A beautiful Nottinghamshire Wedding with an Allure Gown and sunflower details

Today I am thrilled to share a beautiful Nottinghamshire Wedding with an Allure Gown and sunflower details.

Images were captured by Lewis Fackrell Photography.

Lewis Fackrell is a South Wales wedding photographer based in Cardiff.

His style is creative, natural and photojournalistic.

He enjoys capturing your special moments unobtrusively and in a fun way, he likes to make sure everyone is relaxed and enjoying while he captures them enjoying themselves and sometimes caught in the moment!

He loves being a wedding photographer, the fun of the whole wedding day and the feeling of joy when the couple receive their images is fantastic!


He says of the couple and their day…


“I was contacted by Hollie & Steve via the website in November 2016.”

“We arranged a video call and we got on brilliantly! I always think its very important to have a good connection with your couple as you are with them for most of the day.”

“Set in a stunning church and then the venue, their wedding was a perfect introduction to Nottingham (I’d never been).”

“Hollie and Steve had arranged a jam packed schedule of a wedding with gorgeous styling.”

“To be a kid in a sweet shop is the right analogy, the decoration thoroughly thought out and visually stunning!”

“The night ending with signature firework displays which was epic!”

“The team at Illusion placed the cherry perfectly at the top to finish off the wonderful wedding all played out by Blue Juice who were one of my favourite bands to listen to while photographing the wedding.”


I hand over to stunning Bride Hollie…


How did you meet?

“We ‘met’ on a dating app, and our first date was in a quiet country pub in Buxton a month later.”

“After a gorgeous Sunday lunch we both ordered the same dessert (treacle sponge and custard) and the waitress, who I suspect had guessed it was our first date, replied with ‘oh, it’s obviously meant to be.”

“Although this was highly embarrassing at the time, it turns out she was right!”

Tell us about the Engagement…

“On 24th September 2016, Steve took me away for the weekend to Woodbridge in Suffolk, a beautiful little town where his father grew up and Steve has many happy childhood memories.”

“I had just started a teaching training course and we knew that this would mean little spare time, so we had decided to have a weekend away before my course became too hectic.”

“After a gorgeous meal in a pub Steve suggested we took a stroll along the river and then on to a bridge overlooking the harbour.”

“Whilst admiring the view Steve got down on one knee and asked if I would be his wife whilst holding the most beautiful ring I have ever seen!”

“It is a feeling I can’t describe, we were just so happy and after telling our parents and my best friend we spent the rest of the night in our own little bubble!”

Tell us about your Wedding Planning Journey...

“Our planning began on the 4 hour journey back home from Woodbridge the very next day! ”

“Within days we were at a wedding open evening at a local venue and had already started to make lists of what we wanted and didn’t want.”

“We knew we wanted to get married the following summer, and that it had to be in the school holidays, so those first few weeks were spent researching, requesting brochures and checking availability with our family and friends.”

“After a couple of weeks we went to an open day at our venue, Thoresby Courtyard and Riding Hall, and straight away we got a great feeling  –  our first dance song was even playing as we walked in!”

“We thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of planning the wedding, although I think it’s fair to say I enjoyed it more than Steve!”

“I was aware that planning a wedding in 9 months, whilst also training to be a secondary school maths teacher in those same 9 months would be a challenge.”

“We agreed that the days we went to church each month were our ‘wedding planning’ days so after attending church we would head off to look at suits, rings, meet vendors etc”

“This meant that the wedding planning didn’t ‘take over’ our lives and we really looked forward to having those days where we could get excited about and plan our day.”

“The timescale we had was perfect for us, as I think if we had longer to plan our day I would have obsessed over the decisions and details way more than necessary!”

“We have nothing but wonderful memories of planning our wedding and I am sad that we no longer have those days to share together.”

What was the theme / colour palette of your Big Day?

“Our day had a varied colour palette of grey, dusty pink, duck egg blue, and navy with sunflowers and daisy’s.”

“I didn’t want us to be restricted by one particular colour, so chose colours that I like and worked well together.”

“Steve’s only stipulation was that he didn’t want to wear a pink tie! Sunflowers always make me smile, so I knew that I wanted them on our wedding day.”

“Very early in our planning we decided that we wanted the day to have a lot of personal touches.”

“We have a strong belief that life is about making memories and it was important to us that the wedding celebrated the adventure we have shared together so far, and looked forward to the next chapter.”

“Each decision was carefully made to ensure that we were choosing it for a reason rather than ‘just because,’ for example our invites told the story of our adventure so far, the wedding breakfast was based upon the meal we ate on our first date (including the treacle sponge and custard!), the log slices were cut by Steve’s sister in Scotland and my brother made our wooden bar tables.”

“A lot of our guests commented on how the personal touches made the day extra special.”

What was the best bit of your day?

“We will never forget the first time we saw each other on the aisle. It is impossible to put in to words how that moment felt and it is a feeling that we will cherish forever.”

“Other than that it is impossible to choose just one best bit. The whole day was amazing and we couldn’t wipe the massive smiles off our faces!”

“Some of our highlights include:

– As our families are scattered all over the country, mine mostly in Manchester and Steve’s in Wales and Scotland, having all our family and friends (including our 9 day old niece) in the same room was extremely special.

-‘Our song’ has always been All of Me by John Legend, and we always knew this would be our first dance song. Actually dancing to this on our wedding day was a
wonderful moment and it really felt like there was no one else in the room during it.

– A wedding dream was to have fireworks, as they hold significant sentimental value to me and my family, as well as being magical! Standing and watching the most amazing firework display by Illusion Fireworks with my husband by my side was the moment that my tears came as I realised that we had literally had our dream day!”

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

“Remember that your day is about you two and your love for each other! Don’t feel pressured to do or have anything you don’t want.”

“Of course you should take your guests into consideration (make sure they are suitably fed and watered!) but if you aren’t going to enjoy something you are choosing then don’t choose it!”

“Lastly, enjoy the planning process – it is part of the fun of getting married.”


I also share Hollie and Steves Wedding Film by Sheridale Productions



Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Ceremony at St John’s Church – Perlethorpe. Reception at Thoresby Courtyard and Riding Hall.

Photographer – Lewis Fackrell Photography

Dress –  Allure from Lori G Bridal Studio

Bridesmaid Gowns –  Debenhams

Suit Hire – Jon Paul – Derby

Cake Maker – Marks and Spencer cakes with flowers by Sweetpea & Thyme. Doughnut tower from Krispy Kreme.

Florist  – Sweetpea & Thyme Wedding

Videographer – Sheridale Productions

Stationery – Paper Fudge for the invitations & on the day stationery by the bride.

Make up/Hair stylist – Lilly Monroes

Catering – Complete Caterers

Light up letters – Jemstone UK Events

Fireworks – Illusion Fireworks Limited

Band – Blue Juice



To Contact Lewis Fackrell Photography

Website – http://www.lewisfackrell.co.uk/

Email – Hello@lewisfackrell.co.uk

Phone – 07796232924

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