wait for another excuse to work with you!) xxx

Andy Craig said...

Thanks for your lovely words. I enjoyed being there, it was a wonderful day.