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I met Jennifer and her mother at a local wedding fair which was held at the Britannia Hotel, Standish after a referral from Sugar Perfection cakes. We had a brief chat before organising a date for me to meet Jennifer’s fiance Matthew and go into more detail regarding my services and their wedding day. I was chuffed when they asked me if I would be their wedding day photographer!

I turned up at the church in St Helens and I was immediately blown away by how amazing the architecture was. I straight away got amongst the action by documenting the build up of guests arriving and inside the building itself. The bridesmaids soon arrived as I got them together with Jennifer's mum for a quick photograph. A short while later Jennifer and her father arrived and made their way inside.

The ceremony began as I got into position for the arrival of the bride. I love getting a shot of the bride looking at the groom and then focusing on the groom as he looks at his future wife. The ceremony as always was moving and I love documenting people’s reactions to things. After the signing of the register the newly weds walked back down the aisle as husband and wife but we didn’t go outside for the confetti shot as the heavens opened leaving me to organise the groups inside using a very tall set of step ladders.

It soon stopped raining and that was our cue to head to the reception venue which was the Macdonald Kilhey Court in Standish, Wigan. I kept Matthew and Jennifer outside for some intimate shots of them together as the sun suddenly appeared through the clouds offering some beautiful colours. We then headed into the reception suite to start the official celebrations with the speeches and wedding breakfast.

I documented the occasion right through to the first dance and then left the party in full swing. I hope everyone had such an enjoyable time and I wish the new Mr & Mrs a wonderful future together!

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