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Bignor Park Christmas Wedding : Nicki + Steve

I met Nicki by chance a few years ago when I stumbled across her website and sent her a random email asking about album suppliers!! We hit it off straight away and after the first flurry of emails it felt like we had know each other years. Even though we live nearly 2 hours apart we quickly became close friends. In those few years we have shared a lot – 2nd shooting for each another, glamping, camping, attending photography workshops together, skyping to keep each other company during late night editing sessions & chatting into the wee hours of the morning, supporting each other as our business have grown & gone from strength to strength. We’ve been through a lot together, and to be honest, if it wasn’t for Nicki’s constant support I don’t know if I would be where I am today…

And today I get to share her wedding with you. When Nicki asked me to be her photographer I felt so honoured. Nicki is amazing wedding photographer herself so I had some big shoes to fill!! They just wanted me to enjoy the day, and I really did enjoy every second, but I also wanted to do them proud, do their day justice. Take photos that captured the atmosphere & love…and WOW so much love. Nicki + Steve are the kindest, sweetest people you could ever hope to meet and their friends were just as lovely. You could literally feel the happiness in the air that day, it was amazing.

Nicki planned a day that was totally them, their personalities shone through and there were so many personal touches that made the day perfect. My favourite part had to be when Father Christmas made a surprise visit, seeing the excitement on the kids faces – priceless! It wasn’t all plain sailing though, 2 weeks before the wedding Nicki changed caterers, and then one week before they discovered that the village hall where their reception was to be held was in the midst of scaffolding, skips & building works so they had to change their venue last minute!! But it all happened for the best, and we couldn’t have asked for a more christmassy venue than Bignor Park!

In could whittle on all day about how incredible it all was, but I’ll leave you with some of my favourites…and there are A LOT!!! It was not easy to narrow these down so I didn’t bother!!! Nicki + Steve, I can’t tell you how awesome you both are. I feel privileged to be your photographer & friend. I hope you love your photos & that they bring all the joy of that day back every time you look at them. BIG BIG MAHOOOSIVE LOVE, Kelly x x x x The Worx Salon, Bognor Regis Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0002 red wedding nails Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0004 brides make up Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0006 The Worx Bognor RegisNicki, you are so beautiful inside & out…
birdcage veil 1950 Irregular Choice ShoesLoved her bouquet with christmas tree, winter berries & cherries – yes CHERRIES!!!!! christmas wedding bouquet with cherries christmas wedding bouquet Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0013 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0014 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0015 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0016ahhhhhh, love!! irregular choice red polka dot shoes handmade 1950 Holy Trinity Church, Duncton Holy Trinity Church wedding photographerThe amazing Bride & bridesmaids dresses were all made by Nicki’s niece Emma (far right) 50 1950 Holy Trinity Church, West Sussex wedding photographer Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0024 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0025 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0026 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0027 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0028 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0029 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0030 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0031 creative wedding photographer, south set sussex alternative wedding photography sussex wedding photographer creative wedding photographer, Sussex creative wedding photographer, west sussex Duncton Mill wedding photography, West sussex Bignor Park Christmas wedding photos Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0039 Bignor Park christmas weddings Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0041 Bignor Park weddings polka dot place settings Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0044 Christmas wedding table Christmas wedding styling Christmas wedding details Wedding card table Christmas themed sweetie table Christmas Present wedding cake by Chatty Cakes Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0051 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0052 red & white stipe wedding straws christmas wedding drinks Retro red & white polka dot bridesmaids dresses Red bow & sash on brides dressThese guys were great fun… Red & White christmas wedding Alternative wedding photographer, South East Pond at Bignor Prak Potting shed at Bignor Park, West Sussex Bignor Park recommended wedding photographerOne of my all time favourite photos I have ever taken…the light, the love, the colours – just love it all x x x Bignor Park wedding photographer Irregular Choice red polka dot wedding shoes Alternative wedding photographer, West Sussex quriky, fun Sussex wedding photographer, red converse at weddingTeam Lyall, love these guys:) Christmas wedding family portrait Wedding speeches at Bignor Park Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0068Look who came to town…
Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0069 Father Christmas at a weddingHands up, who’s been a good girl or boy this year… Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0071 Santa visits Bignor Park Father Christmas at Bignor Park wedding Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0074 Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0075Yay, there I am!!! Love this lady x x Lola Rose PhotographyThe bling… Christmas wedding rings Christmas Present Wedding Cake Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0079 first dance at Bignor Park Mistletoe at christmas wedding Bignor Park winter wedding Nicki + Steve BLOG Lola Rose Photography_0083

