The county of Lincolnshire has some amazing wedding venues filled with ambience and steeped in history and The Angel & Royal Hotel based in Grantham is just one of those beautiful venues. It is said to be the oldest Inn in England. The Angel & Royal hotel hosts weddings, private parties and corporate functions.
My wedding planning services were called upon to organise a photo shoot to showcase the hotel to its full glory and create images for the new wedding brochure and wedding fayre posters. I set out to think of a concept and theme, which would lend itself to the building and created a mood board which would emphasise an opulent and rich theme coupled with; candelabra, reds & pinks, soft delicate florals, vintage props, antique books and lace and vintage styled clothing.
Armed with the task of pulling together many of my preferred and talented wedding suppliers I work with in the area and after many weeks of phone calls and emails, we all convened at the hotel one sunny Sunday afternoon. On arrival, I was greeted by Andrew and his wife from Anglo-American Car Hire Leicester. Andrew had kindly brought along his gorgeous classic car, a Herald Triumph for the afternoon, who was by far the star of the day!
I then gathered up the models and took them through to the dressing room where the very creative Casey Askew Hair Stylist And Make-Up Artist, who transformed and created a nostalgic vintage look for the hair and make-up. Jeanette from Celtic Belles was on hand on the day to dress the models in her hand made wedding gowns and assist where needed and suits were provided by Chad from Empire Design. Coupled with vintage accessories from myself, The Alternative PA , the models were ready to go.
On arrival in the Kings Room, I couldn’t believe my eyes, the entire room had been transformed into an opulent and grand and colourful wedding dining room oozing sophistication. The whole look was created by Le-Anne from Make My Day Venue Dressing and blooms beautifully adorned the room from Sue from Flowers From Holland and the quirky and unique wedding cake was made and decorated by the extremely talented Sophie from The Confetti Cakery. The whole look was complete!
With the building steeped in history, it is an amazing venue to hold a photo shoot, wedding or business function. Chris from Englands’s Finest Photography was keen to capture the essence of the building, the history and the surroundings.
The hotel did not disappoint as far as providing such a splendid set for this collaborative photo shoot showcasing very talented suppliers and creating a most decadent look and feel and makes the perfect setting for a nostalgic wedding reception. It was a pleasure to spend time with the team and I can’t wait for the next photo shoot!
The Alternative PA is organsing a Wedding Fayre With A Hint Of Vintage at The Angel & Royal Hotel on Sunday 23 October. If you would like more information on the fayre or any of the suppliers involved in the photo shoot, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography: England’s Finest Photography