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Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographs / Steph and Chris

Weddings | 13.06.2014

So this was one awesome wedding – I think looking at the picture above tells you a bit about what kind of photos Steph & Chris were keen on!  They basically gave me an open brief – they wanted to do something cool, something exciting, something that nobody else had…and they were willing to do whatever it took to get the shot!  (Including heading outside into the cold and wet night to do this!)

It was sooooooo much fun working with Steph & Chris and it was a real honour to take their Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographs :)   I got to work with some of my most favourite wedding folks, including Silk Wedding Films, (check out Steph & Chris’s highlights film HERE) Vanilla in all seasons and Wild Orchid Flowers, not forgetting the amazing team at Heaton House Events :)   What a day!

Here’s the story of Steph & Chris’s amazing Heaton House Farm wedding…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations again Steph & Chris!!!

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A 2 Day Workshop in Wedding Photography

Masterclass | 28.01.2014

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Jonny Draper Photography presents…

A two day Masterclass in photographing weddings & the business of wedding photography

in association with…

Heaton House Farm & LOVE Bridal Boutique

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The 2013 Wedding Industry Awards North West Wedding Photographer of the Year, Jonny Draper, is hosting a two day Masterclass and shooting experience at one of the UK’s top wedding venues, Heaton House Farm in Cheshire.

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Day one.

Jonny will guide you through a full wedding day, from bridal preparations through until the first dance and you will get the opportunity to photograph a ‘bride and groom’ throughout the course of the day.

You will be entitled to use the images on your blog, website, Facebook and Twitter – this is an amazing opportunity to shoot at one of the UK’s most popular bespoke weddings venues under the direction of one of the country’s most talked about wedding photographers.

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Day two.

Jonny will spend the first part of the morning demonstrating how he edits his photographs.  Using images that he will have taken on day one alongside you, he will show you how he runs his workflow, ensuring he maintains a time-efficient, yet bespoke process so that each and every wedding is unique.

“The Business” of weddings and wedding photography is the day’s overall theme.

How best to generate & convert enquiries?

How to establish and build relationships with venues, bridal shops, wedding planners and other photographers?

What part can social media contribute to your business?

Sarah Heath, Heaton House Farm’s Marketing and Business Development Coordinator and co-owner, will speak from the venue’s perspective.

What does a venue look for in suppliers when deciding to add people to their recommended list?

What can you do as a wedding photographer to establish and develop relationships with wedding venues?

As well as Sarah, attendees will also hear from Emma Draper, Owner of Cheshire’s most exclusive bridal experience, Love Bridal Boutique.

Often, a bridal boutique is the very first place brides-to-be get in touch with. Emma will explain why it is crucial for wedding photographers to have a great relationship with bridal boutiques and how they can generate regular enquiries through these relationships.

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Over the course of the two days, Jonny will be demonstrating how he creates his signature images, where he finds his inspiration for each wedding shoot, how he forms his relationships with his clients and how he continues to grow his business through networking, referrals, social media, word of mouth and through a whole host of other marketing techniques.

There will be time on each day for q&a sessions and Jonny promises that no question will go unanswered.

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The two day Workshop in Wedding Photography has been designed for wedding photographers who are ready to take their business to the next level.

Whether they’re just starting out in weddings or are keen to push their business further than they have before, Jonny Draper’s infectious enthusiasm, passion and commitment to all things wedding, will leave them chomping at the bit and desperate for their next wedding to come round so they can put into practice everything they have learned!

Places are strictly limited to just 8 attendees.  This will ensure that each and every person gets individual attention across both days.

