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4 Great Locations for Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

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    It’s really important to do the venue justice when capturing it in wedding photography, as it’s a big part of any couple’s big day. Couples obviously choose their wedding venues very carefully, and many are special locations for them for several reasons. My job as a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield means that I have had the pleasure of visiting some really gorgeous wedding venues. So if you’re looking for a stunning wedding venue nearby, why not consider these beauties?

    Ringwood Hall, Derbyshire

    Ringwood Hall is another fantastic wedding location, this time in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Situation at the gateway of the Peak District National Park, Ringwood Hall is an absolutely beautiful Georgian grade 11 listed Manor House with its own Health and Fitness Club, indoor pool and gym. It’s a lovey location with really well kept grounds, so it’s no surprise that they host over 100 weddings a year.

    Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire

    Another great Nottinghamshire wedding photography location is Hodsock Priory, a historic country house set in 800 acres of countryside on the boarder of South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. As an award winning wedding venue, it’s a very popular location for weddings. There’s even a snowdrop covered lawn and an Italian terrace on the estate, creating lots of opportunities to take beautiful wedding photography.

    Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire

    Thoresby Hall is one of my favourite places for Nottinghamshire wedding photography. The building is grade 1 listed, and is a 19th century country house in Budby, about 2 miles north of Ollerton. It’s now a hotel, and the perfect location for a wedding. Set in 30 acres of gardens, it’s a fantastic place to escape it all in grand Victorian surroundings.

    Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

    Colwick Hall Hotel is a truly magnificent Palladian style Georgian country house mansion in Nottingham. It’s nestled within more than 60 acres of parkland, and is the ancestral home of Lord Byron. The building dates back to Saxon times, is grade 11 listed, and located about 2 miles from Nottingham City Centre. It’s a very popular location for weddings, with a grand entrance overlooking the racecourse and a beautiful Grand Ballroom.

    Wedding Photographer in Nottingham

    If you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, James Davies can help. I have had the pleasure of capturing weddings in timeless pictures in a variety of locations across Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, and Derbyshire, including the locations detailed above. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

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      Inspirational Ideas for Outfits and Accessories for Flower Girls and Bridesmaids

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        If you have set the date for your wedding and are in the process of choosing your own unique details for your big day, here’s a selection of ideas for your bridesmaid’s dresses and accessories that may just provide you with some much needed inspiration. My job as a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield means that I have been lucky enough to witness a great many weddings. As a photographer, I always keep my eyes open for the unique details of the day; everything from flowers and food, to groomsmen and bridesmaids outfits.

        Flowers Girl Dresses in Teal with Matching Accessories and Fur Stoles

        It’s all about the accessories in these flower girls’ outfits. I love the cute fur stole fastened around their little shoulders and the sash style waist bands in matching teal. The little handbag also looks great with such a vibrant colour, illustrating how the little details can really bring an outfit together.

        Strapless Bridesmaids Dresses in Blue

        These lovely bridesmaids’ dresses are in a rich blue, and if you look closely, they complement the little purple-blue flowers in their bouquets. Strapless dresses are a popular choice for both brides and bridesmaids; they create a very elegant and sophisticated silhouette that’s just perfect for the occasion. The bridesmaids in this picture wear matching pearl necklaces which were given to them as gifts on the day, which is a lovely, sentimental touch that finishes the look off nicely.

        Purple Flower Girl Dresses with Floral Details

        This is a particularly lovely example of flower girl dresses. The beautiful purple fabric had a way of catching the light so that it almost looked pink to create a two toned effect. Delicately gathered at the waist, each dress had a trio of fabric flowers to form a kind of mini bustle at the base of the back section. They’ve teamed these gorgeous dresses with little white ballet pumps and a floral headband to complete the look.

        Wedding Photographer Nottingham and Mansfield

        If you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, I can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure. If you would like to see more examples of my work, or you’d like to discover more great ideas for bridesmaids and flower girl outfits, please feel free to take a look at my wedding photography gallery.

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          Nottingham Wedding Photographer Suggests Inspiring Ideas for Wedding Cakes

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            If you’re in the process of planning a wedding and struggling for ideas for your wedding cake, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites that will definitely inspire you (and probably make you hungry!) Here at James Davies wedding photography in Nottingham, we’ve been lucky enough to see our fair share of absolutely amazing wedding cakes.

