Early on a Saturday morning preparations were being made for a St Mary’s Church wedding. The happy, yet nervous, couple were Nicola and Cory. Soon to be Mr and Mrs Beange!
When we arrived in the morning of 13th August – to Nicola’s parents house – the bridal party were well into the preparations for the day. A hairdresser was present and the girls alternated between curling hair and painting nails. There was a lot of organisation to the morning so everything flowed wonderfully.
We also have to give a big shout out to Nicola’s mum, who was delightfully prepared and got us some bacon cobs when doing everyone’s breakfast ordering!
Within an hour the house was really getting busy, the kids were awake and the hair and make up nearly done. It was nearly time for Nicola and the girls to pop their dresses on. Each of the bridesmaid’s wore a beautiful knee length swing dress in varying shades of pastel.
The beautiful bride was buttoned into a gorgeous white 50’s style gown, the kind you want to twirl around and around in forever. Nicola’s father came to see her for the first time after finishing touches to hair and jewellery were added. Every bridesmaid and mother of the bride teared up as the ceremony drew nearer.
Cory’s morning looked somewhat different to the bridal party. At the house across the street groomsmen cracked open a can each and toasted to Cory over the morning’s football news! The atmosphere was much more relaxed, although the preparations were still well underway. There was shoe polishing, bouttoniere arranging and even some ironing going on!
For many of the weddings we’ve filmed at, there have been gifts at the bride’s house. Groom’s often get there groomsmen something too, but Cory really set the bar high. He gathered everyone out in the sunshine and presented each with a wooden chest. These were amazing gifts, each box contained a hip flask, some preferred tipples, a bow tie and a coordinating pocket square among other things. They were also personalised with names and titles – ‘father of the bride’, ‘groomsmen’, etc. Well done Cory, we think these were a great addition to your day. And the fellas filling up their hipflasks did too!
Apparently, the couple are rather fond of penguins too, we noticed some adorable cufflinks. The groomsmen had a colour scheme to stick to though and after juggling around belts and bowties, it was time for a wedding!
Cory and his best man got to drive to the church in a Porsche, kindly (temporarily!) gifted for the week! We hope you enjoyed that!
The ceremony was held at St Mary’s Church in Queniborough. The church was full of friends and family when Nicola and her bridal party arrived. Cory was visibly and understandably a little more nervous now. As the bridesmaid and flower girls came down the aisle, there was a lot of adoration in the room from everyone. The couple’s daughters in their cute white dresses were enough to make Cory teary, especially when one ran up for a cuddle from daddy! Definitely one of the cutest moments of the day.
Despite the church’s sound system breaking, the service went smoothly and there were no objections! Some hymn’s were sang and there was a very emotional reading from one of the bridal party. After the certificate was signed there was just enough time for a very hilarious rendition of All Things Bright And Beautiful – made only funnier by the vicar forgetting where he was on each verse!
Smiles all round, that was it! Nicola Sharpe and Cory Beange were now officially Mr & Mrs Beange!
The party moved outside for group photos before they all travelled to The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields for the reception. The couple had arranged a bus for getting everyone there!
At Beeston Fields, there was a huge marquee set up for the guests to eat at (BBQ was the perfect choice for the weather!) and the gardens were full of games, bubbles and activities.
All the guests mingled and enjoyed the games and drinks before they sat down for food.
Speeches were made by Nicola’s father, the best man and Cory himself. Just about every emotion possible was felt by the guests in that half an hour.
There were toasts and tales aplenty. Stories from the stag do, army men and a beautiful nod to lost loved ones. Cory’s best man did a very good job of finishing the groom’s speech when it got very emotional.
After speeches Nicola and Cory got to escape the hustle and bustle for a little while and take a drive in the Porsche to get some beautiful photos in the grounds. We don’t think they were used to quite so many cameras pointed towards them! They were a great sports though and managed to enjoy a stroll back to the marquee as the sun was setting.
Check out this little snippet of their romantic walk!
The cake cutting came soon after, and the summery pastel colour scheme was present there too, with a giant pastel cupcake above 5 tiers of pink, yellow, green and orange cupcakes.
Mr & Mrs Beange’s last ‘first’ of the day was their wedding dance! It was a beautiful moment for them, and a lovely close to the day! They even managed to get lots of the guests up and boogying!
Thanks so much to Nicola and Cory for having us. We hope you love your wedding film as much as we do! Here’s to you and your beautiful family having a long and happy life together!