Holly & Craig – A wedding at Saint John’s Church, Heath Hayes & Beau Desert Golf Club, Cannock Chase

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With most weddings I spend the morning of the big day photographing the bridal preparations; however Holly and Craig requested that I spent the morning with the groom and best man instead. This proved to be great fun. As well as being there for photography purposes I ended up helping dress the groom & best man – please leave that bottom button of your waistcoat undone gents, plus I never realised cuff links could be so complicated! As well as being involved in sartorial consultation I also had the pleasure of escorting them to, and more importantly from, the pub for the customary last drink.

Once correctly attired we made our way to St John’s Church in Heath Hayes for the wedding ceremony. It was a scorching day, with the temperature in the mid 20’s. Despite the heat Holly still looked stunning in her gold tinted dress. Once the vows had been said and service completed the congregation made their way to Beau Desert Golf Club on Cannock Chase for the reception.

The tables for the wedding breakfast looked wonderful with the centre pieces supplied by Centre Flowers of Cannock (they also provided the gorgeous bouquets for the bridal party). The one lovely touch which I had not seen before was that the table number plaques contained photos of the bride and groom at the age of the table number.

After the cutting of the cake, which was supplied by Fletcher’s Cake Studio in Walsall, the bride and groom hit the dance floor for the first dance. This was a rather unique affair featuring Michael Bublé mashed up with Madness’ It Must Be Love, including sporadic outbreaks of the One Step Beyond dance!

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