Today has been such a wonderful day where I’ve been part of such a lovely couple’s wedding day. Paul and Katie met me a little while ago to sit down and discuss their wedding photography requirements where they looked through my work and the wedding ‘storybook’ albums that are included in each package I offer. They were very impressed and decided to book me to document it all from start to finish.
This morning saw me arrive at the venue of choice which was Briars Hall in Lathom where I begun the Bridal Preparations. Katie and the Bridal party were in full flow with having their hair and make-up done by beauty professionals in the barn opposite to the main building. I captured many natural shots before capturing the smaller details including the wedding dress, wedding shoes, jewelry, flowers etc. The morning was good fun with the girls enjoying themselves whilst they got ready although time soon got away from me and I had to make my way downstairs to meet and greet Paul and the Groomsmen.
Guests were arriving and having a drink in the bar area whilst Paul spoke with the registrars who were to conduct the ceremony. It was soon time for everyone to take their seats and await the arrival of the Bride. Katie and her Bridesmaids made their way downstairs and prepared for a grand appearance. Paul was waiting anxiously at the front of the aisle for his soon-to-be Wife whilst I got into the best possible position to capture the moment.
The ceremony was lovely and with rings exchanged and the signing of the register complete it was time to get a couple of formal shots before the new Mr & Mrs Molyneux made their way hand-in-hand past their family and friends and outside for a confetti photo.
We cracked on with the formal group photographs as daylight around this time of year restricts the time we have during the day to complete them. Myself along with the newly weds also had a walk around the venue’s grounds for the more intimate shots of them together before they headed inside to warm up and prepare their entrance into the wedding breakfast room for the afternoon’s festivities.
There were three main speeches made which all were brilliant and included some jokes, loving stories and sincere thanks from the Groom to those who have attended on such a special day for them. There was a very special surprise encountered by Silver Service Singers who made an appearance to entertain everyone in a weird yet wonderful way 🙂
Once food and drink was devoured it was time for the staff at Briars Hall to turn the room around for the evening celebrations so this gave me the opportunity to do a couple of photos with Paul and Katie including one which was an idea especially being Bonfire night. I mentioned during the week about doing a sparkler shot as I’ve done a couple before and have worked out great.
It was very much dark at this point in the day so we headed inside and it wasn’t long before the happy couple were heading onto the dance floor for their first dance. It was clearly a very special moment for them both and I am just glad that I was there to document it all 🙂
I hope they had an awesome day and a very memorable one although if it does seem a big blur due to it all going so fast, here are a few sneak peek shots before the remainder of their wedding photographs are sent in the upcoming weeks 🙂