Marcelle & Dave – Maryvale Church & Sutton Park

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On Saturday 4th June 2016 Marcelle & Dave were married before family & friends in a beautiful ceremony at Maryvale Church and then held their reception at The Westfield Court Hotel.  We also stopped at Sutton Park on our way over and captured some beautiful images.  All my weddings are special but especially when they are weddings of my friends.  Marcelle and I have been friends for 10 years now, our daughters went to Nursery, Primary School and now Secondary School together so I was extremely honoured when Marcelle asked me to photograph her very special day.  Marcie & Dave, I hope you like them xx

Please scroll down to see a small selection of photographs taken on their very special day

Marcelle & Dave have known each other for over 20 years through mutual friends.  Occasionally they would get together for a drink but it wasn’t until 6 years ago that they became a couple.   They were out with a  group of friends for Christmas drinks  and at the end of the evening Dave dropped everyone home.  Marcelle was the last one to drop off and so he plucked up the courage to ask her on a date.  Easy going Marcelle thought it was a great idea and they decided to go to Buffet Island.  They had such an easy going night with no uncomfortable silences and plenty of laughter…. they have been together ever since.  Dave decided to move in with Marcelle and her daughter Amea and a few years later their little family was complete when they were blessed with another daughter Charly, who was born on Christmas Eve 2013. It was 16th November 2014, Marcelle’s birthday and they were in the bedroom when Dave gave her a little box, in it was a note saying ‘Will you marry me?’  Of course Marcelle said yes and he then took her to the Jewellery Quarter where she designed her own ring…… The rest, as they say, is history.

The wedding day arrived, although the forecast was for heavy cloud the sun soon burnt through and it was a beautiful summers day.  Dave arrived at Maryvale Church with his Bestman Craig and Ushers Joe & Ronan (Nephews).  The lads looked really smart and kept Dave nice and calm as he waited for his Bride.  The Bridesmaids were next to arrive, they were Amea (11 yrs/Daughter), Milijana (10yrs/Niece) and Charly (2yrs/Daughter)  The girls looked beautiful and were very excited about the day ahead.  Finally Marcelle arrived with her very proud Dad Lesley.  Marcelle beamed from ear to ear as she emerged from the car into the sunshine.  She wore a gorgeous bespoke handmade tea length dress.  It was lace spotty tulle, swiss dot and dupion silk with capped sleeves and a claret sash.  Marcelle looked amazing and I couldn’t wait for Dave to see her.  The music started to play and Marcelle and Lesley walked the very long aisle with Amea, Milijana & Charly following.  Lesley couldn’t hold back his tears of pride as he gave his daughter away.  Father Eammon took a beautiful ceremony.  We had readings  from Amea, Milijana and David (Dave’s Dad).  The vows were soon made, rings exchanged  and Marcelle & Dave shared their first married kiss.  The registers were signed and witnessed by Sheryl and Sarah (marcelle & Dave’s Sisters) and at last the new Mr & Mrs Clifton took their first steps as Husband and Wife back down the aisle and into the sunshine to start the celebrations.  We took all our group photographs at Church, a tradition following from Dave’s parents, and after the confetti was thrown Marcelle, Dave, Myself and my Dad  went to Sutton Park to photograph the more intimate pictures.   We had a brilliant time and captured some beautiful moments.  Eventually we made our way to The Westfield Court Hotel where Marcelle & Dave held their wedding reception.  It was nearly time for us to say our goodbyes, but not before we took some photographs with the amazing Cheesecake!  Marcelle’s Nan and Aunty Deborah made it and it tasted amazing…….. Well done ladies.  I think everyone will agree it really was a brilliant wedding and a wonderful day.

Congratulations Marcelle & Dave, we wish you a very long and happy life together, thank you so much for asking us to be a part of your very special day.  The happy couple are honeymooning with their daughters to Peppa Pig World in the summer 🙂

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Suppliers:  Dress: Sam from Etsy (Bespokely made for Marcelle), Suits: Slaters, Bridesmaids: Marks & Spencer, Flowergirl: Debenhams, Flowers: Kingstanding Flowers, Cars: Elite Wedding Hire, Cake: Nan & Aunty Deborah