            Quirky, Personalised 3 Tiered Wedding Cake

            For those looking for something a little different, this quirky wedding cake is sure to make an impression on your guests. We love the fact that it is just so personal; the cake toppers lovingly crafted into miniature versions of the bride and groom from icing are gorgeous. The middle layer has been designed to resemble a tree trunk with the couple’s initials carved into it to look like wood. It’s even complete with knots and grain to create the effect of bark. The woodland feel is continued in the top and bottom tier, which are decorated with large white flowers made from icing, and blades of grass around the base.

            Traditional Tiered Wedding Cake with White Royal Icing

            Tiered cakes have always been a traditional wedding staple, and this gorgeous example is a beautifully classic example. Finished with deep purple ribbon to compliment the day’s accessories, this cake also features delicate hearts finely crafted from white icing to add interest and testure to each individual cake. Topped with a trio of white roses, this is a gorgeous example of a classic and elegant tiered wedding cake.

            Modern Floral Tiered Wedding Cake

            This gorgeous wedding cake is a contemporary twist on a classic tiered design. Although the white royal icing, ribbon and tiered arrangement are very traditional, this couple have opted for a modern floral design that cascades down the length of the cake. The large yellow gerberas, orange roses and splashes of green foliage all delicately crafted from sugar icing make for a bright, cheerful cake with plenty of personality.

            Professional Nottingham Wedding Photographer

            If you would like to see some more examples of Nottingham wedding photography from James Davies, including plenty more wedding cakes, please feel free to take a look at his wedding photography gallery. If you’re looking for a professional and experienced wedding photographer Nottinghamvisit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

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              Nottingham Wedding Photographer Engagement and Pre Wedding Photography

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                As a professional wedding photographer in Nottinghamshire and Mansfield, I have come across lots of people who are slightly uncomfortable at having the camera pointed at them. It can be even more daunting to have someone you don’t know very well pointing that camera at you. That’s why I think it can be a good idea to schedule in a little pre-wedding photography session so that you can get to know me, get comfy with me, and allow me to get a feel for what you hope to achieve from your wedding photography on your big day.

                A pre wedding or engagement photo shoot is a fantastic way to get you and your partner ready for your official wedding photography. Some people are total naturals when it comes to having their photo taken, and really enjoy the process. But for others, it can mean feeling a little self conscious and uncomfortable!

                Steph and Joel’s Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography Session

                This is a great example of an engagement shoot that I was lucky enough to capture in some beautiful photographs of a bride and groom to be. We ventured into a wild flower project run by Donaster Council, and then moved on to Kings Wood outside Bawtry to capture the golden glow from the setting sun. I’m particularly fond of the shot of Steph and Joel bathed in sunlight surrounded by an array of beautiful, colourful flowers. I love the way that the evening sun illuminates their figures and intensifies the vibrancy of the flowers.

                Getting Used to Being in Front of the Camera

                Pre-wedding or engagement photography sessions are a great way to ease you in to your wedding photography. Establishing a rapport is really important in helping you to achieve natural, relaxed wedding photography that you can look back on with pride. My aim is to put you at ease in front of the camera so that you can fully relax and enjoy being photographed. It’s also the perfect opportunity to have some fun, play around with ideas you may have, and find out exactly what works best for you!

                Nottingham and Mansfield Wedding Photography

                If you’d like a pre-wedding or engagement photo shoot, or you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, I can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure.

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                  Pre-Wedding ‘Getting Ready’ Images from Wedding Photography Nottinghamshire

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                    As a professional wedding photographer in Nottinghamshire, I really enjoy capturing the ‘getting ready’ moments before a wedding. There’s something really personal and beautiful about documenting the excitement and anticipation of the run up to the big event, and I feel honoured to be able to capture these private moments in my wedding photography. It’s becoming more and more popular to not only capture intimate moments at your wedding, but to document the getting ready stage using candid wedding photography too.

                    ‘Getting Ready’ Photo Tips

                    If you plan on inviting your wedding photographer to take some pre-wedding photos such as these, there are some things that you can do to ensure that you get the best shots. Of course, the morning of your wedding is likely to be slightly manic, and there may well be a bit of a mess going on in the area that you’re trying to get organised in. But try your best to keep it as tidy and uncluttered as is possible, the last thing you want is to see is empty pizza boxes! You could also coordinate your dressing gown or pyjamas to match your wedding colour scheme, this way you’ll tie the pre-wedding photos in with the ones from the rest of the day, creating a seamless continuation of images.

