Bridesmaid wiping away tear - Picture by Steve Grogan Photography

Picture of the Month – March 2018

And the winner is… Steve Grogan Photography!

Congratulations to Steve Grogan Photography, the winner of our March 2018 Picture of the Month. Steve’s emotional picture from Mel and Baz’s wedding received the most votes in our poll to become the third picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote in January. Steve told us a bit about the picture, which was from one of his favourite weddings of 2017…

Bridesmaid wiping away tear - Picture by Steve Grogan Photography

Range of Emotions

“I captured this moment during the wedding of Mel and Baz on 1st September 2017, at Billesley Manor in Warwickshire. I’d noticed a couple of the bridesmaids crying during the ceremony, and the occasion seemed to have got to this lady in particular, as she couldn’t hold in the tears even after the ceremony was over. The guests were waiting around as Mel and Baz were signing the register, so I made my move over to the far side of the room to capture this shot.

“I love the range of emotions; the laughter from the other guests contrasting with the tears. Plus the light in the ceremony room at Billesley Manor was just incredible. It was a wonderful day and one of my favourite weddings of 2017.”

To see more of Steve Grogan Photography’s work visit www.stevegroganphotography.com.

Floral wedding stationery and fabric products from Anna Jayne Designs

Getting to Know – Anna Jayne Designs

Anna Moores of Anna Jayne Designs

Company Name: Anna Jayne Designs

Interview With: Anna Moores

Location / Coverage: National

What Does Anna Jayne Designs Do?

I am a watercolour artist based in Buckinghamshire. I create floral fabrics and stationery focusing on the flowers and colour palettes in the wedding industry. I have a background in Textiles and Print Design and continue to build that passion though my business. I draw all artwork by hand using paints and pencils in my garden studio in a little village called Steeple Claydon.

Floral wedding stationery and fabric products from Anna Jayne Designs

Who works at Anna Jayne Designs and what are your roles?

I am the face behind Anna Jayne Designs. It is only myself in my business, so I am the one emailing customers, creating the artwork, marketing my products and sorting my accounts. My favourite role is creating bespoke artwork for couples making the invites unique to them.

How did Anna Jayne Designs come about and how long has the company been running?

I have been running my business for nearly 18 months now. I decided in 2016 that I needed to create a career that I loved and was passionate about, so I handed in my notice to begin Anna Jayne Designs.

During that year I was a bridesmaid for my good friend, Hannah. I created a printed design to use on her wedding day for jam jars and bunting. With that artwork, I then created table numbers and other bits of decorations to bring the whole theme together. This is where the idea of Anna Jayne Designs began. I loved that with my textiles degree and ability to draw I could help so much on a special day like a wedding. Hannah’s wedding stationery is the ‘Franklin Floral’ design.

Franklin Floral Wedding Stationery Collection by Anna Jayne Designs

Describe your studio

I work from my studio based in my parents back garden in Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire. I decided quite early on with running my own business that I needed to separate work and home life. It can be a little chilly through the winter, but it easily warms up with the heaters full blast.

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