Wedding of Olivia & Khoram at The Lensbury Club in Teddington

Olivia and Khoram looking fabulous by the river Thames in the Lensbury grounds in Teddington. Photographed by Elaine Mayson one of the recommended photographers at the Lensbury.  Looks like a film set!

Khoram the groom arrives looking dapper in a stylish Phantom Rolls Royce

The Wedding Breakfast room at the Lensbury is resplendent in white, cream and dusky pink.  Butterflies were the theme of the day and Elaine Mayson captured many photographs showing details of the butterflies in the rooms and in the flowers.

Olivia with her small flower girl before

getting married.

The wedding had a butterfly theme throughout.

 

 

 

Olivia & Khoram let a box of butterflies out into the grounds of the Lensbury.  One attached itself to Khoram’s finger before it flew away.

A smile by the dazzling white Rolls Royce at the front of the Lensbury.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Shah!

A romantic kiss to start their married life together.

Walking in the grounds of the Lensbury.  What a beautiful day.  Filled with laughter and love.

That special phone call on a very special day by the river Thames.  What a stunning couple.

Relaxing by the water on their wedding day.  A little peep at Olivia’s shoes!

Style, elegance and romance by the river Thames. Elaine Mayson Photography captures the pose and mood of the day in the Lensbury grounds in Teddington.

York House & Eel Pie Island Yacht Club in Twickenham for the beautiful wedding of Elizabeth and James

Lizzie’s parents live on Eel Pie Island so it was only natural that the reception of their daughter and soon to be husband, James would be held on the quirky Island at the Yacht Club.  Firstly the Civil Ceremony was held at York House in Twickenham.  The building has a large garden which is perfect for photographs.

James and Oliver his best man and Usher shake hands

Lizzie and her Dad walk to the ceremony at York House in Twickenham

After the service Lizzie and James reunite with their two year old son for a few family photographs with York House in the background.

The beautiful grounds at York House.  Lizzie and James stop for a moment before walking down to the river.

A  romantic kiss by the river Thames in Twickenham before making their way to the boat that was to take them round to their reception on Eel Pie Island.

The reception room was hung with blue and white lanterns. The guests enjoyed a good meal and entertaining speeches followed by a deliciously warm evening by the river with a terrific band.

Their son Harry having fun at the reception.

Bat Mitzvah of Talia at Wimbledon Synagogue & Reception at Kingston Guildhall

Talia had completed her studies and took an active part in her Bat Mitzvah at Wimbledon Synagogue.  No photographs were allowed but afterwards the girls got together.  It was a time to celebrate!

Her family were very proud and posed for photographs Lots of details were included in the wonderful reception held for Talia with her family and friends.  Beautiful flowers, balloons, television screen to show many other photos of Talia. Mum and Dad arrive at the  Guildhall in Kingston Upon ThamesTalia herself makes a grand entrance and for a moment she feels the pressure with her head down but a big grin. Fabulous dining room at the Kingston Guildhall.  The high ceiling and tall windows provide grandeur and the purple seats a touch of regal splendour. Talia showing off her beautiful dress and sparkling shoes on her special dayTalia gives her Bat Mitzvah speech in the Dining room of the Kingston GuildhallParty
Party festivities.  The chair dance is great fun and includes everybody.
Talia is held high by her Father and Brother and one other friend.  Lots of fun!

The Wedding of Zhulijeta & Piotr at the Double Tree Hilton in Kingston Upon Thames

 

Preparations began at the Double Tree Hilton in Kingston Upon Thames.  A new and stylish wedding venue.  The ceremony was an intimate affair in one of the small rooms and drinks were served by the bar.  Elaine Mayson Photography then took the couple for a walk in Canbury gardens by the river Thames.  The Plane trees were spectacular and so were the couple.  Elaine had been asked to achieve romantic special  photographs. Zhulijeta wore a sparkling billowing white dress with long train and veil.  She was Juliette and Piotr was her Romeo.  As you can see below the fairytale was made and her story will be there forever.  The perfect love story.

‘How to tie the Italiano Bandeau’ so that you can look stylish & glamorous when taking a breezy drive in a Ferrari!

Elaine shows you ‘How to tie the Italiano Bandeau’ with her Sunset scarf.  These scarves are 100% silk soft and luxurious and will add a touch of glamour to any occasion.  They are presented in beautiful gift boxes with cards and will make a perfect present for any friend or family.  Each scarf is a Limited Edition.  On a breezy day you need protection for your ears but want to look sensational and this is exactly how you can.  Chou!  xxx

‘How to tie the Jacket’ with the ‘Sunset’ silk scarf from the Lainey May range

Muriel from the Cote D’Azur shows you ‘How to tie the Jacket’ with my ‘Sunset’ silk scarf from the Lainey May range.  An inventive and glamorous tie that shows off the ballerinas on the scarf and also is a chic way to walk along the Promenade Anglaise.

For more information on the Lainey May range & to purchase the scarves  and to see many more videos in the series of ‘How to tie the scarves’. Go to: www.scarfsilkballerina.com

Engagement Shoot for Eleanor & Elliot on Richmond Hill

A glorious morning up on Richmond Hill.  Elaine Mayson Photography was taking the Engagement photos for Eleanor and Elliot.  There was a buzz of excitement for not only was the sun shining and the day warm, but later Prince Harry was going to wed Meghan Markle.    The World was going to see Great Britain at its best!