                    Candid ‘Make Up’ Mirror Shot

                    This is a great shot of a bride to be carefully applying her make up in the mirror. It’s a really intimate and personal photograph, capturing the careful preparation for, and quiet anticipation of the ceremony. I really like the way that she is reflected in the mirror in this photograph; it adds another dimension to the picture and suggests the candid capture of a private moment in the run up to the main event.

                    Series of Pre-Wedding ‘Getting Ready’ Images

                    This example of a pre wedding ‘getting ready’ photograph documents the transformation of the bride through the use of three images side by side. I love the way that in the first image the subject looks directly into the camera with her hair gently falling over her face. The second image depicts a makeup artist carefully applying her lipstick, with closed shadowed eyes and flawless skin. I particularly like the third image, which is a close up of her glossy brown hair, teased into beautiful shiny curls that cascade down her back; a beautiful and striking contrast to the white of her wedding gown.

                    If you’re looking for an experienced and professional wedding photographer Nottingham, James Davies can help.

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                      Nottingham and Worksop Wedding Photographer Ideas on Wedding Floristry

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                        Bold, Colourful Buttonholes

                        These orange calla lilies really set off the green of the foliage in these buttonholes to make a modern, colourful statement. Calla lilies are an unusual choice for a buttonhole, but the rich orange fading into pale yellow made a beautiful addition to the dark suits of the groomsmen.

                        Rustic Wild Flowers

                        There’s something really quaint and pretty about these floral centre pieces. Tied with natural raffia string and placed in an assortment of vases and jugs, this wedding truly nailed the rustic look with dried ears of corn and delicate wild flowers.

                        Diamante Embellishments for Bouquets

                        This bouquet of white roses is beautifully classic and elegant, and if you look closely, you’ll see that at the centre of each flower, there is a tiny diamante pin. This is a fantastic way of adding a touch of glamour to your bouquet, and works really well when the colour scheme for the flowers is kept fairly simple. The cluster of traditional pearls and sparkly crystals as a focal point makes this bouquet a really glamorous choice.

                        At James Davies wedding photography Nottingham, they have the pleasure of photographing a great many weddings. It’s always lovely to see how couple’s have expressed themselves with their choice of clothes, accessories, favours and flowers. Weddings are perfect for expressing your creativity; there are just so many ways that you can put your own unique stamp on your big day.  If you looking for some great ideas for your wedding flowers, or you are perhaps looking for something slightly different from the traditional, here are a few that have caught our eye over the past few years.

                        Professional Wedding Photography Nottingham

                        If you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, James Davies can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure. If you would like to see more examples of my work, including plenty more examples of beautiful wedding flowers, please feel free to take a look at my wedding photography gallery.

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                          A Twist on the Traditional: Nottingham Wedding Photography

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                            Fun Fair Wedding Photos

                            This gorgeous collection of images was taken in a fair ground, and I absolutely love the vibrant colours and lights that are captured in them. The juxtaposition of the traditional white wedding dress with the beautiful jewel like coloured lights and rainbow coloured sweets adds a whole new dimension to this couple’s wedding photographs. As you can see, the bride in one of these images is driving a retro style bumper car, surrounded by neon lights. I really like this image; it’s obvious that she’s having fun!

                            A Chesterfield in the Garden

                            Here’s another example of wedding photography with a twist, and one of my personal favourites. This image features a happy couple sitting on a Chesterfield sofa. The sofa was deliberately placed outside the wedding venue on the grass of the front lawn. I like the way that both the bride and groom are staring directly at the camera, and the casual way that the bride has placed her head on her husband’s knee, with her wedding dress falling gentle across the sofa. Also, if you look closely, you’ll notice that the bride is wearing colourful trainers, another fun and cheeky feature of an already quirky composition.

                            Silhouettes in the Rain

                            Another example of a slightly out of the ordinary wedding shot, this couple stand silhouetted under an umbrella, covered while the rain falls around them. There’s something almost theatrical about this image, with the illumination of the rain drops and the striking contrast between light and dark. It’s also incredibly romantic, giving the idea that they couldn’t care less about the rain as they are so in love.

                            Professional Wedding Photographer in Nottingham

                            As a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield, it’s James Davies’ job to reflect the uniqueness of a wedding in his photography. Of course, no two weddings are the same, and he really enjoys capturing the intimate moments that make a wedding truly unique. Traditional wedding photography can be really beautiful, but sometimes James really enjoys thinking outside the box and encouraging clients to have some fun with the location and composition of shots. So here are a few examples of my wedding photography where he have pushed the boundaries a little to create photos with a difference.

