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Prestwold Hall wedding of Craig and Louise
posted by: Karrie on 27 September 2010
An action packed day with the most super family and friends at this wedding ...
Hugs and happiness at Prestwold Hall
Jon and I were at Prestwold Hall on Saturday for the wedding of Louise and Craig - who actually live in the next village to us but we only met at a wedding fayre.
Couldn’t believe how calm and organised Louise was - all ready over 2 hours before the ceremony! Jon was photographer while I was main videographer and we had a great time with the Craig and the guys when they arrived in the cool Range Rovers before walking through the stunning Hall gardens to the quaint country church. Craig with Best Man Michael, ushers Roger and Graham and the 2 fathers Mick and Peter were all looking dapper in their suits with purple cravats and kerchiefs.
When Louise arrived in her horse drawn carriage by Emerald Horse & Carriage Hire of Blaby, dressed in a fabulous diamntée encrusted gown, it was like watching a period movie with Louise as heroine. She was attended by beautiful bridesmaids Kerry and Louise in this season’s ‘must have’ Cadbury purple and cute baby Brooke in ivory. Louise totally blew Craig away when he saw her and no-one was surprised by that as she looked totally stunning!
After the lovely ceremony conducted by Rev John Whittaker and some very enthusuastic confetti throwing outside the church gate (!) Craig and Louise were driven away for a 40 minute carriage ride while guests enjoyed Bucks Fizz on the Hall terrace accompanied by an excellent harpist.
A very fast photo session followed (45 mins) before the sumptuous wedding breakfast, amusing speeches and cake cutting. The cake was made by the groom’s mother Linda Strachan and quite honestly it was one of my most favourite ever: plainly iced, edged with diamantée and adorned with icing Calla lillies as carried by the bride in her bouquet.
A few more photos before baby Brooke’s sleep time, video messages, straight into the First Dance and a few fun disco tracks and then a spectacular firework display in the Hall grounds. Could anything be more action-packed and fun?
Congratulations from us all at Electra Films to the new Mr and Mrs Strachan. They’ve now left for a fabulous 10 day honeymoon in Barbados. Please leave Craig and Louise a message using the comments form below (We’ll then contact you when their photo password is removed and also when their movie highlights go online in our movie theatre.)
Craig and Louise’s wedding photos are online and as they’ve seen them the passowrd is now removed, so to view their lovely Prestwold Hall wedding photos - follow the link, click on view photos, weddings and then choose their album to view.
* To view photos in colour, black & white or sepia just click on a photo to enlarge it, then use the drop down ‘Colour’ menu on the left with ‘As shown’ being natural colour. You can even zoom in to look at detail and of course, you can order online using Paypal or just call us.
27 September 2010
posted by: Rachael Moore
Craig & Louise, thank you for letting us celebrate your special day with you, we had a brilliant time and you both looked beautiful. The venue was stunning as were the fireworks. It was great to catch up with all the family and definatly well worth the journey down. I hope you have had a great honeymoon, hope to see you all very soon. Lots of love Nigel & Rachael xx P.S. I’ll let you off with the profiterole incident since it was your wedding day, but no doubt I’ll get my own back one day!
27 September 2010
posted by: Louise Strachan
Craig & Louise,
What a lovely day I enjoyed every minute of being a bridesmaid, everything was so lovely and special, had a great day catching up with all of the family and getting to know Louise’s family a bit more. The food was amazing and I knew it was tomato soup! Even though everyone on the table disagreed! ha ha! anyway hope you both have a lovely honeymoon, look forward to looking after Brooke, see you both when you get back!
Love Louise xxxx
27 September 2010
posted by: lynn and steve
thank you craig and louise for inviting us to the evening reception of your special day,is was absolutly great, the fireworks, the food,s the venue, you both looked fantastic, louise you looked stunning, hope your having a fantastic time on your honeymoon, heres to a wonderful future together,,lynn and steve,,,, (raz)
28 September 2010
posted by: Shelly & Steve
Thank you both for a lovely day. We both enjoyed ourselves very much. it was nice to catch up with everyone.
Hope you enjoy your honeymoon, see you when you get back
Love Shelly & Steve
29 September 2010
posted by: Brian & Sandra
What a fantastic day! It was so lovely to be part of your wedding. Beautiful bride, great groom, fantastic food,fireworks and the church and hall amazing. Health, wealth and happiness always.
Best wishes Brian & Sandra
29 September 2010
posted by: Kerry
Here’s to the best day ever, thank you for letting me share it with you both, it was amazing, I even danced!!!!!! Loads of luck for the future and i hope all your troubles are brooke sized xxxx Kerry xxxx
2 October 2010
posted by: Mike Harrison
Craig and Lou,
Well what can I say that hasn’t been said by either myself or the other guests before. I’ll try something different. Thanks to you two i’m looking to change careers. I’m not sure Coal mining is the future for me now, no, its in public speaking. I also have the fallback plan of events coordinator..
I’d like to start this speech by thanking Craig and Louise for a wonderful day at Prestwold hall, all those involved know what kind of days you guys had coming upto the wedding, but you handled it faultlessly.
You only have to look at Firday’s event to realise that.. Me Craig and Graham up at 12am still fixing the car, the day before the wedding. Granted, Craig was doing the lionshare of the work, with me providing adequate distraction with an iPhone torch, and Graham putting his coffee’s just where we didn’t want them! What a team! Then staying up till 3am writing speeches!
But it all added to the memories, and what a great day of memories the Saturday became. The allure of Prestwold hall, the weather, the church, spectacular fireworks, the people we met and the friends we made. I for one learnt alot that weekend, thanks to you guys.
So, from me, and any who are unable to post here, thankyou, you two mean so much to so many and it was the greatest honour to play a part in it. All the best, see you after the honeymoon.
Love to Craig, Lou and my little pal Brooke, the best man, (although that title clearly being Craig’s), Mike xxx
9 October 2010
posted by: lisa baker
lou and craig what can we say we had a brill day you are both great friends to us so thankyou for letting us share your very special day with u both xx we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. lou you looked out of this world and craig scrubbed up nicely 2 me and moley have some great meomries of your perfect day xx thank you both again and congrats to you both hope you are both very happy as one xx cant wait to see you xx all our love mr and mrs b aka lisa and moley xx