Chris and Julie got married on Thursday 17th May with the ceremony and reception all being held at Brookfield Hall in Westhougton, Bolton. With the weather being absolutely stunning for weeks beforehand I was quite confident them and their wedding guests will be having temperatures in excess of 20°C and sunny intervals throughout the day. This made life easy for me when it came to organising not just the formal groups but the shots of the throwing of confetti and of course the more intimate shots of the newlyweds together.
I arrived at Brookfield Hall 30 minutes before the ceremony began. This gave me the necessary time to meet the registrar, get some venue shots and briefly catch up with Chris. Julie arrived in a stunning classic car whilst her Bridal party waited inside. It was a small turn out with immediate family and a selected few of their friends who witnessed the very special occasion. It was soon time to take my place whilst we all waited for the arrival of the Bride. It was a lovely ceremony which lasted approximately 20 minutes and included a short duration of the formal ‘signing the register’ shots.
Everyone followed the newlyweds as they made their way outside towards the area which I had previously chosen for the throwing of the confetti. It was a great moment which got everyone involved and it broke the ice for the formal group photographs which immediately followed.
Chris and Julie had about a 10 minute drive out in the classic car which was all part of their package and so they experienced a swift trip around Westhoughton whilst local folk offered their congratulations to them both. They said on their return that it seemed very surreal!
I had time to capture some documented shots of guests enjoying themselves whilst having a drink before heading inside to get some room shots of the reception location. My time had soon come to close and after the speeches were said I said my goodbyes and left them all to celebrate without a camera around 🙂
I hope Chris and Julie had a wonderful day and I look forward to sharing their wedding day photographs very soon…