The Wedding Flower Inspiration post 2013

Multicoloured roses

What kind of flowers do you want at your wedding? There are so many options, and the sky is the limit as florists strive to push creative boundaries for wedding flowers in 2013. Gone are the days of plain 1 … Continue reading

Elisha & Stuart : Rothley Court Wedding Photography


I love working at new venues, so I was thrilled when Elisha and Stuart booked me to photograph their wedding at Rothley Court, Leicestershire. The venue is an impressive ancient manor house, with impeccably manicured grounds, which include a rose … Continue reading

Best marriage proposal ever?

So, how did your fiance propose? If you are not engaged, how would you like him to propose?! Heres a little video for a Friday to warm your heart. Watch what happened when Isaac Lamb asked his girlfriend to meet him at his parents house. He explains,

“On Wed. May 23rd I told my girlfriend, Amy, to meet me at my parent’s house. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her on the back of a Honda CRV with some headphones on…”

Happy Friday.

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Adam & Danielle : Shearsby Bath Wedding Photography

I am always thrilled to photograph weddings at Shearsby Bath. It’s such a wonderful venue, and Adam and Danielles wedding was no exception. I arrived at the family home with bright blue cloudless skies. The house was a hive of activity with 2 stylists doing both hair and makeup for Danielle and the bridesmaids. The atmosphere was a combination of nerves and excitement, and the entire family was permanently laughing and smiling. It was infectious, and made my job a real joy. Danielles gown was stunning, and I shared a lovely moment with her and parents for a family portrait before I left for the ceremony. The bedroom had wonderful big windows, and white walls, and it made a rather wonderful location in the end, with lots of soft light.

Danielle loves horses, and has 2 of her own. No surprises she opted for a horse drawn carriage as wedding transport. The ceremony was emotional, and everyone could see the pride on Danielles father’s face as he walked her down the aisle.  After the ceremony Adam and Danielle were then whisked away in a horse drawn carriage to soak the moment up. Little did she know that the family had planned a surprise, and while they were gone, they had sneaked her two horses, Ebony and Marrakech to Shearsby Bath. When she returned she was thrilled to see the lengths the family had gone to to surprise her.

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If you attended the wedding, please leave a comment below! I am sure Adam and Danielle would love to read them as I know they are regular visitors. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the blog address to your Facebook page, so your friends can also see some of the pictures from the day. If you wish to purchase albums, prints etc, please visit my website at Liz Pawley Photography, and send your details on the ‘contact’ page.

Adam and Danielle 26.05.2012 : Preview

After all the rain we’ve had recently, it was like miracle had occured when I photographed Adam and Danielle on their wedding day. Wall to wall sunshine provided the backdrop to what was a very special day. In the coming days I will be showing selected images on this page, but for now, all I will do is give you a teaser of what’s to come….!

The beautiful bride and groom

Beach day in Norfolk

This week I had the pleasure of some friends paying an unexpected visit. I got the call at 10am and by 3pm they had arrived, and we quickly began planning our escape to the coast. We were lucky as the weather decided to play nice, and we got a full day lazing in the sun, talking about the old times, and making plans for the future.

Sometimes doing nothing, and switching off the mind for the afternoon helps you to focus on what you want to achieve in life. For me, working with more brides, and developing my style of ‘shooting from the heart’ is right at the top. I will also be working towards my MPA, so for me, it’s all about connecting with more brides, and raising the bar. Gaining professional certification is important to me, as I work on developing my craft. Travel is my other passion, and this year Christmas will be in Australia and New Zealand. Another lifetime ambition will be ticked off, and a busy 2013 will be on the horizon. But anyway, I’m not wishing away 2012, and  I look forward to Jubilee celebrations, and the summer ahead.

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Scott & Corinne : Shearsby Bath Wedding Photography 30th July 2011

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Scott and Corinne. They had a bit of whirlwind relationship, and I believe they met and married within about 2 years! This was such a fun wedding. The day began early, as the wedding service was at 11am at Shearsby Bath. I was with Corinne during the morning, and it was great to feel the nervous excitement in the air. She travelled in style in a Beauford – these cars are fantastic! They make such a statement. The service was emotional, and Scotts face was a picture when they saw each other at the end of the aisle.

In the afternoon, we spent some time in the fields around Shearsby Bath. Scott and Corinne really wanted some great imagery for the wall, so I made sure we made use of the extra time and got some beautiful location portraits the sunshine, including some signature bridal portraits. The speeches were emotional, and the best man was actually a best woman! She made the best speech I think I’ve ever heard, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. I am now preparing a stunning A3 digital storybook album, and this will be on display on the main website for you all to see!

Thank you Scott & Corinne!

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Rebecca & Chris : Beaumanor Hall Wedding Photography

Today I worked with Chris and Rebecca for their wedding at Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire. This was my first visit to Beaumanor Hall, and I was thrilled to be working a new venue. Beaumanor Hall itself is was built during the 19th century, and was privately owned. It played an an important role during the war, but since then it has been transformed into a wedding venue, whilst retaining its period features. The lawns and gardens are perfectly landscaped, and provide an idyllic background and sense of grandeur.

Rebecca travelled to the venue in a purple morris minor! Very cute. We then had a beautiful service, and being canine lovers they even invited Perry, their dog, who played an imporant role as ring bearer! He had been attending agility courses so was perfect for the role! Who says you have to leave the dog at home!?? All of Rebecca’s friends know she is an excellent chef, and this was apparent when guests sat down as she had made shortbread biscuits in the shape of butterflies with guests’ names on, and used these as place settings. A delicious meal (thanks Becky!) was followed by some entertaining speeches, and some signature bridal portraits on the lawn before the light faded. The gardens were so lush and green, this provided a wonderful contrast to the wedding dress and grooms suit! Just because it’s overcast, it doesn’t mean the portrait session should be dull!

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