Rachel and Mark were married by Rev. Don Jones at the lovely St James Church in Weddington, Warwickshire, England. All grandparents were able to attend this very special occasion, some even traveling from as far as Milan, Italy, which really made Rachel and Mark’s day. The guests were awaiting the bride impatiently as she ran into a slight delay getting her amazing dress into the beautiful and original, unrestored 1939 Rover 14! Rachel found her dress at Sposa in Brinklow and the flower arrangements were done by the Bedworth Florist.
After the lovely ceremony, we stayed on the church grounds for some photographs of the newly weds where we were also honoured with the visit of the local wedding crasher showing up for some photos – a lovely ginger pussycat! After that, it was time to head over to The Cross in Kenilworth for the reception. The Cross was beautifully laid out and everyone was enjoying some refreshments before the meal. I must not forget to mention the piece de resistance: Mark’s mum’s homemade wedding cake with 167 handcrafted sugar roses! I missed out on a slice but I’m sure it tasted as good as it looked! Very much a fun, loving couple and family.
With a couple of hours to spare on a Monday morning before returning the rental car from the weekend, I could think of no better way to start the week and get my head straight than with a nice, quiet walk at the Zoo … and of course take a few pictures along the way. I headed to Twycross Zoo, situated a short 20-minute drive from Nuneaton. I hadn’t been there for a long time and in a way, I was a little excited just like a big kid. As I arrived, just like me, the animals were only just waking up but the arrival of a coach full of school kids soon gave us a serious wake up call. We (me and some of the animals) welcomed a nice bit of sun to warm up to and a sunny spot for breakfast. I have to say that Twycross Zoo was looking good, clean and well looked after, including their latest addition to the park, some big plastic dinos, awesome! Time flew by and unfortunately I did not get to pay all the locals a visit by the time I had to go, some were still sleeping in but who can blame them on a monday morning! I’ll be back monkey dudes! Continue reading “EVENT | TWYCROSS ZOO”
Meet Leon, the frontman of ‘The Killerz‘, partner for ’Marshall Inc’, singing and dance coach, choir master for Vox Rock Choir and in general a good egg! Leon was born on the 22nd of April 1980 and grew up in Bournemouth, Dorset. Being involved in professional touring shows and pantomimes that visited Bournemouth from a young age he soon focused on singing and dancing as a career. After leaving school he was awarded a government grant and continued his theatre education at the renowned “Laine Theatre Arts”. Here he trained for 3yrs and gained an honours on his musical theatre diploma course. Entering the professional circuit after college, Leon has performed in many fields including TV, film, music videos,cruise ships & theatre shows. With a passion for songwriting Leon also became the lead singer for Deride (rock band) where he was also able to add festivals and recording experience to his CV. Currently Leon is the frontman for The Killerz (Uk’s no1 tribute), choir master for The Vox Rock Choir, and runs 1-2-1 coaching and vocal & dance workshops. He also works as a partner & director’s creative assistant for Marshall Inc (International Live Events). Continue reading “PORTRAIT | LEON HEYNES”
Natalie is currently completing her National Diploma course in Dance & Musical Theatre at Doreen Bird College based in Sidcup, Kent. It is her final year of training and has already been offered a job in September on a Costa cruise that will be travelling the Mediterranean and Carribean for 6 months. After that, Natalie may come back to London to audition for some west end productions and tours or more travel work! I have worked with Natalie on a number of occasions now, developing her portfolio. Natalie is gorgeous and natural model when it comes to photograph, offering variation and something of a Marilyn Monroe style when she smiles. Continue reading “PORTRAIT | NATALIE ATKINS”