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The Masterclass will take place on Tuesday 4th and Weds 5th March, 2014 and places are available on a first come, first served basis, so drop Jonny an email for further information and to book your spot on this not to be missed wedding photography experience!

info@jonnydraper.co.uk

 

To see what previous attendees have said, check this blog post out:

http://jonnydraper.co.uk/blog/2013/03/masterclass-in-wedding-photography-testimonials/


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Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographs – Laura and Keir

Weddings | 18.10.2013

I LOVE this wedding! It was soooo much fun – even if it was a million degrees in direct sunlight! (Do you remember that amazing weather we had a few months ago? Feels a long time ago now…)

Laura & Keir were married at the stunning Heaton House Farm (which is one of my absolute favourite places to take wedding photographs – it’s amazingly beautiful and a genuine pleasure to work there, their team is AMAZING, so helpful and nothing is ever too much trouble :)

I was also lucky enough to work with my great friend and top wedding film-maker, Tom Harrington from Silk Wedding Films at this wedding.  ALWAYS good fun :)   Check out his highlights film from Laura & Keir’s wedding here :)

So, without further ado, here are my favourites from Laura & Keir’s Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographs – enjoy!

 

Congratulations once again Laura & Keir!

 

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Masterclass in Wedding Photography – Testimonials :)

Workshop | 15.03.2013

Two lovely things to share in this blog post:

1) My images from the 2 Day Masterclass in Wedding Photography I ran recently (in association with my great friends at Heaton House Farm and LOVE Bridal Boutique)

2) Most importantly – the wonderful testimonials from the amazing photographers who attended :) Which made me feel all warm and fuzzy when I read them. Thank you very much guys, it genuinely means a lot that you all got so much out of the Masterclass :)

Full details and explanation of what was involved across both days can be found by clicking these very words :)

But for now, some lovely words and photographs :)

“The 2 Day Masterclass in Photography was outstanding. I couldn’t have imagined it being any better. It was a penny spent for a pound of value in return. There were so many pieces of advice that I will take with me that will save me 100′s of hours and 1000′s of pounds. For that, I will be eternally grateful” (Martin Cahill Photography)

“I completely appreciate and value how honest and open you were and thank you for sharing how you do things in the way you did. Years of googling would never have given me what just those 2 days gave me, so thank you!” (Ayesha Rahman Photography)

“I loved the off camera flash part of the day – which I will be doing on my next wedding :) On some courses I have attended before, this simple operation was met with loads of equations and formulas which you simplified to a tee. You put things over so the average Joe Bloggs like me can understand and use efficiently” (Gary Skerratt Photography)

“The business day was awesome! Even down to the location and the technology used was brilliant, with Sarah & Emma allowing an awesome insight that just is very rare to be given” (James Jebson Photography)

“When we used the off-camera flash, it got me thinking differently at that stage. I know I was really keen on learning about this before I came along but I have to say it surpassed my expectations completely and you made it seem really easy. Your style was straight-forward, no-nonsense and avoided techy jargon which is when I switch off so well done! I loved all the lighting stuff and it was great that we all got to have a go too” (Ayesha Rahman Photography)

“Wonderful experience. Just what I needed before my first big wedding, I came away excited, inspired and raring to go. Jonny was extremely generous with his knowledge and experience and I don’t think you can overlook the value of meeting like minded photographers and suppliers” (Amanda Balmain Photography)

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“A truly well delivered programme. I enjoyed the informal, conversational approach. I enjoyed the size of the group (just right) and the mix of experience and skills that were being shared. I am buzzing since returning and have a head filled with new ideas and approaches that will dramatically influence my approach to building my business this year” (Martin Cahill Photography)

“First class” (James Jebson Photography)

“It was a great venue, Sarah and the staff were fab, really friendly and accommodating and what a great location for shooting too, the opportunities were endless!” (Ayesha Rahman Photography)

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“You clearly thought about who else needed to be involved and utilised the contacts and relationships you have built which was evident over the 2 days. Everyone was lovely, from the models, the other guys on the course, Gemma, Sarah, Emma, James and Jen. The details of the dresses and the flowers were excellent. I must say your choice of models were excellent” (Ayesha Rahman Photography)

“I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was! You never really know when you book these things how they are going to turn out and having done a few courses before, I was expecting quite a lot of repetition but actually there wasn’t. Even when you covered similar ground, which there wasn’t a lot of, it was great to get a different perspective.” (Amanda Balmain Photography)

