There was something exciting about Mel and Jay’s special day, this was definitely not going to be a typical wedding. I was first approached to capture their day by Keythorpe Manor, a beautiful venue in the Leicestershire countryside, whom I have been lucky to work with many times. ITV’s Lorraine Kelly show had asked them to help a bride achieve her dream wedding, to share with her dad who is terminally ill. After watching a clip of Mel’s story, I had became emotionally involved and I couldn’t say no. It would of course be a pleasure to capture the day for the couple.

The 29th of May, 2015, and I headed to Mel’s home where the atmosphere was buzzing and busy. Mel got ready, surrounded by her bridesmaids and a full TV crew. Hair and makeup was transformed with the occasional break to talk to George the wedding fairy, in front of the camera. This was always going to be an intensely emotional fuelled day. The moment Mel, looking like a princess, walked down the stairs to her waiting dad, was priceless.

Jay, alongside his two best men, all dressed in smart navy suits, arrived at Keythorpe Manor uniquely in a red double decker bus with a bar. Not long after, Mel and her girls arrived in camper vans. The walk down the aisle is most girls’ dream, and one of the most important parts of the day. To Mel, this was definitely her dream come true to have her dad by her side. I’m not too sure if there was a dry eye in the barn… Definitely not Jay’s. We managed to sneak away in the camper van to get some time out and more relaxed photos of the two of them.

It was so impressive to see some fabulous suppliers come together to make this a reality. The beautiful Keythorpe Manor, the very talented Whites Fine Foods, Wow Business for making the barn and marquee look amazing, Pear Tree Weddings for their beautiful camper vans, and Jack Star DJs for keeping the guests entertained.

Mel and Jay, I really do hope you had the most perfect day and all of your wishes came true. Looking forward to seeing you on the TV! I wish you an extremely happy life together. xx

 

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