On Friday I had the immense pleasure in being part of Johnny and Rachel’s big day. I was recommended to the couple by a very good friend of mine, Kirsten who pointed them in my direction in March and once I spoke with Rachel on the phone she was very happy to go ahead and confirm my Bronze package.
The occasion was to be held all under one roof, The Atrium Café & Restaurant in Clitheroe. It was my first time in Clitheroe and I was excited as I entered the town which had a very nice vibe about it. Hanging bunting (personally) always gives me a good feeling about anywhere I visit and ultimately makes me feel happier being there! I arrived at the bottom of the Castle’s gates where I entered and made my way up the hill to park up. I grabbed my kit and headed inside to be greeted by the wedding coordinator, Chris. She was very helpful from the off and even though herself and her team of staff were swiftly organising the room for the ceremony she had time to answer any questions I had and directed me towards the Groom.
So I met Johnny for the first time, he was with his Best man and Son who were killing some time by observing the artwork on display. With quick introductions I captured some venue shots especially with the views on offer overlooking Pendle Hill.
Not long to go, the Bridal party arrived and then finally the Bride. Rachel looked beautiful in her wedding dress as she walked inside having help from her flower girl. The ceremony went smoothly and was a very intimate affair with just around 30 close family and friends to witness the happy couple tie the knot. With rings exchanged and the signing of the register complete, the new Mr & Mrs made their way back up the aisle hand-in-hand and smiling away 🙂
With no time to waste before the wedding breakfast we cracked on and captured the confetti shot, formal group shots and of course the photos of the newlyweds together. I love the confetti shot as I feel it gets everyone involved in such a wonderful natural moment of the day and also warms them up for the formal group shots.
With the formalities out of the way we headed up and around Clitheroe Castle capturing some stunning shots of the love birds together. It was great getting to know them whilst doing this as it was the first time meeting them 🙂
The time had come where Chris was inviting all wedding guests inside to take their seats for the wedding breakfast and then finally the speeches.
I wasn’t there all day but I had such a wonderful time regardless. I want to thank Kirsten once again for the recommendation and I also want to thank Chris and the team at the venue for their hospitality.
Enjoy these sneak peeks shots for now and I look forward to uploading the remainder when they’re complete