Puckrup Hall wedding photography – Emma & Mike
Emma & Mike’s wedding at Puckrup Hall had the best sweet cart of any wedding ever. If you want to know how to keep us wedding photographers happy then follow Emma and Mike’s lead and include buckets of chocolate peanuts and giant buttons. Easy. This was a sweet cart that we still talk about and we will never forget. Some other things also happened (apparently) at the wedding so read on..
Tetbury Church wedding
Emma comes from Tetbury and was christened at St. Mary’s. It’s a stunning church. It would be made all the better if we were allowed to photograph the ceremony but alas the vicar will only allow entrance and exit photography. It’s a shame and Emma was disappointed but luckily this kind of thing is rare and most vicars will accommodate the couple’s wishes.
Emma and Mike met on a night out. Mike was a doorman and caught Emma’s eye. They have been together for seven years. We were chosen as their wedding photographers after we photographed their friends’ weddings. It’s fantastic when we get recommended and we get to catch up with our previous couples at their friends’ weddings. Big thanks to Georgina & Simon for kicking it all off in 2015. Also to Amy & Keith for keeping the momentum. Mike was Keith’s best man and Keith returned the favour.
Gloucestershire wedding venue
From the church it was quite a drive to Puckrup Hall in Tewkesbury. It’s a fabulous Gloucestershire wedding venue. Emma and Mike live nearby hence the distance. It was worth the drive as t turned out to be a fantastic fun day. A beautiful sunny day that included food, drink, Harry & Megan masks and a giant unicorn.
We loved the day with Emma and Mike and all their friends. You can read their full story and find out where they went on honeymoon after the pictures.
Check them out below..
Emma left us a fabulous review –
“Amazing! We had Kevin and Carol as our wedding photographers in May! They documented our day perfectly and captured every little detail. Two of our friends had them for their weddings, so we already knew how incredible their photos were, and our photos were no different.”
The wedding from the Bride’s eye –
How did you meet and how long have you been together?
We met whilst I was on a night out, and Mike was the doorman at Sevenblack. We have been together for 7 years.
Tell us a little about the proposal.
We got engaged in Malta. Mike proposed in a town called Mdina. He got down on one knee in front of a restaurant full of people. He had asked a lady to take a photo of us (the views were great). The next thing I know he is down on one knee, so we have a great photo of it! He did a good job!
Location of ceremony and reception
The ceremony was at St Mary’s Church Tetbury. The reception was Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury.
What made you decide to get married there?
I used to live in Tetbury, the rest of my family still do, and I was christened in that church. It’s also a beautiful church.
Describe your vision for the day
A day filled with our friends and family, fun and laughter. And of course to have it a little bit pink and sparkly!!
Why did you choose us?
Our friends (Keith and Amy, and Simon and Georgina) had you as their photographers for their wedding.
Tell us about your dress/accessories/shoes
I had a princess dress, which sparkled everywhere! With a veil and tiara. I wore my Granny’s ring as my something old. And I had bright pink shoes.
The suit, the ushers and bridesmaids
Mike had a blue suit and an ivory waistcoat. With pink socks and tan shoes. The best man (Keith), the ushers (Chris and Wayne), Alfie and the dads (Steve and Dave) wore matching suits which were also blue. They also all wore pink socks. The bridesmaids (Laura, Naomi, Leanne) all had pink floor length dresses, with pink shoes which matched mine.
Did you have a theme?
Pink and sparkly!
The flowers for the bouquets and button holes were done by Scentiments. All the bouquets had germini, roses and gyps in with gems within some of the flowers. Mine had brighter pinks in and then bridesmaids had paler pinks and creams within theirs. The flowers in the church matched this but were done my the church. The decoration at Puckrup was done by The Wedding House who provided us with the fairy light back drop, the LED dance floor, the chair covers, the love lights, and the photo booth.
Cake and catering
We had a four tier cake which was white and pale pink. Catering was done by Hilton Puckrup Hall. We had afternoon tea on arrival, followed by a 3 course wedding breakfast. In the evening we had bacon rolls and chips, and a cheesecake for cheese and biscuits. We also a sweets cart that went down very well.
We had mini golf during our drinks reception from Hit and Hope. The band and DJ was from Apollo Live. They were fantastic and kept everyone on the dance floor. They also had a saxophonist play over the DJ which was amazing.
Personal touches/stationery/Any DIY that you did yourself?
I made all of the wedding stationary, including the save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, the favour bags (which had a copy of the menu,quiz answers, a scratch card, and a penny for the scratch card and chocolate hearts), the order of services for the church. We also had car bags for all the guests for their journey, which had, the order of service, car bag information (what was in the bag, a quiz about me and mike, a selfie prop, photo upload information, an eye spy for the journey), also bubbles, a pencil, Pombear crisps, haribo, water and 2 pink bows for them to put on the car.
What were your highlights of the day? Were there any surprises?
No one fell over! Our highlights were spending time with our friends and family who travelled a long way to spend the day with us, seeing the whole day come together was amazing. Being able to relax the whole day without having to wait for evening guests to arrive. The car journey to our reception was the perfect amount of time to spend with just the two of us ready for our reception. Playing mini golf in my wedding dress! All of the speeches were fantastic and they all did a great job. The girls from my Ibiza hen party all brought me an inflatable unicorn (Sparkle is its name) as a reminder of the holiday, as they brought me a 6ft one which could hold 3-4 people on it!! But I had to leave it behind.
What advice would you give to other couples planning their day?
I am over the moon that we invited all guests to the whole day so that we didn’t have any guests arriving half way through our day and we could relax and not worry about being back on show and greeting them. Substantial arrival food so guests don’t get too drunk before the meal but also lots of alcohol!
Brides should have heel protectors for the bottom of the heels so they don’t sink into the grass. And don’t worry if things don’t go to plan or over run, it doesn’t matter!
Please tell us a little about the Honeymoon
We went to Rhodes for our mini moon for a week. We had a very relaxing week in the sun. We had a swim up Terrance to our own pool from our room, and we just completely chilled out for the week, including having dinner in our own private beach hut, a 6 course tasting menu, a tour around a castle and high speed boat trip. We go on our Honeymoon in November on a Caribbean Cruise for two weeks, visiting lots of different areas and countries. We can’t wait!