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“Beautiful models. Beautiful location. It was great to get the opportunity to capture images of that quality” (Martin Cahill Photography)

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“I LOVED the business day. It worked through all the questions that have been buzzing around my head for months. Given that I am starting out in wedding photography, the teams answers and insights have given me the confidence to make key decisions and push on.” (Martin Cahill Photography)

“I would have paid more for this course without a doubt.” (Ayesha Rahman Photography)

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“Extremely informative, brilliantly put together, and I feel I have gained so much out of the Masterclass. I came on the course to educate the way I was shooting – and the two days did just that!” (Gary Skerratt Photography)

“Jonny is a top guy giving a top service to the photographers out there.” (James Jebson Photography)

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Couldn’t help finish the images with a daft one ;)   From left to right:  Gemma Hallowell MUA, James Taylor, Jen Brook, Emma Draper.

In summary, a brilliant 2 days spent with an amazing bunch of people – can’t wait for the next one!!!

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Jonny Draper Photography – A Masterclass in Wedding Photography

Masterclass | 07.01.2013

Jonny Draper Photography presents…

A two day Masterclass in photographing weddings & the business of wedding photography

in association with…

Heaton House Farm & Love Bridal Boutique

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The Wedding Industry Awards North West Wedding Photographer of the Year, Jonny Draper, is hosting a two day Masterclass and shooting experience at one of the UK’s top wedding venues, Heaton House Farm in Cheshire.

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Day one.

Jonny will guide you through a full wedding day, from bridal preparations through until the first dance and you will get the opportunity to photograph a ‘bride and groom’ throughout the course of the day.

You will be entitled to use the images on your blog, website, Facebook and Twitter – this is an amazing opportunity to shoot at one of the UK’s most popular bespoke weddings venues under the direction of one of the country’s most talked about wedding photographers.

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The bride and groom for the day have just been confirmed and Jonny is delighted to announce that they are….

‘The Bride’ – Jen Brook:

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‘The Groom’ – James Taylor:

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Having worked with Jen before, she was the only person Jonny wanted to be involved in the shooting day.  Beautiful, professional, versatile and great fun too, you’ll have a blast photographing Jen!

Jen has recommended James for the shooting day and having chatted to him about what he can bring to the role of ‘the groom’ Jonny is already excited to see the results of the attendees photographs!  Jen and James have worked together before in bridal shoots, so you can be assured that they are hugely comfortable together and this will come across through the intimate portraits you will be able to create with them.

Jonny is also delighted to reveal that top professional make-up artist, Gemma Hallowell, will be responsible for creating different looks for Jen throughout the course of the shooting day, giving everyone a great opportunity to shoot ‘a bride’ in very different situations with a very different look each time!  Matched with a selection of dresses from Love Bridal Boutique, you’ll be able to take away a stunningly diverse set of bridal images.

Day two.

Jonny will spend the first part of the morning demonstrating how he edits his photographs.  Using images that he will have taken on day one alongside you, he will show you how he runs his workflow, ensuring he maintains a time-efficient, yet bespoke process so that each and every wedding is unique.

“The Business” of weddings and wedding photography is the day’s overall theme.

How best to generate & convert enquiries?

How to establish and build relationships with venues, bridal shops, wedding planners and other photographers?

What part can social media contribute to your business?

Sarah Heath, Heaton House Farm’s Marketing and Business Development Coordinator and co-owner, will speak from the venue’s perspective.

What does a venue look for in suppliers when deciding to add people to their recommended list?

What can you do as a wedding photographer to establish and develop relationships with wedding venues?

As well as Sarah, attendees will also hear from Emma Draper, Owner of Cheshire’s most exclusive bridal experience, Love Bridal Boutique.

Often, a bridal boutique is the very first place brides-to-be get in touch with. Emma will explain why it is crucial for wedding photographers to have a great relationship with bridal boutiques and how they can generate regular enquiries through these relationships.

