Dani and Luke – WEDDING

Dani and Luke got married at the gorgeous Swallow’s Nest Barn. In the morning Dani got ready with her bridesmaids and Mum, with Chloe Bullimore on hair and Alison Pickerill on make up. Dani wore a beautiful dress by Alfred Angelo from The White Boutique, Leamington and carried a bouquet made by her Mum!
Once ready the ceremony began. The room looked great with lots of little details. After the ceremony we had a little walk to take some photographs, thankfully the weather stayed dry! Then it was inside for the wedding breakfast. Again, the room looked stunning.. with a very strong GIN theme! Which also tied in with the cocktail making class after the speeches – great idea!
In the evening, the band ‘come together‘ played whilst Dani and Luke had their first dance and cut their gorgeous cake by Cake Design by Pamela. Then guests danced the night away!

Thank you so much for picking me to photograph your lovely day!

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10 Top tips for planning your day at The West Midlands Wedding Fair

You’ve got the ring on your finger and it’s now time to start planning the big day – but where do you start? The West Midlands Wedding Fair in Warwickshire, is a great place to begin, with everything under one roof – from venues and dresses, to bands and florists– you’ll be on your way before you can say ‘I do’. The Wedding Fairs have compiled a list of our top 10 tips to make sure you make the most out of your visit!
Before you head down, make sure you visit the fairs website to familiarise yourself with the show, the features and all of our exhibitors, and then be sure to follow our top tips for your first visit…

1. Start your day at the Catwalk Show

There’s no better place to see a wide variety of beautiful wedding dresses than live on the runway. Large scale shows will always have a fantastic runway, with top bridal boutiques showcasing the year’s most sought after designs and elegant classics, in a choreographed showcase that shows you a wide variety of dresses. Grab a glass of bubbly and watch as models run the catwalk in beautiful gowns and elegant footwear, bridesmaids and occasion wear, joined onstage by male models showcasing tailored suits. It’s the perfect way to start your day and get you inspired to start hunting. We run four catwalks a day at all of The West Midland Wedding Fair.

2. Find your Wedding Dress
Having seen the dresses on the catwalk, take note of your favourites and head to the boutiques and designers to try them on. At The Wedding Fair, we have a plenty of bridal designers and boutiques where you’ll be able to try on the gowns you’ve just seen on the runway, as well as hundreds more. With a huge selection of dresses, experts are always on hand at any fair to assist you in looking for your perfect dress and guide you in the right direction to make sure you feel and look your best on your big day.

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MONACO

Spent the day in Monaco for my Mum’s Birthday, such a gorgeous place to spend a Birthday!
We walked upto the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, it was really busy! Monte Carlo was a lot less busy so after we saw the Palace we headed back down there.
We went to the Cafe De Paris for lunch – amazing! Then went into the casino after (won 95€!).
It’s a great place to wander around and see the huge boats. I can’t wait to go back!

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CANNES

I was only in Cannes for the afternoon, but what an amazing afternoon it was!
A little wander around the shops and to Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes to see where the film festival takes place. Gorgeous!
We spent the majority of time sitting on a sofa on the beach drinking wine. Perfect!

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Aitzi and Pierre – WEDDING

My first destination wedding was in the beautiful South of France! As you may know, I have a love for France, so I was so honoured to be asked to photograph Aitzi and Pierre’s wedding at Château Saint Julien d’Aille. Aitzi is Spanish and Pierre is French, so it was great to see different traditions!
It was gorgeous!
In the morning, Aitzi got ready at the venue with Leslie Azur on hair and Blandine Fabre on make up.
The outdoor ceremony began at 5pm, it was such a beautiful location among the trees. Lady’s Orchestra played whilst the parents, bridesmaids, ushers, Pierre and Aitzi walked down the aisle. The ceremony had such a sweet personal feel to it, which I loved. I liked the little traditions, like the guests warming the rings with love.
After the ceremony, we took photographs in the stunning grounds. The light was absolutely amazing.
When the sun went down, Aitzi threw her bouquet and the wedding breakfast began (with a great entrance from the Bride and Groom!). They has a sparkler entrance to start the first dance and the evening reception began where the guests didn’t stop dancing. It was great!

Thank you SO much for picking me to photograph your beautiful wedding. It was a dream come true!

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Clare and Will – WEDDING

Clare and Will got married at the beautiful Warwick house! Clare spent the morning being pampered by the talented Jo from Beauty Treats and hair by Tracey Anna. She wore a gorgeous dress by Lisa Rose Bridal and Rachel Simpson shoes.
Clare and Will, who are fans of the TV show ‘Friends’ had a few little touches to the show throughout their wedding. When I knew this, I knew we’d get on!
Their outdoor ceremony was so lovely, then the sun stayed out for photographs!
After photographs, guests headed inside for wedding afternoon tea. Yummy cakes! Then the speeches began!
In the evening, Will and his friends had been learning a dance to perform (they hired a choreographer and everything!) it was really good and was a great way to start the evening reception off!

Thank you again for picking me to photograph your wedding!

KP x

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WIN tickets to The West Midlands Wedding Fair at NAEC Stoneleigh Park!

In conjunction with The Wedding Fairs I am giving away 10 pairs of tickets for their fabulous wedding fair at Stoneleigh Park (worth £12.00 each) on either the 21st or 22nd of October 2017.

At the show you will get to meet over 120 wedding suppliers and watch a beautiful catwalk show – HELLO DRESSES!

TO ENTER;

You MUST be a fan of both Kayleigh Pope Photography and The Wedding Fairs.. then pop your entry into the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

10 winners will be picked at random by the rafflecopter on the 19th October 2017.

Good luck!

KP x

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ANTIBES

Love wandering around Antibes and visiting the Picasso Museum. Antibes is such a gorgeous little French town.. that looked typically, well, French!

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Victoria and Anil – WEDDING

Victoria and Anil got married at the beautiful Mythe Barn. In the morning Victoria got ready at home alongside her bridesmaids with the talented Sharon Cannon on make up and Laura Hills doing hair. She wore a beautiful gown, Marnie by Charlotte Balbier, from Bridal Rooms at Heart of the Country Shopping Village and carried a bright bouquet by Emily Wisher. She looked stunning!
The rain was on and off all day, but the sun was shining after the ceremony in time for photographs! So we could use the pretty grounds at Mythe Barn. It didn’t matter about the weather once we all went inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches!
In the evening, guests were entertained by The Salvation and danced the night away!

Thank you for picking me to photograph your stunning day!

Big thanks to my second shooter, Rowan at Parrot and Pineapple photography <3

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