The Forbury Hotel, Reading, Berkshire Wedding ~ Laura & Ian: i do

Laura and Ian’s wedding at The Forbury Hotel was a super stylish one indeed…right from when Laura first got in touch with me she was very clear that their wedding was going to be centred around an ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ theme, and this was certainly achieved the other weekend!

It was so fabulous to see all those months of planning and hard work come together on the day…and to witness the sense of excitement and satisfaction on Laura and Ian’s faces whilst enjoying it all! A couple of those moments that really stood out for me was seeing the wonderful ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ transformation of the girls with their hair and makeup, resulting in what I think is possibly some of the best wedding makeup I’ve ever seen! (as Laura’s a makeup artist herself, it was always going to look wonderful, and the girls she picked to do it did a rather fab job, don’t you agree?!). Also, another lovely moment was Laura’s excitement at the arrival of the Wedding car…and as you can see below it’s pretty obvious as to why…when other than on your wedding day would you have the chance to ride in an awesome Vintage yellow Buick!?!?! And luckily the weather was on side so they were able to travel along with the top down 🙂

After tying the knot at a local church, with their cute little boy and family and friends all watching, Laura and Ian made their way over to the rather grand ‘The Forbury Hotel’, which provided the perfect backdrop to complement their glamourous theme. On arrival guests were treated to champagne and some rather delicious canapes, before enjoying more fabuluous food, some old fashioned sweets and even an old fashioned Popcorn cart! It doesn’t get much better than that now does it!? Go see for yourselves how stylish it all was and what fun was had by all…

The Forbury Hotel, Berkshire Wedding Photographer ~ Annamarie Stepney

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  1. kat rock n roll brid

    gorgeous photos anna! and im so jealous..that was supposed to be MY venue booo. its beautiful!

  2. Michelle

    Lovely x

  3. Terry (Dad)

    Fabulous photographs …..everyone are my favourite. Laura and Ian are rightly the stars but I do love Indie with his trousers falling down!
    Fantastic memories of a fantastic day.

  4. Barbara Wicks

    An amazing collection of photographs, which summed up the Hollywood Glamour theme.
    Loved the shiny shoes shot – but they were all spectacular. Congratulations

  5. Laura Gleed

    Annamarie, we salute you!! What awesome pictures!
    You are a very brilliant and an extremely clever girl.
    Thank you so much for such lovely pictures and for being part of our special day.!
    Lots of love. x

  6. Nicki

    What brilliant photo’s some really unusual shots and some lovely natural ones …Laura and Ian look fantastic in their ‘Hollywood’ epic…..can’t wait to see the rest…

  7. Debbie

    What absolutely wonderful photos – what a good looking wedding party!!! Laura and Ian you look like you are in a magazine shoot – and I love the fun shots!


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