                            If you would like to see some more examples of my wedding photography, please feel free to take a look at my wedding photography gallery. If you’re looking for an experienced and professional wedding photographer Nottinghamvisit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for a 2015 brochure.

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                              Groomsmen Outfit Ideas from Nottingham Wedding Photographer

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                                Floral Buttonholes

                                A classic traditional male accessory at a wedding is the floral buttonhole, seen here in pale pink. The groom wears the same shade and complementing the pink of the groomsmen’s ties, which ties everything in nicely. I particularly like the way that the groom wears grey with a darker tie and brown shoes, a refreshing contrast to the dark navy of his groomsmen.

                                Blue Suits and Leather Shoes

                                This is lovely example of a great colour scheme for groom and groomsmen. I really like the royal blue of the groomsmen’s suits, complete with tan leather belts and shoes and complimented by pale blue silk ties and handkerchiefs. The groom himself wears a blue suit in a slightly darker shade, and tan brogues with blue detail to subtly distinguish him from his groomsmen.

                                Bow Ties and Chequered Waistcoats

                                This great waistcoat and bow tie ensemble was sure to make a big impression on this groom’s big day. We loved the quirky floral fabric of the bow tie and the clashing checks of the waistcoat – it just worked! You’ll notice beautiful little leather covered buttons and a pocket watch chain add to this distinctly vintage look. I ensured that the bow tie was the focal point of this photo by getting the groom to casually tweak it as he stood, drawing attention this particular accessory and guiding the eyes up towards his face.

                                It’s not just the ladies that have a lot to think about when it comes to wedding dresses and bridesmaids outfits – oh no! Groomsmen and grooms have also got their work cut out for them when it comes to looking smart and stylish on the big day. As a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield, James Davies has had the pleasure of photographing some really fantastic groom and groomsmen outfits, some of which are classic and traditional, and others quirky and individual!

                                Professional Nottingham Wedding Photographer

                                If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Nottingham or Mansfield, James can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for his 2015 brochure. If you would like to see more examples of his work, including plenty of stylish grooms and groomsmen, please feel free to take a look at his wedding photography gallery.

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                                  Wedding Photography Nottingham: Tips for Choosing a Wedding Gown

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                                    From gorgeous gowns to intricate embellishments, take a look at this lovely selection of inspirational images that may just help you along in your quest to find the perfect wedding dress!

                                    As a professional wedding photographer covering the Nottingham and Mansfield area, James Davies has the pleasure of seeing a selection of absolutely beautiful wedding dresses. For many women, choosing the perfect wedding dress is one of the most important decisions that a bride can make for her big day. If you’ve set a date and still need to decide on a dress, he’s put together a few examples of some of the wedding dresses that he’s been lucky enough to photograph.

                                    Lace-Up Corset Style Wedding Dress

                                    A popular detail on wedding dresses from several eras, the corset style of a lace up back adds instant glamour and elegant detail to a dress. Back closures on women’s clothes were traditionally a sign of wealth in centuries gone by, implying that the wearer had a servant that would help her to dress. You may make do with a willing bridesmaid these days, but the effect is still stunning! Using a thin sash of material, the dress is tied up at the back in a criss-cross fashion in the same way that a corset is fastened. This example includes delicate silk ribbon which contrasts beautifully with the floral appliqué and intricate beading on the bodice and skirt.

                                    Veiled Traditional White Wedding Gown

                                    A traditional white wedding gown with a simple veil is the perfect choice for a classic and timeless look. This gorgeous gown has a full skirt achieved with a layering effect using net and voile, perfectly complimenting the sheer fabric detail on the bodice and the elegant flowing effect of the veil.

                                    50’s Style Wedding Gown

                                    This 50’s inspired dress with lace detail and eye catching fascinator is a winning look. The ankle length skirt with its visible lining adds a touch of vintage glamour, and gives the bride the opportunity to show off her beautiful shoes! I love the way that she has chosen a bright floral bouquet to compliment her on trend lip and nail colour, instantly adding a modern twist to this classic look.

                                    Experienced Wedding Photographer in Nottinghamshire and Mansfield

                                    If you are getting married and are looking for an experienced wedding photographer Nottinghamshire, James Davis Photography can help.

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