A little while back Mel messaged me asking if I could meet with her and Danny to sit down and discuss a couple of things regarding their upcoming wedding day. We sat down and had a good chat about the day in detail, I threw in plenty of advice based on my expertise especially with timings on the day whilst they had a look through more of my work and the wedding ‘storybook’ albums on offer. They were thrilled and I could see the excitement in their faces before I left 🙂
The day was actually a late civil ceremony followed by an evening reception but it was awesome as day guests were also evening guests and the atmosphere was buzzing! The sun was shining throughout the day and as I arrived around 1800hrs at the stunning 16th Century wedding venue in Heskin I waited for Danny to also arrive in his beloved sports car. The girls came down the stretch first in a very nice sky blue Bentley, they seemed very excited and in good spirits. Danny was with his Son and Best man Jack smiling away before pulling up outside Heskin Hall. The time soon came for the wedding coordinator to invite the wedding guests into the ceremony room to await the Bride.
Mel was with her Dad, Kevin as they waited in the car to meet and greet the registrars. The Bridesmaids were eagerly waiting near by keeping themselves occupied with plenty of selfies 🙂 Mel looked gorgeous as she exited the car and with last minute alterations we were ready to being proceedings.
I got into position as Danny and Jack waited at the front of the aisle. The ceremony was full of laughter and smiles which was great to see and made for cracking photos. With one reading made and personal vows spoken to one another it was time for Jack to step up and hand over the wedding rings…after a few moments of untangling a few knots Jack handed over them to Danny and Mel to complete a lovely ceremony 🙂 So after a couple of formal photos of the signing of the register the newly weds were ready to head back up the aisle past their family and friends.
Everyone got involved for the confetti shot which I love creating because the moment is so natural! We then headed round to the rear of the building for one large group photo which was awesome, everyone could then relax outside and enjoy some drinks and of course some sunshine. Unfortunately for Danny and Mel we had to get some shots of them both together before we lost the light! I didn’t keep them too long however they seemed to really enjoy the time in front of the camera…they were two proper posers ;-P
Dusk arrived and we headed inside for a couple of speeches from Kevin and then followed by the main man himself, Danny. They cut the cake and then enjoyed Mel’s Daughter, Abbie sing to everyone which was very touching. She got a huge round of applause before Danny and Mel finished the whole event with the first dance.
I had an absolute blast documenting their special day and as always feel very privileged to be part of such a happy occasion. I can’t wait the get the remainder of their wedding photographs over to them but for the time being please enjoy these sneak peek shots.