Laura & Wayne’s Wedding Day at Alexander Park

Back in March Laura and Wayne were married. After weeks, possibly even months of rain it had stopped and the weather was very kind them.

Laura and her father arrived at Withington Church to be eagerly awaited by the bridal party and the family and friends they had chosen to share and celebrate their wedding day with.

A beautiful service, followed by photo’s outside the church and a slight diversion for couple photo’s elsewhere before driving to Alexander Park Resort, near Ledbury. As we arrived at the venue there was a tractor with ribbons on the driveway. As the couple both work for Tyrrells in Leominster the tractor was a link to the way they met and Wayne’s job. Inside, a surprise to them both from their work colleagues, was a GIANT bag of Tyrrells crisps. Including the Love Story of how the happy couple met (instead of the normal Tyrrells story) – very cute.

The tractor was a big attraction with young and old and everyone enjoyed the warm weather, sipping drinks outside on the patio.

Many congratulations to a very lovely couple, I wish you many many years of happiness x

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Small, intimate and lots of fun – Greenman , Fownhope

At the end of August  was lucky enough to share Sarah & Dave’s beautiful intimate wedding. They were very fortunate as the sun was shining (not what the weatherman had predicted!) and it was a great day for a wedding.

Sarah, daughter Molly, Mum and bridesmaids spent the morning pampering at The Greenman at Fownhope.  The Groom, Dave and his brother popped into Peter Prosser for a wet shave, where my second photographer was on hand to capture the action.

Lower Bullinghope Church is a lovely small church and perfect for just over 40 family and friends to feel a part of the ceremony.  After a touching ceremony and photo’s outside we all made our way over to The Greenman where the celebrations would start.

Lovely relaxed day where I could just wander in amongst the happy couple and their guest’s taking photographs. With the wedding breakfast all done it was time for the speeches. With a rather touching speech from the Groom followed by the amusing speech from the Grooms brother/bestman. I couldn’t possibly share the stories but will say bravo…..

Evening guests were in for a treat with a live band and a photobooth to add to the celebrations.

The whole day was beautiful and I was most excited by the bride’s Louboutin black and white shoes and black fish on the top table.

Here are just a few of my favourite photo’s from the day







Wedding Industry Experts Awards “Best New Photographer”

Last week I entered into the Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Yesterday was results day. On tenterhooks I eagerly awaited an email (it is difficult to type with crossed fingers!). Then it arrived……..

With a little squeal and a BIG smile I read the email over and over and it definitely says I have won Best New Photographer for Ledbury & Herefordshire. You have no idea how excited I am to receive this award.

Without sounding like I am making a speech I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has supported me, it means the world. So here is to the future of Melanie Chadd Photography and to meeting lots of wonderful people and capturing many happy memories to treasure forever.

Thank you all very much

a very happy and smiley

Mel xx


Wedding Industry Experts 2013 Awards

I have decided to enter this year’s Wedding Industry Experts awards in the Best New Photographer catagory.

For any of my past (or future) clients, fellow wedding suppliers or friends who think I deserve a vote please follow the link and help me be in with a chance of an award.

I am hoping to continue to move my business forward and provide excellent service and quality all with creativity, fun and hard work.

Many thanks in advance
Mel xx