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Over the course of the two days, Jonny will be demonstrating how he creates his signature images, where he finds his inspiration for each wedding shoot, how he forms his relationships with his clients and how he continues to grow his business through networking, referrals, social media, word of mouth and through a whole host of other marketing techniques.

There will be time on each day for q&a sessions and Jonny promises that no question will go unanswered.

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The two day Masterclass has been designed for wedding photographers who are ready to take their business to the next level.

Whether they’re just starting out in weddings or are keen to push their business further than they have before, Jonny Draper’s infectious enthusiasm, passion and commitment to all things wedding, will leave them chomping at the bit and desperate for their next wedding to come round so they can put into practice everything they have learned!

This is a one off Masterclass in 2013 and places are strictly limited.  This will ensure that each and every person gets individual attention across both days.

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The Masterclass will take place on Tuesday 5th and Weds 6th March, 2013 and places are available on a first come, first served basis, so drop Jonny an email for further information and to book your spot on this not to be missed wedding photography experience!

info@jonnydraper.co.uk


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The Wedding Industry Awards – Best North West Photographer is…

Personal | 19.12.2012

…Jonny Draper Photography!!!  How awesome is that?!?!

A massive thank you to all my amazing brides and grooms who voted for me to be shortlisted initially and a huge thank you to the judges at The Wedding Industry Awards for recognising what I do :)

It is a huge honour to have won – I was standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the best wedding photographers not only in the North West, but in my opinion, the UK, and to be judged as being the best is something that I can’t quite get my head around…

This blog post contains a single image from each wedding that I shot within the voting period (which was REALLY hard to choose!) as an extra thank you to my amazing brides and grooms for trusting me, for pushing me to raise the bar at every wedding, for not thinking I’m a little bit mental with some of the suggestions I sometimes make and for voting for me in these awards.  Thank you so much to each and every one of you :)

These images are in no particular order – I love them all equally :)

So here we go:
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A big thank you once again to all of my amazing brides and grooms and a special thank you to the following people for all of their help, love, advice, support, constructive criticism, recommendations and mickey taking (not necessarily in that order and all of those things don’t necessarily apply to everyone in the list below ;)
Emma
Chris & Pete Draper
Jo, Paul, Megan & Jake Pike
Kate & Ant Roberts
Clare Draper
Keith & Pauline Latham
Lisa, Simon & Jacob Johnson
All of our respective extended families!
The Higham family at Styal Lodge
Tom Harrington from Silk Wedding Videos
The Heath family at Heaton House Farm
Annette, Rene & Nic from Top Table
Jane & Jason Thompson from Flower Design
Collette Northover from The Belle Epoque
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So now on to the national finals in January in London! I’m excited to be heading there with some of my great wedding industry friends who won their own respective categories, most notably my great friend and TOP entertainer, Howard Wing, to see how we get on against the best in the country…we can dream can’t we…???

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Heaton House Farm Photographs – Sneak peek at Lizzie!

Bridal Shoots | 25.04.2012

This is all you’re getting… ;) Because the full set of images including the story behind them will be told beautifully by Charlie from The Natural Wedding Company on her gorgeous blog very soon. All you need to know is, we shot some stunning images at Heaton House Farm in Staffordshire. Lizzie from Vanilla in Allseasons Catering modelled for us, Michelle from Timeless Bride in Poynton let us use her stunning gowns and looked after hair and styling on the day, Emma Draper Make-Up was all over the make-up styling, Wild Orchid created some stunning arrangements for us to use, Rebecca Reville Videography filmed it all and you’ll get to see something very soon…!!!

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Keep your eye out for Charlie’s blog post….!!!

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Heaton House Farm Wedding Photographs – Hannah and Ian

Weddings | 16.04.2012

Yey! Easter Sunday saw the amazing wedding of Hannah & Ian at the absolutely stunning Heaton House Farm. A truly bespoke wedding venue run by some of the most wonderful people and staff you could ever wish to meet! I was lucky enough to work with Catherine, one of Heaton House Farm’s awesome events managers, for the second time in a relatively short space of time and it was a genuine pleasure. The day ran so smoothly, nothing was a problem and Hannah & Ian had the best time ever!

