Kelly and Andy had a wonderful wedding at The Belmont Hotel In Leicester. I’m always soooooooo flattered when couples ask me to travel for them, because they connect with me and my work. They could have picked someone local but chose me and I’m so glad they did. I would have travelled even further for this lovely pair! They could not have been more welcoming, more funny and more relatable (they love tea, lego and my kind of music too!!!) I loved every moment of their wedding, especially the dancefloor and pulling funny faces at the park! We joked all day that every photo I took would be a selfie. So before I share tons of my fave photos of my own face from the day, Let’s hear from Kelly and Andy…
Hiya Kelly and Andy, Tell us your story of how you met and got to this awesome stage in your lives?
We met through a local nerd society (are you shocked?) we grew quite close and eventually inseparable!
There was no massive romantic proposal. We'd had a lot to drink on our last evening of our Center Parcs trip and I (Kelly) blurted out that I wanted to get married. Andy said "Yeah OK, sausages are done by the way".
what was your favourite part of your wedding?
Kelly: The morning preparations (Kay and the story about the ashes). Seeing andy's face when he saw me in the dress.
Andy: You know, when you came up the aisle in your dress and the first dance
Your favourite story/s from the day - The one/s that you will tell when you are really really old?
Our friends daughter eating all of her dad's pudding at dinner. A certain photographer taking selfies :P
What made you choose The Belmont Hotel for your wedding?
Kelly: I've done weddings there for years and I know the team (I’m a wedding registrar). I love what they do! They always make weddings feel intimate and everyone is well catered for. Nothing was too small or large for them to deal with.
Andy: it was a nice, central place for our families and friends to get to. Plus the food is good
What made you choose the details and theme/styling for your wedding?
We kind of winged it. Not kidding.
Butterflies came naturally as we both love them. The colour scheme took aaages but eventually we both agreed on colours that worked.
What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding?
Do the legal stuff early.
Don't get too many opinions from people.
Get the big stuff dealt with first, the small stuff will follow.
I love food, music and entertainment They are the some of the best things about weddings! - What food did you have, was it yummy and what did you have to entertain yourselves and your guests?
During the dinner it was Tomato sooop / shin of beef and onion gravy / Carrot Cake and orange custard (I should have had an elastic waistband!)
For the evening do we had fish N chips, bacon butties, tomato bruschetta and wedding cake.
Everyone seemed to entertain themselves well as the turnaround between events was pretty short.
For the walk on, we walked down the aisle to the opening theme from Star Trek First Contact (my most favourite of musical pieces). Whilst we signed the register we had a few pieces from our favourite video games and when we left the ceremony it was to Immortals by Fallout Boy.
First Dance was "I'd love to change the world" by Jetta. We spent ages looking for something that wasn't tacky
A Shoutout to your wedding suppliers:
Wedding venue: The Belmont Hotel
Makeup: Paula Tennant
Stationary: Tree of hearts
Evening disco by Mark Furborough of JK entertainments LTD
Cake: Helen Alborn
Flowers: CarolAnn @ CK Flowers
Chair Sashes: As if by magic
Wedding dress by Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett http://www.lynashworth.co.uk/
What were you looking for in your photographer, Why on earth did you choose Jamie Webb as your photographer and what was it like working with Jamie on the day?
Jamie was a tea drinking nightmare. Ate all the food, took loads of selfies and drank the bar dry.
Jamie was wonderful, so much fun and relaxed. Put us at ease from the very first email. Andy and I don't photograph well if we're posed. We knew from the moment we saw Jamie's work that he'd be the one for us. We were both really glad when he didn't force us to do a million and one posed photos with every single combination of family / friends. His relaxed style matches us as a couple.
And he loves tea more than we doooo
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
We loved our day. We can't thank you enough for everything you've done for us in this crazy crazy journey! We can't wait to see your take on our day.
We're truly glad you were a part of it! Xxx
Thank you so so much for the lovely words! Here is my take on the day in the form of some of my favorite photos…
We Are Planning a fun wedding and we love your photos! What do we do next?
Waaaahooooo! well… we drink tea of course! Hit the button below and we can arrange a time to meet up (either in person or virtually) we’ll talk all about your wedding and your photography options. I’m so excited to hear from you!