Anita Massarella fashion show for The Acorn Charity at Rudding Park

Anita Massarella fashion show for The Acorn Charity at Rudding Park

This week has been charity week for me. Not only have I been involved with the Ilkley Candlelighters Christmas Fair, I was also delighted to attend and take photographs for Anita Massarella’s evening of glamour and entertainment which raised money for The Acorn Charity.

Anita is celebrating her 20th year as a leading fashion designer and the evening was compered by Gaynor Barnes from Yorkshire Television.

Gaynor Barnes compere for The Acorn Charity Anita Massaella Fashion Show at Rudding Park, Harrogate

After a Champagne reception everyone was ushered in to the Radcliffe Room. The Fashion show kicked off with a catwalk show of Anita’s new and old designs from both her wedding and evening wear collections.

Model's on the catwalk at the Anita Massarella Fashion Show at Rudding Park, Harrogate

Model on the catwalk wearing an Anita Massarella wedding dress at the acorn charity fashion show, rudding park

Being a people photographer I like to see faces in photos but some of these dresses have to be seen from the back to really appreciate them.

Back of an Anita Massarella wedding dress at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

The dresses were perfect for the models to enjoy swirling around…

Model swirling around in an Anita Massarella wedding dress at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

And sometimes there was so much dress I got lost in the material!

Anita Massarella wedding dress flowing at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

Back of an Anita Massarella lace wedding dress at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

Models on Catwalk showing evening dresses by Anita Massarella at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

Moving around gave me a chance to use the light to make a more atmospheric photograph.

An evening dress by Anita Massarella at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

Back of an evening dress by Anita Massarella at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

Back of a black & white evening dress by Anita Massarella at the acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

The models were great but the real stars of the night were the past clients and brides of Anita who graciously offered to model their wedding and evening dresses one more time.

An evening dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

An wedding dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

An grey evening dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

Evening wear by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

A purple evening dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

A wedding dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

A black and white photo of a wedding dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

A wedding dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

The back of a wedding dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

A past customer laughing on the catwalk wearing a wedding dress by Anita Massarella at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

A backless wedding dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

An wedding dress in gold by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

A red evening dress by Anita Massarella worn by a past customer at the Acorn charity fashion show, Rudding park

Anita Massarella speaking at the Acorn charity fashion show at Rudding park, Harrogate

The show ended with a human beatbox group playing out the models.

Beatbox group at the Anita Massarella fashion show for Acorn charity, Rudding Park

The night was organised in aid of the Acorn charity who are a local charity supporting those affected by dementia and scleroderma.

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As well as the fashion show there was a charity raffle with many donated prizes.

Acorn Charity raffle prizes at the fashion show, Rudding Park

Acorn charity raffle at Rudding Park

Laura Hanen and Gaynor Barnes selecting the winning raffle tickets for The Acorn charity fashion show at Rudding Park

Anita Massarella Fashion show at Rudding Park raising money for The Acorn charity

Once the show had finished the dresses were packed away.

Anita Massarella wedding dresses packed away after the Acorn charity fashion show at Rudding Park

But the night was still you and many people stayed on to party…

Guests mingling in the Blue room at Rudding Park. Anita Massarella Acorn charity fashion show.

…with music performed by the Jazz trio Around Midnight (01484 608388).

Jazz band Around Midnight playing at Rudding Park. Bass player

Jazz band Around Midnight playing at Rudding Park. Trumpet player

Jazz band Around Midnight playing at Rudding Park. Saxophone

Jazz band Around Midnight playing at Rudding Park.

If my eye’s don’t deceive me the trio turned in to a 5 piece band for the evening!

I had a great evening and as I was leaving I took a photo of the impressive entrance to Rudding Park.

Front entrance to Rudding Park in Harrogate

The fashion show urn flowers were generously supplied by Joanna McCrea from Twisted Willow flowers.

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