So many talented people helped to bring Nicki’s dreams to life and I have to give a MASSIVE mention to her niece & bridesmaid Emma. She made Nicki’s incredible dress and the bridesmaids dresses too – so talented that one, I’m betting she will have a very successful dressmaking business before long!

Here are the lovely peeps that made it all happen :

Church : Holy Trinity Church, Duncton, West Sussex

Venue : Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

Dresses : Emma Burt – Bride’s niece

Flowers : Daisies Flowers

Styling : Distinctly Yours

Hair : Melissa – The Worx

Make up : Sarah – Enhance Make Up

Catereing : Hog Squad

Cake & Cake Topper : Chatter Cakes

Wedding Stationery : Caroline Burton



Nicki Lyall -

Kelly Kelly Kelly……. I am sat here in tears, happy happy tears. Love these photos, love you, my children have no tea as I can’t stop looking at them!!!! xxxxx

Sarah Elizabeth Wilkins -

These are beautiful, such wonderful photos and perfect for such a fantastic photographer like Nicki, it looked like a wonderful day! Kelly you did her proud! Xxx

Abi Ellson -

What fabulous images, and what a gorgeous, christmassy wedding! Nicki looks amazing, love those shoes too. And that is the most authentic father christmas I have ever seen.

Donna Collins -

Beautiful pictures x

Catherine Burfoot -

Kelly, you’ve done it again….. so so talented. I can never get enough of seeing your photos each one is special. Nicki your wedding looked amazing, you have an awesome imagination and going by your shoes you look like someone I would totally get along with!! Many congratulations and much love xxx

Jo Alderson -

Wow wow Kelly, really fantastic job and Nicki you and your family looked so incredible. Love all the red shoes!

Sarah Appleby -

Amazing pictures and an amazing wedding xxxx

Tess MacMahon -

Oh wow, these photos are wonderful Kelly :) such a beautiful wedding, even more beautiful couple/family and it really shows through your photographs. Nice one :) also, thank you for getting the lovely shot of the cake and cutting of the cake (one of my favourite photos yay!) xx

Suzanne Blyth -

Wow, amazing photos! Beautifully captured a beautiful wedding xxx

Sarah Toomey -

Absolutely beautiful photos.. congratulations to all! and Nicki you all look amazing and so happy XXX

Belinda Wells -

Fabulous pictures, happy lovely loving people and brides shoes that rock! What a pleasure to be able to see them all X

Gemma Haimes -

These are stunning pictures they have truly captured the spectacular day it was wonderful x well done x

Irina Silova -

Wow amazing! Well done Kelly you captured Nicki’s soul xxx

Jackie James -

Absolutely stunning wedding! Love the one of Nicki in her wellies!
Plus it’s the first wedding I’ve seen where Santa is a guest! He fits in with the colour scheme beautifully.
Great shots of what looks like a beautiful day x

Michelle Vrnak Waspe -

Gorgeous! Such beautiful pictures. You’ve done an incredible job. Congratulations Nicki xx

Sharon Gregory -

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
And I’m loving the multitude of red bridal footwear options Nicki

Kelli Windebank -

Beautiful pics! You did amazing, I can imagine the pressure of ohotographing a photographers wedding eeeeek! Nicki congrats it looked perfect for you x