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D-Day 06/06/44

For Your Tommorow, We Gave Our Today...

D-Day 06/06/44

Stylish Wedding Photography...

Gary Walsh Photography - Fairytale castle weddings are my speciality  and country houses and boutique hotels and marquees and stately homes and,and,and you get the picture...

Stylish Wedding Photography...

Location Children's Portrait Photography

Childhood is the shortest season...
 
Book Early!  Tell Your Friends!

Location Children's Portrait Photography

Happy Birthday Mary Butterwick...

Happy 90th Birthday Mary Butterwick... A very determined lady

Happy Birthday Mary Butterwick...

Gisborough Hall Wedding Photography

Congratulations Laura and Alex, thanks for being great sports...

Gisborough Hall Wedding Photography

Boy To Man...

Sometimes(with the help of location lighting) I can make the bad weather work for me... #elinchrom

Boy To Man...

Lucy's blog post - It's all about you!

This week I fulfilled my childhood dreams by watching the UK's newest and best (just my opinion, maybe?) supergroup McBusted live at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena. The link into their performance of Busted's hit "Crashed the wedding" involved band members Matt Willis and James Bourne "crashing" Tom's (Fletcher) famous wedding speech that went viral last year. Tom's quirky, heartfelt and comedic spin on a nerve-wracking wedding ritual has set the bar high for all future grooms and has inspired me to share my top tips on what makes a successful, unforgettable groom's speech.
 
1. Be comfortable - If you, like Tom, sweat at the thought of public speaking then deliver your speech in a way that makes you feel comfortable. Write it in the form of a song, an acrostic poem, a limerick (maybe not but you get the idea...) the more inventive the better!
 
2. Be organised, but not too organised! - Delivering a speech is a terrifying concept and the more prompts you have of what you're going to say the more relaxed you will feel. Index cards are a popular method to prompt your speech but ensure your cards are numbered to avoid any mishaps if the cards are incorrectly ordered on the day. Also, try writing bullet points rather than paragraphs to stop you reading your speech word for word - sounding like a robot is definitely not a wedding trend of 2014. 
 
3. Be yourself - As much as everyone loves a humorous wedding speech, if you can't pull off a joke without making yourself cringe then it's probably best you leave the humiliation for your best man. 
 
4. Complement your partner - It may seem like an obvious point but it is one of, if not the most important aspect of a groom's speech. This part of the speech is completely unique to you and your partner and it's worth commenting on how beautiful they look as it will probably be the last time you'll see them looking so good - they'll spend the rest of your wedded life in pyjamas refusing to make an effort.
 
5. Enjoy it! - Your wedding should be one of the best days of your life so try not to stress over your speech too much and embrace your day! If you do mess it up I'm 90% sure your wife won't divorce you... ha!
 
Haven't seen Tom Fletcher's (Tom from McFly) wedding speech? Then where have you been?! Luckily, I am willing to forgive anyone who missed this talented piece of online excellence - the link is below if you have read this whole post wondering what on earth I was talking about. Hope it inspires you!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27WufdasQYs 

Lucy's blog post - It's all about you!

Location Portrait Photography

There's something very British about tea on the lawn...
Introducing Nora, who is fit and well considering her roll off the sledge during her 3 generations shoot as a baby.  If you follow my posts you'll remember that shot!

Location Portrait Photography

Location Children's Portrait Photography

Natural moments beautifully captured and then displayed with pride.  MAKE YOUR WALLS PROUD...

Location Children's Portrait Photography
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