A Theatrical Wedding | The Victorian Barn, Blandford | Fran & Chris

From the moment Fran & Chris enquired about their wedding we loved the sound of their plans.  The enquiry read 'a theatrical wedding, anything but boring!' 

You may remember Fran & Chris from their engagement session, which we shot at the Theatre Royal, Winchester.  We had access to the stage during Pantomime season, so had a number of Cinderella backdrops to work with.  It was a lot of fun!

Fran & Chris got married at The Victorian Barn, a relatively new venue in the village of Woolland just outside Blandford.  Their day was full of personal touches and rather then asking for presents, Fran & Chris asked that all their friends & family contribute in one way or another to their wedding. Fran works as a stage manager and so many of her friends are performers and so the idea of a Cabaret was born. There were songs, poetry, story telling and Fran & Chris took part in their own "Mr & Mrs" game show.

Chris is a laser physicist, hence the table names were famous scientists. Chris' gamer friends, who are keen Warhammer players also made cake topper models of the bride and groom.

The cabaret opened with Fran singing At Last by the late Etta James, which was dedicated to her husband and was a really lovely moment. Chris followed with a stand up comedy act.

Fran is a master of Scrabble and their cupcakes were decorated with scrabble pieces laid out on scrabble boards.  The couple even made their own version of Guess Who?, Guest Who? with pictures of all their guests. Fran & Chris also had lots of fun on the dance floor with a flash mob choreograged first dance with their bridesmaids and ushers.

We introduced our photo booth for the evening, which was a big hit, drama students are very creative!  This  wedding had it's own Twitter hashtag #takeavow so everyone could keep up to date with the latest wedding news and antics on the day!

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