Bernardo and Cecelia opted to celebrate with a two day wedding event.
The evening before their ceremony, Bernardo & Cecelia greeted their guests in Prestwold Hall's beautiful gardens with a drinks reception that set the tone for the celebrations to come.
Cecelia opted for a stunning red dress, which was beautifully complemented by Bernardo's grey checked suit. The cocktails and prosecco flowed as their guests were welcomed for the weekend. The bar even had a horses head bust adorned with stunning florals.
Both Bernardo and Cecelia got ready for their ceremony at Prestwold Hall.
Cecelia paired her beautiful gown with Bella Belle heels and beautiful earrings, while Bernardo donned a black velvet dinner jacket and simple yet elegant buttonhole.
We were blessed with beautiful weather for their outdoor ceremony under columns covered in the most exquisite floral display I've had the privilege to photograph!
The grounds of Prestwold Hall made for a beautiful location for couples portraits
After their ceremony, we took a stroll through the gardens at Prestwold to capture some beautiful memories for Bernardo and Cecelia. After their couples photos, Bernardo & Cecelia and their guests sat down for their wedding breakfast and enjoyed their stunning four-tier wedding cake!
People often associate fine art photography with soft, pastel shades, but the explosion of colour designed by Chenai was a joy to capture!
If you're a lover of the fine art style and of bold, joyous colours, I hope this serves as inspiration for your own wedding planning! I'll leave you with a few images from Bernardo and Cecelia's evening party, and some final bridal portraits in Cecelia's second bridal gown.
All images by Jamie Edward
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Concept, design & event planning: ByChenai | Photographer: Sara Cooper Photography | Assistant photographer: Jamie Edward Photography | Floral Design: Timo Bolte Event Design | Stationery: LR Stationery | Venue: Prestwold Hall | Gowns: Morgan Davies Bridal | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Beauty and accessories: Chloe GH Bridal | Event decor and rentals: Wrenark, Casa di Gaia Ltd., Wedhead | Cocktails: Caleño Drinks | Cake: Storeybook Cakes | Shoot assistance: Grace and Ivy Events, The Wedding Industry PA, Bowl of Corks | Model couple: Bernardo La Rocque and Cecilia Medeiros | Cinematography: Miki Photography