So I started off in the morning meeting the boys in the pub down the road from Heaton House Farm…

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And then on to Heaton House Farm…(how about Hannah’s stunning gown from The Wedding Shop in Alderley Edge?!)

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Showtime!

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There was loads of time for Hannah & Ian to spend with their guests after the ceremony…

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Steele’s Barn looked stunning…

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Hannah & Ian in The Green Oak Reception Barn – just gorgeous…

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I LOVE speech time!

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After the speeches we spent a few minutes outside using the stunning scenery that surrounds Heaton House Farm to shoot some gorgeous images of Hannah & Ian…

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First dance time!  Hannah & Ian had used the amazing Ailsa Baker (choreography genius!) to put together a beautiful first dance that wowed all of their friends and family!

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Party time!

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Congratulations again Hannah & Ian!  And huge thanks to all the guys at Heaton House Farm for making it an absolute joy to work there!

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Hannah and Ian’s Alderley Edge Pre-Wedding Shoot – Sneak Preview!

Pre-wedding | 01.03.2012

What a glorious day today!  You’ve got to love the great British weather – you never know what it’s going to do and today it surprised us by being sunny, warm, beautiful – love it!  I met up with Hannah & Ian at Alderley Edge for a wander round the forest to shoot some pre-wedding images.  I’m pretty sure they won’t mind me telling you that they were slightly apprehensive about what lay in store, which I guess is one of the main points of the pre-wedding shoot – get those feelings out their system, so that on their big day they know I’m not going to have them doing things they’re uncomfortable with, that make them feel awkward – they’re going to be totally relaxed and trusting in me that we’ll shoot the most beautiful set of images for them.

Hannah & Ian were amazing this morning – I didn’t actually believe that they were apprehensive about the shoot because they looked so damn good through the lens!  I’m sure you’ll agree…

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How amazing do Hannah & Ian look?!?!  I really can’t wait for their big day at Heaton House Farm now – it’s going to be awesome!

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Heaton House Farm Wedding Photography – Selina and Mike

Weddings | 27.02.2012

Thursday was a VERY exciting day… It was Selina & Mike’s wedding (AMAZING couple!) AND it was my first time photographing a wedding at the gorgeous Heaton House Farm in Rushton Spencer – I couldn’t wait! I’ve been lucky enough to get to know the Heath family who own Heaton House Farm over the last couple of months in the run up to Selina & Mike’s big day, so when I arrived on Thursday morning I felt like I was arriving at a venue I’d worked at loads of times before!

So here we go, a sneak preview of some of my favourite’s from Selina & Mike’s Heaton House Farm Wedding!

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Always good to be prepared, but we didn’t need them!

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Selina & Mike’s purple theme ran throughout the day – even adorning the boars in the entrance!

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Guests milled in the courtyard as they arrived to take advantage of the amazing February weather!

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Showtime!

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The ceremony was amazing, beautifully emotional…

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Hahaha!  As best man Joe brought the rings forward, Mike swapped him a used tissue!!!  Much to everyone’s amusement!

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Time for some really cool images before the wedding breakfast…

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Steele’s Barn looked stunning all set up for the wedding breakfast…

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In between courses Selina & Mike sneaked out to grab an amazing sunset moment…

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Speech time!

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More beautiful emotion…

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And more comedy gold!!!

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After the speeches Selina & Mike had provided sparklers for all their guests!

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The first dance – gorgeous!

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So there we have it – my first wedding at Heaton House Farm.  And what a wedding it was.  Massive thanks to Catherine for looking after me so well on the day and for all her help with lighting (!)

Congratulations again Sel & Mike – have an amazing honeymoon in Australia and I can’t wait to catch up with you when you’re back!

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