Last Friday we headed off to Woodlands Castle in Taunton, Somerset. An excellent Wedding Venue who had donated the use of the venue to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation for their 1st Masquerade Ball sponsored by IDN. The foundation has been the idea of Naomi Thomas and in the words from their website:
"In 2010, she was told it had spread and was therefore no longer curable.
Naomi had been with her fiancé, Graham, for 3 years and desperately wanted to get married.
However, the burden that cancer brings to a family’s finances meant that it just was not possible.
Then in late 2011 a local wedding planner offered to help Naomi organise her wedding and also to find wedding suppliers who would work for free.
She succeeded and on 6th June 2012 Naomi & Graham married.
After the success of her big day, Naomi was determined to turn her experiences into something positive and set up The Wedding Wishing Well foundation in 2012 to help others in the same way she was to marry her prince!"
The Marquee had been beautifully decorated and in addition had a Casino, a Photo Booth, Sweet Cart and of course a Bar.
We were to be housed in a lovely room inside the main House. We proposed to use our White Backdrop but Naomi convinced me to use the actual fireplace. We just had to watch that we didn't get ourselves in the large mirror above the fireplace when doing the shots !
The guest started to arrive and were greeted by David by the Red Carpet.
During the meal the "Secret Singers" performed their superb act to a surprised house !
The Prize giving and auction followed the meal and then the dancing.
We had a great evening providing our onsite printing Event service and our Reportage coverage of
the complete evening.
A very enjoyable evening with great people all in aid of a great cause.
Thank you Naomi for inviting us and I hope we can help again soon.