Cerian and Obi wanted a relaxed wedding; the priority was for the guests to have a lovely day in an intimate surrounding. Their choice of venue for this was perfect. Lanelay Hall, formally the Fire Service headquarters and later a private home, is now a beautiful boutique hotel. The suite of rooms were luxurious, yet homely, indeed the rooms once formed part of the owner’s home.
But we didn’t begin the day at Lanelay, we began with a lovely intimate service at St Joseph’s Church. It was here that I met Obi and his family. The family were beautifully and strikingly dressed in traditional Nigerian dress and looked stunning. When Cerian, accompanied by her uncle, made her entrance, there were a few tears and lots of smiles. After the service we paused to chat and take some photos outside the church before moving on to Lanelay Hall.
It was a at Lanelay that the party really began to relax and enjoy the day, we spent some time taking photographs and the party had plenty of time to chat, it was the first time Obi’s family have all been together for around ten years so it really was a special time. After a relaxed but delicious meal there was time for a change of dress for the Cerian and Obi, Obi’s family had commissioned traditional dress to be made for the couple as a gift and it really was beautiful. This wedding was everything the couple wanted: natural, comfortable, beautiful, relaxed and I was delighted to be there to capture it.
Dress – Wed2B
Alterations – Ceridwen Wedding Design
Hair - Hairstop
Makeup – Blush and Brows Beauty
Flowers – Louise Latham Flowers