Sunday, 31 March 2013

Helen & Paul Beautiful Wedding at Bishop Middleham Church

Helen and Paul booked me last September to cover their special wedding.
Helen's dress was designed and made in the style of the 1930's as were the bridesmaid dresses.
The small flower girls outfit was very reminiscent of the film 'The Railway Children'
The bouquets and buttonholes were made from dried wheat and lavender tied with blue and yellow ribbon.
The service was at Bishop Middleham church then onto Hardwick Hall when they had their reception in Coleman 3 suite.

Paul and His Father and Brother entertained the congregation with their excellent flutes

Lovely church service

Hand tied wheat and lavender pew arrangements

It was bitterly cold down by the Hardwick lake

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Brides Up North Features Kerry and Lee Hardwick Hall Wedding

We are very pleased that Grange Photography has had another real life wedding featured on the 'Brides up North wedding Blog' 
This time it is the turn of Kerry and Lee who got married at 'Shadforth village church' and then had their Wedding Reception at Hardwick Hall

Grange Photography

Lee and the groomsmen

Grange Photography

Kerry arriving at the village church

Grange Photography

You can see the full post here

Thanks again Julia :-)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Hardwick Hall Open Wedding Day Sunday 24th March

Hello and a warm welcome to everyone even though as i am writing this the snow is blowing outside, Hardwick hall will be having another lovely wedding showcase Open Day

Sunday 24th March from 11am - 4pm free entry.
"Grange Photography" have been the recommended photographers for Hardwick Hall for the past five years and we have a wealth of experience at this beautiful venue. 
Two of the function rooms will be fully dressed 

Beautiful Happy Bride in The Hardwick Grounds

Coleman One Suite

Coleman One on a night

John Burdon Suite 

John Burdon Suite at Night

We will have the full range of Graphi-Studio and Jorgenson Wedding albums on display.

Why not come along and come and have a chat
Other exhibitors that will also be there
Flowers By Nattrass,
Dandy Events,
Celebration Cakes
Litlle B Stationary

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Brides Biggest Regrets in Recent Poll

Brides Often Regret Not Spending More on Wedding Photography

If you’re set to get married soon and are in the process of planning for the big day, here’s a tip that might save you from some sadness further down the road: don’t go cheap on the photography if you can help it. It turns out that spending too little on photography is one of the biggest regrets brides have after their wedding, while spending too much rarely causes remorse.

For a wedding issue that will soon be hitting newsstands, New York Magazine created an infographic titled “What They Would Have Done Differently.” The magazine asked one hundred recent brides about what they’d do differently if they could go back in time.

As you can see from the two polls above, photography is huge on most brides’ lists.
21% of those polled wished they had spent more money on their wedding photography. Only 12% wished they had spent less.
If you think the sample size is too small, or that the results don’t reflect reality, get this:
Shutterfly found the exact same thing when it polled 500 recent brides back in 2011. They too found that 21% of brides wished they had spent more on photography.
All this just goes to show that while many of the things that happen at a wedding won’t be remembered in the long run, photos and videos that result can have a big impact on memories and happiness for many years to come.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Focus On Imaging - Graphi Studio New Matted Album

Had an enjoyable day at Focus on Imaging at the NEC last Sunday, I bought a New Canon SLR, 'L' Lens and Flash Gun for the up and coming Wedding Season....

I went and visited a lot of suppliers and ordered some new sample products to show to all my new and existing Brides, the most notable was the 
Brand New Digital Matted Album from Graphi Studio Italy.

These albums are something special with embossing on the page and different covers and page types see below for examples, I will be able to offer these to my existing brides in about 3 months time. 

I have been in the Wedding Business 19 years now and think that these albums will be very popular. See you all soon at the up and coming shows.