Elliot had proposed to Eleanor up here on the historic Richmond Hill and what better way of celebrating the act, but to have their Engagement photos marking the spot.  Relaxed and enjoying the morning I was able to capture their happiness and joy!

Cecchetti Day at the Royal Ballet School with Dame Monica Mason and Dame Darcey Bussell teaching Elite Syncopations to members of the Royal Ballet Company

Dame Monica Mason and Dame Darcey Bussell talked to the teachers at the Cecchetti Day hosted at the Royal Ballet School. They had many stories to recount regarding the production of Elite Syncopation,  which was choreographed by Kenneth Macmillan and was one of his  more light hearted  pieces.  I saw the ballet many years ago and loved it. It is being performed in April/May 2018 at the Royal Opera House.

 

 

 

 

 

Dame Darcey Bussell coached the dancers from the Royal Ballet company giving the demonstration, Mayara Magri and Nicol Edmonds.

 

Catherine Hutchon the Director of the Cecchetti Society thanks Dame Monica Mason and the Deputy Director Kate Simmons looks on with pride.

Foxhills Wedding in Surrey – Lisa and Gary

Lisa and Gary were married on a rainy day with very wet ground.  After Elaine Mayson Photography had taken the initial photograph of the group shot from above.  Lisa, the bride made a positive  decision to have the rest of the group shots inside.  There was to be an official wedding breakfast and after that a rip roaring party, so many hours to enjoy!.  I organised a room and the staff and  the toast master all helped to keep all the photos running smoothly.  The family had a ball!  The shots show what fun you can have even without the sun shining.  I loved photographing this family I had a smile on my face throughout.  What a pleasure.

Button holes all round in the foyer at Foxhill’s mansion.

Groom’s button hole and the bride’s intricate wedding ring.

‘I do.’

 

 

Signing the register in the ceremony room at Foxhills.  Beautiful yellow and white spring flowers.

Lots of laughter amongst all the family and close friends.

They did it !  It is official Mr and Mrs.

Walking along the corridor to the lounge in Foxhill’s Mansion.

Hip hip hooray.  Cheers to a great wedding day!

More fun in the photo shoot!  The bride with her bridesmaids enjoy themselves and look great.

The groom relaxes and takes time out to let the girls shine in the photo shoot.

A sing song at the end of the wedding breakfast by the bride, groom and family had everybody in fits of laughter.  Great atmosphere lovely moments captured forever at Foxhills by Elaine Mayson Photography.

‘Isabella in Danger’ The ballet based on my children’s book performed by 70 children of Kate Simmons Dance. Choreography and Direction by Tracey Moss

‘Isabella is drawing at her desk in her bedroom, so she did not notice a pink mist that was drifting in the room.  The mist crept over her pen. ‘That’s strange! What’s this? It looks like candy floss,’ thought Isabella.’       An extract from my book ‘Isabella in Danger.

The ballet was performed to packed houses at the large modern theatre in Runcorn.  Isabelle Stott danced the role of Isabella brilliantly capturing the magic and excitement of the adventure story.  Tracey Moss did an amazing job of capturing the essence of ‘Ballerina in Danger’ and making so many of my characters come to life.  It was a wonderful experience for me and I will always treasure my memories.

Darcey Hampson danced the ‘Sparkley star’  All the stars made you very tired and sleepy even though they shone so brightly. Isabella met ‘Sparkley on her first adventure with the Pink House and was very happy to meet her again .

Sparkley was very helpful on the adventures but nobody not even Isabella could escape from falling asleep if the stars came too close.

Inside the Pink House Isabella awoke to a little pink tongue licking her face.

‘Who are you,’ asked Isabella.

Isabella got out of the Pink House and found herself on a Parisian street near to a beautiful park.  Pooche the magical Pink Poodle & Isabella met all his Parisian Poodle friends and their owners.  It was great fun!

Isabella and Pooch ran across the busy road and went into the Paris Opera House because a ballerina was in danger.  They found the ballerina rehearsing in the studio with their very strange and evil looking ballet mistress.  Isabella was sure she had seen the ballet mistress before, but how could she have done, she had never been to Paris before?

Isabella stopped the ballet mistress from giving the ballerina a sleeping potion.  The ballet mistress was furious and revealed herself as Hagatha, the wicked witch.

A fight began but Pooch was very strong and managed to rescue the ballerina and then Isabella made sure Hagatha, danced by Rebecca Harrington was driven from Paris.

Pooch danced by Dinburgh Ai was so happy, as she was given a ball by the beautiful ballerina danced by Lucy Wilkinson.  Isabella was given a wonderful tutu and was allowed to join in the performance, which was performed on the stage of the Paris Opera.

Afterwards Isabella was very tired and she stepped back into the Pink House and found herself at her desk again.  She decided she must have fallen asleep but then she noticed something sparkling on the floor.  She went over to it and there was a star, a remnant from one of the stars dresses and she now was certain she was not dreaming. The  invisible Pink House was real and she knew she was a very special girl to be its friend and go on such incredible adventures.