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.
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.
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 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.
Awonderful Classic wedding at Foxhills Manor and Golf Club. The groom, ushers and Best man looked stylish in tails, navy ties and white button holses. The bride Danielle wore a heavenly dress that billowed behind her. Her dark hair and attractive features gave her a look of Elizabeth Taylor. Elegant and sophisticated the whole day was perfection. It was a beautiful weather but not too hot so the men could enjoy wearing their suitsCongratulations Mr & Mrs Morson! ‘You can kiss the bride’ Very romantic Father of the bride looks on with a smile and a tear in his eye (far right)
A group shot of all the wedding party in the grounds of Foxhills Manor House overlooking the acclaimed golf course. Cheers!
Oceans Eleven! Respectable gangsters with Foxhills Manor House in the background. Great shot by Elaine Mayson Photography.
Girls rule ok. Fun and games in Foxhills beautiful grounds. Rhododendron’s in full purple glory.
A haze of romance the bride and groom’s fairytale wedding at Foxhills with photography by Elaine Mayson.
Foxhills Golf Club with the wedding breakfast all ready to commence.
What a magnificent day! Laughter the most precious of gifts at Danielle and Scott’s wedding.
Elaine Mayson Photography has a stand at the Landmark Wedding Fair. Come along and visit the Fair you will not be disappointed. You can even come along as a couple because the setting in the Cathedral like building is very romantic. There are also delicious cakes at the cafe! Well worth a visit. Come and see examples of my photographs and some new photo books that are arriving soon. Very special! is that I am giving Complimentary studio engagements shoots if you book one of my Wedding Packages over 6 hours. What a treat.
Look forward to seeing you there.