Something a little bit different…

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 8 - 2011

No posts for TWO whole days.  I can see a few beads of sweat developing and is that a nervous twitch I can feel tickling the corner of my eye?

Where have I been?  Well, I’ve spent a couple of days in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Mr. William Shakespeare… I’d like to say that I took the opportunity to have a nosy around the town and check out some of the beautiful surroundings but I didn’t get so much as a chance to pop my head in Space NK.

We travelled there for Mr. L’s nephew’s wedding, the weather forecast was a bit grim but as you’ll see, the sun always shines on the righteous regardless of what the Met office has to say.  I’m massively fond of Mr. L’s nephew A, when I first met him he was only 14 years old (I was 19) and I was very nervous meeting Mr. L’s HUGE family.  I still get a bit nervous 11 years later but A relaxed me with good humour and gentleness.  We would play Silent Hill late into the night together… me, Mr. L and A, raiding my MIL’s biscuit tin and consuming endless cups of tea until dawn broke.  Good times.

Anyway, now he’s all grown up and like his uncle, moved away from the North East a few years ago.  His wife C is one of those rare people who can truly light up a room, as a newcomer to the family I remember envying her ability to take everything in her stride with a casual smile.  I’d still be sat there (8 years down the line) with a halo of awkwardness surrounding me praying that nobody was mistaking my lack of confidence for sullenness.

Anyway, enough of that… here’s a few photos from the day.  I wasn’t official ‘tog so tried to stay out of the way, there’s nothing worse than someone trying to get in the way and be all David Bailey when you’ve got a job to do right?!

I love a good wedding.  Especially when there are no punch-ups.

Is your wedding season over or have you gotta dust off your heels for one more outing before Summer’s out?

49 Responses to “Something a little bit different…”

  1. Dempeaux says:

    Great post and photos, and OMG you look AMAZING!! You are a screen goddess!

  2. Vesna says:

    Lovely photos! Beautiful wedding :)
    And you two look gorgeous!

  3. Sophie says:

    such beautiful pictures, Leila looks lovely as always and you’ve lost so much weight?? looking gorgeous! xx

  4. AlicatAHL says:

    I’m such a wuss, I cry at wedding PHOTO’S!! No wonder the last wedding I went to was my own, a long long time ago!! Gorgeous bride, handsome groom and damned fine guests :)

  5. Gaelle says:

    Ah the bride looks gorgeous! one more wedding for me this year, I love them too!

  6. Jen says:

    Great photos. I’m too old for weddings. My younger daughter was thinking of marrying this year but is wisely waiting. Far too young.

    • I’m nosy! I wanna know how young is too young. You’re not too old for weddings, I enjoy ’em more now than I did 10 years ago and I’m expecting them to become even more enjoyable the older I get. Hopefully!

  7. Lisa says:

    WOW! those are beautiful pictures! you look soo soooooo good! I love that dress! I am offically done with weddings for this summer :) I went to two weddings this year. One was horrible, the other one was amazing! But boy am I glad I am done for this year.

  8. toyboys says:

    You appear to have some kind of virus on this page – my virus scanner picked up something called Exploit Rogue Scanner which is downloading from the page.

    • Hi Toyboys, the site’s been scanned and I’ve notified the hosting provider who’s also double checked for nasties. Nothing’s been found so we think that a rogue AV update has flagged up a false positive. Thanks for letting me know though x

  9. Those photos are brill! I especially love the shot of you and the little one!

  10. Amy says:

    Amazing photographs! Truly transformative–you are a poetess with a camera! (is that you in the cherry dress? you look GORGEOUS!)

    • Too kind Amy, thank you xx I hope the couple like them (they’re already on honeymoon!) – the MIL wasn’t sure about the fact that I’d cut the heads off in so many shots *face palm*

  11. NeenaJ says:

    I hope you never tire of hearing how beautiful Leila is. Both you and she look lovely!

  12. Jamilla says:

    Lovely pics! You and your little girl are adorable!

  13. Beautiful beautiful pictures! And you look so beautiful, Charlotte! Leila is adorable as always, of course.

  14. Esteeem says:

    you took some AMAZING pictures! Have you studied photography?? you looked amazing and your little girl =D

    • Thank you very much, no official tuition, just made a pact with myself to learn my camera inside out 4 years ago. I’m still learning now but every time I pick it up things become closer to second nature and I ‘see’ things differently. Or at least, try to! xx

  15. Klara says:

    Amazing photos (love the photo of the bride sipping champagne:), you look gorgeous and Leila is so cute!

  16. Fashmrpaul says:

    What stunning pictures – Wish I had your eye for a shot! Love the bride drinking from glass with the out of focus foreground

    • Thank you, I’m much better at taking photos of people when they don’t know I’m doing it (that sounds dodgy!). I’m just awful at ‘directing’ or choreographing a shot!

  17. Sarah says:

    I love that photo of you and L so much! Perfect.

  18. Samantha says:

    You look so polished and poised. Beautiful pictures every one. xxx

  19. Paris B says:

    Love your photos and that pic of Leila and of you with Leila are my faves :)

  20. Meeka says:

    Thanks for sharing these pictures with us, they’re amazing! As I went through I suddenly said “Whoa, who’s that gorgeous girl in the cherry dress with Leila?!?!” Then I realized it was you :) I love your outfit, you look fantastic! Leila is absolutely beautiful too!

  21. Julia says:

    Breathtaking shots, Charlotte, and you look pretty breathtaking as well…Leila’s headband is so pretty, how long did she keep it on, two seconds? LOL

  22. Anitacska says:

    Aaw, such gorgeous photos and you and Miss L look beautiful! :) No weddings for us this year, both my husband and I have small families and mostly married (or forever single) friends, so we might have to wait a while for our next wedding. My eldest is only 10, so she’s not in line yet either, lol.

  23. Sydney says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures – they should have hired you as the official photographer!

    (I want to get married just so you can take pictures!!)

  24. Karina says:

    Oh my gosh you look absolutely amazing!! And your photos are ace. :)

  25. Och- come to the states & be my photog? Of course, looking like that you may steal all of my thunder! Seriously though- you, L, the family & the photos, all amazing! <3

  26. Vicki says:

    OMG amazing photos!! you look GORGEOUS!!

  27. LOL at i love a good wedding.. especially when there are no punch ups… bahahaha

    You, Mrs C and Leila looked larvvvley! xxx

  28. Swit Swoo! You look very very gorge in your cherry dress, L is adorable but most of all your photos – bloody stunning! The sun flare in that one of the bride and groom, 3rd from bottom, is absolutely terrific, you have such a good eye.

  29. Leah says:

    I’ve just come back from 4 days in Stratford upon Avon :)

    Lovely photos!

    I have one more wedding to go this summer. There have been 2 already!

  30. Emma says:

    These photos are gorgeous! And is that your daughter? She’s beyond adorable, as is the cherry-covered dress. What a beautiful wedding!

  31. liloo says:

    I am not sure if i have commented yet (perhaps i only commented on the twitpic) you look absolutely stunning on this, you and little lipglossiping xx

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