Hedsor House is a magnificent Manor House in Taplow, Bucks and a fantastic place for both a wedding and a firework display. We met Anouska at Hedsor to take the brief, introduce ourselves to the venue, and check the lie of the land. The firing site was agreed, and the music was chosen as Viva la Vida by Coldplay – a very contemporary choice, and one which is great music for a wedding fireworks display in both style and sentiment.
Anouska also asked us to commemorate the special occasion with a custom piece of lancework, featuring the initials of the couple either side of a heart, with the date (of the wedding, not the meeting) below. No problem!
As well as the fireworks, the lancework, the music, and the PA system, we also helped fulfill the couple’s request for help finding a specialist firework photographer who could take photos of their wedding firework display. We knew just the man. The man who has taken the majority of photos on this website, including those on this page, and who is long overdue a link and a glowing reference at the very least. The man is David Chang, and you can see his work on his Flickr page at ErhuDave’s photostream. We first found David when we saw the photos he had taken of our 2007 Sheffield After Dark display on Flickr, and since then we’ve commissioned him to take photos at many of our displays, and on at least 2 occasions he’s been known to take photos of two Alchemy Fireworks displays in the same day: you can’t photoshop commitment like that! Thanks for all your great work David – we’ll miss you when/if you go back to China, but we may see you when we go firework shopping!